Site Updates

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– November 2020 –

Archives Totals – 182 Files – 79 Docs, 103 Maps (Historic 72 – Muni 22 – Aerial  9)
Pamphlet Collection Totals – 138 Files – 6 categories – 3 towns
Image Gallery Totals – 1692 Files – 1363 Hw Boro, 118 Penn Boro, 52 Titus-WC, 16 Hw Twp, 77 HwBoro-Town + 56 Hw-Art + 10 Hw-Mementos
– Buildings: 875 Historical, 663 Current-day Hopewell Boro
History Map Places Totals – 775 Addresses, 102 Historic Places, 1276 Images, 53 Docs


– October 2020 –

Archives Totals – 181 Files – 78 Docs, 103 Maps (Historic 72 – Muni 22 – Aerial  9)
Pamphlet Collection Totals – 132 Files – 6 categories – 3 towns
Image Gallery Totals – 1662 Files – 1363 Hw Boro, 118 Penn Boro, 52 Titus-WC, 16 Hw Twp, 77 HwBoro-Town + 36 Hw-Art
– Buildings: 875 Historical, 663 Current-day Hopewell Boro
History Map Places Totals – 775 Addresses, 102 Historic Places, 1276 Images, 53 Docs


– September 2020 –

Archives Totals – 180 Files – 77 Docs, 103 Maps (Historic 72 – Muni 22 – Aerial  9)
Pamphlet Collection Totals – 119 Files – 6 categories – 3 towns
Image Gallery Totals – 1643 Files – 1354 Hw Boro, 118 Penn Boro, 52 Titus-WC, 16 Hw Twp, 67 HwBoro-Town + 36 Hw-Art
– Buildings: 875 Historical, 663 Current-day Hopewell Boro
History Map Places Totals – 775 Addresses, 102 Historic Places, 1276 Images, 53 Docs


– August 2020 –

Archives Totals – 180 Files – 77 Docs, 103 Maps (Historic 72 – Muni 22 – Aerial  9)
Pamphlet Collection Totals – 107 Files – 6 categories – 3 towns
Image Gallery Totals – 1605 Files – 1352 Hw Boro, 118 Penn Boro, 52 Titus-WC, 16 Hw Twp, 67 HwBoro-Town
– Buildings: 875 Historical, 663 Current-day Hopewell Boro
History Map Places Totals – 775 Addresses, 102 Historic Places, 1276 Images, 53 Docs


– July 2020 –

Archives Totals – 177 Files – 74 Docs, 103 Maps (Historic 72 – Muni 22 – Aerial  9)
Pamphlet Collection Totals – 107 Files – 6 categories – 3 towns
Image Gallery Totals – 1605 Files – 1352 Hw Boro, 118 Penn Boro, 52 Titus-WC, 16 Hw Twp, 67 HwBoro-Town
– Buildings: 875 Historical, 663 Current-day Hopewell Boro
History Map Places Totals – 775 Addresses, 102 Historic Places, 1276 Images, 53 Docs

  • 200707 – Add The Story of Pennington – History – Blackwell (2015)
  • 200707 – Add Hopewell: 270 Years of History – Blackwell (2016)
  • 200707 – Add Hopewell Fire Department 100th Anniv (2011)
  • 200707 – Hopewell News – Ashton (1943-1946)
  • 200706 – Addl. HwBoro photos

– June 2020 –

Archives Totals – 173 Files – 70 Books, 103 Maps (Historic 72 – Muni 22 – Aerial  9)
Image Archives Totals – 1602 Files – 1349 Hw Boro, 118 Penn Boro, 52 Titus-WC, 16 Hw Twp, 67 HwBoro-Town
– Buildings: 873 Historical, 662 Current-day Hopewell Boro
History Map Historic Places Totals – 775 Addresses, 102 Historic Places, 1276 Images, 53 Docs

  • 200605 – Add selected Memorial Day images to historical archives
  • 200604 – Add new Hopewell Borough Memorial Day Parade photos, now spanning 1950s, 1961 – 1970 , 1976, and 1992. Total of 62 images, with many additions from Terry Devlin. Plus descriptions of images and locations in town (PDF).

