Tag: Baird Boulevard

  • Marlton Avenue

    Marlton Avenue begins at Federal Street and effectively serves as an extension of State Street, which runs east from the Delaware River, crossing the Cooper River and the Pavonia railroad yards to Federal Street. Marlton Avenue then continues eastward to the city limits at Highland Avenue. It is one of the five major streets in…

  • Aaron Ward

    Aaron Ward

    Aaron Ward, born on November 26, 1834, in what was then Newton Township, Gloucester County, NJ (now within the borders of Camden), was the youngest of eight children born to Mason and Hannah Barton Ward. Interestingly, he was the second child named Aaron, as his elder brother, E. Allen Ward, had tragically passed away before…

  • 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…

  • Edward J. Borden

    Edward J. Borden

    EDWARD J. BORDEN SR. was born in Boston, Massachusetts on January 12, 1888 to John and Beatrice Borden, both of whom were born in Canada. The elder Borden was a boilermaker by trade. The family moved to Illinois shortly after Edward Borden’s birth, residing there as early as 1890 and as late as July of…

  • Langham Avenue

    Langham Avenue is located in Parkside, running south from Walnut Street to Baird Avenue, two blocks east of Haddon Avenue. Following World War I, many prominent members of Camden’s Jewish community lived on Langham, although the street was never entirely Jewish, contrary to popular rumor. By the end of the 1950s, this trend had largely…

  • My Camden Heritage

    By Dr. Samuel Zuckerman As published in the Jewish Community Voice, January 5, 2005. I am sitting in my den and close my eyes, I see the city as it was in my youth and recall the many people that crossed my path. I was eligible to go to Kaighns School but my parents didn’t…

  • Broadcast in Afternoon

    Homemakers Off Air 4th Annual Child Welfare Institute Being Planned for April Will Hold 4 Classes The desire to carry on toward the goal envisioned by founders of the Parent-Teacher Association will be emphasized throughout the country in honor of the 41st anniversary of the National Congress of Parents and Teachers. A Founders Day broadcast…

  • City Athletic Club Plans Refinancing

    Camden Courier-Post – February 8, 1933 Members Approve Proposal to Provide New Capital to Finish Building A Plan for refinancing of the City Athletic Club was approved by several hundred members who met Monday night in the building at Admiral Wilson and Baird boulevards. The plan was submitted by Samuel P. Orlando, secretary of the…