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Mostly historical buildings of Camden, NJ

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

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
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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.

Benjamin Cooper House - 1901
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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.

The Second Convention Hall postcards from 1900s-1910s. The building was then known as the Third Regiment Armory.
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Convention Hall

Camden has had two buildings known as Convention Hall, which can get a bit confusing, and the issue gets even more confusing when you add the fact that Camden had four different armories in the years between 1880 and 1960, and one of them was also called Convention Hall! It doesn’t help either that Convention Hall was also often referred to as the Civic Center during the 1920s, 1930s, 1940s, and early 1950s.

Berkley Hall in August of 2003
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Berkley Hall

Berkley Hall was built in 1895. It stands at 601 Berkley Street, the northeast corner of 6th and Berkeley Streets.

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Towers Theatre

The Towers Theatre predates moves and, in the vaudeville era, it featured its own orchestra. It was also used for labor and political meetings at various times.

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Morgan Hall

Morgan’s Hall, also known as Morgan Hall, was built by the Independent Order of Odd Fellows. The cornerstone of Morgan’s Hall, or as it was originally called, Odd Fellows Hall, at the southeast corner of Fourth and Market Streets, was laid on October 5, 1848.