Today in 1887 Camden’s Cooper Hospital opened, four patients arrived seeking to be admitted, but they were turned way.
Reminiscent of the Washington DC Sniper attacks, Camden had its own in the late 1920’s which was quite the mystery of its time. There are dozens of articles about it, and the sniper had 48 “victims.”
The Borstein family began the business in 1918. The business was at 930 Broadway during the winter of 1921.
In the days before electric refrigerators and heat fueled by fuel oil or natural gas, Boudov Coal and Ice company fulfilled the needs of Camden.
The Twelfth Ward Republican Club, aka East End Republican Club, has a long and interesting history. Prior to the 1899 merger with Camden, the town of Stockton, which comprised of what is now known as Cramer Hill and East Camden, had a very active political scene.
History – Built 1734 by Benjamin Cooper; Present Owner, The Mathis Shipbuilding Company
The Benjamin Cooper House
Point and Erie Streets
Camden, Camden County, Hew Jersey
The house Benjamin Cooper built in 1734 was one of only two pre-Revolutionary War structures standing and undamaged in 2012.
After the erection of the Hotel Walt Whitman and the opening of the Admiral Wilson Boulevard, many of the same individuals involved in the hotel project became interested in establishing an athletic club on the new thoroughfare. This group was originally known as the City Athletic Club, and among its members were J. David Stern, publisher of the Evening Courier and Morning Post newspapers, James J. Scott, lawyer Ralph W. Wescott, and realtor Samuel B. Dobbs.
WALT WHITMAN, Camden’s “Good Grey Poet’, the life of whom a subject that has been written on at length by many people far wiser than I. Rather than rehash much that is to be read elsewhere, I will present things of interest concerning Whitman, his life and times in and around Camden, and comments by those who knew him and other contemporaries.
The East End Trust Company was first organized on May 26, 1905. Dr. C.F. Hadley was the first president. Other founders and early directors included John Schimpf, Frederick von Nieda, and John Crawford.
The South Camden Trust Company was opened for business on April 2, 1921.