Tag: 7th Street

  • Atlantic Avenue

    Atlantic Avenue

    Positioned three blocks south of Kaighn Avenue, Atlantic Avenue extends from Front Street in the west to Haddon Avenue in the east. The eastern segment of Atlantic Avenue, stretching beyond 7th Street, presents a combination of residential and commercial properties that persists to this day. The thoroughfare persists through the span between 7th and 9th…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • 7th Street

    7th Street

    Seventh Street, one of Camden’s original thoroughfares, has expanded significantly over the years, stretching from south to north with a few major interruptions, encompassing the area from Morgan Boulevard to Pyne Point in North Camden. The street comprises three distinct sections: from Federal Street north to Pyne Point, from Benson Street south to Kaighn Avenue,…

  • Edwin F. Allen

    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…

  • William C. Aitken

    WILLIAM C. AITKEN was born around 1846. He first came to America in 1869. He moved to Camden in the early 1880s. He was active as a builder in the latter part of the 19th and early 20th centuries. He built rows of homes on Cooper Street between 9th and 11th Streets. Many of these…

  • 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…

  • Aitken Funeral to be on Wednesday

    Aitken Funeral to be on Wednesday

    Camden Courier-Post – October 16, 1933 Retired Builder Dies at Penn Street Home; Resident Here for 50 Years The funeral of William C. Aitken, 87, retired builder, who died Saturday at his home at 421 Penn street, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday. Mr. Aitken was one of the best known builders of his…

  • W.C. Aitken Dies at 87, One Time Builder

    W.C. Aitken Dies at 87, One Time Builder

    Camden Courier-Post – October 16, 1933 The funeral of William C. Aitken, 87, retired builder, who died Saturday at his home at 421 Penn street, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday. Mr. Aitken was one of the best known builders of his day. He erected more than 200 houses, principally on Cooper street, He…

  • Elks to Observe Flag Day Tonight

    Camden Courier-Post – June 12, 1933 Uniformed Veterans to Join Lodge Members in Colorful Ceremonies Arrangements are completed for the Flag Day celebration to be held tonight by the Camden Elks Lodge Lodge at Seventh and Cooper Streets. The program will open at 7.30 p.m. Doors of the lodge room will be opened to the…

  • Flag Day Service Planned By Elks

    Camden Courier-Post – June 8, 1933 Elaborate Ceremonies Monday Night Will Be Open to Public An elaborate Flag Day celebration to be open to the public and broadcast over the radio is planned by Camden Elks for Monday night. Ceremonies will open at 7.30 p. m., in the lodge room, Seventh and Cooper Streets, with…

  • Vets in Colorful Memorial Crowd Convention Hall

    Camden Courier-Post – June 4, 1933 Military and Civic Organizations Parade in Camden and Join Services Addressed by Clergy and Congressman Wolverton More than 2500 persons attended a joint veterans memorial observance in Convention Hall which followed a parade of veterans and civic organizations yesterday afternoon. To the martial strains of bands and bugle corps,…

  • Sentiment Ruled in Rejecting Bid, Pastor Declares

    Sentiment Ruled in Rejecting Bid, Pastor Declares

    Camden Courier-Post – June 11, 1932 Offer of $5,300,000 for Catholic Church Property Disclosed in Court. Appeals on Assessments in Broadway Extension Open in Court Here Levies Called Unfair An offer of $5,300,000 for purchase of the Church of the Immaculate Conception property, bounded by Market, Broadway, Federal and Seventh streets, was disclosed yesterday in…

  • 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…

  • 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.…