Hopewell 1965 and Railroad Place

This wonderful view down Railroad Place in Hopewell seems so familiar – with the Chocolate Factory and then J. B. Hill & Sons to the right and the Tomato Factory at the end of the street. But this photo actually captures a long-lost streetscape, including two buildings that were destroyed by arson, and the railroad … Continue reading Hopewell 1965 and Railroad Place

June 2021 Update – Welcome to Hopewell

The July updates on the Hopewell Valley History Project site wrapped up the coverage of Industrial Hopewell: Railroad Place with the online webinar presentation and posting of the presentation slides. This was followed by some fun local history of Hopewell Borough. By the numbers, we finished the month with 228 files in the Archives, including … Continue reading June 2021 Update – Welcome to Hopewell

“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 presentation held on June 10, 2021 has been posted for viewing, courtesy of the Hopewell Branch of the Mercer County Library, which co-sponsored the talk with the Hopewell Valley Historical Society, The Hopewell Museum, and the Hopewell Public Library. See the References post for other … 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

Hopewell Train Station in 1881

This wonderful image taken at the Hopewell train station in 1881, and provided courtesy of Steven Cohen, illustrates the importance of the arrival of the railroad in the 1870s to the villages of Hopewell and Pennington. This is from a promotional poster created by Reuben Savidge, who ran the general store in Mount Rose and … Continue reading Hopewell Train Station in 1881

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 webinar video, presentation slides, 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 … 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

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

Industrial Hopewell Historical Walking Tour

“Trains, Tomatoes, and Chocolates”by Douglas Dixon Saturday, May 22, 2021, 11 am, 2 pm, & 4 pm – Registration Required Hopewell Public Library (Hopewell Valley Heritage Week) Thursday, June 10, 2021, 1:30 pm – Registration Required Hopewell Township Recreation Department See the online version of this tour – Thursday, June 10, 2021 at 7 pm … Continue reading Industrial Hopewell Historical Walking Tour