Tag: Convention Hall

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.

Camden Courier-Post - November 24, 1965 - Camden's Broadway will burst into a red, green and yellow explosion of lights at 5 p.m. Friday as it prepares to welcome Santa Claus.
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Broadway to Glitter with Yuletide Lights

Camden Courier-Post - November 24, 1965 - Camden's Broadway will burst into a red, green and yellow explosion of lights at 5 p.m. Friday as it prepares to welcome Santa Claus.

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Camden Reached Peak in Boxing in 1919-20

Camden has had its ups and downs in the boxing game, but probably reached its peak so far as performers are concerned when bouts were held at the Haddon Avenue Armory during 1919-20.

Life Hereabouts
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Life Hereabouts by Charlie Humes

Down Memory Lane with that Old Gang of Yours… in a few of the years when Our Town was as good a sport town as any in the land… from the time that Taylor and Gunnis promoted fights through the years to Roxey Allen… Mickey Blair… Eddie Chaney… Shamus Maguire… Pee Wee Ross… Jackie Hindle… Watson Finch… Georgie Abner… Nick Nicholas… Dixie Allen…

Camden Catholic Graduates, Joseph G Widua and Joseph A Hooven - 1933
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Camden Catholic High to Graduate Largest Class In Its History

The largest class in the history of Camden Catholic High School - 195 students - will receive diplomas Sunday afternoon.

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Vets in Colorful Memorial Crowd Convention Hall

More than 2500 persons attended a joint veterans memorial observance in Convention Hall which followed a parade of veterans and civic organizations yesterday afternoon.

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City Adopts Cut Budget After Clash

The Camden City Commission yesterday approved the 1933 city budget after hearing and rejecting economy recommendations of several civic and labor organizations.

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Camden to Have New Fight Club

An attempt to revive boxing here at the Convention Hall will be made on Friday night, October 30, it was announced yesterday by promoters of the enterprise.

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Camden to Have New Fight Club

An attempt to revive boxing here at the Convention Hall will be made on Friday night, October 30, it was announced yesterday by promoters of the enterprise.

Beatrice Funk, Who was chosen queen of the show and dance held at Convention Hall last night by the Camden Shrine Club of Crescent Temple. Miss Funk last year also was the Camden winner of the Stanley Sunshine contest.
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Shrine Club's Relief Fund is Swelled as 4000 Applaud at One of Greatest Shows

The relief fund of the Camden Shrine Club, which will aid its unemployed and distressed members, was swelled by several thousand dollars last night from the receipts of one of the greatest vaudeville shows ever seen in the Convention Hall.

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16 Beauties to Vie for Honors Tonight

Sixteen South Jersey girls are competing in a popularity contest which closes tonight at the first annual professional show and dance of Camden Shrine Club in Convention Hall.

Directs Big Show
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Vaudeville and Radio Stars to Feature 'Relief Ball' of Shriners Tomorrow Night

Nine vaudeville acts, radio celebrities and a popularity contest will feature the first annual professional show and dance of the Camden Shrine Club of Crescent Temple tomorrow night in Convention Hall.