MacLean House, Princeton University
The MacLean House was built in 1756 and served as the residence of the College of New Jersey and later Princeton University presidents.
John Witherspoon lived in the house as the president of the college. He was a strong supporter of the movement for independence from Britain and a signer of the Declaration of Independence.
Backstory and Context
The college presidents lived here from 1756-1879, except for the period from 1779-1794 when Witherspoon's son-in-law and college vice president lived here. From 1879-1968 the house was the residence of the college (and later Princeton) deans. The alumni association was established in 1826.
Snell, Charles. "MacLean House." National Park Service - National Register of Historic Places Nomination Form. July 17, 1971. https://npgallery.nps.gov/GetAsset/04b9ea1e-888c-41e7-8e53-3cadf10f0162.