Princeton Nurseries

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Princeton Nurseries Historic District
Princeton Nurseries, Middlesex County, NJ - Sales and Administration Building.jpg
Princeton Nurseries, Sales and Administration Building, 2018
Princeton Nurseries is located in Middlesex County, New Jersey
Princeton Nurseries
Princeton Nurseries
Princeton Nurseries is located in New Jersey
Princeton Nurseries
Princeton Nurseries
Princeton Nurseries is located in the United States
Princeton Nurseries
Princeton Nurseries
LocationGenerally along Mapleton Road and Ridge Road
Plainsboro Township, New Jersey and South Brunswick, New Jersey
Coordinates40°22′07″N 74°36′55″W / 40.36861°N 74.61528°W / 40.36861; -74.61528 (Princeton Nurseries)
Area269 acres (109 ha)
Built1913 (1913)
Built byRolf W. Bauhan; William Flemer Jr.
NRHP reference No.08000899[1]
NJRHP No.1925[2]
Significant dates
Added to NRHPAugust 28, 2018
Designated NJRHPJuly 22, 2008

Princeton Nurseries was a large commercial plant nursery near Kingston, New Jersey.[3] Founded in 1913 by William Flemer Sr., it once was the largest commercial nursery in the United States. The company stopped operations here in 1995.[4] It was added to the National Register of Historic Places as the Princeton Nurseries Historic District on August 28, 2018.[5]

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  1. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. November 2, 2013.
  2. ^ "New Jersey and National Registers of Historic Places - Middlesex County" (PDF). New Jersey Department of Environmental Protection - Historic Preservation Office. May 21, 2018. pp. 12, 15.
  3. ^ "History of Princeton Nurseries". Friends of Princeton Nursery Lands.
  4. ^ Offredo, Jon (September 6, 2013). "Former Princeton Nurseries celebrates 100th anniversary in Kingston".
  5. ^ "National Register of Historic Places: weekly list 20180831". National Park Service.

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