Bordentown Library Association

1880-1889

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Title: 354 Farnsworth Avenue (more current)
Topic: Buildings
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1880-1889
Description: Built by Patrick Malone c. late 1800's. It housed a real estate and insurance office downstairs and a residence upstairs. Currently it contains apartments. The wooden soldier decoration in front was one of a series that were put out for the Christmas holidays. These were made by Joe Malone and painted by prisoners from the Yardville Correction Center. They were used for many years on Farnsworth Avenue.
Title: 354 Farnsworth Avenue (older era)
Topic: Buildings
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1880-1889
Description: Built by Patrick Malone c. late 1800's. It housed a real estate and insurance office downstairs and residence upstairs. Currently it contains apartments.
Title: Bordentown plaque
Topic: Government
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1880-1889
Description:
Title: Christ Episcopal Church
Topic: Churches
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1880-1889
Description: Located on Prince Street
Title: City Hall Clock Tower machinery
Topic: Buildings
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1880-1889
Description: This is a photograph of the machinery that operates the clock in Old City Hall, Crosswicks Street.
Title: Class from the Bordentown Manual Training and Industrial School for Colored Youth
Topic: Schools
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1880-1889
Description: The school was founded in 1886 in the New Brunswick house of the Rev. Raymond Rice, a minister of the African Methodist Episcopal Church and former slave from Laurens, South Carolina. Born in 1845, Rice had fought as a volunteer with the Union Army during theAmerican Civil War and went to New Jersey to get an education, after completing his military service. When it was first founded, it was known as “The Ironsides Normal School”. The school’s mission was to train African-American students “in such industries as shall enable them to become self-supporting”. The state passed legislation in 1894 to designate the school as the state’s instructional institution forvocational education. With this legislation, the school was placed under the aegis of a board of trustees composed of state and county officials. The school came under the direct auspices of the New Jersey Board of Education in 1903, with its capital expenditures, curriculum and staffing under state approval. In 1886, the school moved to Bordentown and moved in 1896 to a 400-acre (1.6 km2) tract there that had been owned by United States Navy Admiral Charles Stewart and known as the Parnell Estate. The state originally leased the land, and purchased it in 1901.
Title: Clover Dale Dairy
Topic: Buildings
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1880-1889
Description: Clover Dale Dairy with the H.A. Sholl Milk Depot. Unsure of location in Bordentown.
Title: Fire House -
Topic: Buildings
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1880-1889
Description: This is a photograph of the fire house that is on Walnut Street. Courtesy of Art Dubell
Title: Firemen's Parade
Topic: People
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1880-1889
Description: A photograph of the firemen's parade with the unfinished City Hall in background, 1884, Crosswicks Street
Title: First National Bank
Topic: Buildings
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1880-1889
Description: Opened in November 1908, the first officers were Fredrick J. Potter, Samuel E. Burr, and William mcKay Morris. Joseph R. Deacon was hired as cashier. Located on Crosswicks Street, the business did so well that a new building needed to be constructed in 1914. In 1915, the city Board of Education bought the abandoned building, where it became the kindergarten. It later housed the typing building when the dislodged high school classes moved into the elementary school building after a fire in 1942. The building was later moved to Gilder Field
Title: Gazebo at the Hilltop
Topic: Buildings
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1880-1889
Description: Submitted by Art Dubell
Title: H. A. Sholl Milk Wagon
Topic: People
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1880-1889
Description: Sholl's Dairy milk and ice cream wagon.
Title: Hardware store bill of Alfred Thompson's busiess, dated 1867
Topic: Business
Format: Receipts
Time Period: 1880-1889
Description:
Title: Hilltop home
Topic: Buildings
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1880-1889
Description:
Title: Home of Patience Lovell Wright
Topic: Buildings
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1880-1889
Description: Patience Lovell Wright was noted as America's first sculptor. Her son, Joseph Wright, was the designer of our first currency.
Title: Lower train station
Topic: Transportation
Format: Other
Time Period: 1880-1889
Description: This is a photo of the lower depot station in Bordentown, 1886.
Title: Mill Street
Topic: Transportation
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1880-1889
Description: This is a view of Mill Street at Black's Creek, looking up towards Farnsworth Avenue.
Title: Photo from Bordentown Manual/Industrial Training School for Colored Youth
Topic: Schools
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1880-1889
Description: (See other photos from this category to read the background of this school)
Title: Photo from the Bordentown Manual Training/Industrial School for Colored Youth
Topic: Schools
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1880-1889
Description: (See other photos in this category for full background/history description).
Title: Pleasure boat
Topic: Transportation
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1880-1889
Description: A photograph of one of the pleasure boats operated on the Delaware River in Bordentown, NJ
Title: Railroad shops at Fieldsboro, 1880
Topic: Buildings
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1880-1889
Description:
Title: Rice Mansion
Topic: Buildings
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1880-1889
Description: This photograph shows the site of the Rice Manion on BankStreet, demolished by Mayor Koenig to build a 1960's-style split level on that site.
Title: Unknown building/location
Topic: Buildings
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1880-1889
Description: We have no reference to what this building is or where in town it is/was located.
Title: View of the Delaware from the Hilltop Park
Topic: Other
Format: Postcards
Time Period: 1880-1889
Description:
Title: View of the train station
Topic: Buildings
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1880-1889
Description: This is the station at the intersection of the tracks in Bordentown by the Delaware River.
Title: William H. Shipps
Topic: People
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1880-1889
Description: William H. Shipps was part of the Shipps family who owned and operated the Shipps Coal Company
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