In this week’s installment of our recurring series bringing you the history of Princeton University and its faculty, students, and alumni, competing protests take place on Nassau Street, dormitory phones get voicemail, and more.
March 4, 1965—Competing groups of students, faculty, families, and other locals march in Palmer Square, one group to protest escalation of America’s military intervention in Vietnam and the other to support it. The group supporting military intervention ends their demonstration by laying down their protest signs and singing “Old Nassau,” while opponents gather signatures for a petition asking for an end to the bombing.
Image from the Daily Princetonian.
In this week’s installment of our ongoing series bringing you the history of Princeton University and its faculty, students, and alumni, the library extends its hours, an election bid makes history, and more.
March 14, 1974—Princeton University begins advertising for bids from contractors to remodel the Dormitory and Food Services warehouse into the nation’s 125th Wawa food store.
Original architectural mockup of the Wawa food store, Office of Physical Planning Records (AC154), Cabinet 4, Drawer 7. Click here for an image gallery.
On August 27th, 1974, Princeton University’s then News Bureau, announced that Princeton’s First Wawa had opened at 140 University Place at the old Doten Garage and Studebaker dealership. Following the closing of the garage the space was used as a warehouse for the University dorm and food services. Renovations were made to adapt the space for the convenience store.
Here we take a look back at the old “Wa” as we celebrate the opening of the brand new Wawa as a part of the arts and transit project.
The two following photos depict the architectural mock ups of the space.
Original architectural mock up of Wawa Food Stores – Office of Physical Planning Records – AC154 Cabinet 4, Drawer 7
Office of Physical Planning Records – AC154 Cabinet 4, Drawer 7
Many of the below photos are from our Historical Photograph Collection: Grounds and Buildings Series which has been digitized in the Princeton University Digital Library
Ode to Wawa, by Ellie Kemper ’02
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