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Title: #2 School, Burlington Street, Bordentown, NJ
Topic: Schools
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1950-1959
Description: This is a photo of the #2 School, formerly located on Burlington Street and demolished in 1966. This was the home of the school for African-American children. After desegregation, the building was used to house musical instruments, then later moved to Gilder Field.
Title: 13 East Church Street
Topic: Buildings
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1920-1929
Description:
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
Description:
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: 519 Prince Street
Topic: People
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1900-1909
Description: This is 519 Prince Street, Bordentown City. The house is still there but has been remodeled so much it doesn't look anything like this original gingerbread Victorian style. In the front of the house is the owner/resident, William Morris Ellis, writer and member of the Little Trixie Vaudeville Company.  He toured with this company and also played piano for the silent movie theaters, while selling kerosene lamps on the side. The picture is early l900's. William Morris Ellis wrote several books and articles, one in particular entitled "Bordentown Up-To-Date l901" which listed all of the businesses in town with a description of each and a photo of each proprietor. William Morris Ellis was the father of Stanley "Reds" Ellis, who was born in this house in 1913.  Stanley (deceased 1999)  was the father of Ricky, Randy, April and Todd Ellis. (Courtesy of Rick Ellis)
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: Bike event
Topic: People
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1900-1909
Description: A gathering of Bordentown bikers but no reference to date or event .
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 1943 8th Grade Graduation
Topic: Schools
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1940-1949
Description: This is a partial scan of the entire 8th grade graduation class of 1943. The other half of the photo has also been scanned and has been entered into this website. The names of the entire class are listed in each of the scan's description windows for identification of students. Back Row L To R: Herman McDaniels, Bill Feaster, Jim Stucker, Phyllis Warrack, Elmer Munch, Edith Lippincott, Paul Fuller, Doris Austin, Howard Haines Third Row: L to R: Daniel Moser, Emma Sweeney, Elmer Shinn, Marcia Holzabaur, Raymond Allen, Betty Dennis, Ken Purks, Jean Inman, Bob Wolverton, Betty Joy, Donald Cheeseman Second Row L to R: Joe Lynch, Shirley Hall, Jack McNinny, Lois Revolownisky, Bill Keating, Jean Keller, Bob Schorbel, Gerrie Soden, Charles Detter Front Row L to R: Bob Appleton, Paula Lippincott, Charles Giberson, Esther Prior, Morris Bartolomei, Mary Prokopetz, Bob Campbell, Theresa Prokopetz, Ralph Firth, Margaret Mark, Bob Bodine, Janet Bowker, Norman McDaniels, Fay Colby, Bill Colby, Helen Balint, Bill Allen, June Hamilton, Paul Potts, Violet Eichinger, George Hanuschick, Betty Chance, John Lamson, Charlotte Bleistein, Steve Wood, Esther Swaim, Merill Inman, June Johnson. Missing from photo: Nancy Bensel, Jennie Blascyn
Title: Bordentown 8th Grade Graduating Class of 1943
Topic: Schools
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1940-1949
Description: This is a partial scan of the entire 8th grade graduation class of 1943. The other half of the photo has also been scanned and has been entered into this website. The names of the entire class are listed in each of the scan's description windows for identification of students. Back Row L To R: Herman McDaniels, Bill Feaster, Jim Stucker, Phyllis Warrack, Elmer Munch, Edith Lippincott, Paul Fuller, Doris Austin, Howard Haines Third Row: L to R: Daniel Moser, Emma Sweeney, Elmer Shinn, Marcia Holzabaur, Raymond Allen, Betty Dennis, Ken Purks, Jean Inman, Bob Wolverton, Betty Joy, Donald Cheeseman Second Row L to R: Joe Lynch, Shirley Hall, Jack McNinny, Lois Revolownisky, Bill Keating, Jean Keller, Bob Schorbel, Gerrie Soden, Charles Detter Front Row L to R: Bob Appleton, Paula Lippincott, Charles Giberson, Esther Prior, Morris Bartolomei, Mary Prokopetz, Bob Campbell, Theresa Prokopetz, Ralph Firth, Margaret Mark, Bob Bodine, Janet Bowker, Norman McDaniels, Fay Colby, Bill Colby, Helen Balint, Bill Allen, June Hamilton, Paul Potts, Violet Eichinger, George Hanuschick, Betty Chance, John Lamson, Charlotte Bleistein, Steve Wood, Esther Swaim, Merill Inman, June Johnson. Missing from photo: Nancy Bensel, Jennie Blascyn
Title: Bordentown Baseball Club 1948
Topic: People
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1940-1949
Description: The team defeated Hamilton in the playoff series to annex championship honors for 1948. Top: left to right: Mgr. W. West, Jimmy Lynch, Bob Mortimer, Joe Orban, Ray Anderson, Charles Orban, Ferd Loretangeli, Charles Campbell, & George Crammer. Bottom row: Bill Binder, John Lynch, Joe Giambelluc, John Connolly, Bill Pigott and Ken Dennis. Joseph West, the batboy, is kneeling in front. Absent from the photo were Hank Eisenhart Eddie Majoros Fred Billingham, Frank Loretangeli, Fritz Burkley and Burtis Hill.
