The Aladdin Cumberland: 100 Years Old

In May 2014, we traveled to Wilmington, DE and Philadelphia, PA to do research at the Hagley Museum (Wilmington) and at the National Archives and Records Administration (Philadelphia). Along the way, we stopped at Carney’s Point, New Jersey to check out some of...

Carney’s Point, NJ: Then and Now

Last month, we drove from Norfolk to Philladelphia to visit the National Archives and Records Administration. En route, we took a slight detour to¬†Carney’s Point, NJ to check out the houses in that neighborhood. Carney’s Point, like¬†Penniman, eventually...

The “Boom Towns” of Dupont

Since I moved to Norfolk in September 2006, the 16 identical bungalows on Ethel Avenue have been whispering my name, and imploring me to come close, and learn more about their unique origins. Problem was, I could never quite make out what they were saying. For years,...