Tag: Mickle Street

  • 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…

  • Mickle Street

    Mickle Street

    Mickle Street was named after John W. Mickle, a prominent figure in both local and State affairs in the 1840’s and 1850’s. He was one of the organizers and a shareholder for many years in the Federal Street Ferry, and had a large stake in the Camden and Amboy Railroad. More recently, Mickle Street can…

  • 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…

  • Joseph Abarno

    Joseph Abarno

    JOSEPH ARBANO was born in New York on August 11, 1895 to Domenic and Amerosa Arbano. Domenic Arbano had come to America in 1885 with his oldest son, James, in 1885. By 1917 the family had moved to 203 Royden Street in Camden NJ. When he registered for the draft on June 5, 1917, Joseph…

  • 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…

  • Robert T. Abbott

    Robert T. Abbott

    ROBERT T. ABBOTT was born in Salem, New Jersey on March 21, 1869 to Benjamin P. Abbott and his wife, the former Beulah Horner. The family moved to the Wrightsville section of Stockton Township, what is now Camden, in the 1870s. The 1880 Census shows the family consisting of Mr. and Mrs. Abbott, Robert, and…

  • New name for Camden street near planned HQ

    New name for Camden street near planned HQ

    Camden Courier-Post – August 10, 2016 CAMDEN – Subaru of America isn’t expected to move here until sometime next year, but the firm’s already had a change of address. City Council members voted Tuesday to rename one block of Mount Ephraim Avenue that runs past the construction site for the auto firm’s future headquarters. The…

  • Walcott Already in the Pink for Oma Battle Night

    Walcott Already in the Pink for Oma Battle Night

    Camden Courier Post – May 18, 1946 South Jersey Sports By TOM RYAN We received word from Joey Allen yesterday that Jersey Joe Walcott will be in the pink for his forthcoming fight against Lee Oma. Allen, who trains Walcott, wrote from Summit, where Walcott is conditioning, that the Merchantville clubber never was in better…

  • P.S. Taxi Transfer Ruled Fraudulent

    P.S. Taxi Transfer Ruled Fraudulent

    Camden Courier-Post – June 28, 1933 Vice Chancellor Orders Transport Corporation to Pay Girl $10,000 Damages Agreeing with the contention that transfer of the Public Service Cab Company to Public Service Coordinated Transport was fraudulent, Vice Chancellor Francis B. Davis late yesterday ordered the latter to pay $10,000 in damages to Ralph M. Chorpenning for…

  • Guns Await Sniper in Suburban Towns

    Guns Await Sniper in Suburban Towns

    Camden Courier-Post – February 4, 1928 Mystery Marks 16th Effort as Victim Gives Fake Address With orders to “shoot on sight” issued to suburban police in their search for South Jersey’s “phantom sniper,” that mysterious individual today had a “phantom victim,” At the Haddon Heights police station is a piece of glass with the notation…

  • News and Incidents of a Day in Camden

    News and Incidents of a Day in Camden

    Philadelphia Inquirer – March 1, 1905 Attacked at Third and Mickle streets, Camden, late Monday night by a man, Mrs. Bessie O. Day, of Seventh and Clinton streets, had her clothing cutt in strips. The man, said to be a male acquaintance, followed Mrs. Day off a ferryboat and attacked her near the P. R.…

  • Mystery of a Swamp

    Mystery of a Swamp

    Harrisburg Patriot – July 17, 1899 Empty Carriage. Cries of Murder and a Negro’s Arrest Philadelphia, July 16 — Walter S. Jones, colored, is locked up in Camden Jail under a chain of weird circumstances. On Friday night a horse and empty wagon were found standing in a clump of bushes near Seventeenth and Mickle…

  • 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…

  • A Dog Was Shot

    A Dog Was Shot

    Philadelphia Inquirer – February 18, 1897 A dog, supposed to be mad, was shot by Policeman Anderson at Sixth and Mickle streets yesterday, after the animal had terrorized the neighborhood.

  • The Year 1837, Camden, NJ

    City Council authorized the construction of a market house on Market Street at the intersection of Third Street on March 13, 1837. This market house containing 8 stalls was erected at a cost of $250, and was ready for use December 28, 1837. It was continued in use until 1871 when it was torn down.…