Title: Bordentown Community Players
Topic: People
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1950-1959
Description: This was a local group of citizens who put on plays in town. Names as listed on the photo: (L to R, back row): A. Stevenson; N. Mercantini; E. Mercantini; B. Woolston; D. Bowers; J. Walters; Fena Walters; (L to R, front row): L. Ratigan; L. CArson; D. Stevenson; O. Good
Title: Bordentown Community Players 2
Topic: People
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1950-1959
Description: This was another group of Bordentown Community Players. Some are identified as follows: Middle row far R: Bea Bush; bottom row far left, Mr. and Mrs. Van Arsdale; front row, botom right, Joe Mercantini
Title: Bordentown High School student skit
Topic: People
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1910-1919
Description: These are students in 1913 Bordentown High School, in a skit of some kind, prior to the construction of Wm. MacFarland High School building.
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 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: Bordentown Military School Commencement Ceremony
Topic: Events
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1960-1969
Description: This is a photo of the commencement ceremony of BMI from th 1960's, located at 3rd Street. BMI went into bankruptcy in 1973.
Title: Bordentown plaque
Topic: Government
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1880-1889
Description:
Title: Bordentown Public Schools Faculty 1920
Topic: Schools
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1920-1929
Description: Photo of the faculty in the year 1920. Note Dr. Seivers daughter, Nelchen, back row, third in from the right. Also note Robert Oberholser.
Title: Bordentown Train Station
Topic: Transportation
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1910-1919
Description: This is the Bordentown Train Station, which is no longer in existence in its original spot. It was located along the edge of the Delaware River. It was torn down probably in the l960's. A newer train station now exists known as The Riverline which connects Camden and Trenton. (Courtesy of Rick Ellis)
Title: Box 4 of the lock system on the canal
Topic: Transportation
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1890-1899
Description: This photograph depicts on the locks on the canal of the Delaware River's canal system.
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: Christ Episcopal Church
Topic: Churches
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1880-1889
Description: Located on Prince Street
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: 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: David Shipps and son, Frank Shipps
Topic: People
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1900-1909
Description: This is a photograph taken in the dining room looking into the sitting room inside 601 Farnsworth Avenue, c. 1906, currently the home of the Pesce family. The man with the beard is David Shipps and his son Frank is in the background. The Shipps family operated the Shipps Coal Company which was located at the foot of Walnut Street.
Title: Davis House
Topic: Buildings
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1890-1899
Description: Located where Bottom Dollar grocery store has been built.
Title: Delaware & Raritan Canal
Topic: Other
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1950-1959
Description: A photo of the beginning of the Delaware & Raritan Canal in Bordentown, NJ
Title: Demolition of original school
Topic: Schools
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1950-1959
Description: This photo shows the construction of the current day Clara Barton Elementary School located on Crosswicks Street and the demolition of the #1 School seen in the front.
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: Ed Sholl and the Nelly Bly
Topic: People
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1960-1969
Description: This is Ed Sholl, who lived at 347 Willow Street. He had a heating and plumbing business but also had Lionel train set-ups in his basement and sold model trains and accessories. This photo shows him with the model of the Nelly Bly that he himself built.
Title: Engine #18
Topic: Transportation
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1860-1869
Description: A photo of engine #18, built locally in 1865
Title: Entry to the Delaware and Raritan Canal
Topic: Transportation
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1870-1879
Description:
Title: Escape tunnel from the Bonaparte Estate
Topic: Other
Format: Photographs
Time Period: Prior to 1850
Description: This escape tunnel was built from the Bonaparte home at Point Breeze to the river in case Joseph Bonaparte needed to escape from an attack.
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 in winter
Topic: Buildings
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1850-1859
Description: Judging from the view, this photo was probably taken from upstairs in the corner bank, now The Vault Pizza restaurant. Submitted by Art Dubell
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: Female college
Topic: Schools
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1850-1859
Description: This school for young women was located at Farnsworth Avenue and McKnight's Avenue.
