Tag: Phil Cohen

  • Pyne Point Park – Tracking History

    Pyne Point Park – Tracking History

    If you grew up in North Camden then you had to remember Pyne Point Park. They were synonymous.

  • Radio Station WCAM

    Radio Station WCAM

    Camden’s oldest radio station dates back to September 1925 when it signed on as WFBI at 1270 AM under the ownership of Robert Galvin. The city government became involved soon afterward. The official dedication of the now municipally-owned radio station, rechristened WCAM, occurred in Convention Hall, occurred on March 29, 1926. The station moved, sometime…

  • Krystal Lounge

    Krystal Lounge

    789 Chestnut Street apparently was a bar before Prohibition. In 1887 and 1888 Philip Barr is listed in the Camden City Directory as operating a saloon at this address. The 1908 directory shows a John A. Gorman, and the 1918-1919 directory reveals that Walter D. Leonard was the proprietor at that time.

  • Garage Fire on Warnock Place

    Garage Fire on Warnock Place

    After leaving Engine 10, I stopped by Squad 7, and was still there when this box came in. Police were already on scene, Squad 7 was the first fire unit to arrive. There was a whole lot of smoke from this detached garage on Warnock Place, an old more or less abandoned street that runs…



    The postcard above was mailed on October 5, 1910 from Camden, New Jersey to Miss Ella Kremo at the Tivoli Theater in Sydney, Australia. When the postcard arrived in Sydney, Miss Kremo and her family, a troupe of acrobats who appeared on stage around the world, had left, leaving a forwarding address of Das Programm…

  • Site Honors Camco War Dead

    Site Honors Camco War Dead

    Second Lieutenant Warren Stafford Jr., of Haddon Heights, was in the Army Air Force when his crew of 10 men was reported missing.

  • The Year 1828 – Camden, NJ

    On February 13, 1828 the Council and General Assembly passed “An act to incorporate a part of the Township of Newton in the County of Gloucester.” This was the first charter of the City of Camden. The first section reads as follows: Be it enacted by the Council and General Assembly of this State, and…