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July6, 2011

Vol. 111, No. 15


Slide show: Farewell to the clubhouse

Published in the July6, 2011, issue

Photos by Habin Chung '12

Habin Chung ’12
Habin Chung ’12

Two fireplace mantels, including the one above, will be rescued when the 120-year-old Osborn Clubhouse at 86 Olden St. is torn down in late summer. The clubhouse served for decades as an athletic training facility before it became the Third World Center in 1971 (later renamed the Carl Fields Center). The mantels will find a home in Princeton athletics facilities, said Sam Rozycki, senior project manager with the Office of Design and Construction. A pair of stone lions outside the building will be moved to a pathway to the west of the new Frick Chemistry Lab, and the ivy-covered brick wall at Olden Street and Prospect Avenue will be retained. Construction of the Andlinger Center for Energy and the Environment is scheduled to begin on the site in the spring of 2012.

Osborn Clubhouse
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2 Responses to Slide show: Farewell to the clubhouse

E.P. Wenz '47 Says:

2011-07-06 09:14:38

Old memories, new appearance: As those of us who used this facility gradually disappear, it seems fitting that perhaps it goes, too.

Victor H. Mata '79 Says:

2011-11-14 09:25:02

As caretaker of the Third World Center in the mid '70s, I grew intimately familiar with the Osborne Field House, its architectural details, its quirks, its orange and olive green color scheme. I occasionally have dreams, even to this day, where I find myself at its front door once again, ready to explore its rooms and interact with former classmates once again. I will miss that building.
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