The Dr. Robert B. McNutt House
The Dr. Robert B. McNutt House was built in 1840 and had only four rooms total with an upstairs and a downstairs. The upstairs and downstairs contained two rooms each. The foundation was built out of 15-inch sill hickory logs. The house was purchased by Dr. Robert B. McNutt on October 8, 1847 for $200. The town of Princeton was burned down by a group of 300 rebel defenders directed by their commander Capt. Walter Jenifer. The McNutt house was the only structure left standing after the city-wide burning and is presently the only house that still stands in Princeton from the Civil War time. The house is located at 1522 N Walker Street in Princeton and still stands strong with a few renovations that have brought it up to modern-day living conditions. These renovations include the addition of electricity, running water, new rooms, and a half-spiral staircase. The house was placed on the National Register of Historic Places on July 25, 2001 and also houses the Princeton-Mercer County Chamber of Commerce.
Backstory and Context
Today, the house is headquarters of the Princeton-Mercer County Chamber of Commerce, and visitors are welcome to take tours of the historic home.