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Camden Catholic High School
The first Camden Catholic High School was built in Camden in 1896, and was known as the Lyceum. A new school was contracted for in 1923, and the cornerstone was laid at North 7th and Federal Streets in October 18, 1923. The school, which included the former Lyceum and the original St. Mary’s Elementary School, contained an auditorium, library, and 18 classrooms.
David Baird Sr.
David Baird Sr. was one of Camden’s leading citizens for well over 50 years. Born in Ireland in on April 7th of 1839, he came to America in 1858 after the death of his father, and settled in Camden the following year.
Federal Street was originally called Joseph Cooper’s Lane, and ran from the river to the old Haddonfield Road. In 1803 Joshua Cooper, who was an ardent Federalist, called it Federal Street. His father, Daniel Cooper, had, in 1764, built a large three-story brick house and established a ferry about the same time to Philadelphia. This lane was to provide the farmers in the area a way to get to the ferry.
Joe Acquaro Anecdote
My father, Biagio Acquaro, had a self-owned business at 2713 Federal Street in East Camden, from the 1940’s through the late 1960’s. His establishment was called “Federal Hat Cleaning.” My Dad would clean and block felt hats for people located all over the tri-county area. Even people from Philadelphia would come over and take advantage of his expertise.
Camden Catholic High to Graduate Largest Class In Its History
The largest class in the history of Camden Catholic High School – 195 students – will receive diplomas Sunday afternoon.
Sentiment Ruled in Rejecting Bid, Pastor Declares
An offer of $5,300,000 for purchase of the Church of the Immaculate Conception property, bounded by Market, Broadway, Federal and Seventh streets, was disclosed yesterday in Circuit Court here.
WEARSHING READY FOR OPENING NIGHT
Grover Wearshing, whose football feats and dazzling play on the basketball boards, form a glowing part of the athletic history of Camden High School and Temple University, has enlisted with the Camden Club in the Eastern League and will join the team when the inaugural skirmish with the Kennett Square (Pa.) quintet is staged at the Convention Hall annex tonight.
Frankie Rapp Favored to Eclipse Records of All Local Boxers
Is Frankie Rapp, South Camden lightweight due to eclipse the performance of every scrapper who has ever been developed here?