Tag: Penn Street

  • Penn Street

    Penn Street

    Penn Street in Camden, New Jersey, has a history that reflects the city’s urban development and changes over time. Not appearing in the 1863 Camden City Directory, it is first listed in the 1867 edition, indicating its establishment or recognition within the city’s infrastructure during this period. Running east from the Delaware River to North…

  • Rex Place

    Rex Place

    Rex Place, a short thoroughfare, extended eastward from the vicinity of 317 North 5th Street, concluding its course at 309 North 6th Street, neatly positioned between Penn and Linden Street. The northern side of Rex Place provided rear access to residences in the 500 block of Linden Street, while the southern side, commencing at North…

  • Old Cooper Street

    Old Cooper Street

    Reprinted from the series of stories of Camden’s earlier days, under the title Sixty Years in Camden County – Gosh! by Will Paul, appearing in The Community news, of Merchantville, NJ. In an earlier chapter I suggested that a young writer seeking a subject for a story could take any Camden street that leads to…

  • Eugene F. Alston

    Eugene F. Alston

    EUGENE F. ALSTON was born October 16, 1919 in Camden to Richard Alston and his wife, the former Dolly Robinson. His father had been born in 1891 in Henderson, North Carolina. Richard Alston was working as a laborer at the Victor Talking Machine Company in June of 1917, and had married. Mr. and Mrs. Alston…

  • William C. Aitken

    WILLIAM C. AITKEN was born around 1846. He first came to America in 1869. He moved to Camden in the early 1880s. He was active as a builder in the latter part of the 19th and early 20th centuries. He built rows of homes on Cooper Street between 9th and 11th Streets. Many of these…

  • Charles M. Abrahamson

    , where he worked as a clerk in a store. He was then a lodger in the home of Frederic Sohn, at 489 York Avenue. He married around 1881.

  • William Abels

    William Abels

    William Abels was born in Pennsylvania around 1839 to Andrew and Sarah Abels. His family was living in Wilmington in 1850. After leaving Wilmington they moved around the country, residing at times in Camden, Philadelphia, Delaware, and Mobile, Alabama. William Abels began working with volunteer fire companies in around 1853. When the 1860 Census was…

  • Joseph Alcorn Anecdote

    My father, Joseph A. Alcorn, had a used car dealership on the corner of 15th and Federal Streets. He started the business with Skip Gardner as his partner in the late 40’s and bought Skip out during that same period. Alcorn Motor Sales was a vibrant business. I recall visiting Art Sharp and Bill Mason…

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  • Police Investigate 3 Fires in 4 Hours In One Section

    Police Investigate 3 Fires in 4 Hours In One Section

    Camden Courier-Post – July 31, 1952 Kaighn School Razed; Blazes Set in Church, Unoccupied House Police today are investigating the possibility that three fires Wednesday within a quarter-mile area inside of three hours and 46 minutes were the work of a firebug. The blaze which razed the Kaighn School, 5th and Chestnut Sts., Seriously damaged…

  • $100 in Gems Stolen from Apartment

    Camden Courier-Post – February 7, 1938 Theft at 418 Broadway Reported to Police; other Homes Robbed Two garages and several homes were entered over the weekend by thieves who escaped with cash, jewelry, and other articles. Theft of jewelry valued at $100 and a $5 note were reported to police last night by Mrs. Bernard…

  • Aitken Funeral to be on Wednesday

    Aitken Funeral to be on Wednesday

    Camden Courier-Post – October 16, 1933 Retired Builder Dies at Penn Street Home; Resident Here for 50 Years The funeral of William C. Aitken, 87, retired builder, who died Saturday at his home at 421 Penn street, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday. Mr. Aitken was one of the best known builders of his…

  • W.C. Aitken Dies at 87, One Time Builder

    W.C. Aitken Dies at 87, One Time Builder

    Camden Courier-Post – October 16, 1933 The funeral of William C. Aitken, 87, retired builder, who died Saturday at his home at 421 Penn street, will be held at 2 p.m. Wednesday. Mr. Aitken was one of the best known builders of his day. He erected more than 200 houses, principally on Cooper street, He…

  • William Nece Dies at Wheel of His Car

    Camden Courier-Post – August 11, 1933 William B. Nece, 50, of 30 Strawbridge avenue, Westmont, was found dead last night at the wheel of his automobile, parked near Fourth and Penn Streets. Death was attributed to a heart attack by Coroner Benjamin R. Denny, who will perform a postmortem at Cooper Hospital today. Nece was…

  • ‘Overflow’ Petters Rounded Up by Pennsauken Cops

    Camden Courier-Post – June 9, 1933 While scores of young lovers “watched the planes come in” at Lewis B. Simon’s “petters paradise” in Delaware Township without molestation from police last night, it was a different story in Pennsauken Township. Recorder George E. Yost fined Walter Bush, 34, of 539 Penn Street, $5 and costs for…