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Wednesday, December 31, 2014


 Here we have a splendid example of how a neighborhood changes over 60-plus years. You are at the intersection of Nottingham Way, Hamilton Avenue and North Hamilton Avenue and heading toward Mercerville's "five points." Ironically two of the cars in the photo, the 1940 Nash on the far left, and the Hudson in the foreground were the two auto marques that I lusted for back in 1952 when I was a young driver. However, the budget only allowed for the $25 1937 Ford "Business Coupe" that I bought from a guy in Morrisville.


SJBill said...

As a small kid, what I remember most about Hamilton Ave and Route 33 was "thump-thump, thump-thump" from the kiddie seat (with the steering wheel) mounted up front between Mom and Dad in our 46 Plymouth (a few years before we became an Oldsmobile family.

About 20 years ago my wife and I drove through the area and bought a decent cheese steak at Pete's. Darn near got lost almost every step of the way.

Tom, hoping you have a Happy New Year!

Sandra Brock said...

The first picture shows a building which used to be a deli or convenience store, with an apartment or two on the second floor. My grandmother lived in an upstairs apartment there for awhile in the late '60s or early '70s.