Streets
of
Camden, NJ

Cooper Street


COOPER STREET is one of the oldest streets in Camden, and is named after the Cooper family. William Cooper was one of the first settlers in this part of New Jersey. Camden was known as Cooper's Ferries for many years prior to the city being incorporated in 1828.

The curb line of Cooper Street, from Front Street to the tracks of the Camden & Atlantic Railroad Company, were moved twelve feet towards the center, and the street paved with Belgian blocks in 1881. In 1927 the curb lines were moved back twelve feet from 4th Street to 9th Street. This improvement was completed in September of 1927. 

Cooper Street runs from the waterfront east to 9th Street, with a short block of homes and business still standing above 11th Street. Prior to the construction of Interstate Route I-676, Cooper Street ran all the way to 12th Street. Cooper Street was for many years one of the most prestigious addresses in Camden, and many homes of historic significance, due to both the residents and the architects of said homes, were and still are on Cooper Street. 

The "beginning of the end" for Cooper Street came in the early 1920s, when three mansions were torn down to make room for the Walt Whitman Hotel. On June 30, 1940 all the homes on the south side of the 900 block were destroyed when the R.M. Hollingshead chemical factory, which occupied most of the block, fronting on 9th and on Market Streets, exploded and burned to the ground. 

Little known outside of East Camden is the "other" Cooper Street, which runs between North 19th and East State Street. This short street only has one single family home and a block of 13 row homes.

Do you have an Cooper Street memory or picture. Let me know by e-mail so it can be included here.

 Phil Cohen


Journalist Will Paul wrote an article around 1940 about growing up on Cooper Street in the 1880s. Be sure to read his Memories of Old Cooper Street.


Tom Agin and his sister Harriet Lynne Agin Stuhltrager have shared some East Camden Cooper Street memories and photos with me. Click here for a few notes about the "other" Cooper Street. 


The Victor Plant
Cooper Street, Camden N.J.
Cooper Park,
2nd & Cooper Streets
circa 1907
"The Camden factories of the Victor Talking Machine Company" The Victor Plant, 
Johnson Park in the foreground
Now known as Walt Whitman Poetry Center
Cooper Park Library - circa 1910 Cooper Park Library - circa 1912
Cooper Park Library - circa 1916

The Cooper Park Library was replaced by a large building (right). donated by Eldridge Johnson of the Victor Talking Machine Co. 

The Cooper Free Public Library

Known today as 
The Walt Whitman Poetry Center 


Intersection
of Delaware Avenue & Cooper Street

Tony Petrillo's newspaper stand about 1972 at Delaware & Cooper Street.  I believe he told me that was near RCA's 10 building.  He and his brother started their paper business after WWII and stayed until the early 1970s. Then my uncle Tony went to work for RCA as an elevator operator. I even used to help him sell papers as did my brother and cousins over the many years when we were kids in Camden.

Loretta Monaghan, January 2013


Unit Block of Cooper Street
10 Cooper Street

The Esterbrook Pen Company

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.

10 Cooper Street

The Esterbrook Pen Company

When Esterbrook Pen left Camden, the old plant was acquired by RCA. Known as RCA Building 16, it was demolished in January of 1971. 

  41 Cooper Street

Thomas W. McCowan
1880-1892

  43 Cooper Street

Rev. William H. Burrell
1880s-1900s

  47 Cooper Street

1906
Edward Hartman


57 Cooper Street

1895
Robert S. Tice

Philadelphia Inquirer
May 24, 1895 & May 26, 1895


Intersection of Front & Cooper Street
1925

As Seen Looking South from Penn Street.

8 story Victor
Talking
Machine
Company
offices
is at
rear right
of i photo.
Johnson
Park
at left


100 Block of Cooper Street
100 Block of Cooper Street

The Cooper Mansion was purchased by the City of Camden in December of 1898, and became the city's first public par. The three-story building on the property became the first home of Camden Free Public Library. In the 1910s the old mansion was razed to make room for the Johnson Library and Johnson Park

Philadelphia Inquirer
December 1, 1898

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Cooper Street
Looking Northeast from
Front and Cooper
1907

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The Cooper Mansion, in 1907 the home of Camden Free Public Library

Cooper Street

Johnson Park
circa 196

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Cooper Street

Johnson Park
circa 1
926

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Cooper Street

Johnson Park

1926 Peter Pan Pagent

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The Johnson Library and park were donated to the City of Camden by Eldridge Johnson, founder and CEO of the Victor Talking Machine Company. Built between 1914 and 1930, and first opened in 1918.

Cooper Street
Looking Northeast from
Front and Cooper
April 2005

Photo by Craig Campbell

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  106
Cooper Street

1880-1890s
William H. Allen

  122
Cooper Street

Dr. Samuel Harris

122 (120-124) and 126
Cooper Street

 

  122 
Cooper Street

The Dorcas Society
1872

126
Cooper Street

1878-1882
William Abels

128 & 130
Cooper Street
134
Cooper Street
120-124, 126, 128, 130 & 134
Cooper Street

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100-134
Cooper Street

Victor Talking Machine Company Factory
about 1920

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Northwest Corner
of
Front
&
Cooper Street

Victor Talking Machine Company Offices
about 1920


200 Block of Cooper Street
Cooper Street
Looking East from N 2nd Street

1st house on right: 210 Cooper
1st House on left: 215 Cooper

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200-230
Cooper Street

February 7, 2004
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200
Cooper Street

The Edward Sharp House

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200
Cooper Street

The Edward Sharp House

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200
Cooper Street

The Edward Sharp House

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200
Cooper Street

The Edward Sharp House

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200
Cooper Street

The Edward Sharp House

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AUTOIST HELD IN CRASH AS LICENSELESS DRIVER

Charged with driving without a license, Arthur Benjamin, 28, of 430 Liberty Street, was held in $10 security for a police court hearing following a collision at Twenty-third and High Streets shortly after noon yesterday, One man was cut on the head and legs. 

