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The city of Lambertville, New Jersey is located in Hunterdon County. It is situated on the banks of the Delaware River and the name it holds now is in honor of John Lambert, a local politician who served as a United States Senator as well as an Acting Governor of New Jersey. It was settled in 1705, and became an industrial center, due in large part to the location of the Delaware and Raritan Canal. Over the years, a series of ferries transported goods and people from Lambertville to Pennsylvania. The factories which produced a wide variety of items, including railway spokes, hairpins, underwear, rubber bands, rubber boots, locomotives, freight cars, and passenger cars, just to name a few. The current City Hall was once known as the A.H. Holcombe house. It was built by Alexander Henry Holcombe in the 1870s as a wedding present to his wife Malverna. It remained their home until 1922. There are plenty of people who say that Lambertville looks to the casual observer as if it has not changed much over the past 150 years or so. The Federal Row Homes and Victorian houses are still there, and the factories have been turned into galleries, artist studios, shops, restaurants, and galleries.

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