1916 Circa, Wenonah School Class

Here's another class photo from Wenonah School, circa 1916 (courtesy WHS museum).

Top Row: Gladys Mason, Dorothy S. Shuman, Adele Langston, Evelyn Wright, ?, Miss Ellis, ?, ?, ?, Josephine Broes

Middle Row: ?, Josephine Fink, Ed Carlson, ?, Edward Grosscup, Harry Loper, Charles Garver, Jack Warren, Paul Sargent, ?, Muriel Akin, ?

Bottom Row: Frankie Broes, Henry Fredrick, Boysi Stevenson, ?, Charles Holloway, J. Davis Scott, Charles Fredrick, Paul Reinhard, William Wagner, Joseph Steuber, DeHart Fink

A little bit about one student, Adele Langston.

Original Tea House

The tea house was built for Robert Comey in 1911.

Julie Ream wrote:
We are trying to locate an original print of this photograph of the teahouse at Comey's Lake. The Wenonah Environmental Commission plans to make a permanent sign to place in the teahouse regarding its history and current usage/care. We have photocopies of this image but higher resolution would be better for reproduction. If anyone has an original print and would allow it to be scanned and used for this purpose, please contact me or anyone on the Environmental Commission. Thank You!

1938 Warner's Lake bridge

Donald G. Gehring shared this 1938 photo of the 130' wooden bridge across the north end of Warner's lake. Notice the small bridge across to the right. There were several of these around the lake where small springs flowed. You could walk around the lake w/o getting
mud on your shoes. Kids are Doug & Don Gehring.

Train Ticket Organizer

This ticket booth, which is thought to be from the Wenonah Train Station, was donated to the Wenonah Historical Society by David Sporer, Jr. Thanks, Dave!!!

The ticket booth --- along with many other items from the WHS Museum --- will be on display at the Wenonah Historical Society annual meet-and-greet on Friday, September 14th at 110 S Clinton Ave from 6-9 PM.

See a ticket good for one month that a Wenonah man once used at the link below

1920s Getting to Philadelphia Meant Taking the Ferry

Undated, unused color post card of the Ferry Boat Baltic, Camden, N.J.

Scott Barnes found details on the Baltic. The ferryboat Baltic was launched by the West Jersey Ferry Co. in 1881. Shortly thereafter, in 1883, the Pennsylvania Railroad took control of the company to block the Reading from doing the same. This is laid out in a 1921 book "Old Ferries of Camden, NJ" that has been scanned into text form and is in the list below this page.

Wenonah was built around the railroad station and an easy commute to Philadelphia.

1900 - 1901 Wenonah School Register

On August 30, 2017, Vicki Lou McCall wrote, "With the new school year about to start, let me share with you this recent find from a few years is signed & filed by the School District's clerk, Edward L. Farr (is there anything this man didn't do?- I.e. developed linoleum as we know it from his father's oil cloth company, started and ran Cooper Hospital, donated land to The Wenonah Presbyterian Church, President of The Camden Bank & Trust Bank, started an orphanage for destitute children, etc....).