Witherspoon Street School for Colored Children

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Witherspoon Street School for Colored Children
The Quarry Street building of the Witherspoon School, now apartments
Witherspoon Street School for Colored Children is located in Mercer County, New Jersey
Witherspoon Street School for Colored Children
Location 35 Quarry Street, Princeton, New Jersey 08542
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Area 0.75 acres (0.30 ha)
Built 1858 (184 Witherspoon)
1909 (35 Quarry Street)
NRHP Reference # 05000125
NJRHP # 4390[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP March 9, 2005
Designated NJRHP January 6, 2005

The Witherspoon Street School for Colored Children educated the African-American children of Princeton, New Jersey from 1858 until the Princeton Public Schools were integrated in 1948. The school was originally located at the building still standing at 184 Witherspoon Street. As enrollment increased it moved, in 1909, to 35 Quarry Street, the building which bears the National Register of Historic Places designation. The Quarry Street building was expanded in 1939 and again in 1966, giving it its present appearance. The former school has since been turned into an apartment building.[2]


See also


  1. "New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places — Mercer County" (PDF). New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection — Historic Preservation Office. April 5, 2013. p. 8.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Carmelich, Julie P. "Witherspoon Street School for Colored Children" (PDF). National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>