Tag: 2nd Street

  • Boyer Street

    Boyer Street

    Boyer Street, also known as Boyer Court, extended east from Nelson Street for approximately half a block until reaching a dead end at the rear of 1131 South 2nd Street. Pedestrian access was provided by an alley between 1131 and 1133 South 2nd Street. Prior to 1891, there was a block of five wood frame…

  • Byron Street

    Byron Street

    Byron Street was part of North Camden’s literary-themed Poet’s Row neighborhood, first documented in the 1890-1891 Camden City Directory. The streets, christened after illustrious English literary figures, extended east to west from North 2nd Street, northward from Erie Street. Byron Street, leading the way just north of Erie, was the first to be developed, followed…

  • 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…

  • The Camden National Bank

    The Camden National Bank

    Excerpt from Historical and Industrial Review of Camden, N.J. 1890. ONE of the chief elements in the material growth and progress of a community is the banking interest, and in this department of business, Camden boasts of several vigorous corporations, one of the most important being the Camden National Bank, located at Second street and…

  • 2nd Street

    2nd Street

    Second Street extends in a north-south direction, lying between Front and Third Streets. Its path remains parallel to the Delaware River until it reaches Mechanic Street. Historically, this street ran continuously, but in the early 1970s, a transformation occurred on the eastern side of North 2nd Street below Mickle Street. This involved the removal of…

  • The Streets of Camden

    Note: All numbered streets in Camden, NJ are “North” if above Federal Street and “South” if below Federal St. As an example, “North 4th Street” would mean that it’s north of Federal, while South 8th street would mean it is south of Federal. Street Name Also Known As First Appears Last Appears Notes 2nd Street…

  • George B. Anderson

    George B. Anderson

    George B. Anderson was appointed to the Camden Fire Department on September 18, 1872 as a replacement extra man with Engine Company 2. He took the place of William S. Davis, who had been promoted to Engineer. He resigned on April 20, 1874 after having been appointed to the Police Department from Camden’s Fourth Ward.…

  • 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…

  • Berkley Street

    Berkley Street, originally named Berkeley Street, carries a rich historical legacy in Camden, New Jersey. Its designation honors Lord Berkeley, one of the proprietors of the colony of New Jersey from 1664 to 1674, alongside Sir George Carteret. The street’s naming reflects the colonial-era connections between the region and its English proprietors. During its early…

  • Thomas R. Allibone

    Thomas R. Allibone

    THOMAS R. ALLIBONE was one of the original members of the Camden Fire Department, entering service on September 2, 1869 as an extra man with Engine Company 1. Prior to entering the fire department he had worked as a coppersmith, and had served as a volunteer fire fighter with Independence Steam Engine Fire Company. Thomas…

  • Roxie Allen

    Roxie Allen

    ROXIE ALLEN was the ring name used by Rocco Auletto, who was one of the many fine Italian boxers who came out of South Camden in the 1920s and 1930s, and was considered by some to be among the best local fighters of his era. He fought in the lightweight, welterweight, and middleweight divisions. Rocco…

  • 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.…

  • Bernard A. Ahlberg Biography

    Bernard A. Ahlberg Biography

    BERNARD ABRAHAM AHLBERG, former captain of industry, of Camden, New Jersey, and leader in all its departments of life, was born September 18, 1858, in Sweden, and died May 24, 1925. His parents were Abraham and Inga (Friedberg) Ahlberg. His father was of Scotch and his mother, of German descent. His father, who was a…

  • Rocco F. Abbott

    Rocco F. Abbott

    ROCCO FRANK ABBOTT was born in Philadelphia on September 21, 1893 to Frank and Maria Abbatto. By 1910 his family had moved to Camden, New Jersey. Rocco Abbott lived with his parents at 910 South 3rd Street. His older brother Antonio, a tailor, lived around the corner at 302 Spruce Street. The 1914 Camden City…

  • Vincent Ariel Tydeman

    Vincent Ariel Tydeman

    VINCENT ARIEL TYDEMAN was born in New Jersey on August 24, 1883 to Edmund and Sarah Tydeman, who had come to America from England in 1878 with their nine children. Another child, Florence, was born just before the June 1880 census. Edmund Tydeman, the oldest son of a Baptist minister, was an optician who had…