Tag: Arthur Truscott

  • Camden High School

    Camden High School

    1700 Park Boulevard, Camden, NJ Northwest Corner of Park Boulevard and Baird Boulevard Camden High School first welcomed students in 1918, occupying the intersection of Park Boulevard and Baird Avenue, a parcel of land originally within the bounds of Forest Hill Park, later renamed Farnham Park in 1927. The swift rise in population drove the…

  • Religious History of Camden

    Religious History of Camden

    From George Reeser Prowell’s History of Camden County, New Jersey, 1886 Newton Friend’s Meeting About the year 1800, when the general opening of roads made it no longer important to be on the water, Newton Friends determined to move from their old meet­ing-house on Newton Creek to a place more central; and in Fourth Month,…

  • Carnegie Library (AKA the Camden Free Public Library)

    Carnegie Library (AKA the Camden Free Public Library)

    616 Broadway Northeast Corner of Broadway and Line Street The Library Committee of City Council, on February 24th, adopted a resolution presented by Councilman Charles H. Ellis, formally accepting Andrew Carnegie’s offer of $100,000 for a public library in Camden. On April 28, 1903 the Free Library Trustees recommended the purchase of the Dialogue property,…

  • A history of banking in Camden, NJ

    A history of banking in Camden, NJ

    Camden Banking The Farmers and Mechanics Bank was organized with a capital of $300,000 on March 31, 1855. The banking house at the southeast corner of Front and Market Streets was built at the cost of $18,000. This institution was conducted as a State Bank until September 1, 1864 when it became a National Bank…

  • 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…