Morven

Also known as: Richard Stockton Birthplace and House
55 Stockton St., Princeton, New Jersey

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Morven

1. GENERAL VIEW OF EXTERIOR

Photo from the Historic American Buildings Survey

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Description 

Morven, a mid-18th-century Georgian residence, was the birthplace and home of Richard Stockton (1730-1781), a signer of the Declaration of Independence, lawyer and judge. It served as the official residence of New Jersey's Governors between 1954 and 1982. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, July 17, 1971

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on January 25, 1971
Reference number
71000503
Architectural style
Georgian
Areas of significance
Military; Politics/Government; Architecture
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction; B - Person
Property type
Building
Historic function
Single dwelling
Current function
Institutional housing
Periods of significance
1700-1749; 1750-1799
Significant years
1730; 1781

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