Hopewell Trees: 1900s vs. Today

What do you see in this photo from around 1916? What are these two ladies doing? And where is this? The area looks empty – without many houses or trees. We are used to our current tree-lined streets, but this was the state of our towns at the turn of the century – even as … Continue reading Hopewell Trees: 1900s vs. Today

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

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