– May 2020 –

Archives Totals – 170 Files – 67 Books, 103 Maps (Historic 72 – Muni 22 – Aerial  9)
Image Archives Totals – 1526 Files – 1317 Hw Boro, 118 Penn Boro, 52 Titus-WC, 16 Hw Twp, 23 HwBoro-Town
– Buildings: 856 Historical, 647 Current-day Hopewell Boro
History Map Historic Places Totals – 775 Addresses, 102 Historic Places, 1266 Images, 53 Docs

  • 200530 – Add 7 Sudlow Hopewell Boro brochures: Hopewell High School Yearbook (1917), Fire Dept Building Dedication (1969), Museum Santa Letters (1983), Centennial Ceremony (1991), Centennial Movies (1991), “Our Town” Brochure (1999), Karen’s at Brookside – Final Season (2003)
  • 200529 – Add Johnson postcards / photos
  • 200503 – Maps > Historic – Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps for Hopewell – 1912 and 1917

– April 2020 –

Archives Totals – 152 Files – 97 Maps, 55 Books
Image Archives Totals – 1487 Files – 1302 Hw Boro, 118 Penn Boro, 52 Titus-WC, 15 Hw Twp
– 840 historical, 647 current-day Hopewell Boro
History Map Historic Places Totals – 775 Addresses, 103 Historic Places

  • 200412 – History Map – Reconcile inconsistent Hopewell addresses (display full range of postal street numbers). Now showing ~30 more images of places. Fill in a few images along Railroad Place.

– March 2020 –

Archives Totals – 142 Files – 97 Maps, 45 Books
Image Archives Totals – 1377 Files
– 1282 Hw Boro, 59 Penn Boro, 25 Titus-WC, 11 Hw Twp
History Map Historic Places Totals – 774 Addresses, 103 Historic Places

  • Hopewell Image Totals: 1282 Images, 15 Sources
    • Unique Addresses 526 – Current-Day 469
    • Type – Postcards 271 – Photos 822 – Drawings 189
    • Date – Historical 639 – Current-Day 643
    • View – Places 1059 – Streetscapes 223
  • 200331 – Image Archives (& History Map) – Add 30 photos and postcards from Maryanna Twomey, including snapshots of Hopewell Memorial Day parades c. 1950
  • 200331 – Image Archives – Add 4 postcards from the Sudlows, including Hopewell Borough Hall
  • 200326 – Image Archives – Add 64 current-day photos of Hopewell Boro – East Prospect, Princeton, Columbia, Maple
  • 200325 – Image Archives – Add 72 current-day photos of Hopewell Boro – West Broad, West Prospect, Golden, Shaftsbury, Pierson
  • 200322 – Image Archives – Add 72 Images from the HVHS Calendars (1986-1991) across the Hopewell Valley
  • 200321 – Image Archives – Add 46 current-day photos of Hopewell Boro – West Prospect, Lanning, Ege
  • 200319 – Image Archives – Add 52 current-day photos of Hopewell Boro – Hamilton, Lafayette, Railroad/Somerset
  • 200314 – Image Archives – Add 87 current-day photos of Hopewell Boro – Hart, Front / Burton, and to end of North Greenwood
  • 200313 – Image Archives -Add 25 current-day photos of Hopewell Boro places – Louellen and West Broad to Lanning
  • 200312 – Image Archives – Add new historic images from the Hopewell Calvary Baptist Church
  • 200308 – Add page – Historic Town Maps of Hopewell Boro, c. 1850 to early 1900’s
  • 200307 – History Map – Display only historic places listed in selected sources, or only places shown on selected maps (i.e., existing by the specified date). Includes 4 sources and 6 reference maps, from 1849 to 1902.

