Tag: Stockton Township

  • Brown Street

    Brown Street in Camden’s Fourteenth Ward is one of two streets bearing that name. It is listed in Camden’s 1906 City Directory and is depicted on a map published in 1914. Originally located in Camden’s Eighth Ward, it became part of the Fourteenth Ward when Yorkship Village was incorporated into Camden after World War I.…

  • 36th Street

    36th Street

    Thirty-Sixth Street extends from the Delaware River south, crossing River Road to Federal Street. Following the standard convention for numbered streets in Camden, it is North 36th Street above Federal, and South 36th Street below Federal. North 36th Street serves as Camden’s northern border with Pennsauken Township at various points along its length, leading to…

  • 25th Street

    Twenty-fifth Street, initially identified as Fulton Street, originates in what was originally known as the Pavonia neighborhood, now encompassed within Cramer Hill, and extends southward to Carman Street in East Camden. Its original designation underwent a change, occurring sometime after the annexation of Stockton Township to Camden in 1899. The street commences at the Delaware…

  • East Camden and Pennsauken – Early 1900s

    East Camden and Pennsauken – Early 1900s

    This map appears to have been created sometime between 1899 and 1920. Evidently, it was crafted after the merger of Stockton Township and the City of Camden, as the territory labeled as the “City of Camden” had formerly belonged to Stockton prior to the merger in 1899. J. Howard Kirkbride, a resident and real estate…

  • Octavius V. Catto Elementary School

    2930 Saunders Street, Camden, NJ The Octavius V. Catto Elementary School, situated at 2930 Saunders Street in East Camden, was erected in 1929 under the leadership of Mayor Winfield S. Price. It replaced an existing school originally constructed by the Town of Stockton, which became part of the Camden school system in 1899 following Stockton’s…

  • Antrim Hardware

    Antrim Hardware

    The Antrim Hardware Company operated on Federal Street in East Camden for almost 100 years, before being bought up by a Philadelphia based firm in the mid-1980s. Elwood H. Antrim was born in Jobstown NJ in Burlington County in 1860. Married to S. Janett Pennock in 1882, the Antrims lived in Red Lion, near Vincentown,…

  • Stockton Park

    Stockton Park

    More or less the equivalent of the modern golf course and country club, The Stockton Rifle Range Association was organized by Samuel H. French and a group of Civil War veteran officers including General William Joyce Sewell in 1866. When first established it was laid out on 43 and one half acres in the Wrightsville…

  • The West Jersey Ferry (Excerpted)

    The West Jersey Ferry (Excerpted)

    Excerpted from History of Camden County, New Jersey, George Reeser Prowell, 1885 THE WEST JERSEY FERRY, familiarly known as “The Market Street Ferry,” extends from Market Street, Camden, to Market Street, Philadelphia, and is now, and has long been one of the leading lines of· transportation across the Delaware between the two cities. This ferry…

  • Twelfth Ward Republican Club

    Twelfth Ward Republican Club

    The Twelfth Ward Republican Club, aka East End Republican Club, has a long and interesting history. Prior to the 1899 merger with Camden, NJ, the town of Stockton, which comprised of what is now known as Cramer Hill and East Camden, had a very active political scene. After the merger, Cramer Hill became Camden’s Eleventh…

  • The Benjamin Cooper House

    The Benjamin Cooper House

    Benjamin Cooper Benjamin Cooper was the grandson of William Cooper, the first Englishman to settle in Camden. The house he built in 1734 was one of only two pre-Revolutionary War structures to survive standing and undamaged in 2012. Occupied as late as 2010, the owners of the property left the building unsecured and the City…

  • A Story of East Pennsauken: “Uncle Wes”

    The Felton and Brown Families, as told to Joan Kaighn by Edward Ross, Sr., 89 years old at his home, 129 Moore St., Lenola, N.J. on March 31, 2004 “There was a very old, very stooped over, black man, who everyone called “Uncle Wes” Brown, who lived on Haddonfield Road in East Pennsauken (catty corner…

  • 1914 Street Maps

    1914 Street Maps

    The City of Camden had a very different look than that of today. In 1914, when the map depicted here was published, the Yorkship Square neighborhood had not been built, and the land was to occupy was part of Haddon Heights, a great part of East Camden was part of Stockton Township, and as the…

  • East Camden

    East Camden

    Originally a part of Stockton Township, the area that is now known as East Camden was merged into Camden proper in 1899 along with the neighborhood now known as Cramer Hill. It included the villages of Wrightsville, Stockton, and Rosedale, which lay along Federal Street. The area was served by the Pavonia Railroad Station, located…

  • 27th Street

    27th Street

    27th Street, located in the neighborhoods of Cramer Hill and East Camden, has a rich history that spans several decades. Originally known as Fulton Street, it underwent significant transformations over time. Prior to 1899, 27th Street was situated in Stockton Township. It extended from the southern end of Cramer Park, which was bounded by 29th…

  • Federal Street

    Federal Street

    Federal Street was originally called Joseph Cooper’s Lane, and ran from the river to the old Haddonfield Road. In 1803 Joshua Cooper, who was an ardent Federalist, called it Federal Street. His father, Daniel Cooper, had, in 1764, built a large three-story brick house and established a ferry about the same time to Philadelphia. This…