Policeman James Banks made the arrest after Benjamin's car struck and overturned the machine of C.R. Finney, 62, of 201 Cooper Street. Finney was treated by Dr. A. Lincoln Sherk. Benjamin was ordered to appear before Judge Garfield Pancoast June 29. 

201
Cooper Street

1933 C.R. Finney

Camden Courier-Post
June 23, 1933

  201 Cooper Street

1933 Turin Grotto
mid-late 1930's
John Lynch Saloon
1947 Palace Restaurant

204 & 206
Cooper Street

February 7, 2004

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RIGHT: 204 Cooper Street was the home of the College of South Jersey Law School in 1947, the predecessor to Rutgers Law School

LEFT: Henry S. Ford lived at 206 Cooper Street in the 1930s and 1940s

204 Cooper Street

1891-1941
Howland Croft & Family
Howland & Mary Grainger Croft
Clara Croft
Annie Croft
John William Croft
Miranda Croft Bottomley
Samuel G. Croft
George Grainger Croft

204 Cooper Street

1891-1941
Samuel G. Croft

Camden Courier-Post
July 29, 1941

  205
Cooper Street

Richard Pancoast
1880s-1900s

  206 Cooper Street

1930s-1940s
Henry S. Ford  & Family
Henry S. & Mae Ford

  207
Cooper Street
  209
Cooper Street

Womans Club of Camden
1896-1901

210
Cooper Street

February 7, 2004

Charlotte C. French
1920s-1930s

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210
Cooper Street

Charlotte C. French
1920s-1930s

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  212
Cooper Street
  214
Cooper Street

1900s-1910s
Captain John B. Adams & Family
John B. & Phoebe Adams
Clarence Adams

  214
Cooper Street

George W. Jessup
1920s-1932

215
Cooper Street

Dr. Dowling Benjamin

  217
Cooper Street
218
Cooper Street

1869
William Abels

First Chief
of the the 
Camden Fire Department

220
Cooper Street

Samuel Smith
Ice
1890s

218-222
Cooper Street

The Chalcar Apartments

1925

Byron Edwards & Alfred Green
Architects
Edward A. "Dick" Malan
1940s-1950

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218-222
Cooper Street

The Chalcar Apartments

Edward A. "Dick" Malan
1940s-1950

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  218-222
Cooper Street

The Chalcar Apartments

1955
Manchester
Laundry & Dry Cleaning Co., Inc.
220 Cooper Street

1955 New Jersey Bell Telephone
Yellow Pages Listing

218-222
Cooper Street

The Chalcar Apartments

February 7, 2004

Byron Edwards
&
Alfred Green

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224 & 218-222
Cooper Street

February 7, 2004

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  223
Cooper Street
224 Cooper Street

February 7, 2004

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228 & 224
Cooper Street
February 7, 2004

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  227
Cooper Street
228
Cooper Street

1869-1874
Richard R.C. Wilkins

  228 Cooper Street

1869-1877
Mrs. Sarah "Sallie" Ann Wilkins Ackley

228 Cooper Street

Photo taken February 7, 2004

1877-1888
Nathan F. Cowan
& Family
Nathan & Sarah "Sallie" Ann Cowan
William Cowan
Edgar Cowan
Herbert Cowan

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1905-1931 Richard Rilatt & Family
1910 Patrick Farley

  229
Cooper Street
  230
Cooper Street
232 Cooper Street

1878-1903
Abraham Anderson & Family
Abraham & Martha Goldy Anderson
Harry Anderson
Ella Anderson
Robert Anderson
Voorhees Anderson

Martha Goldy Anderson died in 1880. Abraham Anderson married Eliza Burr in 1890.

1890-1903
Abraham Anderson & Family
Abraham & Eliza Anderson

232 Cooper Street

1890-1903
Abraham Anderson & Family
Abraham & Eliza Burr Anderson

Philadelphia Inquirer
February 23, 1890

Jonathan Burr - First Baptist Church
Rev. John W. Lyell

232 Cooper Street

1905-1910
Patrick Farley

Philadelphia Inquirer
August 30, 1909

232 Cooper Street

The Helene Apartments
at 125 North 3rd Street
& 232 Cooper Street

Southwest Corner
of North 3rd & Cooper Streets

The Helene Apartments, built by Patrick Farley and named after his daughter, first appear in Camden City Directories in 1913. 

232 Cooper Street

1910s-1920s
Frank J. Hineline

232 Cooper Street

1914-1915
S. Conrad Ott

  232 Cooper Street

1910s-1920s
Ludwig Kind
1910s-1920s
Charles H. Greer
1910s-1920s
William MacFarland
1910s
Philip Wilson


The Helene Apartments
at 125
North 3rd Street & 232 Cooper Street
Southwest Corner of North 3rd & Cooper Streets

Cooper Street, East of North 3rd Street - 1925
 

300 Block of Cooper Street
The 2004 Rowan University Development Plan

Approved by the Camden Redevelopment agency in 2004, after Rowan University, never the best of neighbors in Glassboro, announced plans to seize the 300 block of Cooper and Market between 3rd and 4th Streets. Actions by the Redevelopment Agency protected the business, residences, and historic buildings, and in the end, only one standing property, 326 Cooper Street, presently unoccupied, will be razed, and the Camden County Red Cross, presently occupying 312 Cooper Street, will relocate. This is a real victory for all Camden citizens who pay taxes, as only one ratable was lost, while the assessed property values of those save will certainly rise- Phil Cohen, April 2004. 


