Tag: Parsons Hotel
Stephen Parsons owned a number of hotels in Camden and was a prominent member of the city in the mid-1800's. He was an active member of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows.
A History of Post Offices in Camden
Post Offices in Camden were established in 1803 and the first was called Cooper"s Ferry Post Office, under which name it continued until 1829 when it was changed to Camden. The office was first located in the hotel at the foot of Cooper street.
Vintage Photos of the Central Camden Waterfront
In the beginning Camden was just settlement of a few farms and a couple ferries to and from Philadelphia run by the Cooper Family.
The Year 1841 - Camden, NJ
On March 12, 1841 the Camden Mutual Fire Insurance Company was chartered. It continued as a mutual association until July 1, 1870, when it was converted into a stock company, although it was not until 1881 that the word "Mutual" was dropped from the name and the name Camden Fire Insurance Association was adopted. The original office building was erected at the southwest corner of Fifth and Federal Streets in 1858. Prior to that time the Director's meetings had been held until 1853 at Parson's Hotel; at the Federal Street Ferry.