Argonne Street

Late 1930s photo of Camden Police Department vehicles lined up on Argonne Street in front of Convention Hall. Photo courtesy of the Lillian Colsey Slomick family.

Argonne Street, named in honor of the World War I Battle of the Argonne Forest, where American forces demonstrated remarkable valor, spanned just one block. It stretched between St. Mihiel Street and Memorial Avenue, positioned north of Line Street. Interestingly, while the original street address of the Camden Convention Hall was 1065-1075 Line Street, this designation is somewhat misleading, as the front of the building actually faced Argonne Street.

Regrettably, Camden Convention Hall met its demise during the 1950s by fire. Subsequently, Campbell Soup acquired the land where Convention Hall once stood, along with several other parcels of real estate along Memorial Avenue, including the Mechling Brothers factory, with the intention of erecting their corporate headquarters. As part of this redevelopment project, Argonne Street was obliterated.


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