301 Block of Cooper Street
300-302
Cooper Street
February 7, 2004

House on left: 302 Cooper
House on right: 300 Cooper
 
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  300 Cooper Street

Dr. William A. Davis
1882-1905

300 Cooper Street

1910 Josiah MIddleton
1910-1914 Oscar K. Middleton
1910-1914 Joseph Woolman. Taylor
1910-1914 Anna E. Stockham Taylor
1910 Rosie Ivins

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Complete 1910 Census Sheet

  300 Cooper Street

1935 Edward Clark

302-300
Cooper Street
February 7, 2004

House on left: 302 Cooper
House on right: 300 Cooper
 
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302 Cooper Street

1910 James F. Davis
1910 Mrs. Mary E. Van Keuren

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Complete 1910 Census Sheet

302 to 312
Cooper Street
August 2004

Photo Courtesy
of
Craig Campbell

303
Cooper Street
February 7, 2004

Dr. Max Ruttenberg
1933-1947

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ENGAGEMENT ANNOUNCED

Dr. and Mrs. Max Ruttenberg, of 303 Cooper Street, have announced the engagement of Mrs. Ruttenberg's sister, Miss Harriet Blieden, daughter of the late Rabbi and Mrs. Ben jamin Blieden, of Philadelphia, to Max Kahener, of Philadelphia. Miss Blieden is a graduate of South Philadelphia High School for Girls and following attended Temple University. She is vice president of the South Philadelphia Hadassah. Mr. Kahener is a graduate of the Philadelphia Normal School, the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and the law school of Dickinson College.

303
Cooper Street

Dr. Max Ruttenberg
1933-1947

Camden Courier-Post
June 15, 1933

305
Cooper Street

Dr. H. Genet Taylor
& Family
1885-1959
Agnes Draper
1940s-1950

February 7, 2004
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305
Cooper Street

The Home of
Dr. H. Genet Taylor
& Family

February 7, 2004

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306 Cooper Street

1910-1930s
Joseph Potter & Family
hat manufacturer
Joseph & Ada Potter
Nettie Potter
librarian

Philadelphia Inquirer
June 20, 1910

306 Cooper Street

1930s-1945
Emma Hyland

Above:
306 Cooper Street - The Pierre Apartments

311
Cooper Street

The
Bloom Apartments

Completed and opened for business
February 1928

Property developed and building erected by Segwyn Realty, Inc.- Dr. Meyer Segal, Meyer Wessel, Hyman Bloom

This building was known as Cooper Plaza Apartments in 1947.

311
Cooper Street

The
Bloom Apartments

Camden Courier-Post Newspaper Advertisement
February 3, 1928

300-312
Cooper Street

February 7, 2004

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312
Cooper Street

Camden Republican Club
1914-1922
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312
Cooper Street

Headquarters of the
Camden County Red Cross

February 7, 2004

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Below: Aerial Photo from late 1930 showing 201 to 311 Cooper Street

  315 Cooper Street

Lodge 111
Loyal Order of Moose

1947

318 Cooper Street

1910 Joseph S. Jenkins

1914-1950s
E.G.C. Bleakly
prominent Camden attorney
from 1910s through the 1950s

Photograph published in 1915

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319
Cooper Street

Furnished Rooms

Camden Courier-Post
June 7, 1933

  320 Cooper Street
321 Cooper Street

1910-1915
Mrs. Richard A. Brice & Family
Edna M. Brice

Philadelphia Inquirer
May 15,  1910

Miss Edna Margaretta Brice, daughter of Mrs. Richard A. Brice, of 321 Cooper Street, and Carlos Faber Noyes, of New York, were married Saturday night by Rev. J.B. Haines, pastor of the Centenary M.E. Church.

321 Cooper Street

1910-1915
Mrs. Richard A. Brice & Family
Edna M. Brice

Philadelphia Inquirer
December 14, 1915

  322 Cooper Street

1910 Ella Elizabeth Glenn

1932

322 Cooper Street

1932
The Rose Tea

Camden Courier-Post
June 15, 1932

323
Cooper Street

Francis D. Weaver
1920s-1938

323,
325 & 329
Cooper Street

  324
Cooper Street
  325
Cooper Street
The Home and Office of
Dr. Lettie Allen Ward
326
Cooper Street

February 7, 2004

Dr. Daniel Strock
1900s-1927
Garrett Cowls
Joseph Hamilton
Kay Hamilton

April 2004-
This building
will be demolished
to accommodate
Rowan University

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Razed in 2011
to make room for another
"Urban Revitilization" project

327 Cooper Street

Francis Ford Patterson Jr.
1900-1910s

  328
Cooper Street
327 & 329
Cooper Street
323 to 329
Cooper Street
  328
Cooper Street
  329 Cooper Street

1955
William H. Sawyer
private detective

1955 New Jersey Bell Telephone
Yellow Pages Listing

  330 Cooper Street

Dr. William H. Ireland
Loretta Ireland
1880s-1904


Cooper Street
Looking East
from North 4th Street
About 1910

Cooper Street
Looking East from North 4th Street - February 7, 2004

400 Block of Cooper Street
400
Cooper Street

Judge Mitchell H. Cohen
Federal Building & Courthouse
February 7, 2004

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403 to 429
Cooper Street

February 7, 2004

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403 & 405
Cooper Street

October 31, 2005

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  403 Cooper Street

1880s Wilbur F. Rose
1947 Dr. Joseph E. Roberts Jr.
1947 Dr. Thomas M. Kain
1947 Dr. Thomas M. Kain Jr.

