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

House and Street Images

We have expand from collecting books and maps into assembling images of local buildings and streets, starting by adding over 200 digitized photos and postcards of Hopewell Borough, identified by address. These are scanned from historic books left by our forebearers (Hopewell has both Healthful Historic Hopewell from 1897 and 1909 Hopewell), and from the … Continue reading House and Street Images

Hopewell’s Past by Betty Gantz

We are thrilled to announce that the site now includes the Hopewell’s Past book by Betty Gantz, through the kind support of her son, Robert. Mrs. Gantz began this project as a series of columns in the Hopewell Valley News from June 1976 through at least January 1986, and then then edited her columns into … Continue reading Hopewell’s Past by Betty Gantz

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

The Mystery of Honey Hollow / Richard Hunter

On Sunday, June 9, 2019, Richard Hunter of Hunter Research presented a talk on “The Mystery of Honey Hollow,” sponsored by the Pennington Public Library, Hopewell Museum, and Hopewell Valley Historical Society. Of course, to understand the mystery, you need to know a bit about the storied area of Honey Hollow, and its part of … Continue reading The Mystery of Honey Hollow / Richard Hunter

The Hopewell “Castle” in the News

Diccon Hyatt recently wrote a feature article for the U.S. 1 Newspaper, “Uncovering the Dark Secrets of the Castle,” on the infamous “Castle” building up the hill to the north of Hopewell Boro. The Castle was built by Webster Edgerly, a 19th-century health guru who made his fortune selling mail-order books through an organization he … Continue reading The Hopewell “Castle” in the News