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.

Politics - Elephant and Donkey - Stock Photo
Posted in Government

Twelfth Ward Republican Club

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.

PDF Image Logo Stock Photo
Posted in Historical Accounts

The Benjamin Cooper House – Supplemental Data

History – Built 1734 by Benjamin Cooper; Present Owner, The Mathis Shipbuilding Company

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Posted in Historical Accounts

The Benjamin Cooper House – Historic American Buildings Survey

The Benjamin Cooper House
Point and Erie Streets
Camden, Camden County, Hew Jersey

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.

Walt Whitman Portrait, courtesy The Courier-Post.
Posted in People

Walt Whitman

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.

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.

Newspaper Stock Photo
Posted in News Articles

Oldest 100 News Articles

A collection of the 100 oldest news articles about Camden, NJ on the site!

Aaron A. Thompson, Camden Mayor from 1990 - 1993
Posted in People

Aaron A. Thompson

AARON A. THOMPSON served one term as Mayor of Camden, from 1990 to 1993. He replaced Melvin “Randy” Primas.