Tag: William L. Hurley

  • Hurley’s Department Store

    Hurley’s Department Store

    Founded in 1890, Hurley’s Department Store was a fixture in the Camden and South Jersey retail business scene until 1956, when the Hurley family closed the business. The business, originally called Gately & Hurley, was originally located in the old Wildey Hall at 4th and Pine Streets. Founder William Leonard Hurley assumed sole ownership in…

  • Central Trust Company

    Central Trust Company

    The Central Trust Company organized on April 9, 1891 at Read’s Hall, a building which later housed the Camden Daily Courier newspaper. After receiving its charter on May 8, the Central Trust commenced business on May 11, 1891. The bank was located at 324 Federal Street until April 1, 1892, and then at 323 Federal…

  • Camden’s Retailing Problem

    Camden’s Retailing Problem

    The “Buy in Camden” campaign was aimed at keeping in Camden, the great flow of business which goes “shopping.” While this class of buyer may not have found in the Camden stores of ten years ago the great variety of goods which satisfies the varying wants of necessity and luxury, that condition has changed. Camden…

  • Camden National Bank

    Camden National Bank

    1123 Broadway (Broadway and Sycamore Street), Camden, NJ Established in 1885, the Camden National Bank opened at 259 Kaighn Avenue on August 13, 1885. Zophar C. Howell was the first President. One of the founders, and an early vice-president was Henry B. Wilson, for whom the H.B. Wilson School at South 9th & Florence Street…

  • A history of banking in Camden, NJ

    A history of banking in Camden, NJ

    Camden Banking The Farmers and Mechanics Bank was organized with a capital of $300,000 on March 31, 1855. The banking house at the southeast corner of Front and Market Streets was built at the cost of $18,000. This institution was conducted as a State Bank until September 1, 1864 when it became a National Bank…

  • Hotel Walt Whitman

    Hotel Walt Whitman

    The Walt Whitman Hotel was a venture championed by the Greater Camden Movement, a coalition of business and civic leaders that began to coalesce shortly before and during World War I. They had proven highly effective in raising county-wide funds to support the American war effort. Post-war, their ambitious vision to invigorate economic recovery and…

  • Hurley’s Store Brought Luxury to Camden

    Hurley’s Store Brought Luxury to Camden

    Camden Courier-Post – April 6, 1999 By Harold T. Nedd The retail stores that gave Broadway in downtown Camden City its luster five decades ago can be found in the pages of the biography of Chuck Doyle’s grandfather. The book on the life of retail magnate William Leonard Hurley depicts a bustling shopping strip near…

  • Patrons, Patronesses Announced Today for First Military Ball

    Patrons, Patronesses Announced Today for First Military Ball

    Camden Courier-Post – January 28, 1928 Patrons and patronesses for the first military ball of the Camden Post No. 960, Veterans of Foreign Wars, to be held on Friday evening February 3 in the Elks auditorium, Seventh and Cooper Streets, are announced today. The following prominent men and women are listed: Mrs. J.W. Connor, Miss…

  • War Work Director Named

    War Work Director Named

    Philadelphia Inquirer – October 27, 1918 F. Morse Archer, president of the National State Bank, is to direct the Camden drive for the war work fund. Former Judge William T. Boyle and William J. Strandwitz are the vice chairmen; Walter J. Staats is the treasurer and E. A. Stoll and David S. Rash, Jr., are…

  • Doings in Camden

    Doings in Camden

    Philadelphia Inquirer – August 13, 1906 ** The flag poles on all the fire houses need painting. ** City Hall. Cooper. Pyne Point and Forest Kill parks were thronged yesterday. ** Open-air services were held by several of the churches yesterday. ** A white cab drawn by two white horses wearing white harness and driven…

  • 1906 Central Trust Officers and Directors

    From a 1906 City Directory advertisement A. McCRACKEN, President C. T. SHARPLESS, Vice-President T. S. NEKERVIS, Treasurer C. CHESTER CRAIG, Trust Officer WILLIAM C. JONES, Solicitor. Directors A. McCRACKEN T. S. NEKERVIS CASPER T. SHARPLESS CHARLES HELM CHARLES BOSCH FITHIAN S. SIMMONS A. J. FULLMER GEORGE A. MUNGER MAHLON F. IVINS JESSE W. STARR III…