Tuesday, September 27, 2011
1905: B.C. KUSER ESTABLISHES HOMES IN BROMLEY
Historical research requires a certain amount of logic and speculation. Logic tells me that Ben Kuser, who acted as a real estate agent back in the first decade of the 20th century as an important player in the Pennsylvania Railroad's establishment of a work shop off of Whitehead Road in Bromley. When the PRR intentions to build a huge repair shop were announced in Trenton, they were followed up by a statement from a railroad executive that housing for the 500 plus employees who would be working at the new site would be a necessity. Ben Kuser got right to work and set up a small village off of the East State Street-Whitehead Road area; a portion of the old Henry N. Smith Fashion Stud Farm. The streets in the little village were named after Kuser family members Victor, Adela, and Rosalia.