Category: Businesses

Camden Businesses

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
Posted in Utilities

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 Businesses 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.

Benjamin Cooper House - 1901
Posted in Buildings

The Benjamin Cooper House

The house Benjamin Cooper built in 1734 was one of only two pre-Revolutionary War structures standing and undamaged in 2012.

Oasis Motel, featured in the 1995 film, 12 Monkeys
Posted in Bars and Clubs

The Oasis Motel

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.

East End Trust Company- 1927
Posted in Banks

East End Trust Company

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.

South Camden Trust Building. August 2, 2003
Posted in Banks

South Camden Trust

The South Camden Trust Company was opened for business on April 2, 1921.

Postcard image of the Plaza Club Hotel, 1935
Posted in Hotels and Motels

The Hotel Plaza

The Hotel Plaza was built at Fifth and Cooper Street in 1927, and was originally called the Plaza Club Hotel.

Tydeman & Dooley
Posted in Entertainment

Tydeman & Dooley

TYDEMAN & DOOLEY were a pair of comedic acrobats who starred on the B.F. Keith vaudeville circuit in the 1900’s and 1910’s.

Camden Home for Friendless Children - 1915
Posted in Businesses

Camden Home for Friendless Children

The Camden Home for Friendless Children was established in 1865. By the 1890’s the institution had located at 915 Haddon Avenue in Camden NJ.

Posted in Manufacturing and Hardware

Garlock, Inc.

The factory at 602 North 10th Street belonged to the U.S. Gasket Company at the time the 1947 Camden City Directory was compiled.