Wednesday, February 25, 2009
1908: 101 YEARS AGO: WE HAVE LIGHTS AND POLICE!
As the city of Trenton grew ever eastward, the borough of Wilbur was annexed and an unsuccessful effort to annex Bromley brought a number of citizens to the Bromley area of Hamilton. Bromley Manor and Bromley Place were established and we had our own little community. With the growth in population, law and order was demanded, and street lighting was provided. Note that Ben Kuser was one of the movers and shakers in the early development of the borough. Kuser was a major player in the breaking up of Henry N. Smith's Fashion Stud Farm, located in the area of the N.J. State Fairgrounds. Kuser's real estate developments included the area around the Enterprise Fire Company. Victor, Rosalie, and Adella Kuser had streets named after them. Ben Kuser was also responsible for the Pennsylvania Railroad Yards which were located behind the De Laval plant in an area off Whitehead Road.