Tour The Hopewell Borough Historic District

You now can take a visual tour of the full Hopewell Borough historic district on the Hopewell History Map, panning around to see the street addresses in town and then zooming in to see thumbnail images of each property. Yes, the History Map is not just for history anymore. You now can view these current-day … Continue reading Tour The Hopewell Borough Historic District

Explore Hopewell Then and Now

The Hopewell History Map now shows thumbnail images of properties on the map, so you can see historical or current-day images at each location on the map. Use the new Now/Then control (added to the header) to alternate between displaying the oldest and most recent images available for the property. Also use the Step by … Continue reading Explore Hopewell Then and Now

Explore The Growth of Early Hopewell Boro

The Hopewell History Map now animates the growth of Hopewell Borough by stepping through time from circa 1850 to 1910 — showing new properties appearing with each time period. For 1850, there are only a handful of early settlements around the Old School Baptist Meeting House on the north side of West Broad Street. By … Continue reading Explore The Growth of Early Hopewell Boro

Visualizing Hopewell Boro in 1891

There are two new additions to the Map Archives to better visualize and understand the buildings in Hopewell Borough before 1900: an annotated version of the Fowler Hopewell Borough 1887 map (birds-eye panorama), and a summary of buildings that existed when Hopewell Borough was incorporated in 1891 (keyed to the Fowler map). The Annotated 1887 … Continue reading Visualizing Hopewell Boro in 1891

September 2019 Update

As of the end of September 2019, the site has 106 files posted, including 86 maps and 20 books (see Updates). In the Book Archives, search for “Preview” to view previews of books that have not been digitized. Instead, the previews provide an overview of the book, including the cover, title page, contents, and introductory … Continue reading September 2019 Update

August 2019 Update

As of the end of September 2019, the site has 95 files posted, including 82 maps and 13 books (see Updates). In the Book Archives, we have posted additional histories of Pennington and Hopewell around the 1876 Centennial: – 1876 – History of the Old Presbyterian Church…at Pennington – George Hale – 1876 – Historical … Continue reading August 2019 Update