Joseph Henry's House and Plan for the Princeton Campus


Creator: Kaufman, Daniel


Date: 2014

Citation: Journal of the Washington Academy of Sciences 100 (3) (Journal)

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Joseph Henry is often credited with designing the Joseph Henry House (1838), a registered National Historic Landmark on the campus of Princeton University, as part of his influential Campus Plan. But detailed research reveals that the house is not similar to Henry's designs but to other houses built by Charles Steadman in the Princeton area. Drawings of the Henry House by Steadman have been located.


  • Steadman, Charles
  • Henry, Joseph 1797-1878
  • College of New Jersey (Princeton, N.J.)
  • Princeton University


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Journal of the Washington Academy of Sciences 100 (3) (Journal)

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  • Drawings and plans
  • Architecture
  • Architecture, domestic
  • Architecture--Drawings and plans
  • Architecture--Design and plans
  • Building

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Number of pages: 23; Page numbers: 49-72

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