Tag: Royden Street

  • Zuni Athletic Association

    The Zuni Athletic Association sponsored semi-pro sports teams as early as the spring of 1930 and into the early 60s. It appears to have founded in that year. Founding members included Peter Barbalace, Pasquale “Pat” Barbalace, Emil Aceto, John LaPlaca, and Jack O’Neil. The Zuni clubhouse in its early years was at 464 Royden Street.…

  • Royden Street

    Royden Street

    Royden Street, which was improperly spelled on the city plan, was named in honor of William Royden, who in 1681-82 became the owner of all the land between the present Cooper Street and Line Street. William Roydon was originally a grocer from London, England. He had apparently been interested in the development of the New…

  • Bernard A. Ahlberg

    Bernard A. Ahlberg

    BERNARD ABRAHAM AHLBERG was born September 18, 1858, in Sweden. He came to America at the age of 18, and moved to Philadelphia shortly afterwards, where he remained until 1907, when he came to Camden. When the census was taken in 1910 the Ahlberg family owned a home at 569 Royden Street in South Camden.…

  • John Rittenhouse Dies; Cooper Point Merchant

    John Rittenhouse Dies; Cooper Point Merchant

    Camden Courier-Post – February 4, 1933 John F. Rittenhouse, 53, store proprietor, of 941 Point Street, who died Thursday, will be buried Monday. Burial will be at Arlington Cemetery, after services 10:30 AM at Scroeder Chapel, Broadway and Royden Street. Mr. Rittenhouse was a member of Camden Lodge, No. 293, of Elks ; Camden Lodge…

  • 16 Beauties to Vie for Honors Tonight

    Camden Courier-Post – October 14, 1931 Shrine Club to Select Contest Winner at Convention Hall Show Sixteen South Jersey girls are competing in a popularity contest which closes tonight at the first annual professional show and dance of Camden Shrine Club in Convention Hall. The winner of the contest, which is being directed by Mrs.…

  • Inception of the First Paid Fire Department in the US

    Inception of the First Paid Fire Department in the US

    During the Civil War, Camden purchased its first steam fire apparatus on June 4, 1864 the Independence Fire Company No. 3 purchased an Amoskeag steamer for $3250. This apparatus was a third class, single pump style with serial #92. Independence sold this steamer to Millville, New Jersey in 1869 and in the Spring of that…