Category: Businesses

  • H. Pinsky & Son Co.

    H. Pinsky & Son Co.

    Broadway at Spruce Street, Camden, NJ Harry Pinsky came to the United States from Russia in the late 1880s. He opened up a furniture store in Camden in 1891, which his son Reuben became head of in 1906. The business was located at 1128 Broadway when the 1914 City Directory was compiled. Business was good…

  • A. M. Mucci VFW Post 2685

    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. The Post’s home for many years was at 338 Line Street, in a part of South Camden that had many residents of…

  • Antrim 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. Elwood H. Antrim was born in Jobstown NJ in Burlington County in 1860. Married to S. Janett Pennock in 1882, the Antrims lived in Red Lion, near Vincentown,…

  • Eavenson and Levering Company

    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. The firm moved to Camden in 1906 and expanded so rapidly that it incorporated in 1916. At one time Eavenson & Levering processed 50,000,000 pounds of wool a year.…

  • Wildey Hall

    Wildey Hall

    Wildey Hall, at 500-506 Pine Street, was built in 1868, by the Wildey Lodge No. 91, Independent Order of Odd Fellows. It derived its name from Thomas Wildey, who formed the first Independent Order of Odd Fellows lodge in New Jersey in Camden in 1829. The Odd Fellows had been previously been connected to Morgan’s…

  • Hotel Ridgway

    Hotel Ridgway

    Southeast Corner of Delaware Avenue and Market Street The West Jersey Hotel at Delaware Avenue and Market Street was built by the West Jersey Ferry Company in 1849. It was run by different parties through the ensuing years. Stephen Parsons operated the business from 1884 until his passing in 1890. The name was changed to…

  • Miller Manufacturing Company

    Miller Manufacturing Company

    1100 N. 32nd Street The Miller Manufacturing Company, headed up by William I. Miller, manufactured Wonder Weld and Wonder Solv, chemicals intended for use on automobiles and other equipment equipped with internal combustion engines. The business operated in Camden into the 1960’s.

  • Stockton Park

    Stockton Park

    More or less the equivalent of the modern golf course and country club, The Stockton Rifle Range Association was organized by Samuel H. French and a group of Civil War veteran officers including General William Joyce Sewell in 1866. When first established it was laid out on 43 and one half acres in the Wrightsville…

  • George B. Newton Coal Company

    George B. Newton Coal Company

    801 Wright Avenue, Camden, NJ Note: See also, “Heating your House with Coal Of all the staple products entering into general consumption none was of greater interest or importance than coal, and in this respect nature has been especially bounteous in bestowing her gifts to the United States. Among the old-established and well-know firms in…

  • The Parkade Building

    The Parkade Building

    5th Street, between Federal and Market Streets, opposite City Hall The Parkade Building was built in the mid-1950s on the site of the Roosevelt Plaza Park. The project was Camden Mayor George E. Brunner’s attempt to keep the Broadway and downtown business district viable by alleviating the parking situation. At the building’s 1955 dedication, Mayor…

  • Loyal Order of Moose – Camden Lodge 111

    Loyal Order of Moose – Camden Lodge 111

    Though the Moose fraternal organization was founded in the late 1800s with the modest goal of offering men an opportunity to gather socially, it was reinvented during the first decade of the 20th century into an organizational dynamo of men and women who set out to build a city that would brighten the futures of…

  • Olga’s Diner

    Olga’s Diner

    1600 Federal Street Olga’s Diner, for those poor souls who only know it as being located on Route 70 at Route 73 in Evesham Township, was originally located in Camden NJ. The diner above was built at some point after 1949. It soon became a popular Camden eatery, and remained so through the late 1970s.…

  • West Jersey Ferry (aka Market Street Ferry)
  • DuBell Lumber Company

    DuBell Lumber Company

    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,…

  • Nine-Thirty-Nine Bar

    Nine-Thirty-Nine Bar

    939 Market Street (Northwest corner of 10th & Market Streets) Frederick Fielder Jr. lived at and operated a cigar store at 939 Market Street in the late 1880’s and early 1890’s. The address was still a cigar store in 1924, when Francis Yost was in business at the address. A convenient address, across the street…