Tag: Roy Steele

In this 1955 photo, workmen remove portions of a sunken barge.
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In the ’30’s, they danced on a Cooper River barge – Tracking History

Over the years, Admiral Wilson Boulevard has been home to many attractions—some good and some not so good.

Charles B Helm - 1931
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Charles B. Helm

Doctor Charles Blaine Helm was born in Camden in 1884. He was a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania School of Veterinary Medicine in 1906 and later owner of the Camden basketball teams.

Blank Profile Stock Photo
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William Penn Corson

Known locally as W. Penn Corson, William, a Camden, NJ native, built the sewage systems in nearby towns and paved the White Horse Pike.

The floating nightclub on the Cooper River
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The Floating Nightclub on the Cooper River

In 1930’s a well-known Camden professional basketball star, Roy Steele, went into the bar business. He first operated the Browning Lake Inn which was located on an old lake on the Little Timber Creek in Bellmawr. Then in 1933 he built Roy Steele’s Log Cabin & Barge CafĂ© along the banks of the Cooper River on Admiral Wilson Blvd in Camden. Log Cabin Bars & Restaurants were popular around this time and many where built throughout South Jersey. Roy’s however had an added feature.