GEORGE W. JOHNS
Funeral services for George W. Johns, 74, of 403 Cooper street, a resident of Camden more than 15 years, who died yesterday, will be held at 2 p. m. Monday at 423 Cooper street. Burial will be private in Harleigh Cemetery. Mr. Johns died after a two weeks' illness in Cooper Hospital. He is survived by his widow, Mrs. Johanna Johns.


JOHNS—On February 11, 1938, George W. husband of Joanna Johns, age 74 years. Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral services Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock from the funeral home of Charles W. Hiskey, 423 Cooper St., Camden, N. J. Interment private at Harleigh Cemetery. Friends may call Sunday evening, 7 to 9 o'clock.

403 Cooper Street

1938 George W. Johns

Camden Courier-Psot
February 12, 1938

405
Cooper Street

Dr. Sophia Presley

  405
Cooper Street

Dr. Paul Mecray
Dr. Paul Mecray Jr.
Dr. Albert H. Schaffer
Dr. Walter A. Crist
Dr. Alex Sochacki
Dr. Saul S. Artis, dentist
1947

405 & 407
Cooper Street

October 31, 2005

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406
Cooper Street

Dr. A. Haines Lippincott Jr.
& his wife
Mrs. Miriam Lippincott

Photograph taken in 1978

407 Cooper Street

1916
Jacob Elwell & Family
Mr. & Mrs. Jacob Elwell
Alice Elwell

Philadelphia Inquirer
March 22, 1916

  408 Cooper Street

1911-1915
John H. Dialogue Jr. & Family

408 Cooper Street

1916-1920s
Dr. J. Lynn Mahaffey & Family
Dr. J. Lynn & Alice Fogg Mahaffey
J. Lynn Mahaffey Jr.
Albert Mahaffey
Alice F. Mahaffey

  408
Cooper Street

1929-1933 Sarah Dollar
1929-1933 Dermot Dollar

408
Cooper Street

1931-1990s
Joseph H. Murray
Funeral Home

aka
The Murray Funeral Home

Camden Courier-Post
October 15, 1931

 

408
Cooper Street

1931-1990s
Joseph H. Murray
Funeral Home

aka
The Murray Funeral Home

1955 New Jersey Bell Telephone
Yellow Pages Ad

 

408
Cooper Street

1931-1990s
Joseph H. Murray
Funeral Home

aka
The Murray Funeral Home

Camden Courier-Post
June 10, 1960

 

408
Cooper Street

Joseph H. Murray
Funeral Home

Charles T. Murray
1929-1970s

The funeral home used both 410 (at left) and 408 Cooper Street for business purposes. The photo was taken in 1978.

In the 1990s, these buildings were razed to make way for the Judge Mitchell Cohen Federal Courthouse.

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407 to 429
Cooper Street

February 7, 2004

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411
Cooper Street

October 31, 2005

Mrs. Bertha Kephart
Funeral Home
1935-1936 

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412-414
Cooper Street

Camden Motorcycle Police
mid-1920s

  412-414
Cooper Street

Camden Medical Arts Building
1947

412-414
Cooper Street

1970s

413
Cooper Street

October 31, 2005

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413 Cooper Street

1955
M. Tyler McNutt

1955 New Jersey Bell Telephone
Yellow Pages Ad

413 Cooper Street

1955
Frank R. Buckman

1955 New Jersey Bell Telephone
Yellow Pages Ad

413 & 415
Cooper Street

October 31, 2005

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415 Cooper Street

1938
Joshua B. Franklin

Camden Courier-Post
February 22, 1938

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for Complete Article

 

415
Cooper Street

Family Dental Association

1991 Fire Watch Magazine Advertisement

415
Cooper Street

Family Dental Association

Arthur Truscott
1887-1889

1991 Fire Watch Magazine Advertisement

415 Cooper Street

1960s
Morris E. Albert & Company
accountants

 

415, 417 & 419
Cooper Street

October 31, 2005

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417
Cooper Street

1964 Richard C. Hardenbergh

Camden Courier-Post
May 19, 1964

417
Cooper Street

October 31, 2005

Dr. Henry H. Davis
1920s
Thomas Murphy
1940s-1950s

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419
Cooper Street

October 31, 2005

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419 Cooper Street

1955
Gitomer & Company

1955 New Jersey Bell Telephone
Yellow Pages Ad

  420 Cooper Street

Wilfred W. Fry Playground
1947

419 & 421
Cooper Street

October 31, 2005

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421
Cooper Street

October 31, 2005

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421 Cooper Street

1938
Helen's Beauty Shoppe

Camden Courier-Post
June 9, 1933, January 8, 1938
&
July 1, 1941

423 Cooper Street

1938
Charles W. Hiskey
funneral home

Camden Courier-Post
October 22, 1947

425 & 427
Cooper Street

October 31, 2005

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425, 427 & 429
Cooper Street

October 31, 2005

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425, 427 & 429
Cooper Street

October 31, 2005

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Architect's Drawing

House for Mr. James S. White
427 Cooper Street, Camden

Made for King Architects
226 Walnut Street

Philadelphia PA

427 & 429
Cooper Street

April 2003

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427
Cooper Street

April 2003

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429 Cooper Street

1894
Joseph J. Read & Family
John R. Read

Philadelphia Inquirer
February 18, 1894

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of Complete Article

403 to 429
Cooper Street

Postcard from 1916

429
Cooper Street

Joseph J. Read
Dr. Edward A.Y Schellenger Sr.
Wolcott Patterson
Dr. Edward A.Y Schellenger Jr.

