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After 75 Years, the New Deal Town of Roosevelt Celebrates its Origins : Slideshow

Friday, September 21, 2012

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Original plans for the cooperative community of Jersey Homesteads, renamed Roosevelt.
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Original plans for the cooperative community of Jersey Homesteads, renamed Roosevelt.
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Roosevelt's original factory, now used by a private business. Also where artist Jonathan Shahn's studio is located.
Some of the operators in the cooperative garment factory at Jersey Homesteads, Hightstown, New Jersey.
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Some of the operators in the cooperative garment factory at Jersey Homesteads, Hightstown, New Jersey.
Inside Jonathan Shahn's studio, located in Roosevelt's original garment factory built in 1936.
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Inside Jonathan Shahn's studio, located in Roosevelt's original garment factory built in 1936.
Ben Shahn mural inside the Roosevelt school.
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Ben Shahn mural inside the Roosevelt school.
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Otto Wester, artist, created these hand hammered doors that are in the school.
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Roosevelt's common green space; planted with cherry trees.
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The synagogue in Roosevelt.
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Visiting rabbi teaching the Orthodox religion to children at Jersey Homesteads, New Jersey .
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Roosevelt's municipal cemetery; residents can be buried there for free.
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A renovated Bauhaus style house built as part of Jersey Homesteads, now known as Roosevelt, N.J.

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