“Welcome to Hopewell Borough” Signs

“Welcome to Hopewell Borough” – Have you noticed these signs as you drive into town? There are actually five signs, installed in 2014 on each of the entry points into Hopewell – from the four compass points (East and West Broad, North Greenwood, and (south) Princeton Ave.), plus the bonus diagonal from Louellen. The Welcome … Continue reading “Welcome to Hopewell Borough” Signs

Industrial Hopewell – Webinar Video

The webinar video for the Industrial Hopewell: Railroad Place online webinar has been posted for viewing, courtesy of the Hopewell Branch of the Mercer County Library, which sponsored the presentation. See the References post for other associated Industrial Hopewell material, including the presentation slides, tour handout, associated briefs for the individual properties, slide shows, and … Continue reading Industrial Hopewell – Webinar Video

Industrial Hopewell – Presentation Slides

The presentation slides for the Industrial Hopewell: Railroad Place online webinar have been posted for viewing. == View the Presentation slides (PDF): Industrial Hopewell – Railroad Place == See the References post for other associated Industrial Hopewell material, including the presentation slides, tour handout, associated briefs for the individual properties, slide shows, and associated Hopewell … Continue reading Industrial Hopewell – Presentation Slides

May 2021 Update – Industrial Hopewell

The May updates on the Hopewell Valley History Project site supported Hopewell Valley Heritage Week in the Valley, and continued to focus on Railroad Place in Hopewell Borough for the Industrial Hopewell walking tours and the upcoming online virtual tour of Railroad Place. By the numbers, we finished the month with 225 files in the … Continue reading May 2021 Update – Industrial Hopewell

Historic Chubby’s Lunch Menus

As a follow-up to the earlier story of the history of the Aunt Chubby’s Luncheonette building in Hopewell (the corner store at North Greenwood and Railroad Place), we have two menus kindly provided by the Aunt Chubby’s family – one from when the store was known as Chubby’s Luncheonette (around 1991 to 2012), and another … Continue reading Historic Chubby’s Lunch Menus

Industrial Hopewell: Railroad Place – References

Here are references and links for the Industrial Hopewell historic walking tour and online webinar on Railroad Place, including the tour handout, more detailed briefs on the individual properties, associated slide shows, and related Hopewell Museum videos. These cover the large industrial buildings along Railroad Place in Hopewell Borough, including the Chocolate Factory, Tomato Factory, … Continue reading Industrial Hopewell: Railroad Place – References

Historical Slide Shows for Heritage Week

Next week, May 22 – 31, 2021, is Hopewell Valley Heritage Week, celebrating the rich heritage of the Hopewell Valley with a full week of events, some virtual and others outdoors. This year’s theme is Trains, Planes & Automobiles – American Indian to Modern Day Transportation in Hopewell Valley. And to celebrate we have two … Continue reading Historical Slide Shows for Heritage Week

The Kooltronic / Rockwell / Smith Story

Completing our exploration down Railroad Place in Hopewell Borough, we have reached the large Smith / Rockwell / Kooltronic manufacturing facility at the end of Hamilton Ave. The building is now used for office space and storage, but was once a large manufacturing plant providing over 200 local jobs. The facility is clearly composed from … Continue reading The Kooltronic / Rockwell / Smith Story

Industrial Hopewell: The Growth of Railroad Place

An Online Virtual Tour –“Trains, Tomatoes, and Chocolates” by Douglas DixonThursday, June 10, 2021, 7 pm See Industrial Hopewell: Railroad Place for the presentation slides, tour handout, associated briefs for the individual properties, and slide shows. See associated slide show: Industrial Hopewell – Railroad Place – Then & Now (Use the playback controls to Pause, … Continue reading Industrial Hopewell: The Growth of Railroad Place

1966 Snowy Aerials of Pennington and Hopewell

We have two new aerial photos from 1966, showing views to the horizon of Pennington and Hopewell boroughs. The ground is blanketed in snow, with open area and fields surrounding the development in the towns. These are thanks again to Roger Labaw, who filmed these while flying in a private plane. Looking East Over Pennington … Continue reading 1966 Snowy Aerials of Pennington and Hopewell