October 31, 2005

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429
Cooper Street

Camden Courier-Post
Advertisement

January 8, 1938

430 Cooper Street

Centenary
Methodist Episcopal Church

also known as
Centenary-Tabernacle
Methodist Episcopal Church

as seen from Northwest Corner
of North 4th & Cooper Street

February 7, 2004

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430 Cooper Street

Centenary
Methodist Episcopal Church

as seen from Northeast Corner
of North 5th & Cooper Street

430 Cooper Street

Centenary
Methodist Episcopal Church

as seen from Northeast Corner
of North 5th & Lawrence Street


Intersection of North 5th Street & Cooper Street

Northwest Corner circa 1916
   

500-512 Cooper Street
The Hotel Plaza

The Plaza Club Hotel  circa 1935 The Hotel Plaza
The Hotel Plaza The Hotel Plaza - early 1960s

The Hotel Plaza - April 7, 2004


500 Block of Cooper Street
501 & 505
Cooper Street

April 17, 2004

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501 Cooper Street

James M. O'Neil
1940s-1950s

  505 Cooper Street

Charles Cox
1870s-1890s

505 Cooper Street

1922
Wilburforce Nash & Family
Alan W. Nash

Philadelphia Inquirer
June 4, 1922

Rev. D.H. Schick - Rev. N.V. Sargent
Centenary M.E. Church
Edgar Freeman
Ruth Freeman - Edith Freeman
Linden Street
Camden High School

509
Cooper Street

1927

Known as the Remington & Vosbury Building when erected, the building at 509 Cooper Street was designed by prominent local architect Joseph N. Hettel Sr.

509 Cooper Street

1955
Nutter Real Estate

1955 New Jersey Bell Telephone
Yellow Pages Ad

505, 509 & 511
Cooper Street

April 17, 2004.

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511
Cooper Street

April 17, 2004

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Home
prior to 1887 of 
Dr. Joseph & Annie Beatty
after 1887 of
Dr. Henry F. Hunt

 

511
Cooper Street

1906-1913
Dr. William A. Davis & Family
William A. & Isabel M. Burrows Davis
Dr. Albert Davis
Jean Davis


Philadelphia Inquirer
August 18, 1913

"A TIP O' THE HELMET TO" ………  Fr. Chuck Mayo of Ladder Co. 1, for his alertness and quick action in the preven­tion of serious injury and probable death to a brother member, while operating at 2nd Alarm-Box #1222, transmitted at 0348 hours on 2 January, 1977 for a fire located at 513 Cooper Street. Severely low temperatures and heavy icing conditions made roof level operations extremely hazardous. While working at roof level, atop the three-story fire building, another member slipped on an ice coated peaked roof above Chuck's position, and began his downward slide toward, and inevitably over the edge. Fr. Mayo's quick reflexes in grabbing the brother resulted in only a close call instead of a tragedy. A job well done.

513
Cooper Street

Fire Watch magazine
Spring, 1977

514 Cooper Street
William T. Read Sr.
1883-1890
Lucretia Read
1883-1934
William T. Read Jr.
House designed by Arthur Truscott

City Hall in background
April 17, 2004

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515 Cooper Street

1900-1903
S. Conrad Ott

  515 Cooper Street

1900s-1910s
Dr. Paul Markley
1910s-1920s
T. Yorke Smith
1927-1928
Theosophical Society

516 Cooper Street

1917-1918
Dr. William H. Pratt & Family
D. William H. & Maud G. Pratt

Philadelphia Inquirer
July 22, 1918

517 Cooper Street

1904-1907
S. Conrad Ott

  517 Cooper Street

1900s-1910s Dr. Byron Fortiner
1970-1980s Dr. Robert Katz
optometrist

  518
Cooper Street
519
Cooper Street

1928 Mary Jane Lovett

Camden High School
January 1928 Purple & Gold Yearbook

520-522
Cooper Street

April 17, 2004

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520-522 & 524
Cooper Street

April 17, 2004

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520 Cooper Street

1955
Colonial House

1955 New Jersey Bell Telephone
Yellow Pages Ad

521 Cooper Street

1904 David M. Chambers
1904 A.G. McCausland

Philadelphia Inquirer
September 3, 1904

521 Cooper Street

1938
W.A. Clarke Company

Camden Courier-Post
February 26, 1938

Harry A. Louderback
William C. Muller
William D.B. Truax

  521 Cooper Street

Tommy Skymer
1947

521 Cooper Street

1955
Jerry's Beauty Salon

1955 New Jersey Bell Telephone
Yellow Pages Ad

522 Cooper Street

Dr. G. Russell Atkinson
1920s-1936

523 Cooper Street

1955
Audiophone Company

1955 New Jersey Bell Telephone
Yellow Pages Ad

j 524
Cooper Street
525 Cooper Street

1897
Joseph Fearon Sr.

Philadelphia Inquirer
April 8, 1897

532 Cooper Street

1899
Albert A Howell & Family
Albet A. & Maud Sparks Howell.

Philadelphia Inquirer
January 22, 1899

 

  525 Cooper Street

  Charles S. Boyer
Residence
1900s-1920s

525
Cooper Street

Madeline Palma
Residence
1939

  525
Cooper Street

Howard R. Yocum
Lawyer
1950s

525
Cooper Street

Frank F. Neutze Sr.
1940s - late 1970s

526 Cooper Street

1922
G. Dore Cogswell & Family
G. Dore & Ida Cogswell

Philadelphia Inquirer
November 22, 1922

524 & 530
Cooper Street

April 17, 2004

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  527
Cooper Street

Judge Frank T. Lloyd
1900s-1910s 
Dr. William Lashman
1947

528-530-532
Cooper Street

Philadelphia Inquirer
April 19, 1914

William H. Day
William Wrifford

George W. Jessup.

  528 Cooper Street

Frank M. Travaline Jr.

