Nassau Club

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Nassau Club
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Formation 23 November 1889 (1889-11-23)
Founder Woodrow Wilson
Type Private Club
Membership (2006)
700 resident
800 non-resident[1]
Nassau Club
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Nassau Club is located in Mercer County, New Jersey
Nassau Club
Location 6 Mercer Street, Princeton, NJ
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Built 1813-14
Architect Aymar Embury II (1911)
Part of Princeton Historic District (#75001143[2])
Designated CP 27 June, 1975

The Nassau Club is a historic Gentlemen's Club in Princeton, New Jersey founded in 1889 by, among others, Woodrow Wilson. It moved into its current location in 1903. The clubhouse was originally built in 1813-14 as the home of Samuel Miller, the second professor of the Princeton Theological Seminary, on land belonging to his father-in-law, Continental Congressman Jonathan Dickinson Sergeant. Sergeant had built a large house on the site shortly before the American Revolution but it was burned down during the British occupation prior to the Battle of Princeton.[3]

The club provides dining and social spaces, as well as guest rooms for visiting members. It has allowed both male and female members for several decades. The clubhouse was expanded in 1911, by architect Aymar Embury II,[4] and 1969, with extensive renovations in 1992.[5]

Notable Members


  1. Keene, Stephanie (May 8, 2006). "Three cheers for old Nassau Club". The Daily Princetonian.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. "Princeton Historic District" (PDF). National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  3. Hageman, John Frelinghuysen (1878). History of Princeton and Its Institutions, Volume 1. Philadelphia: J.B. Lippincott & Company. p. 123.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  4. New York Landmarks Preservation Commission (2006-06-20). "ASTORIA PARK POOL AND PLAY CENTER" (PDF). LP- 2196. Retrieved 2006-12-24. Cite journal requires |journal= (help)<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  5. Selden, William K. "About the Club". Nassau Club.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>

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