Tour The Hopewell Borough Historic District

You now can take a visual tour of the full Hopewell Borough historic district on the Hopewell History Map, panning around to see the street addresses in town and then zooming in to see thumbnail images of each property.

Yes, the History Map is not just for history anymore.

You now can view these current-day images on the map, with full coverage of the historic district, spanning some 525 of the 770 street addresses displayed in Hopewell.

The core historic district in Hopewell is centered on Broad Street east to west and Greenwood south to north. Above the railroad tracks, it includes Hart Avenue and its side streets to Newell, plus Front and Burton. Below the tracks, it spans Louellen to Hamilton, and below Broad it includes the West Prospect streets plus Columbia past Princeton to Maple.

You also can browse a gallery of the images displayed in the History Map in the Image Archives, which now has some 1250 images of Hopewell Borough – including 600 historical images (photos and postcards), and 220 images of streetscapes (wider views along streets).

By default, the History Map shows a thumbnail image for the currently-selected property, along with street addresses for other properties.

Zoom in closer to see thumbnail images for all the visible properties – Just click “Now” vs. “Then” to toggle between exploring current-day vs. historical images.

Or, of course, you also can view historic Hopewell.

Start by clicking on the over 100 historic addresses (in red) to see a pop-up summary of the property, view associated historic photos and postcards, and read the 1984 Cultural Resource Survey report on the property (if available).

Also use the Date control to step through time, to filter the display to only show those properties that were known to exist by circa 1850 to 1910. Or click the Options/Help button to view properties that are found on various historic town maps.

See the About page for more information on using the History Map.

The History Map is a work in progress, designed to be open for adding additional historical information and images. There’s lots more that can be done with it, and some clean-ups still required, especially due to the sometimes idiosyncratic way that property lots and street addresses are laid out in town. Your comments and contributions are welcome.

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