530 & 532
Cooper Street

1892

530 Cooper Street

1955
Health Sanitation Service Co.

1955 New Jersey Bell Telephone
Yellow Pages Ad

532 Cooper Street

1883 Mrs. Mary Hugg

Philadelphia Inquirer
August 3, 1883

  532 Cooper Street

1910s-1920s
George W. Jessup

1910s-1920s
Burleigh Draper
1910s-1920s
T. Yorke Smith

532 Cooper Street

1955
The
Camden
Telephone Answering Service

1955 New Jersey bell Telephone
Yellow Pages Ad

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  532 Cooper Street

1955
Hygienic Sanitation Co.
exterminators

1955
Howard Fredericks Inc.
casters

1955 New Jersey Bell Telephone
Yellow Pages Listings

532
Cooper Street

April 17, 2004

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534
Cooper Street

1928-1930s Edwin Field Crane

Camden High School
January 1928 Purple & Gold Yearbook

534 to 500
Cooper Street

500 Block in background

February 7, 2004

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  535
Cooper Street

537 Cooper Street

Photo from 1906

Burned from head to foot on Thursday at the home of Victor L. Cavanna, 537 Cooper Street, where she was employed as a servant, Mrs. Margaret Winner, 52 years old, died yesterday at Cooper Hospital. A live coal dropped on the woman's dress while she was raking the fire. A sister, Mrs. Mary Garwood, of Ocean City, has claimed the body.

537 Cooper Street

1912
Victor L. Cavanna

Philadelphia Inquirer
January 27, 1912

Mrs. Margaret Winner

538, 540, & 542
Cooper Street

John Cheney House
designed in 1892 by
Arthur Truscott

538
Cooper Street

Melbourne F. Middleton Jr.
residence
1910s-1930s

538
Cooper Street

Pohle's Restaurant
June 22, 1938
Camden Courier-Post Newspaper Ad

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538
Cooper Street

Pohle's Restaurant
June 22, 1938
Camden Courier-Post Newspaper Ad
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  539
Cooper Street
540
Cooper Street

Markeim-Chalmers, Inc.
1940s-1960s

Camden Courier-Post
May 19, 1964

  540 Cooper Street

William T. Cahill
Edward V. Martino
John H. Reiners Jr.

541 Cooper Street

1941 Joseph Valentine

Camden County Republican Association
Frankie Masters
Dennis Day
Camden Ball Park
Broadway
Everett Street
Edward V. Martino

  541
Cooper Street
  542
Cooper Street
  543
Cooper Street
544 Cooper Street

1955
Weidler's Pharmacy

1955 New Jersey bell Telephone
Yellow Pages Ad

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Looking West
from
North 6th Street
1892

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538, 540, and 542 Cooper Street
The Cheney Houses, designed by architect Arthur Truscott

600 Block of Cooper Street
Looking West from 626 Cooper Street - About 1907

Left side of street: The building with the conical roof is 538 Cooper Street. The building at far left is 604 Cooper Street. Also visible is 544, 542, 540, 538, 534, and 532 Cooper. Right: The first building at far right is 605 Cooper Street


600 Block of Cooper Street
601
Cooper Street

Meisel Tire Company

Camden Courier-Post
August 2, 1933

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601 Cooper Street

1955
W.W. Fairweather Optical Company

1955 New Jersey Bell Telephone
Yellow Pages Ad

603 Cooper Street

1955
South Jersey Sporting Goods Co.
Pat Bendetta

1955 New Jersey Bell Telephone
Yellow Pages Ad

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605 Cooper Street

The
William Scull House
as early as 1887 to at least 1947

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605 Cooper Street

1880s-1900s
William S. Scull & Family
Boscul Coffee

Philadelphia Inquirer
February 18, 1900

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of Complete Article

606 Cooper Street

1902
Mrs. Edmund E. Read

Philadelphia Inquirer
August 26, 1902

608
Cooper Street

December 2002

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608
Cooper Street

December 2002

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611
Cooper Street

George Genge Browning
Dye Factory - 1870s-1880s
John T. Bottomley
President, Camden Woolen Mills
1889s-1890s

The roof of this building is visible behind the trees, between 605 Cooper and the Hotel Walt Whitman

612 Cooper Street

1910-1916
Charles F. Stockham & Family
Charles F. & Mary Stockham
Edward Stockham
Mrs, John Beatty
Mrs. Laura Pancoast
Dr. Charles Pancoast

Philadelphia Inquirer
June 29, 1916

  613
Cooper Street

Northwest Corner of Broadway & Cooper Street
The Terminal Block - 1947-2000
Built on land that had been occupied in part by 605 and 611 Cooper Street
Camden
Courier-Post

December 1947

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Prior to the early 1920s Broadway stopped at Market Street, and Cooper Street was uninterupted between North 6th and North 7th Streets. 617 Cooper Street was acquired by the Community Hotel Corporation and then sold to the City of Camden so the North Broadway could be completed through to the bridge plaza. Construction of the Hotel Walt Whitman, the First Camden National Bank & Trust Building, the Wilson Building soon followed. The Terminal Block on the northwest corner came later, after World War II.


