Tag: Federal Street

  • Sigmund Schoenagle

    Sigmund "Sig" Schoenagle was born in Vienna, Austria, around 1875. As a young man, he immigrated to America and settled in Camden, NJ. In 1894, he established a haberdashery at the southwest corner of 3rd and Federal Streets. He later moved his business to 538 Federal Street, at the corner of Hudson and Federal Streets,…

  • Bartholomew A. Sheehan

    Bartholomew A. Sheehan was born on December 18, 1907, to Jeremiah and Mary (McCarthy) Sheehan. The family lived at 882 Haddon Avenue in Camden, where Jeremiah worked as a mechanic in one of the city’s shipyards, along with four of Bart’s five older brothers by 1920. Bart also had an older sister and a younger…

  • 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…

  • Marlton Avenue

    Marlton Avenue begins at Federal Street and effectively serves as an extension of State Street, which runs east from the Delaware River, crossing the Cooper River and the Pavonia railroad yards to Federal Street. Marlton Avenue then continues eastward to the city limits at Highland Avenue. It is one of the five major streets in…

  • Bridge Avenue

    Bridge Avenue, once a prominent thoroughfare in Camden, is now little more than a memory. Situated between Federal and Mickle Streets, it boasted buildings on both sides stretching as far east as South 5th Street by the 1890s. By 1924, Bridge Avenue ran along the north side of the railroad tracks originating at the Market…

  • State Street

    State Street

    State Street, established in 1856, stretches from the Delaware River to Cooper’s Creek (now known as the Cooper River) in North Camden. Before its construction, farmers and residents in the eastern and northern lands near the Delaware had to travel long distances to reach markets on Vine Street and the ferry across the river, as…

  • Oscar Gibbs’ Sinclair Gas Station

    Oscar Gibbs’ Sinclair Gas Station

    The gas station, on the southwest corner of 18th and Federal, was razed sometime in the 1970s. The Dimedio Lime Company, which is across Federal Street, bought the property and erected a new building on the site.

  • Harry C. Anderson

    HARRY C. ANDERSON was born in April of 1873 to Isaac Anderson and his wife, the former Sarah Madison. The family was living at 810 Kimber Street in North Camden when the census was taken in 1880. On December 3, 1904 Harry C. Anderson was appointed to the Camden Fire Department. He was then living…

  • 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…

  • Harry J. Allebach

    Harry J. Allebach

    Harry J. Allebach was born on November 24, 1897, in Norristown, PA. He married Consuelo Elverson around 1917. According to the 1920 Census, they resided at 2913 High Street in East Camden, along with their daughter Frances, in his mother-in-law’s home. At that time, Harry worked as an electrician at a “car shop,” likely referring…

  • Joseph A. Alcorn

    Joseph A. Alcorn

    Joseph A. Alcorn was born in February 1919 in Camden, New Jersey to Mary and William Alcorn. He was the youngest of eight children: James G., William Joseph, Rose, Marie Frances, Thomas J., Genevieve, Rita, and then Joseph. By 1918, the family settled at 906 North 9th Street in North Camden (near the Highland Woolen…

  • Wilson Ephraim Adams

    Wilson Ephraim Adams

    WILSON EPHRAIM ADAMS was well-known to many in and out of Camden for his many letters to the Courier-Post. He worked at the Police Administration building on Federal Street for several years prior to his retirement. Prior to that he had worked for the Housing Authority of the City of Camden, and he was a…

  • Israel B. Adams, Jr.

    ISRAEL BUTLER ADAMS JR. was born on October 23, 1859, one of twelve children born to Israel and Adeline Cox Adams. The elder Adams was a farmer. By the spring of 1860 the family was living in Camden County’s Stockton Township, quite possibly in or near the Delair section of what is now Pennsauken. His…

  • Joseph Acquaro

    Joseph Acquaro

    JOSEPH “JOE” ACQUARO grew up in Camden, New Jersey. He was the son of Biagio “Benny” Acquaro and the former Frances Petrella. His father had worked for the Stetson Hat Company in Philadelphia and at Sun Shoe Repair and Hat Cleaning, where he was in charge of cleaning and blocking felt hats. After his marriage,…

  • 2713 Federal Street

    2713 Federal Street

    1940’s – 1960’s: Federal Hat Cleaning