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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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.
Camden Courier-Post – November 7, 1934 Camden firemen and policemen paid their final respects to stout-hearted Jack Airedale yesterday.
East Camden used to have three parks “in the old days”—and to hear a veteran like Police Sergeant William C. Horner tell it—they certainly kept the police force “on its toes.”
The fire house at Fifth and Arch strets is draped in mourning because of the death of Lieutenant Harry Anderson, who died last night in Cooper Hospital, from injuries sustained in an accident at Fourth and Arch streets. Anderson was very popular with the firemen and residents in the vicinity of the fire house and…
Two firemen and a motorman were injured in a collision betwen No. 1 motor truck from fire department headquarters and a trolley car at Fourth and Arch streets, Camden, last night. None of the injured is in a serious condition. The motor truck had answered a false alarm and was returning to the engine house…
Among the latest victims of the grip in Camden are Mayor Hatch, Chief of Police Foster, City Clerk Worry Kramer, former City Counsel J. Wiliard Morgan, Charles R. Baron, and Policemen George Cooper, Harry Miller, James Ware and George Anderson.