600 Block of Cooper Street
Southeast of Broadway & Cooper Street
The
Wilson Building


Broadway
&
Cooper Street

April 17, 2004

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The Wilson Building

Broadway
&
Cooper Street

2003

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Weitzman Liquors
in
The Wilson Building,
&

622 Cooper Street

2003

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600 Block of Cooper Street - Before 1925
617 Cooper Street

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  618
Cooper Street

Malcolm MacDonald
Lawyer
1870s-1890s

  618 Cooper Street

1900s-1920s Belford G. Royal

  620 Cooper Street
622 Cooper Street

April 17, 2004

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622 Cooper Street

1955
George Robeson & Son
realtors

1955 New Jersey Bell Telephone
Yellow Pages Ad

  625 Cooper Street

1946-1947
Walt Whitman Flower Shop
1947 Evelyn Odlen

625 Cooper Street

1955
Flowers By Hayes
S. H Hayes

1955 New Jersey Bell Telephone
Yellow Pages Ad

626 Cooper Street

Cyrus H.K. Curtis
1890-1894

626 Cooper Street

1890-1895
Cyrus H.K. Curtis

Philadelphia Inquirer
February 18, 1894

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of Complete Article

626 Cooper Street

1896-1901
William Joyce Sewell

Postcard
published after
Senator Sewell's death in 1901

627 Cooper Street

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627 & 633
Cooper Street

627 Cooper, designed by Arthur Truscott,
for his brother,
J. Lynn Truscott

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627 & 633
Cooper Street

Howard M. Cooper
lived at 633 Cooper Street in the 1890s
H.B. Hanford & Alice Hanford
1890s-1920s

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  631 Cooper Street

1955
International Business Machines Corporation

634-640
Cooper Street

1947-1955
Kirk's Atlantic Service

1955 New Jersey Bell Telephone
Yellow Pages Ad

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634-640
Cooper Street

1955
Kirk's Atlantic Service

1955 New Jersey Bell Telephone
Yellow Pages Ad

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634-640
Cooper Street

1947-1955
Wright's Atlantic Service

1959 New Jersey Bell Telephone
Yellow Pages Ad

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  638 Cooper Street

George K. Johnson
Umbrella Manufacturer
1870s-1887
Isaac Z. Collings
Carriage Builder
1887-1890s

639 Cooper Street

Benjamin C. Reeve
1870s-1880s

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639 Cooper Street

Camden Lodge 293
Benevolent Protective Order of Elks
under construction
 
1920s-1930s
The LEAP Academy 2002-2006

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639 Cooper Street

Camden Lodge 293
Benevolent Protective Order of Elks
1920s-1930s
construction photo published 1925
Building designed by
Joshua C. Jefferis, architect

The LEAP Academy 2002-2006
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639 Cooper Street

Camden Lodge 293
Benevolent Protective Order of Elks
1920s-1930s
photo published 1928
Building designed by
Joshua C. Jefferis, architect

639 Cooper Street

Camden Lodge 293
Benevolent Protective Order of Elks
1920s-1930s
photo published 1928
Building designed by
Joshua C. Jefferis, architect 


611-633 Cooper Street
Northeast Corner of Broadway & Cooper Street

The Hotel Walt Whitman & Annex

Left: The Hotel Walt Whitman - 1933 Right: The Hotel Walt Whitman - 1950s
Elks Home, now The LEAP Academy, at far right

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Northeast Corner
of
Broadway & Cooper Street

Camden County College
Urban Extension Campus
2004

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700 Block of Cooper Street
701 to 721 Cooper Street - 1967
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700 Block of Cooper Street
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  700 Cooper Street

Benjamin Starr
1870s-1880s
Richard Henry Reeve
1887-1917
Augustus H. Reeve
1887-1890s

701-703 Cooper Street

1947
American Oil Company
gas station

1959
Howe's
Friendly Mobil Service Station

1959 New Jersey Bell Telephone
Yellow Pages Advertisement

Advertisement address of 700 is in error,
and so is "Mobile" service station

  701
Cooper Street
Gerard R. Vogels
1870s-1888
  702
Cooper Street
  703
Cooper Street
Benjamin C. Reeve
1870s-1880s
708, 702 & 700
Cooper Street

and the intersection of
North 7th Street & Cooper Street

This photograph was taken before 1926, shown by the fact that the Wilson Building
at
Broadway and Cooper Street
had not been erected and is not to be seen.

708 Cooper Street
is at the extreme left of this photograph 

 

708
Cooper Street

Joseph H. Forsyth

  711 Cooper Street

Samuel H. Grey

711 Cooper Street

1910
Charles A. Reynolds
president, Keystone leather
Charles A. & Emma E. Reynolds
Elizabeth Reynolds
George W. Reynolds
Gertrude C. Reynolds

  712
Cooper Street

Samuel H. Grey
lawyer,
president
West Jersey Title and Guaranty Co
1887-1990s

Jeremiah Steelman

712
Cooper Street

Furnished Rooms

Camden Courier-Post
June 7, 1933

  714 Cooper Street
  715 Cooper Street

John Cooper
vice-president,
Camden National Bank
1870s-1880s
Howard M. Cooper
lawyer
1870s-1889
William Cooper
1910s-1920s

 

715 Cooper Street

1920s-1960s
Schroeder Funeral Home
Bernhard F. Schroeder
 Bernhard C. Schroeder

715 Cooper Street

1920s-1960s
Schroeder Funeral Home
Bernhard F. Schroeder
 Bernhard C. Schroeder

1955 New Jersey Bell Telephone
Yellow Pages Ad

715 Cooper Street

1920s-1960s
Schroeder Funeral Home
Bernhard F. Schroeder
 Bernhard C. Schroeder

Camden Courier-Post Ad
July 17, 1967

715, 717, 719 & 721
Cooper Street

July 1965

  717
Cooper Street

Frank B. Middleton
1870s-1900s

No Houses in 700 Block after 717 before 1880 census
  719
Cooper Street

Alexander Boardman
Real Estate
1887-1890

Amos Cooper
1887-1889

  721
Cooper Street

George Genge Browning
Browning Brothers Dye Works
1887-1890

George Pfeiffer Jr.
1890s-1900s
Dr. James E. Rodger
1933

721
Cooper Street

July 7, 1965

726 Cooper Street
726 is the building at far right

1887-1889
Horace M. Sharp
Charles W. Sharp

1955
Greater Camden Chapter
of the
National Multiple Sclerosis Society

Photo from the 1970s

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Radio Repairing

AUTHORIZED Radio Service for home and auto. Estimates free. Call 3535, prompt home service. R. E. Gebbie, 726 Cooper

