Freehold, New Jersey Volume II (Images of America Series)

Freehold, New Jersey Volume II (Images of America Series)

by Lee Ellen Griffith Lee Ellen, Lee Ellen


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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 Cannery to work in Freehold.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780738590097
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
Publication date: 11/01/1996
Series: Images of America Series
Pages: 128
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.40(d)

About the Author

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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