Tag: Locust Street

  • Locust Street (formerly Oak Street)

    Locust Street (formerly Oak Street)

    Originally, Locust Street extended to the south from Beckett Street, reaching as far as Mechanic Street, situated between South 2nd Street and South 3rd Street. The presence of Locust Street can be traced back to the 1867 Camden City Directory. During the 1870s, the 600 block of Locust Street (formerly John Street), and around 1883,…

  • Wilson L. Bromley

    Wilson L. Bromley came into the world in New Jersey, around the year 1853, as the child of Joseph and Ann Eliza Bromley. His father, Joseph Bromley, earned his living as a boilermaker. The Bromley family was residing in South Camden when the 1860 Census was conducted. At that time, the household consisted of four…

  • The Year 1842 – Camden, NJ

    The first night boat between Camden and Philadelphia was put on July 4, 1842, by the Camden and Philadelphia Ferry Company, the last boat leaving Camden at 9:00 PM and Philadelphia at 9:30 PM. On April 1, 1842 the Railroad Hotel at the foot of Bridge Avenue, kept by James Elwell and often called Elwell’s…