It is likely that Market Street was so-named as it linked directly to Market Street in Philadelphia, via Ferry, and was an easy naming that allowed travelers to know their destination. It also likely helped tourism in both cities. If you zoom the map out slightly, you will see that Market Street in Camden follows the path of Market Street in Philadelphia. There is no known “market” that existed in Camden on Market Street.
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One report shows that 61 people perished in the fire and 30 had survived. Others were reported either unaccounted for or missing.
Reprinted from the series of stories of Camden’s earlier days, under the title Sixty Years in Camden County – Gosh! by Will Paul, appearing in The Community news, of Merchantville, NJ.
Cooper Street, named after the prominent Cooper family, holds a significant place in Camden’s history as one of its oldest streets.
EDWARD J. BORDEN SR. was born in Boston, Massachusetts on January 12, 1888 to John and Beatrice Borden, both of whom were born in Canada. The elder Borden was a boilermaker by trade. The family moved to Illinois shortly after Edward Borden’s birth, residing there as early as 1890 and as late as July of…
It is likely that Market Street was so-named as it linked directly to Market Street in Philadelphia and was an easy naming that allowed travelers to know their destination.
EDWIN FORREST ALLEN was appointed to the Camden Fire Department on October 9, 1872, as a replacement for David B. Sparks, who had resigned. He served as an extra man with the Hook and Ladder Company (present-day Ladder Company 1). He was resigned from his position with the Fire Department on June 30, 1873. He…