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Prior to 1850

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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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: 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: Remodeled Bonaparte Mansion
Topic: Buildings
Format: Photographs
Time Period: Prior to 1850
Description: Home of Joseph Bonaparte, located at Park Street.
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: Sisters Zenaide and Charlotte Bonaparte
Topic: People
Format: Other
Time Period: Prior to 1850
Description: These two women were the daughters of Joseph Bonaparte, Zenaide being the oldest and in the front of the painting.
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
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