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: Float in 1957 parade
Topic: People
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1950-1959
Description: A view of one of the floats from the 1957 anniversary parade
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: Gazebo at the Hilltop
Topic: Buildings
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1880-1889
Description: Submitted by Art Dubell
Title: George Oros
Topic: People
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1950-1959
Description: George Oros owned a grocery store on Farnsworth Avenue at one time across from what is currently the Wellness Center. He impersonated Abraham Lincoln in this parade photo from the celebration of 1982, the 300th anniversay.
Title: Green Acres North Park dedication ceremony
Topic: Events
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1960-1969
Description: This was the dedication ceremony for Northern Park.
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: H. A. Sholl Milk Wagon
Topic: People
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1880-1889
Description: Sholl's Dairy milk and ice cream wagon.
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: Hankins Alley (another view)
Topic: Events
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1960-1969
Description: This is another view of Hankins Alley, off of Church Street. The building is no longer there.
Title: Harford tugboat
Topic: Transportation
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1920-1929
Description: Photo showing the tugboat Harford at the foot of Farnsworth AVenue in the Delaware River
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: John Bull Monument
Topic: People
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1940-1949
Description: This monument was located opposite the Elks' building on Park Street and was moved to Farnsworth Avenue at the city parking lot. Ed Sholl was the "mover and shaker" who was behind rescuing this monument from a weed-strewn lot.
Title: Lakehurst Airport & dirigibles
Topic: Events
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1930-1939
Description: Unsure, but possibly some Bordentown residents arriving in Lakehurst to view The Hindenburg dirigible
Title: Laurel Notch Golf Course
Topic: Business
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1950-1959
Description: This is a view of the Laurel Notch Golf Course, located at Route 206 and Georgetown Road, Bordentown, Nj, 1950-60.
Title: Machine shop at Hill Top
Topic: Business
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1900-1909
Description: A photo of J. Rice Machine Shop located at the Hill Top in Bordentown.
Title: Manual Training Industrial School 'Old Ironsides"
Topic: Education
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1930-1939
Description: This photograph was taken on June 4, 1936, showing the faculty of the Manual Training Industrial School.
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: Mayor Lewis M. Parker
Topic: People
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1940-1949
Description: Lewis M. Parker was the mayor of Bordentown and the first president of the Burlington County College.
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: 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: Mr. and Mrs. Daniel Shipps
Topic: People
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1900-1909
Description: This is a photograph of David Shipps (1825-1907), the father of the Shipps family, and his wife, Catherine Swain Shipps. The family owned and operated the Shipps Coal Company in Bordentown, NJ.
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: Original Clara Barton School (Bordentown Public School #1)
Topic: Schools
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1890-1899
Description: Located on Crosswicks Street
Title: Parade on Crosswicks street
Topic: Events
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1900-1909
Description: Submitted by Art Dubell
Title: Path from the forest leading from the Delaware River
Topic: Other
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1850-1859
Description:
Title: Path leading from the Bonaparte Mansion to the home of Princess Zenaide
Topic: Other
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. Back Row L To R: Herman McDaniels, Bill Feaster, Jim Stucker, Phyllis Warrack, Elmer Munch, Edith Lippincott, Paul Fuller, Doris Austin, Howard Haines Third Row: L to R: Daniel Moser, Emma Sweeney, Elmer Shinn, Marcia Holzabaur, Raymond Allen, Betty Dennis, Ken Purks, Jean Inman, Bob Wolverton, Betty Joy, Donald Cheeseman Second Row L to R: Joe Lynch, Shirley Hall, Jack McNinny, Lois Revolownisky, Bill Keating, Jean Keller, Bob Schorbel, Gerrie Soden, Charles Detter Front Row L to R: Bob Appleton, Paula Lippincott, Charles Giberson, Esther Prior, Morris Bartolomei, Mary Prokopetz, Bob Campbell, Theresa Prokopetz, Ralph Firth, Margaret Mark, Bob Bodine, Janet Bowker, Norman McDaniels, Fay Colby, Bill Colby, Helen Balint, Bill Allen, June Hamilton, Paul Potts, Violet Eichinger, George Hanuschick, Betty Chance, John Lamson, Charlotte Bleistein, Steve Wood, Esther Swaim, Merill Inman, June Johnson. Missing from photo: Nancy Bensel, Jennie Blascyn
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: Plaque of Clara Barton
Topic: People
Format: Photographs
Time Period: Prior to 1850
Description: Clara Barton was the founder of the Red Cross. Her school house stands at the intersection of Burlington Street and Crosswicks Street. (Courtesy of Rick Ellis)
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: Private Lake in Bonaparte Park
Topic: Other
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1850-1859
Description: The Bonaparte estate was located on Park 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: School children
Topic: People
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1910-1919
Description: There was no identification of the teacher or year on this photograph. Based on the clothing, probably between 1910-1920.
