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Title: 13 East Church Street
Topic: Buildings
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1920-1929
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Title: 140 SecondStreet
Topic: Buildings
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1920-1929
Description:
Title: 21 East Church Street
Topic: Buildings
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1940-1949
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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: 601 Farnsworth Avenue
Topic: Buildings
Format: Postcards
Time Period: 1900-1909
Description: This is a postcard showing 601 Farnsworth Avenue on the right and what is now Huber's Funeral Home on the left at the intersection of Chestnut and Farnsworth. The card is postmarked 1907 and has handwriting at the bottom saying "wishing you many happy returns of the day -- Sam" sent to Mrs. Thomas Church, Fieldsborough, NJ.
Title: A view of Farnsworth Aveue
Topic: Buildings
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1870-1879
Description: A view of Farnsworth AVenue.
Title: Aerial View of Bordentown
Topic: Buildings
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1940-1949
Description:
Title: Aerial View of Church and Prince Streets
Topic: Buildings
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1940-1949
Description:
Title: Aerial View of Farnsworth Avenue and Railroad Avenue
Topic: Buildings
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1930-1939
Description:
Title: American House Hotel
Topic: Buildings
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1900-1909
Description: This building was located at Farnsworth Avenue and Railroad Avenue.
Title: Ann Street showing the Crescent Sportswear Company
Topic: Buildings
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1940-1949
Description: This building, currently under possible renovation for senior housing, also houses the overall factory at one time.
Title: Beldon House (2)
Topic: Buildings
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1960-1969
Description: Another view of The Beldon House, a dormitory that was part of the Bordentown Military Institute, located on Park Street.
Title: Beldon House, Bordentown Military Institute
Topic: Buildings
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1960-1969
Description: This was known asThe Beldon House and was a dormitory as part of the Bordentown Military Institute, located on Park Street. The building burned at one point and was totally razed.
Title: Bonaparte Park Mansion House
Topic: Buildings
Format: Photographs
Time Period: Prior to 1850
Description: Formerly known as "Point Breeze". Site of the residence of Joseph Bonaparte (ex-king of Spain) which was destroyed by fire in 1820. Two of the original marble mantle pieces are in this building which is occupied by the Divine Word Seminary.
Title: Bordentown Honor Roll
Topic: Buildings
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1950-1959
Description: A photograph of the Bordentown Honor Roll, honoring war veterans from the Korean War and the world wars. This location is different from the later one, being located in between the Trinity Methodist Church and the bank on Farnsworth Avenue. Now this is the entrance/drive way into the church and bank parking lots.
Title: Bordentown Library postcard
Topic: Buildings
Format: Postcards
Time Period: 1940-1949
Description: This is a postcard of the original Bordentown Library building, built in 1941, located on Union Street, Bordentown, NJ.
Title: Bordentown Military Institute
Topic: Buildings
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1890-1899
Description: This military school was located on Park Street on the site where now exists condominiums. The school later moved to Massachusetts. The original building burned.. (Courtesy of Rick Ellis)
Title: Building
Topic: Buildings
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1940-1949
Description: We have no reference information on this particular building, which no longer exists.
Title: Church Street
Topic: Buildings
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1940-1949
Description: On the far right-hand side is the side view of what was Tippy's Luncheonette (now the art gallery). Some of the buildings still exist and others do not.
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: 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: Davis House
Topic: Buildings
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1890-1899
Description: Located where Bottom Dollar grocery store has been built.
Title: Dr. L. E. MacDermid
Topic: Buildings
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1920-1929
Description: Home of Dr. L. E. MacDermid, prior to the addition of the doctor's office onto the right-hand side of the building, located at 506 Farnsworth Avenue. Dr. MacDermid was known to be one of the last doctors to make house calls. The home and office are now a private residence.
Title: Eagle Shirt Factory
Topic: Business
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1890-1899
Description: Possibly the site of the current Ocean Spray Factory.
Title: Farnsworth Avenue (pre-urban renewal)
Topic: Buildings
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1950-1959
Description: This photograph shows Farnsworth Avenue with buildings L to R: Wilmo's TV repair, Herman's Bar (now the Farnsworth House), Izzie Greenberg's paper store, the Ember's sandwich shop and the Sharon Theater
Title: Farnsworth Avenue looking South from Park Street
Topic: Buildings
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1910-1919
Description:
Title: Farnsworth Business Center
Topic: Buildings
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1910-1919
Description:
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: Francis Hopkinson House
Topic: Buildings
Format: Photographs
Time Period: Prior to 1850
Description: Francis Hopkinson lived in this home and was one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence
Title: Friends Meeting House
Topic: Buildings
Format: Photographs
Time Period: Prior to 1850
Description: This photograph is of the Friends Meeting House, located on Farnsworth Avenue, 1740. The white stucco was removed in 1976 by the president, William Wells, of the adjacent Bordentown Bank.
