5. Dr. Austin House/Ball's Candy Store

Dr. Henry Austin lived in this house at 125 John Street. He became a physician, but since he could not practice in Princeton, he moved to Trenton. Today there are Henry J. Austin Health Care Centers in Trenton. Years later, Mr. and Mrs. Robert Ball moved into this house. Mr. Ball started a small store on the side of the home in 1929. The children would leave Witherspoon School and go around the corner to Mr. Ball’s store to get penny candy, big dill pickles from the barrel, ice cream cones and many other snacks. Mr. Ball’s store served the Witherspoon-Jackson community for many years through the 1960’s.