My World by Seward Johnson at Toll Gate School

My World by Seward Johnson

My World

Sponsored by Elaine J. Wold and Community Donors
Toll Gate Grammar School
275 S. Main Street
Pennington NJ 08534

    • Take a look at the book the little girl is reading. Read the visible pages and use your imagination to come up the rest of the story.
    • Which childhood book do you read over and over?
    • Is there a book you would recommend to this little girl to read next?


  • Toll Gate Grammar School was built and first occupied in 1926. It contained 8 classrooms, an auditorium, an office, and a teachers’ room. It cost approximately $112,000 to build. The ground for the school was donated by Mr. William P. Howe of Howe Commons fame.
  • Toll Gate’s mascot is Tucker the Gator.
  • “Toll Gate” comes from the building on what is now South Main Street in Pennington near the school, which was the residence of a gatekeeper who collected tolls on the Hopewell and Ewing Turnpike in the second half of the 1800s. (old Trenton Road to Route 31 to South Main Street).

Source: HV History Project

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