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PROPERTY INFORMATION

Historic Name

Allen's Tavern

Current Name

Address

150 Witherspoon Street

Tax Parcel

1114_17.03_85.0201

Historic District

Witherspoon Jackson HD

Classification

Contributing

Number of Resources

1

Style

Vernacular

Number of Stories

2

Material

Stucco

Historic Function

Domestic

Current Function

Commerce

Last Entry Update

12/1/2015


DESCRIPTION

Setting

Mid block residential/commercial property on the west side of Witherspoon Street opposite the Princeton Cemetery. The property is located immediately south of the house along Torrey Lane. Witherspoon Street in this location has a tree-lined sidewalk on both sides.

Description

The original gabled residence is visible beyond a two story flat roof extension out to the property line on the street side. The lower level is a restaurant with a recessed entrance flanked by a three part window (4/4, 8/8, 4/4) on the right and a single 8/8 on the left. There are paired one over one's above each window and beneath a shallow overhanging cornice. The original house roof, with ridge parallel to the street is visible behind. The whole building is stuccoed. It has a two story shed roofed extension behind.


HISTORY

Built

1850

Architect

 

Builder

 

History

This highly altered building consists of a core dating to c. 1850 with multiple additions. The core appears on the historic map of 1852 and on all succeeding maps and atlases. In the 20th century, a large commercial addition was constructed on the main (east) elevation, bringing the front of the building all the way to the sidewalk. Mrs. Pearl Allen Moore opened Allen's Tavern here after World War II; it was a popular attraction for local residents as well as laborers on farms in Hightstown and Cranbury.

Sources

HPC information


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PHOTO FROM 2015 SURVEY


2015 Photo
East and north elevations


2015 Photo
East (main) elevation


2015 Photo
East and south elevations


HISTORIC PHOTOGRAPHS

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