The new Lakeside complex for Princeton graduate students will begin housing students sometime this fall, according to the July 9 issue of PAW. The units are on the site of the former Hibben and Magie apartments, from which Betty Menzies captured this PAW cover image, looking east toward the Washington Street bridge, in 1961.
Set in “a beautiful sylvan location,” PAW wrote, the buildings stood eight stories tall — the tallest buildings in Princeton at the time, with Fine Hall’s completion still nine years away. But to those looking south from the campus, the apartments on the shore of Lake Carnegie were invisible.
The new Lakeside buildings, which will include townhomes and apartments, stand two or three stories tall.
An update from reader Arlen Kassof Hastings ’80:
“My family moved into Hibben (then Lakeside) Apartments shortly after they were completed in 1961, and the view on the PAW cover was the view from our 7th floor balcony. The attached is a picture of my sister and me on the balcony around 1963.”