The Brochure
Prospective buyers could pick this up at the Sample Homes.

The Farm House
Where residents could go with construction complaints.

The 50's
Photo's, and a shocking crime in the development.

The 60's
Photo's

Aerial Views.
The view  from the sky.

Updates
Updates from visitors to this site.

Contact Me
Tell me what you think.

 

 

My other website

Hedges Diesel
Visit my other site on a long forgotten Diesel Factory next to Marlton Hills.

 

 

Other Interesting Links

Woodstream
A must see site on the Woodstream development.

Burger Chef
Early residents may remember the one in Marlton.

Marlton Nike Base
An informative site on Marlton's contrubution to protecting our country.

Evesham Volunteer Police
Before Marlton had a police force there were volunteers.

 Moorestown's Giant Golf Ball
Designed to provide advance warning to the United States of an enemy missile attack during the Cold War.

 

This site updated on 2/20/02

 

 

 

 

 

 

THE EARLY
YEARS OF MARLTON HILLS

INFO / PICTS / PERSONAL EXPERIENCES

 

"Your moving to the sticks!!!"

he first "Modern" development in Marlton, Marlton Hills was built in 1954 and 1955. There were two models to choose from, the Marlton and the Medford. Ultimately, my parents bought the Medford model by default. When they inquired about buying after seeing an ad in the newspaper, they were offered the sample homes which were the two corner homes on the North side of Baker Boulevard at what is now Princess Ave. My mom refused to buy a sample home. They were then told there was one available that had been ordered and was almost completed, but the buyers had backed out. They choose to accept, had settlement at the builders home in Collingswood, and moved in on May 25, 1955. The sample homes were then sold, and the builder changed the location of the sample to 73 King Ave.

The intersection of Counts Court and Baker Blvd is behind my moms neck in 1956.

 

The builder had plans for 281 Ranch style homes but only 77 were built. When my parents purchased in 1955, they were approached by the president of the Marlton Hills Civic Association and asked to join. He informed them that the builder allegedly had been selling the topsoil from all of the properties to help finance his endeavors. The township allegedly stopped him, putting and end to his construction. Construction on the remaining lots were started by a different builder in the winter of 1961/1962 with a more modern dwelling. One of the first, if not the first built, was on Counts Court. You can view it at the 60's Link.

The photo below shows my cousin Evelyn taken in July of 1960. The view is from Counts Court looking towards Duchess Ave. Notice the absence of curbs, the street is extremely poor, and the newer homes had not been built yet. Also, the landscaped lots the builder promised were a muddy mess most of the time and since the sidewalks did not completely converse he development, getting around when it was wet was quite a chore.


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