Albert Berul, born on June 18, 1895, eventually made his way to Camden, NJ, by 1936. He took up residence with his wife Anna at 1395 Kenwood Avenue in the Parkside section of the city.
A skilled musician, Albert founded the Berul School of Music in 1925. Operating from his Kenwood Avenue home during the 1930s, he provided music lessons to aspiring musicians. By the late 1930s and early 1940s, Albert had shifted the school to 1366 Kaighn Avenue. Later, he relocated to 1206 Haddon Avenue, where he set up shop in a building that had previously housed Max M. Singer‘s grocery store until 1936.
In the 1947 City Directory, Albert Berul was listed as the proprietor of Berul’s, a store on Haddon Avenue specializing in records and electric appliances. Living nearby at 1121 Kenwood Avenue by this time, the Berul family continued to evolve alongside the business. However, by 1959, the appliance business disappeared from the telephone book, and Albert moved his music school back to 1206 Haddon Avenue. In the late spring of 1964, he retired, concluding his long-standing business with a retirement sale of musical instruments.
Around late 1966, there was an attempt by Martin Baskow to relocate his bar from 939 Market Street to 1206 Haddon Avenue. However, local residents opposed the move, preventing the bar from being transferred. Tragically, Baskow was murdered at his place of business in July 1967.
Albert Berul’s legacy continued through his son Wallace, who pursued a musical career and worked for many years with the orchestra in Baltimore. Daughter Shirley Berul Kline also followed in her father’s footsteps, teaching music for the Pennsauken NJ school district and continuing private piano lessons alongside her husband Aaron.
In his later years, Albert Berul resided in Cherry Hill, NJ, where he passed away in October 1981. His wife Anna joined him in eternal rest in December 1985. Sadly, son Wallace passed away in Baltimore in 1987. The property at 1206 Haddon Avenue underwent a transformation in the 1980s, becoming the location for Lori’s Records and Tapes, which remained the case as of February 2004. As of June 2022, the building no longer houses a business.
Albert Berul, born on June 18, 1895, eventually made his way to Camden, NJ, by 1936. He took up residence with his wife Anna at 1395 Kenwood Avenue in the Parkside section of the city. A skilled musician, Albert founded the Berul School of Music in 1925. Operating from his Kenwood Avenue home during the…