I arrived at Princeton as a U.S. Navy vet in 1971 and secured a high-priced apartment in Kingston. I was married and needed a more affordable place. I sat on the steps of the office of the dean of graduate students until he let us in Butler. We had a wonderful experience: central heating, clothesline, garden, and great friends. An unrenovated unit was $75 per month and was in greater demand than those renovated at $100 per month. An easy bike ride to campus, dogs allowed, picnics — really a pretty good deal. Since at the time there was no married-student housing, it allowed me to be essentially on campus versus living off campus with little interaction with students. It made a big difference in my Princeton experience.
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