This room was originally the Billiards Room,
hence the ceiling divisions and trim work. This
accented the elongated shape of the pool tables.
The oak paneling was added in 1948.
Edgar Palmer (1903) His father – Stephen
S. Palmer originally put up $65,000 for the
building of the new club with the provision that
$35,000 was raised by the members. Members
raised much more than this amount. Palmer was
so impressed by this that he upped his donation
to $110,000. Mr. Palmer wanted only the best
for his only son, Edgar. Some examples are the
use of solid white marble columns, white marble
banding and quoining. All materials were
imported from Italy.
In his 1994 publication, Club Life at Princeton,
William Selden writes, ‘Although the interior of
the club house was not finished for several years, the
building has been recognized from the beginning as a
significant architectural contribution, and has been
consistently maintained with great pride and solicitous
care by its members.’