Tag: 6th Street

  • Basil P. Cook

    Basil P. Cook

    Basil Preston Cook was born in England. He entered the bar business during Prohibition and had several encounters with the law. By 1932, he was managing a bar at 939 South 5th Street. By 1942, Basil Cook was working as a salesman for the Camden County Beverage Corporation, which owned and operated the Camden Beer…

  • Bulson Street

    Bulson Street

    Bulson Street once stretched eastward from Broadway to South 11th Street alongside the railroad tracks connecting Camden to the rest of South Jersey. The street is believed to have been named after Gilbert Bulson, a farmer who owned a sizable parcel of land in the area during the 19th century. City Directories dating back to…

  • Branch Street

    Branch Street

    Branch Street is a one-block street that extends from 1460 Broadway east to South 6th Street. It first appeared in City Directories in 1878. According to the 1906 Camden City Directory, it had been referred to as Commerce Street until some point between the publication of the 1888-1889 and 1890-1891 City Directories.

  • Camden renames street for Larry Miles

    Camden renames street for Larry Miles

    Camden Courier-Post – March 5, 2024 Source: https://www.courierpostonline.com/story/news/local/2024/03/05/larry-miles-camden-renamed-a-street-after-him/72804299007/ CAMDEN –- When Larry Miles came to Camden in the early 1970s, he wasn't sure how long he would stay. A veteran of the U.S. Air Force, the Maryland native settled in Camden after active duty and continued his service in the Air Force and Army reserves.…

  • Rex Place

    Rex Place

    Rex Place, a short thoroughfare, extended eastward from the vicinity of 317 North 5th Street, concluding its course at 309 North 6th Street, neatly positioned between Penn and Linden Street. The northern side of Rex Place provided rear access to residences in the 500 block of Linden Street, while the southern side, commencing at North…

  • Old Cooper Street

    Old Cooper Street

    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. In an earlier chapter I suggested that a young writer seeking a subject for a story could take any Camden street that leads to…

  • 6th Street

    Sixth Street extends with minimal interruptions from the Delaware River to Morgan Street, spanning virtually the entire length of the city, stretching from North Camden almost all the way south to Gloucester City. On March 2, 2024, the City of Camden renamed 6th Street, between Cooper Street and Market Street as Lawrence "Larry" Miles Sr.…

  • 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…

  • Eugene F. Alston

    Eugene F. Alston

    EUGENE F. ALSTON was born October 16, 1919 in Camden to Richard Alston and his wife, the former Dolly Robinson. His father had been born in 1891 in Henderson, North Carolina. Richard Alston was working as a laborer at the Victor Talking Machine Company in June of 1917, and had married. Mr. and Mrs. Alston…

  • David Allaband

    David Allaband

    DAVID ALLABAND was born in New Jersey on September 2, 1912. His father, David S. Allaband, died three months before his birth, and his mother Suzanne passed when he was only four years old. The family had lived in Camden’s Eighth Ward, at 1654 Master Street, in 1910. Besides young David, there were two older…

  • William Abels

    William Abels

    William Abels was born in Pennsylvania around 1839 to Andrew and Sarah Abels. His family was living in Wilmington in 1850. After leaving Wilmington they moved around the country, residing at times in Camden, Philadelphia, Delaware, and Mobile, Alabama. William Abels began working with volunteer fire companies in around 1853. When the 1860 Census was…

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  • Police Investigate 3 Fires in 4 Hours In One Section

    Police Investigate 3 Fires in 4 Hours In One Section

    Camden Courier-Post – July 31, 1952 Kaighn School Razed; Blazes Set in Church, Unoccupied House Police today are investigating the possibility that three fires Wednesday within a quarter-mile area inside of three hours and 46 minutes were the work of a firebug. The blaze which razed the Kaighn School, 5th and Chestnut Sts., Seriously damaged…

  • 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.…

  • 3 Youths Held as Blaze Razes Grain Plant of Sitley and Son

    Camden Courier-Post – April 18, 1930 Damage in Fire at Sixth and Bulson Streets Estimated at $45,000 Four Men Risk Lives to Save Two Horses Boys Believed by Police Probers to Have Been Smoking in Building Three boys are being held and two others are sought in the investigation of the $45.000 fire which today…