Category: Businesses

Camden Businesses

View of Hotel Ridgway - Southeast corner of Market Street & Delaware Avenue - 1914
Posted in Hotels and Motels

Hotel Ridgway

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.

Miller Manufacturing Company - Wonder Weld - Matchbook
Posted in Manufacturing and Hardware

Miller Manufacturing Company

1100 N. 32nd Street The Miller Manufacturing Company, headed up by William I. Miller, manufactured Wonder Weld…

Marine Sniper Stock Photo
Posted in Businesses

Stockton Park

More or less the equivalent of the modern golf course and country club, The Stockton Rifle Range…

Coal Stock Photo
Posted in HVAC

George B. Newton Coal Company

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 Camden engaged in this line was Newton Coal on Wright Avenue.

Camden, NJ, Parkade Building in 1958
Posted in Buildings

The Parkade Building

The Parkade Building was built in the mid-1950’s on Roosevelt Plaza Park. The project was Mayor George E. Brunner’s solution to the downtown parking issues.

Moose Stock Photo
Posted in Bars and Clubs

Loyal Order of Moose – Camden Lodge 111

In Camden the Loyal Order of Moose sponsored a variety of civic and social activities, including amateur boxing tournaments during the Depression years.

Olga's Diner, Camden, NJ in approx 1954
Posted in Restaurants

Olga’s Diner

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.

West Jersey Ferry (aka Market Street Ferry) Depot, Circa 1895
Posted in Ferries

West Jersey Ferry (aka Market Street Ferry)

Photos and excerpts about the West Jersey Ferry (aka Market Street Ferry) Depot

Lumber Trees Stock Photo
Posted in Manufacturing and Hardware

DuBell Lumber Company

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.

Stock photo of a bar
Posted in Bars and Clubs

Nine-Thirty-Nine Bar

The Nine-Thirty-Nine Bar, formerly a cigar shop, was a bar which was eventually razed after the brutal murder of its owner and the construction of Rt 676.

Eagles Hall circa 1914
Posted in Buildings

Eagles Hall

Eagles Hall was a building built by the Fraternal Order of Eagles Aerie No 65, in 1908. The building was later used by various groups until a fire in 1968.

The Hurley Store on Broadway, a great big structure conducted on progressive lines as is proven by the manner in which the buying public bestows its patronage. The Hurley service has become a byword with thousands of South Jersey families. its occupants.
Posted in Retail

Hurley’s Department Store

Founded in 1890, Hurley’s Department Store was a fixture in the Camden and South Jersey retail business scene until 1956, when the Hurley family closed the business.