Real Estate

Authors Offer Glimpse into Life in Somerville a Century Ago

6cafda07509a9246f18e_sompixbookcover.jpg
6cafda07509a9246f18e_sompixbookcover.jpg

SOMERVILLE, NJ - Authors Linda J. Barth and Robert H. Barth will share historic Somerville photos and stories from their recently published book "Somerville Through Time" on Sunday, May 1 at St. John’s Episcopal Church, Parish Hall, 158 West High St. at 2:30 p.m.

Admission is $5. The program is presented by the Wallace House and Old Dutch Parsonage Association.

Published in 2015, the historic photos of "Somerville Through Time" provide a glimpse into the life of the village and the people of a century ago and, through comparison with modern views, show the growth of the borough.

Sign Up for E-News

George Washington lived in Somerville’s Wallace House for six months during the Middlebrook Cantonment of the American Revolution. At the turn of the last century, Somerville, the county seat, was a very contemporary town. Main Street was an avenue of commerce, lined with stores, services, and entertainment.

In 1900 the town boasted three newspapers, a major shopping district, and lots of entertainment. People traveled from neighboring towns on the trolleys, and train service linked Somerville to New York, Trenton, Philadelphia, and more distant points.

The municipality was part of Bridgewater Township until 1909, when Somerville became an independent borough. The town celebrated its Centennial in 2009.

The Wallace House and Old Dutch Parsonage Association is a non-profit organization which supports the Wallace House and Old Dutch Parsonage National and State Historic Sites located in Somerville, New Jersey. Visit www.wallacehouseassociation.com for more information.

 

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Somerville

AtlantiCast

AtlantiCast: Episode 15

On this week’s AtlantiCast, learn some important tips for controlling and avoiding diabetes from an Atlantic Health System expert, see how Atlantic Health is advancing cutting-edge research, hear what’s being done to keep health care environmentally friendly and much more!

 

An Open Letter from Somerville Education Association Members

May 23, 2018

To the Editor,

We are writing on behalf of the more than 280 Somerville Education Association (SEA) members working in our schools.  We are proud of the work that we do, and we are the reason that our schools celebrate notable achievements and our students’ goals and dreams are often fulfilled.

We would like to call attention to a pervasive problem that affects public school ...

Hillsborough Teen Prevails in Chess Match Against Somerset Freeholder Levine

May 16, 2018

ROCKY HILL, NJ – Somerset County Freeholder Brian Levine had his hands full as he matched wits with 10 young chess players in a simultaneous tournament at the Mary Jacobs Memorial Library.May 14.

Levine’s opponents, ages 6-18, proved to be a tough match, with 7-year-old Grace Liang stumping Levine several times before he prevailed.

Some matches took as long as three ...

Flemington Subaru "Shares the Love" with Hunterdon Healthcare Foundation

May 23, 2018

 

 

FLEMINGTON, NJ – Flemington Subaru, proud member of the Flemington Car and Truck Country Family of Brands, announced the results of its 2017/2018 Subaru Share the Love Campaign which raised money for national charities as well as a designated “hometown charity.”

Tim Morley, general manager of Flemington Subaru; Charlie Smith, general manager of the ...

SURVIVING A STROKE: Quick Medical Response Gives Mom Her Life Back

Carotid artery dissection. It’s one of the most common causes of stroke in younger adults.

And while you might not associate the word “stroke” with younger patients, the condition – if not treated immediately – could lead to paralysis and even death.

Lindsey Singh can attest to the importance of immediacy. The 31-year-old mother of two from Flanders experienced ...