buyers could pick this up at the Sample
residents could go with construction complaints.
and a shocking crime in the development.
view from the sky.
from visitors to this site.
me what you think.
Visit my other site on a long forgotten Diesel Factory
next to Marlton Hills.
A must see site on the Woodstream
Early residents may remember the one in
An informative site on Marlton's contrubution to
protecting our country.
Before Marlton had a police force there were
Giant Golf Ball
Designed to provide advance warning to the United States
of an enemy missile attack during the Cold
site updated on 2/20/02
YEARS OF MARLTON
/ PICTS / PERSONAL EXPERIENCES
moving to the sticks!!!"
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.
intersection of Counts Court and Baker Blvd is
behind my moms neck in 1956.
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.
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.