Copewood Street

Radio Condenser Company Building, 1920s

Copewood Street, situated to the west of Haddon Avenue and directly across from Harleigh Cemetery, extends beneath the railway tracks and proceeds past Thorne Street until it reaches its endpoint at Davis Street. The street was officially established in the year 1917. Copewood Street is quite unique, as it lacks residential homes, with only one building having ever possessed a Copewood Street address. 2 Copewood Street served as the long-standing home of Thomas B. Nelson & Sons, a firm specializing in publishing and bookbinding.

Despite its limited residential presence, Copewood Street remains relatively well-traveled due to its crucial role in providing access from Haddon Avenue to the Ferry Avenue Patco Station, Woodlynne, and Camden’s Whitman Park neighborhood.

Several industrial and commercial properties have, at various times, occupied spaces with frontage on Copewood Street. These include the A.N. Stollwerck candy factory, the Radio Condenser Company, B.F. Sturtevant Company, the Coriell Institute, and the Camden Municipal Hospital for Infectious Diseases. Notably, the latter two buildings have entrances situated at the intersection of Davis and Copewood Streets.

In the 1990s, the Camden Board of Education acquired the building located on Copewood Street, subsequently converting it into the Dr. Charles Brimm Medical Arts High School, reflecting a transformation in the street’s purpose and usage.


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