Tag: West Street

  • 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…

  • William Alcott

    William Alcott was born in New Jersey around 1848. He was the son of Logan Alcott and his wife, the former Elizabeth Ann Bodine. The Alcotts were living in Camden as early as 1854. Logan Alcott was one of the founding stewards of Broadway Methodist Episcopal Church. The Alcott family was living at 440 West…

  • Charles L. Alcott

    CHARLES L.” SHAD” ALCOTT was born in New Jersey around 1857. The Census indicates July of 1858. Sorting him out can be confusing as there was a Charles M. Alcott, born February of 1857, who lived in Camden at the same time. If they were related, it was not a close relationship. Charles L. Alcott…

  • Joseph Alcorn Anecdote

    My father, Joseph A. Alcorn, had a used car dealership on the corner of 15th and Federal Streets. He started the business with Skip Gardner as his partner in the late 40’s and bought Skip out during that same period. Alcorn Motor Sales was a vibrant business. I recall visiting Art Sharp and Bill Mason…

  • 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,”…

  • Save Man, 88, In S. Camden Home Blaze

    Save Man, 88, In S. Camden Home Blaze

    Camden Courier-Post – January 26, 1957 A neighbor who ran several blocks Friday night when she saw smoke and flames brought firemen to rescue Samuel Liberetti, 88, of 606 Avon st., near West and Beckett sts. Liberetti was trapped in the cellar by the flames on the stairway and was found by firemen lying semi-conscious…

  • Jobless Relief Among Court House Garbage

    Jobless Relief Among Court House Garbage

    Camden Courier-Post – June 24, 1933 Jobless Applicants Compelled To Wait Beside Garbage Cans In Court House Basement Dr. Stone Calls for Removal of Refuse After Complaint Stench Menaces Health of Tattered Relief Seekers; Custodian Denies Anything Wrong Charges that unsanitary conditions exist in the basement of the old court house building where hundreds of…

  • Political Paragraphs

    Camden Courier-Post – October 31, 1931 Gloucester Republicans concluded their final Baird rally of the campaign last night at their headquarters, 101 North King Street. Polls throughout the slate will open for the general election Tuesday at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m. All voters in the polling place at 8 p.m. or in…

  • 16 Beauties to Vie for Honors Tonight

    Camden Courier-Post – October 14, 1931 Shrine Club to Select Contest Winner at Convention Hall Show Sixteen South Jersey girls are competing in a popularity contest which closes tonight at the first annual professional show and dance of Camden Shrine Club in Convention Hall. The winner of the contest, which is being directed by Mrs.…

  • The Year 1837, Camden, NJ

    City Council authorized the construction of a market house on Market Street at the intersection of Third Street on March 13, 1837. This market house containing 8 stalls was erected at a cost of $250, and was ready for use December 28, 1837. It was continued in use until 1871 when it was torn down.…