Tag: Walnut Street

  • Joint Street (aka Joint Alley)

    Joint Street (aka Joint Alley)

    Joint Street, formerly known as Joint Alley, is a one-block street that extends east from South 3rd to South 4th Street, nestled between Spruce and Walnut Streets. Its presence is documented in city directories from as early as 1850, although it is believed that houses were not constructed until 1888. The absence of listed houses…

  • Langham Avenue

    Langham Avenue is located in Parkside, running south from Walnut Street to Baird Avenue, two blocks east of Haddon Avenue. Following World War I, many prominent members of Camden’s Jewish community lived on Langham, although the street was never entirely Jewish, contrary to popular rumor. By the end of the 1950s, this trend had largely…

  • Raymond T. Amos

    Raymond T. Amos

    RAYMOND T. AMOS was born in Frankford, Delaware on December 28, 1905 to Albert and Catherine Amos. His father was a minister. The family had moved to Camden by the summer of 1910 and taken up residence at 1004 Central Avenue. The family had moved to 825 Walnut Street in South Camden by January of…

  • 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…

  • 13 Given Oath at City Hall as New Firemen

    13 Given Oath at City Hall as New Firemen

    Camden Courier-Post – December 30, 1955 Thirteen new firemen were sworn in today by Safety Director E. George Aaron in ceremonies at City Hall. Beginning Sunday they will start a 90-day probatinoary period, during which they will receive instruction at the fire training school, 9th and Morgan sts. All are war veterans and all are…

  • Take Me Out to the Ball Game

    Take Me Out to the Ball Game

    Camden Courier-Post – August 12, 1950 “TAKE ME OUT TO THE BALL GAME” was the theme song of 1500 girls and boys who were guests of Deputy Public Affairs Director Edward C. Garrity at the Phillies-Giants game today. Alongside Garrity, who is handing a bag of peanuts to Joseph Foster, 639 Walnut Street, are William…

  • Nine Safety Aides Sworn by Aaron

    Nine Safety Aides Sworn by Aaron

    Camden Courier-Post – August 12, 1950 Five recently-appointed policemen and four firemen were sworn in today by Public Safety Commissioner Aaron in his City Hall office. The nine men, all veterans of War II, will report for duty in the $2400-a-year posts on Sept 1. Four of the rookie policemen replace men retired on pension…

  • 5 Cops, 4 Firemen, All War 2 Vets Named by Aaron

    5 Cops, 4 Firemen, All War 2 Vets Named by Aaron

    Camden Courier-Post – August 1, 1950 Replacements Listed For 8 on Pensions, One Resignation Director of Public Safety Aaron this afternoon announced the appointment of five new patrolmen and four new firemen. All are War II veterans. The police are: James R. Styles, 27, of 3013 Essex street; William B. Reeves Jr., 24, of 431…

  • MOORE RALLIES TONIGHT IN 3 WARDS, ASHLAND

    Camden Courier-Post – October 31, 1931 Rallies in the interest of A. Harry Moore, gubernatorial candidate, and local candidates on the Democratic ticket will be conducted tonight in Ashland and in three wards of the city. The meetings and speakers are as follows; Sixth Ward Democratic Club, Fourth and Walnut Streets; E. George Aaron, Samuel…

  • 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…

  • Robbery Gang of 4 Given Long Terms

    Robbery Gang of 4 Given Long Terms

    Camden Courier-Post – October 20, 1931 Two Figured in Wounding of Cop and Slaying of Pal Four members of the notorious North Cramer Hill gang, two of them participants in the robbery in which one bandit was killed after wounding a city detective, were sentenced to state prison terms by Judge Samuel M. Shay yesterday.…

  • Broadway Trust Company – March-December 1916

    Broadway Trust Company – March-December 1916

    Broadway Trust Company Broadway below Walnut St. Camden, N.J. J.J. BURLEIGH President ANTHONY KOBUS Vice President WM. J.COOPER Vice President BURLEIGH H. DRAPER Secretary and Treasurer Directors: REPORT OF THE CONDITION OF THE Broadway Trust Company of Camden, N. J., Broadway below Walnut St, at the close of business March 7, 1916. RESOURCES.Bonds and Mortgages…………………………

  • Two Men Shot in a Race Riot in Camden

    Two Men Shot in a Race Riot in Camden

    Philadelphia Inquirer – July 6, 1897 Both Victims Are Colored and One Is Probably Fatally Wounded. POLICE USED PISTOLS They Were Fired at When They Tried to Arrest the Fighters, “Crap” Game Started the Trouble. In a race riot between white and colored men in South Camden last evening two colored men were shot. One…