Tag: Westfield Avenue

  • Westfield Avenue

    Westfield Avenue

    Westfield Avenue, originally designated as the Westfield and Camden Turnpike, gained more widespread recognition as the Burlington Turnpike. Initially, it was one of the privately constructed and maintained thoroughfares. However, in response to public discontent over toll charges and the subpar condition of the roads, local government acquired Westfield Avenue in May of 1904, spending…

  • 38th Street

    Thirty-eighth Street runs south from Jersey Avenue to Camden Avenue in East Camden, crossing Westfield Avenue and High Street. It then picks up again for one block between Federal Street and Fremont Avenue.

  • Leon E. Todd, Sr.

    Leon E. Todd, Sr.

    Leon Edgar Todd Sr. was born in Camden NJ on November 22, 1893. He operated his real estate agency for many years in Camden at 2623 Westfield Avenue, a building designed by the Camden architectural firm of Lackey & Hettel. Besides handling real estate transactions between buyers and sellers, Leon Todd developed several neighborhoods. One…

  • Camden First – 1925

    Camden First – 1925

    These pages show the many varieties of beautiful “Air-Lite” and “Air-Wa” homes on the outskirts of Camden. These pictures tell there own story of attractiveness, coziness, and unique fittings. This locality is especially attractive having ideal living conditions, good transportation by bus, trolley, and auto.

  • 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…

  • William E. Albert

    William E. Albert

    WILLIAM E. ALBERT was born in New Jersey around 1870. He was the son of Ernest and Hannah Albert. Ernest Albert had emigrated to America from Wurttemburg in what is now Germany. He arrived in Philadelphia in 1860, married there, and came to Camden around 1865. When the Census was taken in 1870, Ernest Albert…

  • City to Limit All-Night Parking In Move to Clean Main Streets

    City to Limit All-Night Parking In Move to Clean Main Streets

    Camden Courier-Post – December 26, 1953 By Ronald G. Van Tine Restrictions on nightlong parking on principal streets in the business district will be tried out early next year as a major step in a campaign to make Camden a cleaner city in which to live and work. Public Works Commissioner Abbott, who disclosed the…

  • $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…

  • Five Women Faint As Court Jails Men

    Five Women Faint As Court Jails Men

    Camden Courier-Post – August 16, 1933 Turmoil Caused as Judge Acts to End Vandalism in County A court room crowded to the doors was thrown into a turmoil of excitement yesterday when five women became hysterical upon hearing Judge Samuel M. Shay impose prison terms on three men who pleaded guilty to vandalism in special…

  • Train Hits School Bus

    Train Hits School Bus

    Camden Courier-Post – October 21, 1931 Crossing Where One Was Injured in Train-Bus Crash One man was seriously injured last night when a passenger train and a school bus crashed at the East State Street crossing of the Pennsylvania Railroad. The injured man is Samuel Phillips, 45, of Blackwood, driver of the bus. He is…

  • 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.…

  • 3 Policemen Hurt As Car Hits Ambulance

    3 Policemen Hurt As Car Hits Ambulance

    Philadelphia Inquirer – December 14, 1915 Collision Occurs as Machine Speeds to Home of Man Who Attempted Suicide Three Camden policemen were injured, one of them seriously, last night, when the First district auto ambulance was struck by a trolley car while responding to a call from 2310 Carman street, where Bodine Stratton, 39 years…