Title: Front view of Princess Zenaide's residence
Topic: Buildings
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1850-1859
Description: Zénaïde Laetitia Julie Bonaparte, Princess of Canino and Musignano (8 July 1801 – 8 August 1854) was the elder daughter of Joseph Bonaparte and Julie Clary, and the wife of Charles Lucien Bonaparte, who was also her cousin. She joined her father in his Bordentown, New Jersey exile for several years.
Title: Groveman Building
Topic: Buildings
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1920-1929
Description: A photo of the Groveman Buliding, locatd at 140 Farnsworth, Bordentown, NJ
Title: Hankins Alley
Topic: Buildings
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1950-1959
Description: Hankins Alley was located off of Church Street. This building is no longer there.
Title: Hilltop home
Topic: Buildings
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1880-1889
Description:
Title: Hoagland's Tavern
Topic: Buildings
Format: Photographs
Time Period: Prior to 1850
Description: This inn, located at the corner of Farnsworth Avenue and Park Street, was owned by Colonel Oakey Hoagland in the 1770's-1780's. It was converted in apartments at one point, then suffered a fire and was razed. The decorative ornamental railing was salvaged and reinstalled as fencing at the Hilltop Park at the end of Second Street.
Title: Hoagland's Tavern (2)
Topic: Buildings
Format: Photographs
Time Period: Prior to 1850
Description: Another view of Hoagland's Tavern, formerly located at the corner of Farnsworth AVenue and Park Street, owned by Colonel Oakey Hoagland, used as an inn during the revolution (1770's-1780's). The building was converted into apartments at one point and was then destroyed by fire. The ornamental railing was salvaged and used as fencing at the Hilltop Park at the end of Second Street.
Title: Hoagland's Tavern (3)
Topic: Buildings
Format: Photographs
Time Period: Prior to 1850
Description: Another view of Hoagland's Tavern, formerly located at the corner of Farnsworth AVenue and Park Street, owned by Colonel Oakey Hoagland, used as an inn during the revolution (1770's-1780's). The building was converted into apartments at one point and was then destroyed by fire. The ornamental railing was salvaged and used as fencing at the Hilltop Park at the end of Second Street.
Title: Hoagland's Tavern (4)
Topic: Buildings
Format: Photographs
Time Period: Prior to 1850
Description: Another view of Hoagland's Tavern, formerly located at the corner of Farnsworth AVenue and Park Street, owned by Colonel Oakey Hoagland, used as an inn during the revolution (1770's-1780's). The building was converted into apartments at one point and was then destroyed by fire. The ornamental railing was salvaged and used as fencing at the Hilltop Park at the end of Second Street.
Title: Home of Commodore Charles Stewart
Topic: Buildings
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1850-1859
Description: A photo of the home of Commodore Charles Stewart on the grounds of Johnstone Training and research (no longer standing). Given to Commodore Stewart by the state of NJ for valiant services in the War of 1812. His daughter, Delia, married Charles Parnell and their son, Charles Stewart Parnell, was leader of the Irish Independence movement.
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: Honor Roll
Topic: Buildings
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1950-1959
Description: The original honor roll, honoring veterans of the Korean War and World Wars. Located during this time at the corner of Farnsworth Avenue and Railroad Avenue. Currently the site of the new Honor Roll.
Title: House at Second Street and Church Street
Topic: Buildings
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1930-1939
Description: This house is no longer there.
Title: Interior of Burr's Store
Topic: Buildings
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1920-1929
Description: This is an interior photograph from Burr's General Store, formerly located at the corner of Crosswicks Street and Farnsworth Avenue. The owner, Samuel Burr, founded the store with his Civil War bonus called muster out pay.
Title: Isabella Court
Topic: Buildings
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1940-1949
Description: There was a grouping of homes here that were probably made from old stables. A row of townhomes now occupies this area.
Title: Joseph Bonaparte's gardener's home
Topic: Buildings
Format: Postcards
Time Period: Prior to 1850
Description: This is a vintage postcard depicting the home that Joseph Bonaparte built on his Pointe Breeze estate for his gardener. The building is still in existence.
Title: Masonic Temple
Topic: Buildings
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1860-1869
Description: The Masonic Temple, located on Farnsworth Avenue, was formerly used as a hospital during the Civil War and later as a post office.
Title: Miller Magowan Men's Clothing Store
Topic: Buildings
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1960-1969
Description: Located on Farnsworth Avenue for many years, Miller Magowan's Men's Clothing Store was known for their creation of the suit club. Currently the location of Under the Moon Restaurant.
Title: Murat Row
Topic: Buildings
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1850-1859
Description: A photo of Murat Row, home of Joseph Bonaparte's nephew, Prince Murat, located on Park Street, Bordentown, NJ.
Title: Old City Hall
Topic: Buildings
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1870-1879
Description: This was Old City Hall after move to Crosswicks Street.