– Feb. 2020 –

Archives Totals – 142 Files – 97 Maps, 45 Books
Image Archives Totals – 723 Files – 678 Hw Boro, 32 Penn Boro, 13 Titus-WC
History Map Historic Places Totals – 774 Addresses, 103 Historic Places

  • 200219 – History Map – Add historic places from Fowler map
    • Historic places Totals – 103 Places – 54 Site Survey, 35 Hw 1909, 32 HHH1897, 49 Fowler 1887 / Gantz 1891
  • 200215 – Image Archives – Add 80+ current-day image of Hopewell Boro addresses, along Model Ave.
    • Image Totals – 723 Files – 678 Hw Boro, 32 Penn Boro, 13 Titus-WC 
      • 301 postcards & 422 photos – 596 properties & 127 streetscapes – 389 historic & 334 current-day
  • 200212- History Map – Add 32 historic places from Site Survey -and dates from c1750 – 1909
    • Image Archives – Add historical images from Hopewell Boro 1985 Site Survey
  • 200210 – Image Archives – Add 60 more historic postcards, mostly Hopewell Boro, from Sam Castoro
    • Image Totals – 631 Files – 586 Hw Boro, 32 Penn Boro, 13 Titus-WC
      • 301 postcards & 330 photos – 111 streetscapes
  • 200208 – History Map – Options Dialog – Show Newest Image First

– Jan. 2020 –

– Archive Totals – 142 Files – 97 Maps, 45 Books
– Image Totals – 572 Files – 534 Hw Boro, 26 Penn Boro, 12 Titus-WC

  • Image Archives includes over 215 current-day images in the historic core of Hopewell Boro
    • Along East Broad to West Broad – Boro Line to Louellen
    • Along North Greenwood to Railroad to Blackwell to East Broad, plus Center
    • Along South Greenwood to Columbia to Princeton to East Broad, plus Seminary
    • With over 100 Streetscape views down streets from intersections
  • 200131 – History Map – New Options Dialog – Show Only Historic Places
  • 200122 – Books > Historic – Five Hopewell Valley Cultural Resource (Historic Site) Surveys
    • Hopewell Cultural Resource Survey (1985) – Hopewell Boro
    • Hopewell Cultural Resource Survey (1985) – Pennington Boro
    • Hopewell Cultural Resource Survey (1985) – Hopewell Twp (3 files)
    • Hopewell Cultural Resource Survey (2003) – Hopewell Twp
    • Hopewell Cultural Resource Survey (2016) – Pennington Boro
    • Plus additional documents with contents and indexes:
      • Hopewell Cultural Resource Surveys (1985, 2003, 2016) – Contents
      • Hopewell Cultural Resource Survey (1985) – Hopewell Boro – Indexes
    • Archive Totals – 138 Files – 93 Maps, 45 Books
  • 200116 – Image Archives – Add 132 more photos of current Hopewell Boro
    • Image Totals – 572 Files – 534 Hw Boro, 26 Penn Boro, 12 Titus-WC
  • 200116 – Image Archives – Add 70+ historic Hopewell Boro postcards from Bill Frenchu
    • Image Totals – 437 Files – 400 Hw Boro, 26 Penn Boro, 11 Titus-WC
  • 201011 – Image Archives – Add 84 photos of current Hopewell Boro – E/W Broad (Boro Line to Louellen) + S Greenwood
    • Image Totals – 367 Files – 330 Hw Boro, 26 Penn Boro, 11 Titus-WC

– 12/2019 –

Archive Totals – 128 Files – 92 Maps, 36 Books
Image Totals – 285 Files – 112 Photos + 173 Postcards (248 Hopewell Boro, 26 Pennington, 11 Titusville)

  • 191223 – New Image Archives design, with browse and search (separate site)
  • 191219 – Books / Historic – 1994 – Reclaiming Lost Ground: The Struggle for Woman Suffrage in New Jersey – McGoldrick & Crocco
  • 191219 – Books / Historic – 1916 – N.J. Special Election Returns – 1915 Constitutional Amendments – Suffrage

