Tag: 8th Street

  • Gold Street

    Gold Street was a small, somewhat secluded street situated between South 8th Street and Silver Street, just south of Line Street in Camden. Accessible only via Silver Street by wagon or automobile, Gold Street and its neighboring Silver Street first appear in the historical record with residences listed in the 1888 Camden City Directory. However,…

  • Litwin Brother’s Market

    Litwin Brother’s Market

    801 Elm Street, Camden, NJ. The story of the Litwin family is a testament to the entrepreneurial spirit and resilience. Isadore and Reba Litwin, originally from Russia, settled in Philadelphia before World War I. By 1930, they were residing at 2510 South 9th Street with their three children: Edward, Philip, and Sylvia. Isadore already owned…

  • Bridge Avenue

    Bridge Avenue, once a prominent thoroughfare in Camden, is now little more than a memory. Situated between Federal and Mickle Streets, it boasted buildings on both sides stretching as far east as South 5th Street by the 1890s. By 1924, Bridge Avenue ran along the north side of the railroad tracks originating at the Market…

  • 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…

  • 8th Street

    Over the years, Eighth Street has undergone significant expansion, extending its original length from Morgan Boulevard to Pyne Point in North Camden, with a few minor interruptions. During World War II in the early 1940s, the Chelton Terrace public housing project was constructed on the 2100 block of South Eighth Street, between Chelton Avenue and…

  • Broadway Trust

    Broadway Trust

    Broadway Trust, also known as Broadway Merchants Trust 938-944 Broadway, Camden, NJ The Broadway Trust Company building was built prior to World War I. The architect was Phillip Merz who was based in Rochester NY and the building was constructed by the J. Henry Miller Co. of Baltimore MD, who also built the building which…

  • 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…

  • Joseph A. Alcorn

    Joseph A. Alcorn

    Joseph A. Alcorn was born in February 1919 in Camden, New Jersey to Mary and William Alcorn. He was the youngest of eight children: James G., William Joseph, Rose, Marie Frances, Thomas J., Genevieve, Rita, and then Joseph. By 1918, the family settled at 906 North 9th Street in North Camden (near the Highland Woolen…

  • Joseph Alcorn Anecdote

    My father, Joseph A. Alcorn, had a used car dealership on the corner of 15th and Federal Streets. He started the business with Skip Gardner as his partner in the late 40’s and bought Skip out during that same period. Alcorn Motor Sales was a vibrant business. I recall visiting Art Sharp and Bill Mason…

  • Two Hurt as Truck Upsets Auto in South Camden

    Two Hurt as Truck Upsets Auto in South Camden

    Camden Courier-Post – July 1, 1941 William Boyle, 19, of Ashland, and his grandmother, Mrs. Margaret Aubacher, 63, of Osage, were pulled through the door of their car, shown above, yesterday after a crash at Eight street and Central avenue. They were treated at West Jersey Hospital for cuts and shock. Driver of the truck,…

  • Tax Title Liens Net $112,311 in Month

    Tax Title Liens Net $112,311 in Month

    Camden Courier-Post – February 11, 1938 Collections on Liquidations Set Record for City, Brunner Reports By A. Charles Corotis Liquidation of tax title liens produced $112,311.70 for Camden’s treasury during January, Mayor Brunner announced yesterday. “The figure represents the greatest revenue from this source in any one month of the city’s history,” Brunner added. In…

  • News of a Day in the City of Camden

    News of a Day in the City of Camden

    Philadelphia Inquirer – May 23, 1906 Considerable surprise was manifested in Camden yesterday when it was announced that Anna Turner, the sixteen-year-old daughter of Frank Turner, a prominent builder and contractor, has been marred since January 21 to Louis Voegtlin, formerly of Camden, but now of Trenton. Up until the past few days Miss Turner,…

  • New Buildings Going Up

    New Buildings Going Up

    Camden Daily Courier – November 15, 1890 Many Houses Now Being Erected Camden builders do not seem to be deterred by the fear of financial panic or an idea that the McKinley bill presages disaster in business. New operations are in progress, and several extensive ones are contemplated early in the coming year. Charles W.…