Title: Railroad shops at Fieldsboro, 1880
Topic: Buildings
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1880-1889
Description:
Title: Remodeled Bonaparte Mansion
Topic: Buildings
Format: Photographs
Time Period: Prior to 1850
Description: Home of Joseph Bonaparte, located at Park Street.
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: Ruins of Princess Zenaide's Mansion
Topic: Buildings
Format: Photographs
Time Period: Prior to 1850
Description: \Zénaïde Laetitia Julie Bonaparte, Princess of Canino and Musignano (8 July 1801 – 8 August 1854) was the elder daughter of Joseph Bonaparte and Julie Clary, and the wife of Charles Lucien Bonaparte, who was also her cousin. She joined her father in his Bordentown, New Jersey exile for several years.
Title: Russ Soden's Auto Shop
Topic: Buildings
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1940-1949
Description: This was a garage owned first by Russ Soden. The last name of the business was Rocky's. The building was recently torn down and is an empty lot. This was located at the corner of Prince and Burlington Streets.
Title: Sal's Barber Shop
Topic: Buildings
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1950-1959
Description: Sal's was located on Church Street behind what is currently the Artful Deposit at Farnsworth and Church Streets. Possibly Kathy Marshall in photo.
Title: Scolaro's store
Topic: Buildings
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1940-1949
Description: Scolaro's was a small grocery store located on Farnsworth Avenue at what used to be Hill's Floor Covering (244 Farnsworth Avenue).
Title: Sholl Milk Deposit
Topic: Buildings
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1890-1899
Description: This photo is from around 1890.
Title: Snyder Harness Shop
Topic: Buildings
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1860-1869
Description: This photo from 1868 shows the W. R. Flynn coal/wood, flour and feed building, as well as Snyder's Harness Shop. This picture was made before moving to Old City Hall, 1889.
Title: State Store 5 & 10
Topic: Buildings
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1960-1969
Description: A photo of one of the two five and ten-cent stores, located on Farnsworth Avenue. To the right is the building currently housing Dr. Lisa Andrasz, eye doctor.
Title: The Record Collector
Topic: Buildings
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 2011-Present
Description:
Title: The Sharon Movie Theater
Topic: Buildings
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1950-1959
Description: This theater was located on Farnsworth Avenue and was formerly named the Fox Theater. It was later used for community players and then as a car showroom. It was torn down and apartments are now in that same place. On the left of the theater is a little sandwich shop known as The Embers, also razed.
Title: The Washington House
Topic: Buildings
Format: Postcards
Time Period: 1900-1909
Description: This shows the Washington House Inn (now Jester's) at the corner of Crosswicks Street and Farnsworth Avenue. Written on the picture are the words "From Lester---everything's alright".
Title: Thomas Farnsworth's cabin
Topic: Buildings
Format: Photographs
Time Period: Prior to 1850
Description: This is a photograph taken at the corner of Park and Prince Streets, the site of the founder Thomas Farnsworth's cabin.
Title: Thomas Farnsworth's cabin, with a view of the hill leading to the river
Topic: Buildings
Format: Photographs
Time Period: Prior to 1850
Description:
Title: Tippy's Luncheonette
Topic: Buildings
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1940-1949
Description: Tippy's was at the corner of Church Street and Farnsworth Avenue and has been many things over the years, including a florist and currently an art gallery.
Title: Unknown building
Topic: Buildings
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1890-1899
Description: No reference for this building or its location
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 Farnsworth Avenue
Topic: Buildings
Format: Postcards
Time Period: 1890-1899
Description: This is a vintage postcard of the olden days of Farnsworth Ave.. (Courtesy of Rick Ellis)
Title: View of Farnsworth Avenue (pre-urban renewal project)
Topic: Buildings
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1950-1959
Description: This is a photo showing at far left the old Bordentown Register Building and next to it was Wilmo's TV Service, owned by a man named Mr. Moore.
Title: View of Farnsworth Avenue, Bordentown, NJ
Topic: Buildings
Format: Postcards
Time Period: 1950-1959
Description: This is a postcard depicting a view looking down Farnsworth Avenue from the Delaware River end to Route l30. It is the intersection of Farnsworth Avenue and Crosswicks Street. Note the bank building which currently has become an ice cream store. (donated by Beverly Whittington)
Title: View of Prince Street
Topic: Buildings
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1920-1929
Description: A view looking down Prince Street towards Park Street. The sixth home down is no longer there and is currently a yard. Note the Episcopal Church at the far right.
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: Walnut Street Fire House
Topic: Buildings
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1850-1859
Description: The Walnut Street Fire House, presently the art gallery.
Title: Yankee Clipper Diner
Topic: Buildings
Format: Postcards
Time Period: 1940-1949
Description: This diner was located at the corner of Route 206 and Elizabeth Street.
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