Princeton in Mercer County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Front Garden
The flowers and scrubs that are planted here now are known from 19th century descriptions and photographs. The wisteria draped across the front portico first appears in photographs taken in the 1880s.
A Stockton cousin described the 19th century approach to the house as it has been restored, with the footpath divided from the carriage drive by a grass strip. “Round beds of day lilies planted at intervals … made the front of the house more interesting by affording one the chance to jump over them all in succession instead of walking on the path.”
Location. 40° 20.832′ N, 74° 39.987′ W. Marker is in Princeton, New Jersey, in Mercer County. Marker can be reached from Stockton Street. Touch for map. This marker is next to the entrance drive of Morven Museum and Garden, near Stockton Street. Marker is at or near this postal address: 55 Stockton Street, Princeton NJ 08540, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. The Horse Chestnut Walk (here, next to this marker); W 3 R (a few steps from this marker); The House Front (within shouting distance of this marker); The King’s Highway (within shouting distance of this marker); The Wash House (within shouting distance of this marker); “The Washington-Rochambeau Historic Route” (within shouting distance of this marker); The Colonial Revival Garden (within shouting distance of this marker); Princeton Battle Monument (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Princeton.
Also see . . . Morven Museum & Garden. (Submitted on August 20, 2008, by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia.)
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Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 19, 2008, by Gary Nigh of Trenton, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 664 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on August 19, 2008, by Gary Nigh of Trenton, New Jersey. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.