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Centennial Mirror 1828-1928

A centennial review: the year was 1927 and the future had hardly ever looked brighter for the City of Camden. Times were prosperous, business and industry were booming, and the city was full of recently constructed public buildings, civic improvements, schools, the new Delaware River bridge and its new highway to the suburbs. The stock market crash of 1929 and the Depression that followed were in the unimagined future.

Leon E. Todd, June 17, 1933, Camden realtor who was yesterday elected vice president of the National Real Estate Board in convention at Gary, Indiana, according to a telegraphic dispatch, Todd has long been active in work of the national board and has served as president of the New Jersey Real Estate Board and of the Camden County Real Estate Board.
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Real Estate Safeguard to Purchasers Board Proves Property Here

Organized March 8, 1916, the Camden County Real Estate Board was incorporated May 10, 1916, with eight charter members. Its growth has been rapid and continuing until today it numbers 100 active members, 3 junior members and 70 associates.

Medford Lakes Country Clubhouse, which was built in 1996
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Medford Lakes Country Club

In the late 1920s, Medford Lakes was a vacation community in the New Jersey pines, some 18 miles southeast of Camden. One of its prominent citizens, Leon Todd, believed that a golf course was needed in order to provide residents and summer visitors with a complete range of recreational and sporting opportunities. In 1929 the Medford Lakes Development Company acquired the 115-acre Shrider farm. Alex Findlay, scarcely an unknown quantity in southern New Jersey, was brought in to lay out nine holes. His skillful use of both water and trees gave the course, though on the short side and with few changes in elevation, both interest and charm. It opened for play in 1930.

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Leon Todd from South Jersey: A History 1624 – 1924

LEON EDGAR TODD—Substantial reasons for Camden’s continuous growth and advancement in recent years, are furnished in the development of the real estate plans of Leon E. Todd, one of the city’s most prominent realtors and builders in South Jersey, whose extensive general brokerage business and building interests have aroused State-wide attention.

Leon Todd, Sr., 1926
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Leon E. Todd, Sr.

Leon Edgar Todd Sr. was born in Camden NJ on November 22, 1893. He operated his real estate agency for many years in Camden at 2623 Westfield Avenue, a building designed by the Camden architectural firm of Lackey & Hettel. Besides handling real estate transactions between buyers and sellers, Leon Todd developed several neighborhoods. One of his most successful projects were the row homes built between Rosedale Street and Westfield Avenue, below North 33rd Street, in East Camden, which were completed in 1925.  He also was involved in the fundraising drive that culminated in the building of the Walt Whitman Hotel at Broadway and Cooper streets in 1925.

East Camden Firehouse-05/03/03
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East Camden

Originally a part of Stockton Township, the area that is now known as East Camden was merged into Camden proper in 1899 along with the neighborhood now known as Cramer Hill.

State Sen. Cowgill filed a cross claim in Superior Court today seeking to collect from Leon E. Todd the full amount of a $98,000 libel judgment returned in April against Abraham C. Corotis. Cowgill's suit charges he has been unable to collect the amount from Corotis; publisher of the defunct Argus, "because, with the knowledge of Todd, Corotis has disposed of, encumbered and concealed his assets and made himself fame and execution proof.
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Cowgill Sues Leon E. Todd for Corotis Libel Fund

State Sen. Cowgill filed a cross claim in Superior Court today seeking to collect from Leon E. Todd the full amount of a $98,000 libel judgment returned in April against Abraham C. Corotis.

This ideal 6 rm. and bath bungalow, oil heat, garage can be purchased for...........$4500 Easily Financed
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Open for Inspection

This ideal 6 rm. and bath bungalow, oil heat, garage can be purchased for………..$4500 Easily Financed

The Camden County Real Estate Board's annual golf tournament for the Leon E. Todd trophy will start next Tuesday, Walter Miller, chairman, announced yesterday.
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Realtor Golf Meet Opens Next Thursday

The Camden County Real Estate Board’s annual golf tournament for the Leon E. Todd trophy will start next Tuesday, Walter Miller, chairman, announced yesterday.

Seated, left to right: Leon E. Todd, general chairman of the show committee, past president of the Camden County Real Estate Board, which is sponsoring the effort, and past president of the New Jersey Association of Real Estate Boards, and George B. Underwood, assistant state director of the Federal Housing Administration; standing, left to right: J. Clifford Vaughn, FHA director for Camden county and associated with the Camden County Better Housing Committee, and C. Armel Nutter, president of the real estate board. The show will be held in Convention Hall September 19 to 26.
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Planning Camden ‘Own Your Own Home’ Show

Seated, left to right: Leon E. Todd, general chairman of the show committee, past president of the Camden County Real Estate Board, which is sponsoring the effort, and past president of the New Jersey Association of Real Estate Boards, and George B. Underwood, assistant state director of the Federal Housing Administration; standing, left to right: J. Clifford Vaughn, FHA director for Camden county and associated with the Camden County Better Housing Committee, and C. Armel Nutter, president of the real estate board. The show will be held in Convention Hall September 19 to 26.

Leon E. Todd Chairman of the taxation committee of the Camden County Real Estate Board, which yesterday adopted a resolution opposed borrowing of federal industrial recovery funds to carry on the Camden county park program. Camden Courier Post, 1933-08-09
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Realty Men Oppose County Park Loans

One of two resolutions adopted yesterday afternoon by the Taxation Committee of the Camden County Real Estate Board opposes the borrowing by Camden county or city of any funds for projects that are not self-liquidating.

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Leon E. Todd Dinner Planned by Realtors

Leon E. Todd, Camden and Medford realtor, newly elected vice president of the National Association of Real Estate Boards, will be honored at a testimonial dinner to be given here September 15, it was revealed last night.