Also notice the Vanneman residence (Cooper Street Greenhouse) across from the empty lot on the opposite (NW) corner of Cooper and Euclid before the construction of the Daniel Steelman residence replaced it circa 1907. In 1964, 94-year-old I. Hampton Williams recalled the Vanneman Greenhouses had an actual banana tree growing inside (Hoelle, 1964). The Steelman residence, which still stands today became the rectory of St. Patrick's Church in 1957.
I will be donating the image to the Gloucester County Historical Society shortly so that they may properly preserve the photograph and so that members may enjoy the original.
|Circa 1900 Cooper Street West from Railroad. Click for larger.|
|1880 ad for Cooper Street Greenhouse|
|October 14th, 1903 WDT article announcing the sale of the long empty lot which would later become the site for St. Patrick's Church across from the Green Hotel|