Hopewell Railroad Research

Rick Porter has kindly contributed a package of Hopewell railroad research material that clarifies the construction of the Hopewell Railroad Station and the path of the Mercer & Somerset railroad tracks through Hopewell Borough. The date of the construction of the Hopewell station is surprisingly inconsistent in various sources. We now have extracts from the … Continue reading Hopewell Railroad Research

Railroad Stations in the National Register of Historic Places

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 … Continue reading Railroad Stations in the National Register of Historic Places

Hopewell Borough Cultural Resource Survey

If you’re interested in the history and architecture of our local communities, it might interest you to discover that Hopewell Township performed a cultural resource survey in 1985 – 1985 that researched more than 1,000 pre-1875 sites in our 60 square mile area. Unfortunately, the results of this work, including the survey forms and associated … Continue reading Hopewell Borough Cultural Resource Survey