1891 and 1923 THOSE GREAT OLD GREENWOOD AVENUE MANSIONS
Did you know that Greenwood Avenue between South Clinton Avenue and the Monmouth Street area was once the preferred residential area for Trenton's more affluent citizens? The photo shows a dirt road before the road was macadamized. The article above gives an historic perspective on the glory years of Victorian Trenton. Sadly, a number of those historic and very beautiful mansions have fallen into disrepair and are boarded up.
RALPH LUCARELLA said...
HI TOM....GREENWOOD AVENUE AND THAT AREA BETWEEN CHAMBERS AND SO. OLDEN ALWAYS APPEARED TO ME AS ONE OF THE MOST ATTRACTIVE RESIDENTIAL SECTIONS OF THE CITY. CARRYING MAIL GAVE ME THE OPPORTUNITY TO COVER MOST OF THE CITY AND OUTSIDE OF THE WESTERN SECTION, IT WAS THE MOST AFFORDABLE. BEST REGARDS.
If we are looking away from S. Clinton towards Chestnut, I think that third house on the right served as the office and home for Dr. Paul Klempner, M.D. He was a dear friend of the family and like many area physicians, served the community for many decades. In 1991 he and his wife were murdered by a home invading crack addict looking for cash for his next fix. Apparently the criminal still lives, and has recently appealed his double life conviction. A few of the other homes on Greenwood served as Rider College frat and sorority houses until they all left Trenton and moved to Lawrence in the early 60s.