Tag: Vine Street

  • State Street

    State Street

    State Street, established in 1856, stretches from the Delaware River to Cooper’s Creek (now known as the Cooper River) in North Camden. Before its construction, farmers and residents in the eastern and northern lands near the Delaware had to travel long distances to reach markets on Vine Street and the ferry across the river, as…

  • Vine Street

    Vine Street

    Vine Street in North Camden is one of the city’s “Tree” streets, likely inspired by Philadelphia. In the past, Vine Street extended all the way to the Delaware River, where it served as the terminal for the Cooper’s Point Ferry, also known as the Vine Street Ferry. Moving eastward, Vine Street, like many other streets…

  • Life Hereabouts by Charlie Humes

    Life Hereabouts by Charlie Humes

    Camden Courier-Post – March 19, 1949 Down Memory Lane with that Old Gang of Yours… in a few of the years when Our Town was as good a sport town as any in the land… from the time that Taylor and Gunnis promoted fights through the years to Roxie Allen… Mickey Blair… Eddie Chaney… Shamus…

  • Democrats to Hold Meetings Tonight

    Camden Courier-Post – October 29, 1931 Candidacy of Moore to be Expounded at Meetings in City and Suburbs The campaign foe A. Harry Moore, gubernatorial candidate, and local Democratic candidates, will be carried into six wards of the city and in seven communities or the county tonight. All meetings and speakers are as follows: Second…

  • North Camden Hit by a Great Cyclone; Homes Wrecked

    North Camden Hit by a Great Cyclone; Homes Wrecked

    Philadelphia Inquirer – April 3, 1912 Hundreds of Houses Ruined by Violent Wind and Rain and two Persons May Die; Streets Strewn with Debris Two lives will probably be sacrificed, property valued at at least a hundred thousand dollars, was virtually destroyed and the northwest section of the city was laid in ruin when a…

  • Over in Camden

    Over in Camden

    Philadelphia Inquirer – December 22, 1898 Articles of incorporation were filed yesterday by the American Metal Edge Box Company. The police were notified yesterday that William Ilgenfritz, 14 years old, of 1121 Mickle street, was missing. Jacob N. Wise, 63 years old, fell from a step at Delaware and Market streets yesterday and broke his…

  • Death Lurked on a Camden Street

    Death Lurked on a Camden Street

    Philadelphia Inquirer – January 7, 1898 HARRY J. SCHAEFER STEPPED ON A LIVE WIRE AND DIED IN AWFUL AGONY. WERE AFRAID TO AID HIM Policemen Stood Near, But No One Warned the Pedestrian of His Danger – The Broken Wire Had Been Shooting Out Sparks for Half an Hour. Deadly electric wires claimed a victim…

  • New Buildings Going Up

    New Buildings Going Up

    Camden Daily Courier – November 15, 1890 Many Houses Now Being Erected Camden builders do not seem to be deterred by the fear of financial panic or an idea that the McKinley bill presages disaster in business. New operations are in progress, and several extensive ones are contemplated early in the coming year. Charles W.…

  • The Year 1836 – Camden, NJ

    The Year 1836 – Camden, NJ

    The Camden Cemetery, known in modern times as Old Camden Cemetery, adjoining the Newton Friends’ burying grounds, through an action of a town meeting of the Township of Camden, was founded on March 10, 1836. The control was vested in trustees appointed by the township meeting. A plot of ground containing 2.94 acres was purchased…