18th & Federal Streets, Camden, NJ
William C. DuBell moved from Northampton Township in Burlington County to Camden at some point between 1880 and 1887. Once in Camden he found work as a teamster for the Volney Bennett Lumber Company. His son, Charles G. DuBell followed him into the lumber business. In 1922 William, Charles, and grandson Lester went into business for themselves, founding the DuBell Lumber Company at 18th and Federal Street in East Camden.
DuBell Lumber was a fixture on Federal Street for many years. After a brief association with the DiMedio Lime Company in the late 1970s, DuBell Lumber moved out of Camden. Headquartered in Medford NJ for many years, DuBell Lumber stopped operations on February 9, 2019 after 97 years.
In 1922 William, Charles, and grandson Lester went into business for themselves, founding the DuBell Lumber Company at 18th and Federal Street in East Camden.
Various industries in Camden, circa 1929
Federal Street was originally called Joseph Cooper’s Lane, and ran from the river to the old Haddonfield Road. In 1803 Joshua Cooper, who was an ardent Federalist, called it Federal Street. His father, Daniel Cooper, had, in 1764, built a large three-story brick house and established a ferry about the same time to Philadelphia. This…
Do you remember the center grate or grille usually between the living and dining room. This was the only heat grille in the house and it didn’t work well.
By the use of Masonite insulation in the roof and side walls, it is possible to eliminate a large part of this heat loss, so that fuel costs in many cases, may be reduced from 25 to 40 percent.