002) Growth and Transformation: The Town of Princeton from 1910 to the Mid-20th Century

Theodore Potts. There are no monuments to him or streets named after him, but this man was responsible for the construction of a building that changed the face of Princeton forever. Come join us as we learn about Mr. Potts and others who created the Princeton that we live in today. This class will examine the population growth of Princeton from 1910 to about 1955. We’ll look at the construction of an east-west corridor parallel to Nassau Street, creation of Palmer Square and resulting displacement of Black residents of Baker and John Streets, physical growth of the University and its effect on the town, consolidation of the three school systems into one via The Princeton Plan, and construction of the Princeton Shopping Center and surrounding residential districts.