Tag: Front Street

  • Atlantic Avenue

    Atlantic Avenue

    Positioned three blocks south of Kaighn Avenue, Atlantic Avenue extends from Front Street in the west to Haddon Avenue in the east. The eastern segment of Atlantic Avenue, stretching beyond 7th Street, presents a combination of residential and commercial properties that persists to this day. The thoroughfare persists through the span between 7th and 9th…

  • 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…

  • Front Street

    Front Street

    Front Street in Camden extends in a north-south direction, located to the west of Second Street and running parallel to the Delaware River. Its span begins at Erie Street in North Camden and continues southward until Atlantic Avenue. Initially, Front Street ran continuously, but in the early 1970s, several redevelopment initiatives were implemented, leading 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.…

  • Eugene F. Alston

    Eugene F. Alston

    EUGENE F. ALSTON was born October 16, 1919 in Camden to Richard Alston and his wife, the former Dolly Robinson. His father had been born in 1891 in Henderson, North Carolina. Richard Alston was working as a laborer at the Victor Talking Machine Company in June of 1917, and had married. Mr. and Mrs. Alston…

  • Amanda Alloway

    Amanda Alloway, who was born in New Jersey in November 1843, had a notable life deeply intertwined with the historical tapestry of Camden, New Jersey. She married Joseph Alloway by 1863, and the couple had three children: Charles, born in December 1863, Joseph, born on November 22, 1865, and Ida May, born around 1867. The…

  • William E. Albert

    William E. Albert

    WILLIAM E. ALBERT was born in New Jersey around 1870. He was the son of Ernest and Hannah Albert. Ernest Albert had emigrated to America from Wurttemburg in what is now Germany. He arrived in Philadelphia in 1860, married there, and came to Camden around 1865. When the Census was taken in 1870, Ernest Albert…

  • Boy Sees Accident, Asks Traffic Light

    Boy Sees Accident, Asks Traffic Light

    Camden Courier-Post – July 8, 1950 By Wilbur Morse Jr. Petitions for highway safety measures or improvements usually come from adult individuals or organizations. But there is an 11-year old North Camden boy whose horror at seeing a car drag a 4-year old neighbor 40 feet, near an unlighted intersection, today spurred a one-man safety…

  • 4 Hurt as Auto Strikes Pole Strewing Live Wires on Road

    Camden Courier-Post – Feburary 4, 1938 Four persons in a small coupe were injured last night when the machine crashed into a pole at Seventeenth Street and Admiral Wilson Boulevard during a dense fog. The car broke off a telephone pole at the base, strewing live wires on the highway. Traffic was detoured until the…

  • Over in Camden

    Over in Camden

    Philadelphia Inquirer – December 22, 1898 Articles of incorporation were filed yesterday by the American Metal Edge Box Company. The police were notified yesterday that William Ilgenfritz, 14 years old, of 1121 Mickle street, was missing. Jacob N. Wise, 63 years old, fell from a step at Delaware and Market streets yesterday and broke his…

  • The Year 1832 – Camden, NJ

    Cholera appeared in Camden. This was said to be the first appearance here of the disease in epidemic form. Street names changed by ordinance passed May 24, 1832, as follows: King Street changed to Front Street Queen Street Changed to Second Street White Hall Street changed to Third Street Cherry Street changed to Fourth Street…