Category: Businesses

Camden Businesses

The Hurley Store on Broadway, a great big structure conducted on progressive lines as is proven by the manner in which the buying public bestows its patronage. The Hurley service has become a byword with thousands of South Jersey families. its occupants.
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Various industries in Camden, circa 1929

Post Office at NW Corner of 3rd and arch streets, Camden, NJ. Circa 1890
Posted in Buildings

A History of Post Offices in Camden

Post Offices in Camden were established in 1803 and the first was called Cooper’s Ferry Post Office, under which name it continued until 1829 when it was changed to Camden. The office was first located in the hotel at the foot of Cooper street.

Secret Mask Anonymous Stock Photo
Posted in Bars and Clubs

Knights of the Golden Eagle

The Knights of the Golden Eagle is a secret benevolent institution, founded in Baltimore, Md., February 6, 1873, and is now in successful operation in the States of Maryland, Pennsylvania, Massachusetts, Delaware, New Jersey, California, Ohio, New York, Iowa, Georgia, Connecticut, West Virginia, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, Colorado, Virginia, Illinois, Alabama and the District of Columbia. It is based upon the most liberal principles consistent with future prosperity, and has for its motto, ”Fidelity, Valor and Honor,” a trinity of graces which are taught in its ritual.

Stock photo of a bar
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The Alpha Club

The ALPHA CLUB was a social club that consisted mostly of young men from South Camden in the years prior to World War I. The club appears to have organized in 1906, and was active as late as 1917.

713 S. 3rd Street, Camden, NJ. AKA Vasco's Cafe AKA Seven Brothers Cafe Photo Taken: February 11, 2003
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Vasco’s Cafe

713 S. 3rd Street, Camden, NJ From the late 1900s through 1920 the saloon at 713 South…

Donkey's Place
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Donkey’s Place

Donkey’s Place, at 1223 Haddon Avenue, does not appear as a bar or restaurant in the 1918-1919 Camden City Directory.

Newspaper Stock Photo
Posted in News

Camden Times

The Camden Times was founded in 1894 as The Stockton Times by George Lang. In 1897 Charles W. Miller of 1046 North 18th Street became the editor and publisher. Unfortunately, Charles Miller was killed in a railroad accident in 1901.

Stock photo of a bar
Posted in Bars and Clubs

Baker’s Bar and Grill

The building at 45 York Street — Baker’s Bar — had already been built by 1887. Frederick Eitz, a blacksmith for the Camden & Amboy Railroad, resided there.

Postcard was published within 15 years of Walt Whitman's passing, and is most contemporary picture I've seen to date of the house as it would have looked during the poet's lifetime
Posted in Historic Homes

The Walt Whitman House

The Walt Whitman House is a historic building in Camden, New Jersey, United States, and is on the National Register of Historic Places which was the last residence of American poet Walt Whitman, in his declining years before his death. It is located at 328 Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, known as Mickle St. during Whitman’s time there.

Hospital Surgery Stock Photo
Posted in Hospitals

Cooper Hospital

Cooper University Hospital is a teaching hospital and biomedical research facility located in Camden, New Jersey. The hospital formerly served as a clinical campus of Robert Wood Johnson Medical School and the University of Medicine and Dentistry of New Jersey. (Source: Wikipedia)

Borstein's Electric, Storefront. Circa 1943
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Borstein Electric Company

The Borstein family began the business in 1918. The business was at 930 Broadway during the winter of 1921.

Fan and Sun Stock Photo
Posted in Manufacturing and Hardware

Boudov Coal and Ice Company, Incorporated

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.