Mount Rose: History, People, and Whiskey

Local architect Max Hayden will join the Hopewell Public Library to talk about the history of Mount Rose. Mount Rose is the unincorporated community located in Hopewell Township at the corner of Carter Road, Pennington-Rocky Hill Road, and Cherry Valley Road. The talk will be at 7pm on Wednesday, October 2, at the Hopewell Theater. All Hopewell Public Library talks are free and open to the public.

Originally known as Stout’s Corner, Mount Rose emerged as a village in the 1820s. By 1880, it boasted a school, post office, sawmill, and several shops.  It was perhaps best known as a center of applejack whiskey production. Two distilleries operated here into the early part of the 20th century.  The office building of the former Mount Rose Distillery remains and was named to the National Register of Historic Places in 1997.

Max Hayden, a resident of Mount Rose, lives in one of the oldest surviving homes in Mount Rose. He is also an architect who saved two cottages from the original Brookside Motel, a Mount Rose institution built in the 1930s.  He is a member of the and Historic Preservation Commission of Hopewell Township

All Hopewell Public Library talks are free and open to the public. The talks are often held at the Hopewell Theater, 5 S.Greenwood Ave. in Hopewell Borough. For more information, check the HPL website at, Facebook, or call the library at 609-466-1625. 

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