– 11/2019 –

Archive Totals – 123 Files – 91 Maps, 32 Books
Image Totals – 285 Files – 112 Photos + 173 Postcards (248 Hopewell Boro, 26 Pennington, 11 Titusville)

  • 191126 – Images / Hopewell Borough – 8 photos, courtesy of Dick and Hope Sudlow
  • 191126 – Images / Hopewell Borough – 16 postcards, courtesy of Jean Harrington
  • 191126 – Images / Hopewell Valley – 47 postcards courtesy of Irene Wildgrube (10 Hopewell Boro, 26 Pennington, 11 Titusville)
  • 191123 – Books / Historic – 1979 – Hopewell Borough Master Plan
  • 191122 – Books / Historic – 1996 – Hopewell Railroad Station Preservation Plan
  • 191122 – Books / Historic – 1981 – Passenger RR Stations in NJ – Historical Survey
  • 191122 – Books / Historic – 1974 – Natl Register Nomination – Pennington Station
  • 191122 – Books / Historic – 1981 – Natl Register / NJ Transit Survey: Hopewell Railroad Station
  • 191122 – Books / Historic – 1984 – Natl Register / Railroad Stations Thematic Nomination
  • 191115 – Images – Book photos and postcards of Hopewell Boro
  • 191110 – Books / Historic – 1987 – Hopewell’s Past – Betty Gantz
  • 191103 – Maps / Historic – 1778 – Province of New Jersey – Faden
  • 191103 – Maps / Historic – 1778 – Mercer Co. – Province of N. J. – Faden
  • 191103 – Maps / Historic – 1830 – Map of New Jersey – Hale – Universal Geography
  • 191103 – Maps / Historic – 1886 – Colton’s New Jersey – General Atlas
  • 191103 – Books / Historic – 1830 – An Epitome of Universal Geography w/ 60 Maps – Hale
  • 191103 – Books / Historic – 1872 – State Atlas of New Jersey – Beers
  • 191103 – Books / Historic – 1886 – Colton’s General Atlas Of The World [Extract – U.S., NJ, PA, NY]
  • 191103 – Books / Historic – 1888 – Atlas of New Jersey, Geological Survey of New Jersey – Bien [Extract – NJ & HV]

– 10/2019 –

Archive Totals: 108 Files – 86 Maps, 22 Books

  • 191013 – Books / Historic – 1909 Hopewell New Jersey – camera capture vs photocopy [Roberta Mayer]
  • 191010 – Books / Historic – Hopewell Boro section of the 1985 Hopewell Cultural Resource Survey
  • 191001 – Guides – Hopewell Boro Maps Gallery, with chronology of Hopewell Borough maps, full-page

– 9/2019 –

Archive Totals: 106 Files – 86 Maps, 20 Books

  • 190920 – Books / Historic – 1882 – Industries Of New Jersey – Part I. including Pennington and Hopewell
  • 190920 – Books / Historic – 1882 – Industries Of New Jersey – Part I. [Extracts for Hopewell Township]
  • 190917 – Books / Historic – 1931- Hopewell Borough Town Records [preview]
  • 190917 – Books / Historic – 1947 – Be It Ever So Humble – Dean Ashton [preview]
  • 190917 – Books / Historic – 1963 – Hopewell Valley – League of Women Voters [preview]
  • 190917 – Books / Historic – 1987 – Hopewell’s Past – Betty Gantz [preview]
  • 190917 – Books / Historic – 2003 – A Stroll Through Historic Hopewell, Audrey Jones [preview]
  • 190917 – Maps / Historic – 1887 – Hopewell, N.J. – Fowler Birds-Eye – Key
  • 190917 – Maps / Historic – 1875 – Map of Pennington, Hopewell, Titusville – Evers & Stewart [HVHS reproduction]
  • 190917 – Maps / Aerial – 1931 – Pennington, Hopewell, Jacob’s Creek – Aerials – Mercer Master Plan [extract]
  • 190917 – Maps / Aerial – 1975 – Hopewell Boro area – Aerials – Mercer RE Atlas [extract]

