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This site was setup to accompany an exhibition in Rutgers' Alexander Library, May 3 - August 31, 2002, curated by: Dr. Briavel Holcomb, Bloustein School of Planning and Public Policy, Rutgers University and Michael Siegel, Cartographer, Department of Geography, Rutgers University. Since then, new old material has been added.

Dr. Holcomb's text describing the exhibition

Dr. Holcomb's text for her New Brunswick walking tour

Dr. Holcomb's video about urban change in New Brunswick

Dr. Peter Wacker's Virtual Field Trip of New Brunswick

Most of the historical maps and photos are from Rutgers' Special Collections and Archives

The exhibition focused on New Brunswick's Central Business District. The display cases were organized in a generalized geographic order to show changes through time, though many of the images overlap between areas (especially the air photos and maps).

 

LOWER ALBANY STREET

NOT SO OLD

ALBANY ST NEAR HYATT HOTEL 2002

CORNER OF CHURCH AND NEILSON 2002

GREAT RARITAN FLOOD PROJECT 1999

FLOODING FROM THE HOME NEWS 1999

OLDER

ALBANY ST NEAR HYATT HOTEL

J&J HEADQUARTERS BEING CONSTRUCTED

HYATT HOTEL and J&J HEADQUARTERS RECENTLY CONSTRUCTED

TROMPE L' OEIL ON POWER STATION

ALBANY RKO THEATER

POTTERY INTERNATIONAL ON CHURCH STREET

OLDEST

WATERFRONT

ALBANY ST BRIDGE DAY

ALBANY ST BRIDGE NIGHT

ALBANY RKO THEATRE

CORNER OF CHURCH AND NEILSON

FLOODING ON BURNET ST 1882

FLOODING ON BURNET ST 1902

FLOODING ON ALBANY ST 1920

UPPER ALBANY STREET

NOT SO OLD

GEORGE & ALBANY NORTHWEST CORNER 2002

CORNER GEORGE & ALBANY LOOKING NORTH (J&J HEADQUARTERS) 2002

CORNER GEORGE & ALBANY LOOKING SOUTH 2002

GEORGE ST LOOKING SOUTHEAST 2002

RAILROAD STATION 2002

OLDER

CORNER GEORGE & ALBANY LOOKING NORTHWEST

CORNER GEORGE & ALBANY LOOKING SOUTH

ALBANY & SPRING ACROSS FROM TRAIN STATION

RAILROAD STATION AREA

OLDEST

CORNER GEORGE & ALBANY LOOKING NORTHWEST

CORNER GEORGE & ALBANY LOOKING NORTHWEST

CORNER GEORGE & ALBANY LOOKING NORTH

CORNER GEORGE & ALBANY LOOKING SOUTH

RAILROAD STATION 1

RAILROAD STATION 2

NEILSON STREET T0 ROUTE 18

NOT SO OLD

ARTIST RENDERING OF FUTURE NEILSON ST. DEVELOPMENT

NEILSON ST LOOKING NORTH

HIRAM ST LOOKING WEST

CORNER RICHMOND & DENIS LOOKING NORTH

MEMORIAL HOMES

OLDER

ANTHONY MASSO PHOTOS

SKYLINE FROM BOATHOUSE

OLDEST

HIRAM ST LOOKING WEST 1

HIRAM ST LOOKING WEST 2

 

MONUMENT SQUARE

NOT SO OLD

LIBERTY PLAZA

MONUMENT PARK HOTEL January 2002

MONUMENT PARK HOTEL March 2002

STATE THEATER 2002

OLDER

WOODROW WILSON HOTEL

WOODROW WILSON HOTEL INVITATION

ROGER SMITH HOTEL

STATE THEATER

GEORGE AND BAYARD STREETS ca. 1937

OTHER AIR PHOTOS

ADOREE NIELSEN COLLECTION

JOHN BRUSH SLIDE COLLECTION

F. HIGGINS PHOTOS from the New Brunswick Public Library

POSTCARD VIEWS from the New Brunswick Public Library

MONUMENT SQUARE

GEORGE STREET

CORNER LIVINGSTON & NEW LOOKING NORTH 1964

LOWER ALBANY LOOKING EAST

HIRAM LOOKING WEST

CORNER NEW & GEORGE LOOKING NORTH

RICHARD BRAIL PHOTOS 2002

MAPS and PANORAMIC VIEWS

LOTS SOUTH OF NEW BRUNSWICK? (17th century map fragment)

TRENTON/NEW BRUNSWICK TURNPIKE 1777

TROOPS 1777

SKETCH of NEW BRUSWICK AND RARITAN LANDING 1777

1829

1829 courtesy of the Library of Congress

1837 courtesy of the Library of Congress

1847

1850

1872 courtesy of the David Rumsey map collection (link to site)

WARD MAPS 1876

1877 Part 1; 1877 Part 2

1904 topographic map

1880 Panorama

1910 Panorama

1911 sewer system

1920

PARKVIEW ESTATES c1927

1932

1939 NJ College for Women courtesy of the David Rumsey map collection (link to site)

NEW BRUNSWICK COMPANIES

USO LOCATIONS 1941

CAMP KILMER PAMPHLET MAP | MAP 2

RARITAN LANDING

SANBORN™ FIRE INSURANCE MAPS 1886

CENTRAL BUSINESS DISTRICT DEVELOPMENT

RT 18 CONSTRUCTION ENGINEERING MAP

STOREFRONTS IN OLD NEW BRUNSWICK

GREAT RARITAN FLOOD PROJECT

NEW BRUNSWICK HISTORICAL TOUR

OTHER HISTORICAL MAPS OF NEW BRUNSWICK AND NEW JERSEY

NEW BRUNSWICK - What was there.com (combining historical photos and Streetview)

Comments, suggestions, and additional images are welcome. Contact info for Mike Siegel can be found at http://mapmaker.rutgers.edu