ARCH STREET lays between Federal and Market Street in downtown Camden. At one time, the street ran from Delaware Avenue though to North 5th Street, and the street was a well known thoroughfare. Over the years various projects have encroached on Arch Street, if weren’t looking, you would never know it was there… or ever had been.
Arch Street at one time had the Collings Carriage Company, which became the Campbell Soup Company garage, Camden Commercial College, and several other businesses. There were three well known bars, Oetzel’s Saloon, the Arch Cafe, and the Genova Cafe. The Cooperson Brothers auto body shop had one of their buildings on Arch Street as well.
Probably the most notable building to sit on Arch Street was the old Camden Fire Department building at 5th and Arch Street. The Masonic Temple sat on 4th Street, just off of Arch for many years, until it was razed to make way for the Camden Fire Department’s administration building.
Harry C. Anderson
HARRY C. ANDERSON was born in April of 1873 to Isaac Anderson and his wife, the former Sarah Madison. The family was living at 810 Kimber Street in North Camden when the census was taken in 1880. On December 3, 1904 Harry C. Anderson was appointed to the Camden Fire Department. He was then living with his wife, the former Margaret A. Cummisky, at 1147 Federal Street. He reported for duty on July 1, 1905. On September 1, 1909 Harry Anderson was promoted to Lieutenant and transferred from Engine Company 5 to Ladder Company 1, whose captain at the time was Joseph Maxwell. Making the Supreme Sacrifice in the line of duty, Harry Anderson died from internal injuries suffered when a trolley car crashed into Ladder Company 1’s apparatus at North 4th and Arch Streets on April 15. He was taken to Cooper Hospital, where he died on May 4, 1916. He was buried at Harleigh Cemetery.
ARCH STREET lays between Federal and Market Street in downtown Camden. At one time, the street ran…
325 Arch Street
325 Arch Street, Camden, NJ. Photos and Residents
Charles A. Aceto
CHARLES ANGELO ACETO was born in Italy on April 16, 1891 and came to America with his father in 1900. He threw himself into his education and into becoming proficient in the English language. He went into the bus and taxi business for himself with one station wagon, and by 1924 was operating a fleet of eight buses, providing regular service between the Market Street ferry and Parkside.
Camden Bank, Business Bldg. Targets of Two Firebombings
There was a loud bang from the back room of the Third National Bank of New Jersey, Camden at 7:34 am. today, just after Miss Sara Matthews, head bookkeeper, had left and shut the door.
Mayor, City Aides to Confer Monday on Weed Removal
Mayor Brunner announced today he will call a conference Monday to coordinate city departments in the movement to remove unsightly grass and weeds in the city.
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