Westland Mansion was the Princeton, New Jersey home of the twenty-second and twenty-fourth President of the United States, Grover Cleveland.
The house was built by Robert F. Stockton in the mid-19th century. The National Park Service describes the original house, patterned after Morven (a nearby 18th-century mansion also owned by Robert Stockton) as a "2-1/2-story, stone structure covered with stucco painted yellow, twin parlors on the first floor, spacious rooms, high ceilings, and handsome marble mantelpieces."
Purchased by Cleveland after his second term as president in 1896, the former chief executive lived there from 1897 until his death in 1908. In that time period, Cleveland dramatically altered his home by adding a two story wing to the house. Cleveland's widow, Frances, continued to reside in the house for many years after his death. Today, Westland, while in pristine condition, is privately owned, and thus not open to the public.
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