Category: Businesses

Camden Businesses

Overturned Car Crash- Stock Photo
Posted in Auto Repair

Camden Auto Radiator

Camden Auto Radiator was located at 505-509 Arch Street. Owned by Herman Z. Cutler, it operated on and just off of Arch Street in the 1920’s and 1930’s.

Scull Coffee Advertisement- 1928
Posted in Breweries and Coffeeshops

Boscul Coffee Company

Importers, packagers, and distributors of coffee and tea, William S. Scull & Company was founded in 1831 by Joab Scull, later changing its name to the Boscul Coffee Company.

Baker-Flick Store - 1928
Posted in Businesses

Baker-Flick Department Store

A landmark in Camden for over 30 years, the Baker-Flick Company store’s origins go back to 1866 when John F. Chew founded what evolved into a dry goods business.

Buried Veterans Cemetery Stock Photo
Posted in Bars and Clubs

August F. Walters Chapter 4, VFW

The August F. Walters Chapter No.4, Disabled American Veterans of the World War was named for Private August F. Walters, who died while serving with the American Expeditionary Force in France during World War I.

Auerbachs Walkover Shop Advertisement Postcard
Posted in Retail

Auerbach’s Walkover Shop

Samuel and Sadie Auerbach lived above and operated a shoe store at 217 Broadway in Camden NJ in the late 1930s and 1940s.

Highland Worsted Mills Advertisement - 1915
Posted in Manufacturing and Hardware

Highland Worsted Mills

In 1884 the Highland Worsted Mills were erected within the Camden Woolen Mills grounds and in 1896 the buildings of the old Camden Woolen Mills were also occupied by the Highland Mills. The Highland Worsted Mills operated under that name through at least 1915.

West Jersey Hospital Mt. Ephraim Avenue & Atlantic Avenue, Camden, NJ 1887
Posted in Hospitals

West Jersey Hospital

West Jersey Hospital opened in 1885, for the purpose of giving relief to the sick who were poor. It bore the name of “Camden Homeopathic Hospital and Dispensary Association,” and was the first successful attempt in Camden to establish an institution which would offer treatment to “worthy persons unable to employ a Homeopathic physician.” It was intended for women especially.

H. Pinsky and Son Co, February 1928
Posted in Retail

H. Pinsky & Son Co.

In 1924, the new Pinsky Store building, a five story structure at 836-840 Broadway, the corner of Broadway & Spruce Street, opened for business. The Pinsky building was later acquired by a furniture business called Whitehill, which operated there through the late 1940s.

A.M. Mucci Post 2685 VFW band in front of Camden Free Public Library on Broadway, circa 1939
Posted in Bars and Clubs

A. M. Mucci VFW Post 2685

The A.M. Mucci Post 2685, Veterans of Foreign Wars was named for Private Angelo Mucci who was killed in action while serving with the United States Army in France during World War I.

Antrim Hardware 15th & Federal St circa 1889
Posted in Manufacturing and Hardware

Antrim Hardware

The Antrim Hardware Company operated on Federal Street in East Camden for almost 100 years, before being bought up by a Philadelphia based firm in the mid-1980s.

The Eavenson & Levering plant at South 3rd & Jackson Streets, as viewed from the southwest.
Posted in Manufacturing and Hardware

Eavenson and Levering Company

Founded in 1902 by Alban Eavenson and J. Walter Levering in Philadelphia, the Eavenson & Levering plant scoured wool so it could be processed into yarn.

Wildey Hall Fire - 1956-10-27
Posted in Buildings

Wildey Hall

Wildey Hall was built in 1868 by the Independent Order of Odd Fellows and was named for Thomas Wildey who formed the first Independent Order of Odd Fellows Lodge in NJ, in Camden, in 1829.