35. Paul Robeson Place

At the corner of Paul Robeson Place and Witherspoon Street is now the Paul Robeson Center of the Arts, part of the Arts Council of Princeton. The plaque in front of the building is dedicated to Paul Robeson. It reads, "A tribute to the world-renowned athlete, actor, singer and scholar."

Jackson Street was demolished in the late 1950s and rebuilt at a different location as Avalon Place. However, until the 1970s the African American residential area was still known as Witherspoon-Jackson, referring to the streets which once formed the boundaries of the community. After the death of Robeson in 1976, Avalon Place was renamed Paul Robeson Place.