Tag: Arch Street

  • 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…

  • Harry C. Anderson

    HARRY C. ANDERSON was born in April of 1873 to Isaac Anderson and his wife, the former Sarah Madison. The family was living at 810 Kimber Street in North Camden when the census was taken in 1880. On December 3, 1904 Harry C. Anderson was appointed to the Camden Fire Department. He was then living…

  • Arch Street

    Arch Street

    Arch Street is situated in downtown Camden, positioned between Federal Street and Market Street. In the past, this street extended from Delaware Avenue to North 5th Street, serving as a prominent passageway. However, the passage of time has seen various developments encroach upon Arch Street, causing its existence to fade from view. Arch Street held…

  • 325 Arch Street

    325 Arch Street

    Residents: 1880: Richard J. Richardson 1920’s-1940’s: Charles Aceto

  • Charles A. Aceto

    Charles A. Aceto

    Charles Angelo Aceto was born in Italy on April 16, 1891 and came to America with his father in 1900. He threw himself into his education and into becoming proficient in the English language. He went into the bus and taxi business for himself with one station wagon, and by 1924 was operating a fleet…

  • 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…

  • West Jersey Hospital Opened in City in 1885

    West Jersey Hospital Opened in City in 1885

    Camden Courier-Post – May 14, 165 The recorded history of West Jersey Hospital dates from the opening of a small hospital at the northeast corner of 4th and Arch Streets, Camden, in the spring of 1885. This was the first successful attempt to open a hospital in Camden “for the relief of the sick poor,”…

  • Mayor, City Aides to Confer Monday on Weed Removal

    Mayor, City Aides to Confer Monday on Weed Removal

    Camden Courier Post – July 22, 1950 Unsightly Grass and Weeds Mayor Brunner announced today he will call a conference Monday to coordinate city departments in the movement to remove unsightly grass and weeds in the city. Attending the conference Brunner said will be Director of Public Works Abbott, his deputy, James Swanson; J. James…

  • Taps Sound for Jack Airedale, Canine Mascot of Fire Laddies

    Taps Sound for Jack Airedale, Canine Mascot of Fire Laddies

    Camden Courier-Post – November 7, 1934 Taps Sound for Jack Airedale, Canine Mascot of Fire Laddies Camden firemen and policemen paid their final respects to stout-hearted Jack Airedale yesterday. The beloved mascot of Headquarters Fire Company, Fifth and Arch streets, whose life was crushed out under the wheels of truck No. 2, his own wagon,…

  • 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…

  • The fire house at Fifth and Arch is draped

    The fire house at Fifth and Arch is draped

    Camden Post-Telegram – May 5, 1916 The fire house at Fifth and Arch strets is draped in mourning because of the death of Lieutenant Harry Anderson, who died last night in Cooper Hospital, from injuries sustained in an accident at Fourth and Arch streets. Anderson was very popular with the firemen and residents in the…

  • 3 Hurt When Fire Truck Hits Trolley

    3 Hurt When Fire Truck Hits Trolley

    Philadelphia Inquirer – April 15, 1916 Two Camden Firemen Hurled From Machine—Motorman of Car Removed to Hospital Two firemen and a motorman were injured in a collision betwen No. 1 motor truck from fire department headquarters and a trolley car at Fourth and Arch streets, Camden, last night. None of the injured is in a…

  • Over in Camden

    Over in Camden

    Philadelphia Inquirer – December 22, 1898 Articles of incorporation were filed yesterday by the American Metal Edge Box Company. The police were notified yesterday that William Ilgenfritz, 14 years old, of 1121 Mickle street, was missing. Jacob N. Wise, 63 years old, fell from a step at Delaware and Market streets yesterday and broke his…

  • Inception of the First Paid Fire Department in the US

    Inception of the First Paid Fire Department in the US

    During the Civil War, Camden purchased its first steam fire apparatus on June 4, 1864 the Independence Fire Company No. 3 purchased an Amoskeag steamer for $3250. This apparatus was a third class, single pump style with serial #92. Independence sold this steamer to Millville, New Jersey in 1869 and in the Spring of that…

  • The Year 1841 – Camden, NJ

    The Year 1841 – Camden, NJ

    On March 12, 1841 the Camden Mutual Fire Insurance Company was chartered. It continued as a mutual association until July 1, 1870, when it was converted into a stock company, although it was not until 1881 that the word “Mutual” was dropped from the name and the name Camden Fire Insurance Association was adopted. The…