Tag: 32nd Street

  • Herman F. Niessner

    Herman F. Niessner was born on March 8, 1891, in Pennsylvania to German immigrant parents. His father, Frederick Niessner, worked as a machinist for Baldwin Locomotive in Philadelphia and moved the family to the Cramer Hill section of Camden in 1894. That year, Frederick purchased a lot from Alfred Cramer and built twin houses at…

  • Bergen Avenue

    Bergen Avenue is located in Camden’s Cramer Hill section, east of North 32nd Street. It runs north from Cleveland Avenue, crossing Hayes Avenue, River Road, and Harrison Avenue toward the Delaware River, and ends at Farragut Avenue. Bergen Avenue is likely named after either Martin V. Bergen or Christopher A. Bergen, both prominent figures in…

  • 32nd Street

    32nd Street

    Thirty-Second Street extends from the Delaware River southward, traversing River Road to the Pavonia railroad switching yards, and dividing the Cramer Hill neighborhood. It resumes in East Camden at Lemuel Avenue, continuing to Federal Street with a brief interruption by the railroad tracks at Rosedale Avenue. From Federal Street, it proceeds to the city limits…

  • Camden First – 1925

    Camden First – 1925

    These pages show the many varieties of beautiful “Air-Lite” and “Air-Wa” homes on the outskirts of Camden. These pictures tell there own story of attractiveness, coziness, and unique fittings. This locality is especially attractive having ideal living conditions, good transportation by bus, trolley, and auto.

  • A & A Soft Pretzel Baking Company

    A & A Soft Pretzel Baking Company

    Established in South Philadelphia in the 1920s, the Panara family’s A&A Soft Pretzel Baking Company first moved to Camden in 1976. The first location was in the former home of the old Deluxe Italian Bakery Inc. building at 320 Stevens Street. In 1985 the Panara family acquired the buildings at 1100-1106 North 32nd Street, on…

  • The Streets of Camden

    Note: All numbered streets in Camden, NJ are “North” if above Federal Street and “South” if below Federal St. As an example, “North 4th Street” would mean that it’s north of Federal, while South 8th street would mean it is south of Federal. Street Name Also Known As First Appears Last Appears Notes 2nd Street…

  • More Bergen Avenue Memories

    I just reviewed the Bergen Avenue site again. Ok, so my parents bought 1021 Bergen from the Kennedy family in 1953. My parents lived in the white house, one house from Engles Lot. There was a red house that is gone between my parents house and that lot. My dad passed away in 1982 and…

  • Bergen Avenue Memories

    We moved to Bergen “Avenue” in 1953. We lived at 1021 Bergen Avenue which is still there. There used to be a red house [1017 Bergen Avenue — ed.] next to the lot which was Engle’s Bar. The lot belonged to the bar. My mom and dad bought this, their first house after renting the…

  • Robbery Gang of 4 Given Long Terms

    Robbery Gang of 4 Given Long Terms

    Camden Courier-Post – October 20, 1931 Two Figured in Wounding of Cop and Slaying of Pal Four members of the notorious North Cramer Hill gang, two of them participants in the robbery in which one bandit was killed after wounding a city detective, were sentenced to state prison terms by Judge Samuel M. Shay yesterday.…