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: St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church
Topic: Churches
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1890-1899
Description: This is a view of St. Mary's Roman Catholic church on Crosswicks Street, Bordentown, NJ, prior to being paved, showing a cow in the middle of the street.
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: Sunday at the Locks
Topic: Transportation
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1890-1899
Description: This was taken of the locks in the canal in Bordentown, 1889.
Title: The Record Collector
Topic: Buildings
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 2011-Present
Description:
Title: The river beach on the Delaware
Topic: Other
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1910-1919
Description: Some people on the beach of the Delaware River, Duck Island, 1914.
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 Shipps family
Topic: People
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1900-1909
Description: A photograph c.1092 taken at the front porch of the Shipps family home at 601 Farnsworth Avenue, Bordentown, NJ. From left to right: Ernest Ford, brother-in-law to Stephen S. Shipps, center, and Frank P.Shipps, on right, the resident of 601 Farnsworth Avenue (currently the home of the Pesce family). The Shipps family owned and operated Shipps Coal Company.
Title: Third & Bank Streets at the Hilltop Park
Topic: Other
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1890-1899
Description: A view of the river, the train tracks, and the staircase leading from the Hilltop Park down to the river bank.
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: Thompson St. KIds
Topic: People
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1930-1939
Description: This is a picture from the l930's of kids who lived on either Thompson St. or Second street in Bordentown. The only ones I can identify are Nan Laureti, the girl on the end left, tall wearing glasses. Second in from the left in the front row is Ronald Ellis, son of Stanley "Reds" Ellis. I do not know the identify of any of the other children but perhaps someone who views this will be able to help. (Courtesy of Rick Ellis)
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: Train in the snow
Topic: Transportation
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1920-1929
Description: This photo shows a train during a heavy snow. To the left at the top of the hill is a row of homes that was known as Coconut Hill, where now stands the parking lot of the Episcopal Church.
Title: Union Steam Forge
Topic: Business
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1890-1899
Description: This factory was located in Fieldsboro, White Hill Station
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 (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 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 Hill Top Park
Topic: Other
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1850-1859
Description: This park is located at the hilltop overlooking the Delaware River. The park connects Farnsworth Avenue with Prince Street.
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: 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
Title: William McFarland High School
Topic: Schools
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1940-1949
Description: Staff and Students. From left: Virginia Vancza, Emily Beckworth, James L. Ives (teacher), possibly Bob Deacon (Courtesy of Rick Ellis)
Title: William McFarland High School Fire (1)
Topic: Schools
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1940-1949
Description: This is from 1942 when the William MacFarland High School on Crosswicks Street (which is now a lower-grade. school) burned in Bordentown. The local churches were used to hold classes while renovations were going on. (Courtesy of Rick Ellis)
Title: William McFarland High School Fire (2)
Topic: Schools
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1940-1949
Description: This is from 1942 when the William MacFarland High School on Crosswicks Street (which is now a lower-grade. school) burned in Bordentown. The local churches were used to hold classes while renovations were going on. (Courtesy of Rick Ellis)
Title: William McFarland High School Fire (3)
Topic: Schools
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1940-1949
Description: This is from 1942 when the William MacFarland High School on Crosswicks Street (which is now a lower-grade. school) burned in Bordentown. The local churches were used to hold classes while renovations were going on. (Courtesy of Rick Ellis)
Title: William McFarland High School Fire (4)
Topic: Schools
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1940-1949
Description: This is from 1942 when the William MacFarland High School on Crosswicks Street (which is now a lower-grade. school) burned in Bordentown. The local churches were used to hold classes while renovations were going on. (Courtesy of Rick Ellis)
Title: William McFarland High School Fire (5)
Topic: Schools
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1940-1949
Description: This is from 1942 when the William MacFarland High School on Crosswicks Street (which is now a lower-grade. school) burned in Bordentown. The local churches were used to hold classes while renovations were going on. (Courtesy of Rick Ellis)
Title: William McFarland High School Fire (6)
Topic: Schools
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1940-1949
Description: This is from 1942 when the William MacFarland High School on Crosswicks Street (which is now a lower-grade. school) burned in Bordentown. The local churches were used to hold classes while renovations were going on. (Courtesy of Rick Ellis)
Title: Worsted Mill
Topic: Buildings
Format: Photographs
Time Period: 1900-1909
Description: This is the original worsted mill plant. Submitted by Art Dubell
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