Remains of a "dugout" home in Newtonville. The dugout house method was used in rural southern New Jersey as an inexpensive form of home construction. The occupants would excavate the basement (dugout) and build the foundation, cover it with roofing material, and begin to live in the site. Later, with more funds, the rest of the house was added above. This home was owned and lived in by Reverend Warren during the 1960s-but the upper portion was not completed before he died.
Michelle Washington Wilson Newtonville, New Jersey, 2001
Michelle Wilson is a storyteller, motivational speaker, college recruiter, and educator. She is seated in the ruins of her childhood home located on what is still a dirt road in Newtonville, New Jersey.
Newtonville, New Jersey, 1995
Grave marker in one of the Newtonville cemeteries that reflects African traditions. Some graves are marked with found or significant objects and others have traditional headstones.