July 2022 Update – Discovering Local History Online

The July updates to the History Project included several major topics – the Discovering Local History Online presentation, the demolition of the Hopewell Inn building – plus multiple new maps, and the release of digital edition of Pennington Profile. (See Site Updates for more.) By the numbers, we finished the month with 279 files in … Continue reading July 2022 Update – Discovering Local History Online

Hopewell Inn Demolition Updates

Updates on the demolition of the Hopewell Inn building – covering from the start of work on July 26 through August 2, 2022. See below for Building History, Demolition Videos, Demolition Timeline in Photos, Construction Details, and Memorabilia. == View Galleries of Photos and Videos of the Demo – and the Building History == Summary … Continue reading Hopewell Inn Demolition Updates

Presbyterian Church 1908 Fundraiser

This fundraising postcard (postmarked 1908) is selling magazine subscriptions to The Ladies’ Home Journal and The Saturday Evening Post for the building fund of the First Presbyterian Church of Hopewell. The building pictured on the card is the original Presbyterian Church building (also referred to as the Presbyterian Chapel). The Chapel was across West Broad … Continue reading Presbyterian Church 1908 Fundraiser

Discovering Hopewell History – Photos from 1939

How can we find out about Hopewell history, and make sense of family photos like these 1939 Hopewell street scenes contributed by Doug Robbins? While these were originally shot as snapshots of Rena Wolfe, they are interesting to us because they show the two buildings that are diagonally across Broad Street and Greenwood Avenue. However, … Continue reading Discovering Hopewell History – Photos from 1939

June 2022 Update – Twin Pine

The June updates to the History Project included Twin Pine Airport, the Game of Hopewell Valley, Hopewell Inn Memorabilia, and other materials. (See Site Updates for more.) By the numbers, we finished the month with 266 files in the Archives, including 130 documents and 136 maps and aerials. The Image Gallery now has 2855 files, … Continue reading June 2022 Update – Twin Pine

The Game of Hopewell Valley

This is “The Game of Hopewell Valley” from 1993 – not to be confused with “The Game of Hopewell [Boro]” from 1985 (see earlier post). Both are Monopoly-like board games, complete with property and chance cards – and stacks of play money. The “Hopewell” game was created by the 1985 Hopewell Community Day and features … Continue reading The Game of Hopewell Valley

Hopewell Inn Memorabilia

The Hopewell Valley Bistro & Inn building – at 15 East Broad Street on the corner of Seminary Avenue – is being prepped for demolition. It will be rebuilt as an upscale restaurant and apartments, with a historically familiar design based on the heyday of the building around the 1930s (see MercerMe article). The building, … Continue reading Hopewell Inn Memorabilia

Yard Sailing for Local History

It’s Hopewell Borough’s annual Town-Wide Yard Sale weekend, Saturday and Sunday, June 11 & 12. So as you clear out the attic and browse the sales – this weekend and this summer – please be on the lookout for historic artifacts that we can preserve and share here on the History Project site. Here are … Continue reading Yard Sailing for Local History

Twin Pine Airport – 1960s Fly-In Photos

Here are some photos from Roger Labaw of a fly-in at the Twin Pine Airport in the early 1960s. Twin Pine was located on a 51-acre site at the northwest side of the intersection of Lawrenceville-Pennington Road and Federal City Road. The property is now the Twin Pines Recreation Area, home to numerous soccer fields … Continue reading Twin Pine Airport – 1960s Fly-In Photos

Seminary Avenue Tour – References

References and links for the Seminary Avenue Historic Walking Tour, which also included East Broad Street and South Greenwood Avenue. The tour was held the weekend of Saturday, May 21, as part of Hopewell Valley Heritage Week. See the References for the tour below, including the Handout, plus briefs on Seminary Ave. and East Broad … Continue reading Seminary Avenue Tour – References