Tag: Fairview

  • Brown Street

    Brown Street in Camden’s Fourteenth Ward is one of two streets bearing that name. It is listed in Camden’s 1906 City Directory and is depicted on a map published in 1914. Originally located in Camden’s Eighth Ward, it became part of the Fourteenth Ward when Yorkship Village was incorporated into Camden after World War I.…

  • Atlanta Road

    Atlanta Road, situated in Fairview, New Jersey, is a significant thoroughfare that stretches from north to south, roughly mirroring the path of Mount Ephraim Avenue. Starting its course at Olympia Road, Atlanta Road embarks on its journey toward the southern edge of Fairview until it reaches Collings Road. This initial stretch of the road is…

  • Rutledge Walk

    Rutledge Walk is situated within the Crescent Gardens community, located at the far southern tip of Camden’s Fairview neighborhood. This housing development was constructed sometime between 1924 and 1942. Rutledge Walk extends in a southerly direction, connecting Crescent Drive to Independence Road. The name Rutledge Walk pays homage to Edward Rutledge, one of the signatories…

  • Fairview – Tracking History

    Fairview – Tracking History

    By Thomas A. Bergbauer, Retired Courier-Post Editor The Fairview section of Camden was the mother of all planned communities. It was born at the beginning of the “war to end all wars.” In 1917, when the United States entered World War I, the New York Shipbuilding Corp. on Broadway, owned by the American International Corp.…

  • Fairview

    Fairview

    Fairview is the area of Camden also known as Yorkship Village, which was built to house the workers of the New York Shipbuilding Company.

  • New Hampshire Road

    New Hampshire Road

    New Hampshire Road runs from 1398 South Collings Road southwards until it dead ends, but not before it intersects with 1244 South Merrimac Road, four blocks west of Alabama Road, in the Fairview section of Camden. It serves as a connector between South Collings Road and South Merrimac Road, as does its sister street, New…

  • New Jersey Road

    New Jersey Road

    NEW JERSEY ROAD runs from South Collings Road southwards until it ends, opposite 1244 South Merrimac Road, three blocks west of Alabama Road, in the Fairview section of Camden. It serves as a connector between South Collings Road and South Merrimac Road, as does its sister street, New Hampshire Road. Neither street has any addresses…

  • Felix Bocchicchio

    Felix Bocchicchio

    Born on August 31, 1906, in Pennsylvania, Felix Bocchicchio left a lasting imprint on boxing history as the manager of Jersey Joe Walcott, particularly during his remarkable ascent to becoming the heavyweight champion in the late 1940s and early 1950s. However, Bocchicchio’s life was filled with diverse and often controversial endeavors, both within and outside…

  • Robert E. Allenbach

    Robert E. Allenbach

    ROBERT E. ALLENBACH was the Chief of Police in Camden, New Jersey from 1998 through 2004. The crime rate plummeted during his tenure and the community, he was well respected in the community, but fell victim to the partisan politics that have crippled Camden for much of the past 30 years. Robert E. Allenbach was…

  • C. Richard Allen

    C. RICHARD ALLEN was a prominent attorney in Camden County during 1920s, 1930s, and 1940s. He was a veteran of World War I and was very active in American Legion affairs, serving as Commander of Fairview Post 71 in Camden rising to Department (state) Commander. His wife Minerva was at one time was county president…

  • Robert T. Abbott

    Robert T. Abbott

    ROBERT T. ABBOTT was born in Salem, New Jersey on March 21, 1869 to Benjamin P. Abbott and his wife, the former Beulah Horner. The family moved to the Wrightsville section of Stockton Township, what is now Camden, in the 1870s. The 1880 Census shows the family consisting of Mr. and Mrs. Abbott, Robert, and…

  • New Buildings Going Up

    New Buildings Going Up

    Camden Daily Courier – November 15, 1890 Many Houses Now Being Erected Camden builders do not seem to be deterred by the fear of financial panic or an idea that the McKinley bill presages disaster in business. New operations are in progress, and several extensive ones are contemplated early in the coming year. Charles W.…