An Industrial Village
He removed most houses on the south side, however perhaps due to their deteriorated condition. He did not replace these homes, which allowed the Park Avenue homes to feature considerable larger back lots. As a result of these changes, Smithville contained fewer workforce accommodations than Shreveville once possessed.
By 1883 Smith’s model industrial village encompassed nearly 500 acres and the residents numbered about 300. The number of persons per house averaged just five. The company rented homes primarily to married men with families. Eight families in the village provided room and board for about 22 men. The company employed few women and no children under the age of 16.
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View of the mansion and village looking west from
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Left: Children sitting in front of a worker’s home on Maple Avenue, date unknown. Right: The brick homes on Maple Avenue in 1900. These houses were built prior to 1865, for the Shreveville workers.
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Left: A row of worker’s brick homes looking down Maple Avenue towards the Smith mansion. Right: Two women sitting outside one of the brick homes.
Location. 39° 59.212′ N, 74° 44.981′ W. Marker is in Eastampton, New Jersey, in Burlington County. Marker is on Maple Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mount Holly NJ 08060, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Smithville Historic District (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Historic Smithville Park (about 400 feet away); Smithville Lower Village (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Train Station & Smith’s Forest (approx. half a mile away); Girard House (was approx. 1.8 miles away but has been reported missing. ); The Battle of Iron Works Hill (approx. 1.8 miles away); Battle of Ironworks Hill (approx. 1.9 miles away); Fire Company (approx. 1.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Eastampton.
Categories. • Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on February 3, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 171 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on February 3, 2016, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.