Old Historical Photos of Camden,NJ

July 24 1962 – Steps from pedestrian overpass over Rt. 130 at Federal Street Camden NJ, seem to lead right into the street area. The Penn Fruit sign on the right at top.

  This toll-gate on the Haddonfield and Camden Turnpike was located next to what today is the recently closed Dominican Monastery of the Holy Rosary. The photo was taken from what is now a parking lot for Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center.
The Haddonfield-Camden Turnpike is now called Haddon Avenue. It was established as a turnpike in 1839. The county took over ownership of the road in 1893.

[ Philadelphia skyline from foot of Jackson St.

Pennsylvania Reading Seashore Line Passenger Cars. Watched this speed by many times while in the Pavonia Yard in East Camden.   Toll Toll House at 36th and Federal   The Toll House building is still there at 36th and Federal   “On July 6, 1939, the postal service placed an autogiro aircraft into use flying mail between the Central Airport at Camden, New Jersey to the roof of the main Philadelphia, Pennsylvania post office.”
“The autogyro was invented by the Spanish engineer Juan de la Cierva. Cierva’s aircraft resembled the fixed-wing aircraft of the day, with a front-mounted engine and propeller. De la Cierva’s autogyro used an airplane fuselage with a forward-mounted propeller and engine, a rotor mounted on a mast, and a horizontal and vertical stabilizer. The term Autogiro was a trademark of the Cierva Autogiro Company, and the term Gyrocopter was used by E. Burke Wilford who developed the Reiseler Kreiser feathering rotor equipped gyroplane in the first half of the twentieth century.”
The National Postal Museum

When it came to paper money, the banks would be responsible backing the value of the paper money. The U.S. Mint would print the paper money for the banks.
This certified proof’s are from the 1880’s and 1890’s the First National Bank of Camden . First Camden National Bank & Trust is located in Camden, Camden County, New Jersey, United States. The building was built in 1928 and was added to the National Register of Historic Places on August 24, 1990.
The bank that was headquartered here changed its name to South Jersey National Bank in the 1960s and to Heritage Bank in the 1970s. It later merged with Midlantic National Bank, which was ultimately acquired by PNC Bank.

Horn and Hardart and the Broadway Theatre in Camden

Camden Toll House on Haddon Avenue now the site of Lady of Lourdes Hospital

     5th & Pine Gaudio Bros. Nursery Mt Ephraim Ave[/caption]

Gaudio Bros. Nursery Mt Ephraim Ave


Minnie’s Go-Go Bar  Photograph by George A. Tice 1975


Forest Hill Park at Cooper Creek (River)

1928 Motorcycle Police at City Hall


“On July 6, 1939, the postal service placed an autogiro aircraft into use flying mail between the Central Airport at Camden, New Jersey to the roof of the main Philadelphia, Pennsylvania post office.”
“The autogyro was invented by the Spanish engineer Juan de la Cierva. Cierva’s aircraft resembled the fixed-wing aircraft of the day, with a front-mounted engine and propeller. De la Cierva’s autogyro used an airplane fuselage with a forward-mounted propeller and engine, a rotor mounted on a mast, and a horizontal and vertical stabilizer. The term Autogiro was a trademark of the Cierva Autogiro Company, and the term Gyrocopter was used by E. Burke Wilford who developed the Reiseler Kreiser feathering rotor equipped gyroplane in the first half of the twentieth century.”
The National Postal Museum


The Floating Church of the Redeemer.
As seen on the Delaware in the late 1840’s early 1850’s. Built by Clement L. Dennington of New York for the Churchmen’s Missionary Association for Seamen of the Port of Philadelphia.
The church would later be towed onto land in the City of Camden and be located at Broadway and Royden Street becoming St. John’s Episcopal Church. It was destroyed by a fire on Christmas morning in 1870. Patrick Ward


The Floating Church of the Redeemer.
As seen on the Delaware in the late 1840’s early 1850’s. Built by Clement L. Dennington of New York for the Churchmen’s Missionary Association for Seamen of the Port of Philadelphia.
The church would later be towed onto land in the City of Camden and be located at Broadway and Royden Street becoming St. John’s Episcopal Church. It was destroyed by a fire on Christmas morning in 1870. Patrick Ward


What is now Martin Luther King Jr Boulevard (then called Mickle Street) in 1890. Walt Whitman’s two-story home is to the right of the wagon.


