Tag: Hotel Walt Whitman

  • Remembering Camden – Hotel Walt Whitman

    Remembering Camden – Hotel Walt Whitman

    A collection of remembrances by Catherine Casselman Greenhart, Camden High School Class of 1942. You have a picture of the H. Genet Taylor residence on Cooper Street. I was friendly with both “Tottie”and Harry III and we were in and out of each other’s houses. My house was 301 North Second Street which would be…

  • His Great Hour

    His Great Hour

    The year 1938 was the fiftieth in the history of Warren Webster & Company and as the summer approached the Organization began laying plans to celebrate the Golden Jubilee and do honor to the Founder. In June all the representatives from district offices who could possibly do so assembled at the factory and several days…

  • Samuel M. Shay

    Samuel M. Shay

    Samuel M. Shay was a prominent figure in Camden County during the early 20th century. Born around 1885 in New Jersey, he was appointed as Judge of the Common Pleas Court in Camden County by Governor Edwards in 1922. He was reappointed for a second term in 1927. Aside from his work as a judge,…

  • Herman Z. Cutler

    Herman Z. Cutler

    HERMAN Z. CUTLER is best remembered in Camden for the company he founded, Cutler Metal Products Company, which operated at 1021-1025 Line Street into the 1980s. Herman Cutler was born January 6, 1888 in the town of Ilintsy, in what is now the Ukraine. This town had a relatively large Jewish population at that time,…

  • Camden Auto Radiator

    Camden Auto Radiator

    505-509 Arch Street, Camden, NJ Camden Auto Radiator was located at 505-509 Arch Street. Owned by Herman Z. Cutler, it was one of several auto repair establishments that operated on and just off of Arch Street in the 1920’s and 1930’s. Other shops included George’s Auto Service and the Cooperson Brothers auto body shop. The…

  • Centennial Mirror 1828-1928

    Centennial Mirror 1828-1928

    Centennial Mirror of the City of Camden, NJ Published in the interest of a growing city, nineteen twenty-eight. THE City Commissioners of Camden extend their Greetings to all citizens of the City, State and Nation who may visualize the Camden of Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow, through this volume which is dedicated to the Cause of…

  • CAMDEN’S CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

    CAMDEN’S CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

    The Camden Chamber of Commerce is the clearing house of civic activities. The offices are in the Hotel Walt Whitman Annex on Cooper Street near Broadway. It is supported by the business, professional and civic interests of Camden. The Chamber of Commerce was formed in April, 1919, through a reorganization of the old Camden Board…

  • 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.…

  • Walt Whitman

    Walt Whitman

    WALT WHITMAN, Camden’s “Good Grey Poet,” the life of whom a subject that has been written on at length by many. Rather than rehash much that is to be read elsewhere, presented will be things of interest concerning Whitman, his life and times in and around Camden, and comments by those who knew him and…

  • Merchants Trust Company

    Merchants Trust Company

    Broadway and Carman Street, Camden, NJ The Merchants Trust was organized in November of 1911. It was a small bank that catered to Camden’s business community, and was one of many small and medium sized banks active in the 1910s and 1920s. From its founding through his death in 1924 the president of the Merchants…

  • 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…

  • Hotel Walt Whitman

    Hotel Walt Whitman

    The Walt Whitman Hotel was a venture championed by the Greater Camden Movement, a coalition of business and civic leaders that began to coalesce shortly before and during World War I. They had proven highly effective in raising county-wide funds to support the American war effort. Post-war, their ambitious vision to invigorate economic recovery and…

  • Joseph A. Varbalow

    Joseph A. Varbalow

    Joseph A. Varbalow, born in Russia on January 15, 1896, alongside his twin sister Anna, emigrated to America with his family in either 1897 or 1898, initially settling in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The family moved to Camden, New Jersey, around 1905 and became involved in various enterprises, including construction, realty, movie theaters, and a shoe business.…

  • In a Faded City, Plans to Build a Hotel Build Hope

    In a Faded City, Plans to Build a Hotel Build Hope

    New York Times – May 6, 2008 By Kareem Fahim Camden, N.J.—The old Plaza Hotel downtown is a tomb, sealed shut for more than 20 years now, it’s windows shattered and its green marquee worn and stripped of letters. Trapped inside the hotel are the memories of a once-thriving industrial town, where business people and…

  • E. George Aaron, Ex-Camden Aide, Attorney, Is Dead

    E. George Aaron, Ex-Camden Aide, Attorney, Is Dead

    Camden Courier-Post – May 13, 1960 Public Safety Director for Nine Years E. George Aaron, former public safety director and an attorney active in Camden’s public, civic and philanthropic affairs more than 30 years, is dead. Mr. Aaron died shortly before 8 p.m. Thursday in the Cherry Hill Apartments, Delaware Township, where he had lived…