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Newton presents a portrait of the county seat of Sussex County, New Jersey during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. With over 185 photographs, postcards, and other graphic images, we see Newton blossom from a small country village into a bustling commercial and industrial town. Among the never-before-published images in this book are the architect's original rendering for the Civil War monument in the county park, the interior of the working-man's bar at the Cochran House hotel, and Damian Broda at the wheel of an early Ford in his garage—the county's first automotive repair facility. View the interior of the Merriam shoe factory, as well as many of the town's commercial and residential streets. The vast majority of the images are drawn from author Wayne T. McCabe's monumental collection of postcards and photographs of Sussex County, collected over a period of nearly 20 years. Most of the photographs were made between 1860 and 1920 and reflect a time of growth and change in Newton's history. Additional images have been provided by Jan Gminder of the Nostalgia Shop in Newton, the Historical Society of Stillwater Township, and the archives of the New Jersey Herald.
ISBN: 9780738546209
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: New Jersey
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Kate Gordon and Wayne T. McCabe are active in the preservation of local history and share a life-long interest in the wonders of the past. Ms. Gordon currently serves as executive director of the Liberty Hall Foundation in Union, New Jersey, and Mr. McCabe is a National Park Service-qualified architectural historian with 26 years of experience in historic preservation. Their collaborative efforts have made Newton a valuable addition to the Images of America series and a treasure for generations to come.
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