Victor Talking Machine Company – Gene Haines (hatless man on left ) stands with three unidentified men outside the first office of the Victor Talking Machine Company in Camden New Jersey circa 1902. Temple University Libraries


Saint John’s Church in Camden about 1914


Soldier’s Monument Near Haddon Avenue & Convention Hall


Light Ship Barnegat LV-79 is now docked at Pyne Poynt Marina in Camden. “The Barnegat was built in 1904 by the New York Shipbuilding Company in Camden. The vessel served from 1904 to 1924 as the lightship for Five Fathom Bank, which is located 15 miles (24 km) from the Cape May Lighthouse”


M&H Sweet Shop 2406 Federal


September 16, 1887 on the Delaware between Camden and Philadelphia during the Constitutional Centennial. Photo by Horace Githens. http://www.dvrbs.com/people/CamdenPeople-HoraceGGithens.htm


Broadway and Federal Street in 1961.


Camden Retires Fire Horses


Camden Fire Department 1916


Camden Cyclone Vine St W of 5th 04/02/1912


Camden Cyclone Vine St 04/02/1912


Camden Cyclone Sharpless Row 05/22/1908


Camden Cyclone NE corner Vine 04/02/1912


Camden Cyclone Elm St 02/04/1912


Camden Cyclone Cedar St 04/02/1912


Camden Cyclone 15th and Market 05/22/1908


Camden Cyyclone 6th & Vine


Camden Cyclone 4th St 04/02/1912


Camden Cyclone 04/02/1912

CAMDEN & TUCKERTON, NJ.  IMPROVED ORDER OF RED MEN WORD WAR I WAR MEMORIAL. The Improved Order of Red Men,in memory of South Jersey members who died while serving with America’s armed forces during World War I. Nicola Berardo, a sculptor who lived in Camden, was commissioned to execute project. The monument was originally located on the Haddon Avenue side of Pulaski Park in Camden NJ. It was moved to Route 9 and Center Street in Tuckerton NJ, where it was rededicated on May 21, 1981.


CAMDEN & TUCKERTON, NJ IMPROVED ORDER OF RED MEN WORD WAR I WAR MEMORIAL The Improved Order of Red Men,in memory of South Jersey members who died while serving with America’s armed forces during World War I. Nicola Berardo, a sculptor who lived in Camden, was commissioned to execute project. The monument was originally located on the Haddon Avenue side of Pulaski Park in Camden NJ. It was moved to Route 9 and Center Street in Tuckerton NJ, where it was rededicated on May 21, 1981.


Old City Hall-Camden’s first city hall was built in 1876 at the corner of Benson Street and Haddon Avenue, where present day Cooper University Hospital (Kelemen Pavilion at 1 Cooper Plaza) is located. 1914


Old City Hall-Camden’s first city hall was built in 1876 at the corner of Benson Street and Haddon Avenue, where present day Cooper University Hospital (Kelemen Pavilion at 1 Cooper Plaza) is located. 1914


Another view of old City Hall in Camden


One of several early Cooper houses in Camden


View of Old Cooper Hospital about 1910


The 3rd Regiment Armory in Camden about 1910

Linden Street in Camden in the early 1900s

Federal Street Camden between Broadway & 7th Street February, 1958


Haddon Ave and Pine Street


Cooper Street around 1912


Cooper St from 2nd St in Camden


Cooper Hospital From Old City Hall circa 1893


Cooper Branch Public Library


Camden YMCA circa 1910 on Federal St Camden New Jersey


Broadway and Walnut St  Camden, NJ


View of Lake & Bridge at Farnum Park Camden, NJ


Broadway from the Bridge Entrance – Walt Whitman Hotel – City Hall


An early view of Pyne Point in Camden


Damage from the 1912 cyclone Camden, NJ


2nd Street in Camden during the winter in early circa 1910


Vine St and 4th St Camden New-Jersey Apr 2, 1912 Storm damage


Admiral Wilson Blvd westbound near Baird Blvd Camden, New Jersey 1960s


Admiral Wilson Boulevard 1950s. The building behind the Esso station became the Oasis Motel.


