Tag: Camden Catholic High School

  • John L. Westcott

    John L. Westcott

    John Leighton Westcott, notable for his tenure as Mayor of Camden from 1892 to 1898, should not be mistaken for John W. Wescott, who served as a judge in Camden for many years starting in 1885. Born on June 10, 1850, in Cumberland County, New Jersey, John L. Westcott relocated to Camden with his family…

  • Camden Catholic High School

    Camden Catholic High School

    Broadway and Federal Street, Camden, NJ 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…

  • David Baird Sr.

    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. After working in a Philadelphia lumber yard for 13 years, he opened his…

  • Federal Street

    Federal Street

    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…

  • 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…

  • Camden Catholic High to Graduate Largest Class In Its History

    Camden Catholic High to Graduate Largest Class In Its History

    Camden Courier-Post – June 14, 1933 195 to Get Diplomas Sunday in Exercises at Convention Hall; Three Get Scholarships;. Medals for 15 The largest class in the history of Camden Catholic High School – 195 students – will receive diplomas Sunday afternoon at the annual commencement exercises to be held in Convention Hall. Ninety-nine boys…

  • Sentiment Ruled in Rejecting Bid, Pastor Declares

    Sentiment Ruled in Rejecting Bid, Pastor Declares

    Camden Courier-Post – June 11, 1932 Offer of $5,300,000 for Catholic Church Property Disclosed in Court. Appeals on Assessments in Broadway Extension Open in Court Here Levies Called Unfair 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…

  • Wearshing Ready for Opening Night

    Camden Courier-Post – November 12, 1930 By STEVE O’KEEFE, Morning Post Sports Editor Temple Hero Enlists With Lobley for Eastern League Fray With Kennett Square Huge Crowd is Expected 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…

  • Frankie Rapp Favored to Eclipse Records of All Local Boxers

    Camden Courier-Post – January 10, 1928 Critics Predict Great Ring Future for Former Camden Catholic High School Baseball and Basketball Star Has Scored 12 Knockouts in 17 Bouts By Tom Ryan Is Frankie Rapp, South Camden lightweight due to eclipse the performance of every scrapper who has ever been developed here? That is the question…