The buildings match the east end of West Elm St where the pedestrian bridge was later built. The fence the photo was taken through was to keep school children off the tracks. The tower in the house on the left, the Wakefield house matches as do the porch pillars. Beyond the Wakefield house you can see the Burger house. The house on the right, once Mr. Bentley's house has undergone considerable renovation with the porch enclosed and a dormer added above it.
1992-12-13 The Philadelphia Inquirer
By Al Baker
WENONAH BOROUGH - Father Time has done his dirty work, but help is on the way for a corroded steel and wooden pedestrian bridge that has arched over the railroad tracks here since the ; turn of the century.
The photos below were shared by Ken Schwarz on the Facebook group Railroads of Old New Jersey
Here are some pictures of the trestle in or near Sewell NJ. While the pictures were taken after 1957 the trestle is certainly well before that time. It looks like it was built for double track. Does anyone have any info about it?
The caption reads:
NEW POSTAL ERA - Wenonah Postmaster James Elberson (left) stands by as Mayor Jack Sheppard holds the flag being raised by Joseph Carbrey, Wenonah postal clerk, to signal beginning of a new era in U S. postal service with takeover of the mails by a private corporation.
On May 18, 1971 a stamp for a letter when up from 6 cents to 8 cents and stayed at 8 cents until March 2, 1974 when the stamp was 10 cents.
January 27, 2019 stamps went to 55 cents.
The old seal below in use from 1792-1971.
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.
On March 24, 1954, Wenonah voters approved $105,000 in bonds for the expansion of the school at Clinton and Elm. The expansion, which connected the 1894 and 1923 buildings, opened in September 1955. Here's a photo of Wenonah School taken in November 1955.
This was the first register for school held in the "new" school opened in 1894.
You can click on the link below to read parts of the register.
On the cover of the Register is the Seal of the State of New Jersey. Ever wonder what it means? Wonder no more.
William H Flowers shared this photo on November 9, 2019
Found this photo under the floor boards at 401 East Cherry Street. Class picture of whomever lived in my bedroom in the carriage house.
Just for the record:
401 E. Cherry St.
Original Owner: Farr, Edward L.
Wenonah's first public school was built in 1877. The structure on N Marion Ave, which many of you will recognize in the lower photo, served many functions after the current school on N Clinton Ave was constructed in 1894. The upper view shows the school building on Marion in its original state.
Scott and Wendy Conway donated this photo-postcard of the crossing at Warner's Lake (aka Wenonah Lake). The postmark is unclear, but Scott estimates the postcard is circa 1910, based on what is legible and the 1-cent Ben Franklin stamp.
Thank you for the donation, Scott and Wendy!
The amounts reported above are for the gross receipts of the electric companies of the state of New Jersey and the total sum for the entire state. They appeared in the report with the title page below in 1903.
The existence of the company came to my attention when I saw this postcard offered on eBay. You can see front and back below.
The Wenonah Untied Methodist as it appeared in 1886. It is located at the corner of E. WIllow St. and S. Clinton Ave. This view is from E. Willow St.
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!
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.
A tower built in the lake offered a high platform for diving.