Category: Businesses

Camden Businesses

Stock photo of a bar
Posted in Bars and Clubs

Bert’s Cafe

From the 1950s through the early 1970s the bar at 1226 Broadway was known as Bert’s Cafe. It had formerly been known as Buradine’s, and the proprietor at that time was Michael Burgo. By 1959 the bar had changed hands, Bert Bottura being the proprietor, and, appropriately enough was called Bert’s Cafe.

Third National Bank Envelope Return Address Imprint - 1960s
Posted in Banks

Third National Bank

One of the last banks to be organized in Camden, Third National Bank was organized in January of 1928. The new bank survived the depression, and remained in business as the Third National Bank & Trust Company until the 1970s, when it was merged into the United Jersey Bank. Unlike the other Camden banks that survived the Depression, Third National remained primarily a Camden institution.

Machine Gun Lead Protects Bank Gold
Posted in Banks

Camden Trust

The Camden Trust traces its origin back to July 1, 1873, when the The Camden Insurance, Safe Deposit & Trust Company, first opened for business, at 224 Federal Street. Over a period of seventy-five years, the bank merged with other local banks such as the Security Trust Company, Central Trust Company, East End Trust Company, and American National Bank Bank. The bank relocated, and underwent name changes prior to achieving it’s “modern” format in 1938. At that point the institution was the largest bank in South Jersey.

Krystal Lounge bas, as seen from the rear Jerry and Jackie the Dancing Barmaid on duty
Posted in Bars and Clubs

Krystal Lounge

789 Chestnut Street apparently was a bar before Prohibition. In 1887 and 1888 Philip Barr is listed in the Camden City Directory as operating a saloon at this address. The 1908 directory shows a John A. Gorman, and the 1918-1919 directory reveals that Walter D. Leonard was the proprietor at that time.

Posted in Bars and Clubs

Three-O-Three Bar

303 Kaighn Avenue The bar at 303 Kaighn Avenue was in operation as early as June of…

6th Street Lounge, 109 N. 6th Street, Camden, NJ
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6th Street Lounge

Charles F. Sattler had a liquor license for 109 North 6th Street as early as 1938. Shortly after he renewed his license in June of 1939, the bar appears to have changed hands. The 1940 Camden City Directory shows the bar as being called The Tavern, and that the proprietors were Taggart and Davis.

Posted in Bars and Clubs

Four Point Cafe, Inc.

The Four Point Bar first appears in Camden’s City Directories in 1947. The directory shows that Joseph P. Toner and Rosetta T. Jackson were involved in the ownership and/or management of the bar. Rosetta T. Jackson was the widow of James Jackson.

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Third Ward Democratic Club

The Third Ward Democratic Club was located at 438 South 3rd Street during the late 1930s and 1940s. By 1947 the club had relocated to 402 South 3rd Street. The club is not listed in the 1956 New Jersey Bell Telephone Directory.

Wrench Hardware Stock Photo
Posted in Manufacturing and Hardware

Camden Hardware Company

The Camden Hardware Company operated at 1107 Kaighn Avenue from about 1910 into the 1960s. It was founded by Simon Cybulski and his wife Martha. The Cybulskis were among the earliest Polish immigrants to Camden. The 1906 City Directory shows the family living at 1443 South 10th Street, not far from St. Joseph’s Church.

1913-1921 Broadway on May 29, 2005. This was the location of Mothers Koffee House for many years.
Posted in Breweries and Coffeeshops

Mother’s Koffee House

Mother’s Koffee House was a wholesale tea and coffee concerned, founded in 1927 by three partners. The business was located at 1913 Broadway in Camden’s Eighth Ward, and was a fixture on Broadway as late as the fall of 1959.

David Baird Kelley - Embalmer Arthur Holl Funeral Home Uncle of Dorothy Cook Schick 1918
Posted in Funeral Homes and Undertakers

Holl Funeral Home

Arthur Holl was born in New Jersey in April 17, 1887. By 1918 he operated a large funeral home at 811 Cooper Street in Camden NJ. By 1920 he lived at and operated a second business at 1401-01 Princess Avenue in the new and fashionable Parkside section of Camden. He later sold that location to a Jewish funeral director, David Berschler. By 1930 he was living in Haddonfield NJ, and by 1947, with son Earl Holl had moved to and set up a second funeral home at 15 West End Avenue in Haddonfield NJ, and Earl Holl was also serving as the Camden County Coroner.

Leather Stock Photo
Posted in Manufacturing and Hardware

Reynolds Leather Company

The Reynolds Leather Company was one of many business that were involved in the processing and manufacture of leather goods. The business operated out of a two story factory designed by noted architect Joseph N. Hettel at 816 Division Street.