Tag: Line Street

  • Gold Street

    Gold Street was a small, somewhat secluded street situated between South 8th Street and Silver Street, just south of Line Street in Camden. Accessible only via Silver Street by wagon or automobile, Gold Street and its neighboring Silver Street first appear in the historical record with residences listed in the 1888 Camden City Directory. However,…

  • Mount Ephraim Avenue

    Mount Ephraim Avenue

    Dating back to 1878, and originally named Border Street until the 2000’s, Mt. Ephraim Avenue has a history rooted in the past when it operated as the Mount Ephraim Turnpike, functioning as a toll road. Its origins trace back to the junction of Line Street and Haddon Avenue. In a subsequent period, roughly between 1929…

  • Line Street

    Line Street

    Line Street was named because it followed the finally settled line of division between the Cooper and Kaighn properties. It was originally laid out as a twenty foot alley, but in 1848 was made a street fifty foot wide. In 1848, when the city charter was amended by the State legislature, Line Street became the…

  • Convention Hall

    Convention Hall

    Locations: Camden has had two buildings known as Convention Hall, which can get a bit confusing, and the issue gets even more confusing when you add the fact that Camden had four different armories in the years between 1880 and 1960, and one of them was also called Convention Hall! It doesn’t help either that…

  • Zuni Athletic Association

    The Zuni Athletic Association sponsored semi-pro sports teams as early as the spring of 1930 and into the early 60s. It appears to have founded in that year. Founding members included Peter Barbalace, Pasquale “Pat” Barbalace, Emil Aceto, John LaPlaca, and Jack O’Neil. The Zuni clubhouse in its early years was at 464 Royden 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…

  • Charles A. Aceto

    Charles A. Aceto

    Charles Angelo Aceto was born in Italy on April 16, 1891 and came to America with his father in 1900. He threw himself into his education and into becoming proficient in the English language. He went into the bus and taxi business for himself with one station wagon, and by 1924 was operating a fleet…

  • MAGIN PROMOTES 3, REHIRES 3, FIRES 4

    Camden Courier-Post – June 1, 1939 Temporary Laborers Dismissed, While Men Ousted by Hartmann Are Reinstated Three dismissals, three promotions and four reinstatements and two new hirings were announced yesterday by City Commissioner Henry Magin, director of public works. Dismissed were Eugeni Gatti, 208 Washington street; Guilio Marcozzi, 321 Line Street, and George Pollard, 336…

  • Vets in Colorful Memorial Crowd Convention Hall

    Camden Courier-Post – June 4, 1933 Military and Civic Organizations Parade in Camden and Join Services Addressed by Clergy and Congressman Wolverton More than 2500 persons attended a joint veterans memorial observance in Convention Hall which followed a parade of veterans and civic organizations yesterday afternoon. To the martial strains of bands and bugle corps,…

  • News of a Day in the City of Camden

    News of a Day in the City of Camden

    Philadelphia Inquirer – May 23, 1906 Considerable surprise was manifested in Camden yesterday when it was announced that Anna Turner, the sixteen-year-old daughter of Frank Turner, a prominent builder and contractor, has been marred since January 21 to Louis Voegtlin, formerly of Camden, but now of Trenton. Up until the past few days Miss Turner,…

  • The Year 1833 – Camden, NJ

    That section of the city commonly known as Fettersville was purchased by Richard Fetters in 1833 from Charity and Grace Kaighn and embraced the land lying between Line and Cherry Streets, extending from Third Street to the Delaware River. Fetters, a Quaker, was a political and civic leader light years ahead of his time in…