Tag: Cooper Street

  • Carpenter Street

    Carpenter Street

    Carpenter Street first appears in Camden city directories in 1867, absent from the 1863-1864 directory. Originally a narrow street, it ran from 118 North 8th Street eastward until it intersected with Cooper Street, where Cooper angles toward its intersection with Federal Street near the Cooper River bridges. An alley next to 1129 Carpenter Street provided…

  • Camden renames street for Larry Miles

    Camden renames street for Larry Miles

    Camden Courier-Post – March 5, 2024 Source: https://www.courierpostonline.com/story/news/local/2024/03/05/larry-miles-camden-renamed-a-street-after-him/72804299007/ CAMDEN –- When Larry Miles came to Camden in the early 1970s, he wasn't sure how long he would stay. A veteran of the U.S. Air Force, the Maryland native settled in Camden after active duty and continued his service in the Air Force and Army reserves.…

  • Old Cooper Street

    Old Cooper Street

    Reprinted from the series of stories of Camden’s earlier days, under the title Sixty Years in Camden County – Gosh! by Will Paul, appearing in The Community news, of Merchantville, NJ. In an earlier chapter I suggested that a young writer seeking a subject for a story could take any Camden street that leads to…

  • Cooper Street

    Cooper Street

    Cooper Street, named after the prominent Cooper family, holds a significant place in Camden’s history as one of its oldest streets. William Cooper, an early settler in the region, played a crucial role in the area, and for many years, Camden was referred to as Cooper’s Ferries until its incorporation as a city in 1828.…

  • Leon E. Todd, Sr.

    Leon E. Todd, Sr.

    Leon Edgar Todd Sr. was born in Camden NJ on November 22, 1893. He operated his real estate agency for many years in Camden at 2623 Westfield Avenue, a building designed by the Camden architectural firm of Lackey & Hettel. Besides handling real estate transactions between buyers and sellers, Leon Todd developed several neighborhoods. One…

  • Camden National Bank

    Camden National Bank

    1123 Broadway (Broadway and Sycamore Street), Camden, NJ Established in 1885, the Camden National Bank opened at 259 Kaighn Avenue on August 13, 1885. Zophar C. Howell was the first President. One of the founders, and an early vice-president was Henry B. Wilson, for whom the H.B. Wilson School at South 9th & Florence Street…

  • Royden Street

    Royden Street

    Royden Street, which was improperly spelled on the city plan, was named in honor of William Royden, who in 1681-82 became the owner of all the land between the present Cooper Street and Line Street. William Roydon was originally a grocer from London, England. He had apparently been interested in the development of the New…

  • William C. Aitken

    WILLIAM C. AITKEN was born around 1846. He first came to America in 1869. He moved to Camden in the early 1880s. He was active as a builder in the latter part of the 19th and early 20th centuries. He built rows of homes on Cooper Street between 9th and 11th Streets. Many of these…

  • William Abels

    William Abels

    William Abels was born in Pennsylvania around 1839 to Andrew and Sarah Abels. His family was living in Wilmington in 1850. After leaving Wilmington they moved around the country, residing at times in Camden, Philadelphia, Delaware, and Mobile, Alabama. William Abels began working with volunteer fire companies in around 1853. When the 1860 Census was…

  • Vincent Ariel Tydeman

    Vincent Ariel Tydeman

    VINCENT ARIEL TYDEMAN was born in New Jersey on August 24, 1883 to Edmund and Sarah Tydeman, who had come to America from England in 1878 with their nine children. Another child, Florence, was born just before the June 1880 census. Edmund Tydeman, the oldest son of a Baptist minister, was an optician who had…

  • Frank F. Neutze

    Frank F. Neutze

    Frank F. Neutze Sr., born on December 22, 1894, in Camden, New Jersey, to Harry and Mary Neutze, was part of the Ferdinand Neutze family, known for their diverse professional involvements in Camden during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Ferdinand Neutze, a retailer of shoes, set a precedent for entrepreneurship and professional engagement…

  • City to Limit All-Night Parking In Move to Clean Main Streets

    City to Limit All-Night Parking In Move to Clean Main Streets

    Camden Courier-Post – December 26, 1953 By Ronald G. Van Tine Restrictions on nightlong parking on principal streets in the business district will be tried out early next year as a major step in a campaign to make Camden a cleaner city in which to live and work. Public Works Commissioner Abbott, who disclosed the…

  • Mayor, City Aides to Confer Monday on Weed Removal

    Mayor, City Aides to Confer Monday on Weed Removal

    Camden Courier Post – July 22, 1950 Unsightly Grass and Weeds Mayor Brunner announced today he will call a conference Monday to coordinate city departments in the movement to remove unsightly grass and weeds in the city. Attending the conference Brunner said will be Director of Public Works Abbott, his deputy, James Swanson; J. James…

  • Aitken Funeral to be on Wednesday

    Aitken Funeral to be on Wednesday

    Camden Courier-Post – October 16, 1933 Retired Builder Dies at Penn Street Home; Resident Here for 50 Years The funeral of William C. Aitken, 87, retired builder, who died Saturday at his home at 421 Penn street, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday. Mr. Aitken was one of the best known builders of his…

  • W.C. Aitken Dies at 87, One Time Builder

    W.C. Aitken Dies at 87, One Time Builder

    Camden Courier-Post – October 16, 1933 The funeral of William C. Aitken, 87, retired builder, who died Saturday at his home at 421 Penn street, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday. Mr. Aitken was one of the best known builders of his day. He erected more than 200 houses, principally on Cooper street, He…