Oasis Motel Camden, NJ featured in the movie 12 Monkeys


Wiggins Park Construction circa 1981


NORTH AND SOUTH COMMONS, YORKSHIP VILLAGE A Housing-Development -1918


Historic Homes Camden, New Jersey


Cooper Plaza Historic Homes Camden, New Jersey


Cooper Plaza Historic Homes Camden, New Jersey


Monastery of the Dominican Nuns of the Perpetual Rosary on Haddon Avenue Camden, New Jersey


M.E. Church near 5th & Cooper, Camden, New-Jersey


Cooper Plaza Historic Homes Camden, NJ


Broadway and Spruce Camden, NJ 1951


Blessed Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital Camden, NJ


Bell Telephone Co.-Workers strike outside the Camden plant in 1952


Bell Telephone Co.-Workers strike outside the Camden plant in 1952


Westfield Acres 1940 CAMDEN,NEW JERSEY


Westfield Acres 1938 CAMDEN,NEW JERSEY


Dr. Henry Genet Taylor House, 305 Cooper Street Camden New Jersey It was built in 1884 and was added to the National Register of Historic Places on August 12, 1971.


Motorcycle Police in front of City Hall Camden nj


Fairview Terminal, better known as Shorty’s Camden, New Jersey


Cooper Creek Boat Houses Foot of 17th St circa 1900 Camden, New Jersey


Westfield Acres Camden, New Jersey


Westfield Acres  Camden, New Jersey


Shellow’s Luncheonette Camden, NJ with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band


Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band


Shellow’s Luncheonette Camden, NJ with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band


Shellow’s Luncheonette Camden, NJ with Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band


Shellows Luncheonette with Bill Shellow Camden, New Jersey


Lee & Bill Shellow 1980 Shellows Luncheonette Camden, New Jersey


Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band at Apollo Bar 1978 East Camden NJ


Marbett’s Restaurant Admiral Wilson Blvd & Baird


Camden Police New Recruits 1981

New Recruits of the Camden Police force in 1981


The old Camden County Court House Camden, New Jersey


River Rd at Cambridge & 27th St, Cramer Hill section of Camden NJ


Camden Free Library ( old Dudley Grange) Camden, New Jersey


C Jackel Flowers 27th St Camden NJ


Parkade Building in front of Camden City Hall


Construction of Camden City Hall


Admiral Wilson Blvd ( US Route 30 ) between Baird Blvd and the Airport Circle circa 1960s Camden, New Jersey. This photo was used in a 1960s article in MAD Magazine about “America The Beautiful”.


Co.-7 City of Camden Fire Department July 1, 1910 on Kaigh Ave


Old Courthouse Demolition Broadway & Federal St Camden, New Jersey


Engine Company #9 Fire House 27th & Federal Camden, New Jersey


Farnum Park – Pavilion-on-Ice , Kaighn Ave Camden, New Jersey


Mayor Primas – Wayne Bryant & other politicians  Camden, New Jersey


Theaters on Broadway Camden NJ – Stanley and Savar Camden, New Jersey


Victrola – Victor Talking Machine Co


Victrola – Victor Talking Machine Co


Victrola – Victor Talking Machine Co


View along Arch Street circa 1908 Camden, New Jersey


2600 Block of River Road Camden, New Jersey


Camden Free Library Dudley Grange  Camden, New Jersey


Victoria Theater 26th and Federal Camden NJ


Campbell’s Field  Camden, New Jersey


RCA Victrola Camden NJ                                                                                                                                                                                               


Mayors Arnold Webster, Randy Primas, Gwendolyn Faison ( first 3 named, 4th not a mayor )  Camden, New Jersey


RCA Strike July, 1936 with woman holding sign upside down Camden, New Jersey.


Camden Beer Scoreboard  Camden, New Jersey


RCA Nipper Camden, New Jersey


3rd and Arch St circa 1975 Camden, New Jersey (There a somewhat restored photo further down)


Lit Brothers Broadway & Market St Camden, New Jersey


3rd & Arch St Camden, New Jersey


Hope Memorial Baptist Camden, New Jersey


Federal St at 27th St & Baird Blvd Camden, New Jersey 1950s


Old Jordan Homestead 1173 Chestnut St. Camden, New Jersey – Erected 1747


Geraldine Ferraro at Camden, NJ City Hall


J.B. Van Sciver Co.


J.B. Van Sciver Co.


East Side Cafe at 24th & Federal Camden, NJ


RCA Nipper Building Camden, NJ

Campbell Soup complex 1909

Camden may be a PRR Station near Haddon Avenue Camden, NJ.


Ready to open Rte 676 1980 Camden, nj


West Street Camden, NJ circa 1989


Battleship USS New Jersey BB-62 on her final journey to her home port in Camden New Jersey.


Camden towards Philadelphia


Battleship USS New Jersey BB-62 at her final resting place in Camden New Jersey.


