Smithville Lower Village
The construction of new houses on Forest Avenue in the lower village took place in 1886. These new dwellings provided homes for the mechanics and their families. The monthly rent amounted to about $8. They had generous yard space for gardens and fruit trees and the yards featured white picket fences. The Smithville School stood in the lower village of Smithville. Constructed in 1899, the new school replaced the original school, housed in a building occupying the corner of the mansion property.
The Smithville Methodist Episcopal Church faced the Smith Company warehouse across the road. A clapboard structure, it measured 27 feet by 37 feet with a bell tower over the entrance. It cost $1,397.84 to build in 1877.
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Smithville School, built in the lower village near the pond in 1899.
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Smithville school class of 1925.
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Left: Back view of a duplex workers’ house on Forest Avenue, about 1925. The houses featured two and one-half story construction. They contained three bedrooms, a living room, dining room and a large kitchen.
Location. 39° 58.874′ N, 74° 44.962′ W. Marker is in Eastampton, New Jersey, in Burlington County. Marker is on Smithville Road. Touch for map. The marker is on the grounds of the Historic Smithville Park. 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. The Train Station & Smith’s Forest (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); An Industrial Village (approx. 0.4 miles away); Smithville Historic District (approx. 0.4 miles away); Historic Smithville Park (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Battle of Iron Works Hill (approx. 1.9 miles away); Battle of Ironworks Hill (approx. 2 miles away); Girard House (was approx. 2 miles away but has been reported missing. ); Fire Company (approx. 2.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Eastampton.
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