The railroad stations in Hopewell and Pennington boroughs are both listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and are important local buildings.
As described in the 1996 Preservation Plan (see below): “The Hopewell Railroad Station … serves as an architectural landmark for the town and the region. It is a finely detailed, second Empire structure; and is unusual in the extent to which its suburban site has been preserved.” … “[It] is one of the oldest in the state, as well as one of the most interesting architecturally.”
We’ve uploaded the National Register nomination documents submitted for the stations, along with helpful supporting documents (search for “RR” in the Book Archives):
- National Register Nomination Form – Pennington Station (1974)
- New Jersey Transit Railroad Station Survey: Hopewell (1981)
- Thematic Nomination of Operating Passenger Railroad Stations in New Jersey (1984)
- The Operating Passenger Railroad Stations in NJ – A Historical Survey (1981)
And we’ve uploaded the preservation plan for the Hopewell railroad station, which is included in later cultural resource surveys for the proposed restoration of the West Trenton line around 2005.
You also can see 15+ images of the Hopewell train station and vicinity, over time, in the Image archives.