Federal Street Bridge Camden, Nj


Federal Street Bridge 1912


Entrance to Campbells Field


camden county court house circa 1904


RCA Nipper


Sinclair Station on Cooper St. Later it was a Trailways Bus Station


Cooper Street


C. Jackel Flowers


Camden Police horse drawn patrol wagon 1890

Haddon Ave

Chief Jim Howell Electrical Bureau Camden, NJ


Dudley Grange Camden, NJ 8-21-1980 fire


Old Courthouse Demolition Camden, NJ


Philadelphia Skyline from Camden, New Jersey with RCA Nipper Building


RCA and City Hall Camden, NJ


Grace Baptist Church Camden, NJ


Camden New Jersey


Broadway and Federal St Camden, NJ City Electrical Bureau Repairing Traffic Light 1962


Fire at 3rd & Cooper St Camden, NJ


Ben Franklin Bridge


Ben Franklin Bridge with view of downtown Camden, NJ


Police Ceremony with Randy Primas


Police Ceremony with Randy Primas 1981


Entrance to Forest Hill Park and Boulevard, Camden, NJ


Camden Republican Club circa 1910


Old Cooper Hospital


Broadway Station 100 block S. Broadway looking north from Stevens St shortly after the tracks were elevated through Camden.


Broadway Station of Pennsylvania Rail Road Camden, NJ


Fire destroys Elgin Diner Camden NJ


Camden Carnival Celebrating the opening of the Carnegie Library October-1-1904


Elgin Diner Camden New Jersey


Cooper’s Ferry – Camden New Jersey 1773 Boat traffic across the Delaware River.


Chubbys Hearth matchbooks


Elgin Diner Camden New Jersey

Penn St West Of 4th St

Fairview Circle (1951), Intersection of Rt. 130 and Mt. Ephraim Avenue “You are at Mt. Ephraim Avenue and Collings Road. The large building at the top left of the picture is Crane Company which sold bath tubs and sinks. If you looked more to the left, you would see Daly’s Tavern. You would be looking towards Camden.” Mike Daly (April 24, 2007) Courtesy Kevin Friel, Fairview Village Historical Society “Look to the left side for the Esso sign. Just to the right of that sign is a building clearly marked ‘White Tower.’ Behind it is the Chrysler-Plymouth dealership. Across the intersection is the Tydol building which the caption states was torn down along with the house behind it for the new intersection. Behind those buildings would be where the trailer park is now. So the road bending to the left is Mt. Ephraim Avenue, heading towards Mt. Ephraim. The road bending towards the right is Rt. 130 heading towards Brooklawn. The mass of cars stopped at the intersection are actually heading south on Rt. 130 just past the rear of where the Crescent movie was.” Michael Costello (April 25, 2007) Courtesy Courier-Post Kevin Riordan
Campbell Soup Company 1935 On a good day Jersey truck farmers could have brought in 300,000 baskets of tomatoes
Campbell Soup 1935
Campbell Soup Company making tomato soup in 1935
Packing the round TV tubes at RCA in Camden 1946
Kogan’s Drug Store Circa 1950
Kogan’s Drug Store – East Camden, NJ circa 1950
Benjamin Cooper House built in 1734.
Camden Beer Coaster
F.W. Woolworth & Co. 5 and 10 Cent Store
Old Front Wheel Drive Fire Engine with snow chains
RCA records 1905
This toll-gate on the Haddonfield and Camden Turnpike was located next to what today is the recently closed Dominican Monastery of the Holy Rosary. The photo was taken from what is now a parking lot for Our Lady of Lourdes Medical Center. The Haddonfield-Camden Turnpike is now called Haddon Avenue. It was established as a turnpike in 1839. The county took over ownership of the road in 1893.
The Esterbrook Pen Company 1858 to 1964 at 10 Cooper Street. Richard Esterbrook renamed his company the Esterbrook Steel Pen Manufacturing Company when he relocated to Camden, New Jersey The Esterbrook Pens Co. plant stood at Cooper Street and Delaware Avenue in Camden for several decades. Founded in 1858 in Camden by Richard Esterbrook, the plant was moved to Cherry Hill in 1964. In 1967, it became the Venus- Esterbrook company and by 1969, it closed its Cherry Hill plant. Photo circa 1920.
Panzarotti By Tarantini Marlton & Berkley St, Camdem, NJ
Erlton Italian Bakery – Marlton and Berkley credit Dundy Roque
Camden High School, The Castle On The Hill
Olga’s Diner on Federal St,Camden