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Wednesday, February 11, 2015


Most folks think the center of the Chambersburg section of Trenton is the Emery-Bayard-Butler-Whittaker area. Not so. The original Chambersburg as laid out by Robert Chambers was that area of South Broad Street from the Cass Street intersection along South Broad Street to Liberty. The Chambersburg hospital as in the graphics, was really in the center of "the Burg.


JoeB said...

This article is very interesting, I remember my Mother telling me about a Hospital in that area. She did not remember much about it, low and behold if you wait long enough some will talk about it. Got the information, now I believe it is a dental office.

SJBill said...

This building served as a Mercer County Medical Arts facility through my period in the Burg.

When TB was a problem we were sent here for chest X-rays if you failed your tuberculin skin test (back in 1959 when at Junior Four).

When I enlisted in the Naval Reserve (down by the Marine Terminal) we were sent here for testing, which included chest x-rays and immunization.

Anonymous said...

As a Senior Urban Planner for the City of Trenton; I conducted a study of various neighborhood "commercial" (shopping) areas. The South Broad St. area was and I am sure still is, as "From Dye St. to Liberty St. This was by far the most viable, and vital neighborhood shopping area within Mercer County at the time.
"Irving" renewal had by then descimated "Uptown" Trenton. You could find anything in this area for use from "Cradle to Grave". Children's and baby shops, food, banking, Lawyers, Dept. stores,furriers, dentists, hospitals, and Funeral Homes.
The mention of hospital, and I knew the subject of this post well, having lived just two blocks away on So. Broad near Pat's Diner, but there was another hospital on So. Broad, near the corner of Chestnut. It was the "ENT", ears, nose and throat hospital. Run by a doctor who had like Dr. Farmer in
Allentown, a limited number of beds for his patients. Unlike the tyypical red brick townhouses of the era, this place was of modern design with a light colored brick facade and glass block windows.

Hope this spurs the memories of some of your readers.
Best wishes
Mike Kuzma