Tag: Stevens Street

  • William G. Hillman

    William G. Hillman

    William Grant Hillman was born on August 10, 1865, in Camden, NJ, the sixth of nine children of Edward Hillman and Margaret Grant. Edward Hillman, born on October 2, 1834, moved to Camden’s Middle Ward in the 1850s. By 1860, he was single, living with Samuel and Abigail Osler, and working as a deck hand…

  • Edwin A. Stevens School

    Edwin A. Stevens School

    430 South 4th Street The two Stevens brothers, Robert L. and Edwin A. Stevens, owned a large tract of land south of the railroad, now Mickle Boulevard, which they divided into building lots around 1840. Stevens Street, located on their land, bears their name. Edwin A. Stevens, who lived in Hoboken, NJ, donated the lot…

  • Litwin Brother’s Market

    Litwin Brother’s Market

    801 Elm Street, Camden, NJ. The story of the Litwin family is a testament to the entrepreneurial spirit and resilience. Isadore and Reba Litwin, originally from Russia, settled in Philadelphia before World War I. By 1930, they were residing at 2510 South 9th Street with their three children: Edward, Philip, and Sylvia. Isadore already owned…

  • 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…

  • A & A Soft Pretzel Baking Company

    A & A Soft Pretzel Baking Company

    Established in South Philadelphia in the 1920s, the Panara family’s A&A Soft Pretzel Baking Company first moved to Camden in 1976. The first location was in the former home of the old Deluxe Italian Bakery Inc. building at 320 Stevens Street. In 1985 the Panara family acquired the buildings at 1100-1106 North 32nd Street, on…

  • West Jersey Hospital Opened in City in 1885

    West Jersey Hospital Opened in City in 1885

    Camden Courier-Post – May 14, 165 The recorded history of West Jersey Hospital dates from the opening of a small hospital at the northeast corner of 4th and Arch Streets, Camden, in the spring of 1885. This was the first successful attempt to open a hospital in Camden “for the relief of the sick poor,”…

  • MAGIN PROMOTES 3, REHIRES 3, FIRES 4

    Camden Courier-Post – June 1, 1939 Temporary Laborers Dismissed, While Men Ousted by Hartmann Are Reinstated Three dismissals, three promotions and four reinstatements and two new hirings were announced yesterday by City Commissioner Henry Magin, director of public works. Dismissed were Eugeni Gatti, 208 Washington street; Guilio Marcozzi, 321 Line Street, and George Pollard, 336…

  • $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…

  • Two Seized in Extortion Plot

    Camden Courier-Post – October 29, 1935 Jobless Man, Girl Quizzed in Attempt to Obtain $5,000 Painter Nabbed as He Keeps Date to Meet Intended Victim, G-Men Say Case Linked to Holdup of Bank in Pennsgrove By WALTER N. CARLEY An unemployed Camden painter and his reputed sweetheart were taken in custody early today for questioning…

  • Democrats Arrange for ‘Maloney Day’

    Democrats Arrange for ‘Maloney Day’

    Camden Courier-Post – June 20, 1933 July 9 Set for Reception and Picnic to New Revenue Collector “Harry L. Maloney Day” will be celebrated by South Jersey Democrats, Sunday, July 9, when the newly-appointed collector of internal revenue will be guest of honor at a picnic at Silver Lake Park. State leaders of the party…

  • Guns Await Sniper in Suburban Towns

    Guns Await Sniper in Suburban Towns

    Camden Courier-Post – February 4, 1928 Mystery Marks 16th Effort as Victim Gives Fake Address With orders to “shoot on sight” issued to suburban police in their search for South Jersey’s “phantom sniper,” that mysterious individual today had a “phantom victim,” At the Haddon Heights police station is a piece of glass with the notation…