Tag: Mount Ephraim Avenue

  • Browning Street

    Browning Street, originally named Evergreen Avenue, stretches east from Mount Ephraim Avenue, opposite Evergreen Cemetery. It was likely laid out as early as the 1890s, appearing in the 1906 Camden City Directory and depicted on a map published in 1914. On March 4, 1920, Congressman William J. Browning passed away while fulfilling his duties at…

  • Border Street

    Border Street, later renamed Mt. Ephraim Avenue in the 2000s, was a small street that originally ran from Line Street and Haddon Avenue northward along the railroad tracks. It intersected with Starr Avenue (also later renamed Mt. Ephraim Avenue) at some point between 1914 and 1946, and continued to intersect with Newton Avenue. In more…

  • 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…

  • Broadway Trust

    Broadway Trust

    Broadway Trust, also known as Broadway Merchants Trust 938-944 Broadway, Camden, NJ The Broadway Trust Company building was built prior to World War I. The architect was Phillip Merz who was based in Rochester NY and the building was constructed by the J. Henry Miller Co. of Baltimore MD, who also built the building which…

  • 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…

  • 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…

  • My Camden Heritage

    By Dr. Samuel Zuckerman As published in the Jewish Community Voice, January 5, 2005. I am sitting in my den and close my eyes, I see the city as it was in my youth and recall the many people that crossed my path. I was eligible to go to Kaighns School but my parents didn’t…

  • City to Limit All-Night Parking In Move to Clean Main Streets

    City to Limit All-Night Parking In Move to Clean Main Streets

    Camden Courier-Post – December 26, 1953 By Ronald G. Van Tine Restrictions on nightlong parking on principal streets in the business district will be tried out early next year as a major step in a campaign to make Camden a cleaner city in which to live and work. Public Works Commissioner Abbott, who disclosed the…

  • Storm Snaps Heat Plague; 4 More Drown

    Storm Snaps Heat Plague; 4 More Drown

    Camden Courier-Post – June 13, 1933 Man and Woman Struck by Lightning; Mercury Tumbles A violent electric storm, which paralyzed a South Camden woman, accompanied by a driving rain tumbled the mercury last night and ended, temporarily, the six-day heat wave. The storm came after four persons were added yesterday to the five drowning victims…

  • Legion Auxiliaries Plan June Events

    Camden Courier-Post – June 7, 1933 Both the Fairview and Mt. Ephraim American Legion Auxiliaries have scheduled events for this week. This evening the Fairview group will have its Installation of officers, and tomorrow evening the last of a series of monthly card parties will be held by the Mt. Ephraim women. Mr. C. Richard…

  • Roxie Allen Held as One of Gang in Dice Game Holdup

    Roxie Allen Held as One of Gang in Dice Game Holdup

    Camden Morning Post – December 8, 1930 Pugilist and Pal Identified as 2 of 4 bandits in Landisville Robbery Players Lined Up, Relieved of $200 Robbers Flee in Stolen Car With Crippled Man at Wheel Roxie Allen, Camden’s famed welterweight boxer, and one of his pals were arrested last night and Identified, according to police,…

  • Bail Is Denied Roxie Allen in Robbery of 15 in Craps Game

    Bail Is Denied Roxie Allen in Robbery of 15 in Craps Game

    Camden Evening Courier – December 8, 1930 Three Pals of Camden Boxer Also Jailed at Shore for Grand Jury Quartet Identified by Poolroom Owner Limp Betrays Fighter at Landisville – Says He Did Not Aid Holdup Identified as four of the five bandits who held up and robbed 15 men at a craps game in…

  • The Year 1836 – Camden, NJ

    The Year 1836 – Camden, NJ

    The Camden Cemetery, known in modern times as Old Camden Cemetery, adjoining the Newton Friends’ burying grounds, through an action of a town meeting of the Township of Camden, was founded on March 10, 1836. The control was vested in trustees appointed by the township meeting. A plot of ground containing 2.94 acres was purchased…