Arch Street

Federal Street and Arch Street, Camden, NJ. Circa 1930

Arch Street is situated in downtown Camden, positioned between Federal Street and Market Street. In the past, this street extended from Delaware Avenue to North 5th Street, serving as a prominent passageway. However, the passage of time has seen various developments encroach upon Arch Street, causing its existence to fade from view.

Arch Street held significant establishments, including the Collings Carriage Company, later transformed into the Campbell Soup Company garage. The thoroughfare was also home to Camden Commercial College and several other enterprises. Among the notable bars were Oetzel’s Saloon, the Arch Cafe, and the Genova Cafe. The Cooperson Brothers’ auto body shop utilized a building on Arch Street.

One of the most distinguished edifices on Arch Street was the former Camden Fire Department building at the intersection of 5th and Arch Street. Additionally, the Masonic Temple occupied a spot on 4th Street, adjacent to Arch, until its demolition to make room for the Camden Fire Department’s administrative structure.


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