Tag: 27th Street

  • Arthur Avenue

    Arthur Avenue

    Arthur Avenue, named after U.S. President Chester A. Arthur, is situated within the Cramer Hill neighborhood of Camden. The street’s layout was established prior to 1887, with its christening as “Arthur Avenue” occurring after Chester Arthur assumed the presidency in late 1881. Maps predating World War I illustrate Arthur Avenue tracing the course of the…

  • 27th Street

    27th Street

    27th Street, located in the neighborhoods of Cramer Hill and East Camden, has a rich history that spans several decades. Originally known as Fulton Street, it underwent significant transformations over time. Prior to 1899, 27th Street was situated in Stockton Township. It extended from the southern end of Cramer Park, which was bounded by 29th…

  • Federal Street

    Federal Street

    Federal Street was originally called Joseph Cooper’s Lane, and ran from the river to the old Haddonfield Road. In 1803 Joshua Cooper, who was an ardent Federalist, called it Federal Street. His father, Daniel Cooper, had, in 1764, built a large three-story brick house and established a ferry about the same time to Philadelphia. This…

  • Harry J. Allebach

    Harry J. Allebach

    Harry J. Allebach was born on November 24, 1897, in Norristown, PA. He married Consuelo Elverson around 1917. According to the 1920 Census, they resided at 2913 High Street in East Camden, along with their daughter Frances, in his mother-in-law’s home. At that time, Harry worked as an electrician at a “car shop,” likely referring…

  • Israel B. Adams, Jr.

    ISRAEL BUTLER ADAMS JR. was born on October 23, 1859, one of twelve children born to Israel and Adeline Cox Adams. The elder Adams was a farmer. By the spring of 1860 the family was living in Camden County’s Stockton Township, quite possibly in or near the Delair section of what is now Pennsauken. His…

  • Camden’s ‘Ugliest House’ a Hazard, But Still Standing

    Camden’s ‘Ugliest House’ a Hazard, But Still Standing

    Philadelphia Inquirer – August 28, 2009 By Matthew Spolar, Inquirer Staff Writer As about 40 people looked on, a Camden activist climbed the step at 923 N. 27th St. in the city’s Cramer Hill section yesterday and tacked a bright-orange “Imminent Hazard” sign to the entrance of the abandoned shell. It wasn’t easy. The unhinged…

  • Camden Bank, Business Bldg. Targets of Two Firebombings

    Camden Bank, Business Bldg. Targets of Two Firebombings

    Camden Courier-Post – December 22, 1971 Volkswagen Impounded by Police By Joseph R. McCarthy and Douglas Campbell, Courier-Post Staff There was a loud bang from the back room of the Third National Bank of New Jersey, Camden at 7:34 am. today, just after Miss Sara Matthews, head bookkeeper, had left and shut the door. When…

  • Obituary, Robert T. Abbott

    Obituary, Robert T. Abbott

    Camden Courier-Post – February 8, 1939 ABBOTT – On February 7, 1939, Robert T., husband of the late Margaretta Abbott (nee Schuck), of 2891 Tuckahoe Rd., Camden, NJ., age 72 years. Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral services, Saturday afternoon, February 11, at 2 o’clock at the Sudler Funeral…

  • Robert Abbott Dies, Ex Policeman Here

    Robert Abbott Dies, Ex Policeman Here

    Camden Courier-Post – February 8, 1939 Retired Sergeant, 73, Stricken With Pneumonia at Seashore Home Robert T.” Bobby” Abbott, 73, retired Camden police sergeant and brother of William S. Abbott, former member of the Board of Education, died yesterday at West Jersey Hospital after a week’s illness of pneumonia. He had been retired since 1921.…

  • MOORE RALLIES TONIGHT IN 3 WARDS, ASHLAND

    Camden Courier-Post – October 31, 1931 Rallies in the interest of A. Harry Moore, gubernatorial candidate, and local candidates on the Democratic ticket will be conducted tonight in Ashland and in three wards of the city. The meetings and speakers are as follows; Sixth Ward Democratic Club, Fourth and Walnut Streets; E. George Aaron, Samuel…

  • Democrats to Hold Meetings Tonight

    Camden Courier-Post – October 29, 1931 Candidacy of Moore to be Expounded at Meetings in City and Suburbs The campaign foe A. Harry Moore, gubernatorial candidate, and local Democratic candidates, will be carried into six wards of the city and in seven communities or the county tonight. All meetings and speakers are as follows: Second…

  • Old Stockton’s Three Parks Kept Police Force on Jump

    Old Stockton’s Three Parks Kept Police Force on Jump

    Camden Courier-Post – April 3, 1931 Sergeant Horner Recalls Days When Horse-Drawn Patrol Toted Woozy Celebrants From Moist Recreation Centers to City Hall 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…

  • Fireman Goes Insane

    Fireman Goes Insane

    Philadelphia Inquirer – August 30, 1916 Firemen connected with the Twenty-seventh and Federal streets engine house, Camden, were taken by some surprise when one of their number, Israel Adams announced he had been promoted a captain, and ordered them to get ready to accompany him to another house. His actions became so peculiar that a…

  • Boy’s Brutal Murderer Collapses At Hearing

    Boy’s Brutal Murderer Collapses At Hearing

    Coursey Breaks Down While Story of Cold-Blooded Killing of Karl Kellmann is Told by Detective; Two ‘Pals,’ Too, Accused of Crime Collapsing when arraigned in Police Court this morning before Recorder Stackhouse on the charge of killing Karl Kellman, aged 18 years, of 2919 High Street, at Twenty-seventh and Sherman streets, shortly before midnight Saturday,…