Tag: Diamond Cottage Park

Diamond Cottage Park, circa 1926, just prior to its razing to make way for the (now) Ben Franklin Bridge.
Posted in Parks

Diamond Cottage Park

Diamond Cottage Park may well have been the first real city park in Camden from the 1880s until the early 1920s, when the park was paved over to make room for the Delaware River (Ben Franklin) Bridge.

Posted in Historical Accounts

The Year 1843 - Camden, NJ

The first election in New Jersey of Members of Congress by Congressional Districts, instead of at large, was held in 1843. The First District comprised Cape May, Cumberland, Salem, Gloucester, and Atlantic Counties. Camden County had not yet been created, and was still a part of Gloucester County.