Central Airport - 1929 Photos courtesy of Warren Fairess from the collection of his mother, Marie Fisbeck Fairess

Central Airport and Airport Circle

If you or I had a nickel for every time someone said or thought “but where’s the airport?” while traveling to or from Philadelphia, one of us would certainly have a boxcar or three worth of nickels! Yes Virginia, there once was an airport there… the main airport serving the Delaware Valley, as a matter of fact!

Garden State Park - Grandstand Entrance

Garden State Park – Grandstand Entrance

Garden State Park – Grandstand Entrance

Garden State Park, 1985

Garden State Park – 1985

1969 Garden State Park Program

1969 Garden State Park Program

1969 Garden State Park Program

6th Street

SIXTH STREET runs with few interruptions from the Delaware River to Morgan Street, virtually the length of the city, from North Camden south almost all the way to Gloucester City.

1965 Racetrack

Garden State Park and Racetrack

Garden State Park opened in 1942 after delays caused by raw material rationing at the United States’ entry into World War II. Due to the seizure of 30,000 tons of structural steel by war authorities, developer Eugene Mori mostly constructed Garden State Park’s ornate Georgian-style grandstand of wood. Limited amounts of steel came from the demolition of New York City’s elevated railways. Despite this inauspicious start, “the Garden,” as it was known, was officially out of the gate.

Admiral Wilson Boulevard

ADMIRAL WILSON BOULEVARD, on most road maps is simply referred to as US Route 30. Of course no one who has ever lived here would even think of the thoroughfare as anything but Admiral Wilson Boulevard. The stretch of highway, which runs from the foot of the Benjamin Franklin Bridge to the Airport Circle has been at different times one of the most famous and alternately the most infamous roads in South Jersey. The road is named for Admiral Henry Braid Wilson Jr., a Camden native and World War I naval hero. His father was also a noted figure in Camden, the H.B. Wilson school at 7th and Florence Street being named in his honor.

Crescent Boulevard

CRESCENT BOULEVARD is the street name assigned to US Route 130, which passes through Camden at four points, one in East Camden, one just south of the Cooper River, the third from south of the railroad tracks to a point opposite Grant Avenue in Haddon Township, and the fourth from Mount Ephraim Avenue to Newton Creek at Camden’s extreme southern end.

Community Motors Ford, 1934

Berglund Motor Company

Edmund Berglund was operating a Ford dealership called Community Motors on Crescent Boulevard in Collingswood NJ in 1934. By the mid-1940s he had moved his business, then known as Berglund Ford, to the Admiral Wilson Boulevard at 17th Street in Camden NJ. Around 1955 he opened up a new building on that site, which became a Camden landmark for years to follow. Berglund Ford closed in the 1980s and the building was eventually razed.

Judson Place

JUDSON PLACE ran for a half of a block, north from 437 Stevens Street between West Street and South 5th Street  in South Camden. There were two homes on Judson Place, both were occupied as late as 1947 but have long since been razed.

441 Judson Place

Known residents and photos of 441 Judson Place, Camden, NJ

439 Judson Place

Known residents and photos of 439 Judson Place, Camden, NJ