Freehold Volume II

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Freehold, in the nineteenth century, enjoyed a period of tremendous growth and prosperity. The stately Victorian homes and commercial buildings that still line Main, Broad, and Brinkerhoff Streets in the center of town attest to that. A study of those architectural gems is offered here, as well as a section of studio portraits that show us the faces of the people who lived and worked in the area's beautiful buildings. In the early twentieth century, Freehold was still a thriving Main Street town, with room for both large industries like the Karagheusian Rug Mill and small family businesses. Known as a center for institutions of learning, Freehold boasted schools that drew students from around the country. One of those, the Freehold Young Ladies Seminary, is represented in this book by a charming group of candid photographs of students from the 1880s. On the opposite end of the social spectrum is a collection of snapshots from "Camp Brakeley," which shows the summer field hands from inner city neighborhoods who were brought by Brakeley's Canneryto work in Freehold.
ISBN: 9780738590097
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: New Jersey
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Dr. Lee Ellen Griffith is the Executive Director of the Monmouth County Historical Association, which is headquartered in Freehold. A resident of Freehold Township, she also serves on the New Jersey Historic Trust and the Freehold Township Historic Preservation Commission.
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