Tag: Berkley Street

  • Riley Street

    Riley Street ran south from 419 Washington Street for one block to Berkley Street. It featured ten two-story brick rowhouses, five on each side, numbered 431 to 440. The lot of the E. A. Stevens School backed against the houses on the east side of Riley Street. Camden City Directories list residents on Riley Street…

  • Arthur L. Stone

    Arthur L. Stone

    Dr. Arthur L. Stone held the position of City Health Director in Camden from 1923 until his passing in 1945. During his tenure, he served under various mayors, including Victor King, Winfield Scott Price, Roy R. Stewart, Frederick von Nieda, and George Brunner. Dr. Stone was a strong advocate for an immunization program that played…

  • Berkley Hall

    Berkley Hall

    601 Berkley Street Berkley Hall was built in 1895. It stands at 601 Berkley Street, the northeast corner of 6th and Berkley Streets. Berkley Hall appears in Camden’s City Directories from its construction through the 1920s. Its usage prior to 1912 is unknown to the author. Sometime in 1912 the building was being utilized by…

  • Berkley Street

    Berkley Street, originally named Berkeley Street, carries a rich historical legacy in Camden, New Jersey. Its designation honors Lord Berkeley, one of the proprietors of the colony of New Jersey from 1664 to 1674, alongside Sir George Carteret. The street’s naming reflects the colonial-era connections between the region and its English proprietors. During its early…

  • Amanda Alloway

    Amanda Alloway, who was born in New Jersey in November 1843, had a notable life deeply intertwined with the historical tapestry of Camden, New Jersey. She married Joseph Alloway by 1863, and the couple had three children: Charles, born in December 1863, Joseph, born on November 22, 1865, and Ida May, born around 1867. The…

  • Charles L. Alcott

    CHARLES L.” SHAD” ALCOTT was born in New Jersey around 1857. The Census indicates July of 1858. Sorting him out can be confusing as there was a Charles M. Alcott, born February of 1857, who lived in Camden at the same time. If they were related, it was not a close relationship. Charles L. Alcott…

  • A Postcard’s Story

    A Postcard’s Story

    By Phil Cohen One Postcard, Two Destinations, Three Continents, Six People, and One Hundred and Two Years The Mystery The postcard above was mailed on October 5, 1910 from Camden, New Jersey to Miss Ella Kremo at the Tivoli Theater in Sydney, Australia. When the postcard arrived in Sydney, Miss Kremo and her family, a…

  • Camden Residents Walk In Fight to Take Back City

    Camden Courier-Post – November 21, 2006 By ALAN GUENTHER, Courier-Post Staff Two dozen Camden residents recently took a nighttime walk on the wild side, past rows of abandoned homes, through neighborhoods so infested with crime and drugs that the dark streets are illuminated at night only by flashes of gunfire. “We hear gunshots. We hear…

  • 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…

  • 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,…