We’ve added some fun photos of the 1967 Hopewell Borough Memorial Day parade, courtesy of Peter H. Gantz. These were taken on West Broad Street across from the Old School Baptist Church – which appears very much the same as today.
The photos show parade floats, Hopewell Fire Department trucks, Hopewell American Legion Post 339 marching with its giant flag, Bucks County bagpipers, and Boy Scouts.
== View the Memorial Day Image Gallery ==
And there are views across the street to the Baptist Church cemetery, east up Broad Street towards Greenwood Avenue, and west down Broad Street past Mercer Street.
But most intriguing is the view west towards Mercer Street. You can see the sign in front of Hopewell House on the corner next to the Baptist Church: “Hopewell House / Tavern, Package Goods, Food, Lunch.”
UPDATE: Beyond, on the west corner of Mercer Street, is a sign for Arctic ice cream from Trenton. This was placed at the corner (by the underpass for the stream) for the Eagle Bakery, which was in the building just up Mercer (below).
And here is a photo from the 1950s of what is now the pizza shop on Mercer (2-6 Mercer), which was the Eagle Bakery (with a bit of a bakery sign).
Are there clearer pictures of these buildings? This is the only image of the “Arctic” sign that we have.