– 8/2019 –

Archive Totals: 95 Files – 82 Maps, 13 Books

  • 190827 – Maps / Aerial -1972 – Pennington Boro DEP Aerial Photo
  • 190827  – Maps / Muni – 1946/49/50 – Fire Insurance Rating Organization of N.J. – Hopewell Twp / Hopewell Boro / Pennington Boro
  • 190827  – Maps / Muni – 1941 – 1983 – Hopewell Twp Tax Maps – Hopewell Boro area – [1941,] 1948, 1951, 1968, 1968, 1972, 1983
  • 190825  – Books / Historic – 1876 – History of the Old Presbyterian Church…at Pennington – George Hale
  • 190824  – Maps / Historic – 1890 – Scarlett Fire Insurance Maps – Hopewell & Titusville
  • 190824  – Maps / Historic – 1902 – Sanborn Fire Insurance Map – Hopewell
  • 190824  – Maps / Historic – 1890, 1895, 1902, 1911 – Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps – Pennington
  • 190824  – Books / Historic – 1882 – Historical Sketch of the Old School Baptist Church, William Purington
  • 190804  – Maps / Muni – 1941 – Hopewell Township Tax Maps – Hopewell Boro area
  • 190804 – Books / Historic – Historical Sketch of the Village of Hopewell from its Settlement to Present Days – 1876 – Centennial speech, presented in Hopewell Borough, July 4, 1876
  • 190804 – Books / Historic – Historical Collections of the State of New Jersey in 1865 by Barber & Howe – 1868 Ed. – 1844 Orig
  • 190803 – Books / Historic – History of Burlington and Mercer Counties, N. J. by Woodward & Hageman – 1883 – w/ Mercer-only extract, 1838 Act creating Mercer Cty
  • 190803 – Guides – Historical Books Chronology

– 7/2019 –

  • 190731 – Books / Historic – 1897 – Healthful Historic Hopewell by Normer Gray – w/ 40 pp photos (PDF scan & txt OCR)
  • 190730- Maps / Muni – 1893 – Hopewell Boro – Boundary Map – MCCO – Original bounds
  • 190729 – Maps / Muni – 1916 – Hopewell Boro – Tax Map – NJSA
  • 190728 – Maps / Aerial – 1926 – Hopewell Twp area – Fairchild Aerials – NJSA – sample image
  • 190728 – Maps / Aerial – 1926 – Hopewell Twp Set (ZIP) – Fairchild Aerials – NJSA
  • 190726 – Maps / Muni – 1915 – Hopewell Boro Boundaries Map – NJSA – Boro expands west
  • 190725 – Maps / Muni – 1948 – Hopewell Boro – Zoning Map – Boro Hall
  • 190711 – Maps / Historic – 1902 – Hopewell Boro – Sanborn Fire Map – PrUniv
  • 190711 – Maps / Historic – 1890 – Hopewell Boro – Scarlett Fire Map – HMW Preview
  • 190711 – Maps / Historic – 1887 – Pennington – Fowler Pano Map – HVHS
  • 190710 – Maps / Historic – 1706 – N.J. – Worlidge – LoC
  • 190710 – Maps / Historic – 1781 – N.J. – Hills – LoC
  • 190705 – Maps / Historic – 1905 – Mercer Driving Map – PrUniv
  • 190705 – Maps / Historic – 1903 – Mercer Pugh – Map – PrUniv
  • 190705 – Maps / Historic – 1902 – Pennington – Sanborn Fire Map – LoC
  • 190702 – Books & Maps / Historic – 1875 – Mercer Historical Atlas – LoC