Diamond Cottage Park

Diamond Cottage Park, circa 1926, just prior to its razing to make way for the (now) Ben Franklin Bridge.

Diamond Cottage Park may well have been the first real city park in Camden. The park was the favorite haunt of boys and girls from North and Central Camden from the 1880s until the early 1920s, when the park was paved over to make room for the Delaware River (Ben Franklin) Bridge. It was located between Broadway and 7th Streets; between Penn and Linden Streets.


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