Category: Neighborhoods

  • Cramer Hill

    Cramer Hill

    Cramer Hill derives its name from Alfred Cramer, who in the late 19th century purchased large tracts of farmland, for the most part between Federal Street and the Delaware River in what was then Stockton Township, subdivided the land into building lots, and sold them on an installment basis to people of average means. This…

  • East Camden and Pennsauken – Early 1900s

    East Camden and Pennsauken – Early 1900s

    This map appears to have been created sometime between 1899 and 1920. Evidently, it was crafted after the merger of Stockton Township and the City of Camden, as the territory labeled as the “City of Camden” had formerly belonged to Stockton prior to the merger in 1899. J. Howard Kirkbride, a resident and real estate…

  • Fairview


    Fairview is the area of Camden also known as Yorkship Village, which was built to house the workers of the New York Shipbuilding Company.

  • Poet’s Row

    Poet’s Row

    Byron, Burns and Milton Streets East of N. 2nd Street The three blocks of houses that came to be known as Poet’s Row first appear in the Camden City Directory of 1890-1891. Named for famous figures of English literature, the streets ran east and west from North 2nd Street, north of Erie Street. The first…

  • East Camden

    East Camden

    Originally a part of Stockton Township, the area that is now known as East Camden was merged into Camden proper in 1899 along with the neighborhood now known as Cramer Hill. It included the villages of Wrightsville, Stockton, and Rosedale, which lay along Federal Street. The area was served by the Pavonia Railroad Station, located…

  • (Video) Haddon Avenue, Camden, 1941

    (Video) Haddon Avenue, Camden, 1941

    A video about Camden NJ in 1941. The video is primarily in the Parkside section of Camden, on the 1200 block of Haddon Avenue. The video was recorded by Herbert Wessel.