726 Cooper Street

1938-1941
R.E. Gebbie

Camden Courier-Post
February 17, 1938

726 Cooper Street

1938-1941
R.E. Gebbie

Camden Courier-Post
July 1, 1941

728
Cooper Street

John F. Harned
1889-1920s

 

728
Cooper Street
726 is the building at center and left

John F. Harned

Photo from the 1970s

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728
Cooper Street

John F. Harned

Photo from the 1970s

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Cooper Street, looking west from 8th Street
Postcard mailed October 10, 1906
The house on left is 804 Cooper Street

800 Block of Cooper Street
804 Cooper Street

This home, at left, was built by real estate developer and builder Edward N. Cohn. Photo from 1893. David Baird Sr. had acquired the house by 1900, and lived there until his death. David Baird Jr. lived there until October of 1936.

  805
Cooper Street

1910s-1920s
Dr. John W. Donges

MAN JAILED 3 MONTHS IN THEFT OF WATCH

Charged, with the larceny of a watch belonging to Albert L. Hawkins, of Collingswood; John H. Evans, 64, of 2117 Sherman Avenue, was sentenced to three months in jail Saturday by Police Judge Garfield Pancoast.

Hawkins, who is a painter, said he was at work Thursday on the second floor of a vacant house at 805 Cooper Street, when he saw a man come in and take the watch from his trousers, which he had left downstairs.

Hawkins recognized Evans' picture in the rogues gallery and police arrested the man. Detective Clifford Carr testified Evans has been arrested a number of times on larceny charges.

805
Cooper Street

Camden Courier-Post
June 25, 1933

Addresses below reported in the 1947 City Directory
  801 Cooper Street

Dr. Joel B. Cunningham

  805 Cooper Street

Dr. David L. Andrus


807 Cooper Street

1912-1943
Frederick Himmelein Jr. & Family

Philadelphia Inquirer
June 22, 1919

807 Cooper Street

1943-1947

Camden Lodge 293
Benevolent & Protective Order of Elks

811 Cooper Street

1955
Holl Funeral Service
Arthur H. Holl & Earl B. Holl

1955 New Jersey Bell Telephone
Yellow Pages Ad

  814
Cooper Street

Esso Servicemaster
Gas Station

817
Cooper Street

1955
Camden Credit Association
Credit Bureau Reports Inc.

1955 New Jersey Bell Telephone
Yellow Pages Ad

  817
Cooper Street

Electrolux Vacuum Cleaners

  819
Cooper Street

Harry A. Louderbach
Real Estate

  821
Cooper Street

Mrs. Edna Knehr
Harry J. Mitchell
1947
Charles J. Ball
1947-1950

Addresses below built after 1891, reported in the 1930 Census
  805 Cooper Street
  807 Cooper Street
811 Cooper Street

1955
Holl Funeral Service
Arthur H. Holl

1955 New Jersey Bell Telephone
Yellow Pages Ad

  811 Cooper Street
  813 Cooper Street
  815 Cooper Street
  817 Cooper Street
  819 Cooper Street
810 Cooper Street

1910
Charles S. Elfreth

  821 Cooper Street
  823 Cooper Street
  825 Cooper Street
  827 Cooper Street
  829 Cooper Street
  831 Cooper Street
  833 Cooper Street
  835 Cooper Street
Addresses below reported in the 1947 City Directory
  840 Cooper Street

1920s-1955
R.M. Hollingshead Corporation


900 Block of Cooper Street
Built by 1887

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900 Cooper Street

All the even-numbered homes in the 900 block of Cooper Street were destroyed on July 30, 1940 when the R.M. Hollingshead factory was destroyed by an explosion and fire on July 30, 1940.

  901 Cooper Street

Dr. William Moslander
1900s-1910s
Mrs. Anna Moslander
1910s-late 1940s

  902 Cooper Street

Murray L. Serotikin
1933

907 Cooper Street

1932
J. Frank Tydeman

Camden Courier-Post
June 13, 1932

Vine Street

  909 Cooper Street

George W. Whyte
1910s-1930s

  910 Cooper Street

1940
Joseph R. Hendricks & Family
Joseph R. & Mary F. Hendricks

Destroyed by Fire
July 30, 1940

914 Cooper Street

1940 John "Pete" Brecker
Mr. & Mrs. Brecker
Kathryn Simon

Picture taken in the aftermath of the Hollingshead fire. Camden Police Detectives Vernon Jones (Left) and George Weber (center) return  jewelry and cash recovered from home to Miss Simon, sister of Mrs. Brecker.

  916 Cooper Street

1940 Mrs. Sue K. Devenny

Destroyed by Fire
July 30, 1940

920 Cooper Street

1955-1957
Arrow Garage

1955 New Jersey Bell Telephone
Yellow Pages Ad

 

920 Cooper Street

Camden Courier-Post
December 12, 1957

921 Cooper Street

Joseph E. Nowrey Sr.
1910s-1930s

Mrs. Chester D. VanDuyn, of 924 Cooper Street, is spending some time with Mr. and Mrs. Charles Lane, of this city, at their cottage in Pitman. Mrs. VanDuyn's daughter, Miss Catharine S. VanDuyn, is spending this weekend in Washington, D. C . 

924 Cooper Street

1930 Mrs. Chester D. Van Duyn

Camden Courier-Post
June 12, 1933

931 Cooper Street

1901
Theodore Lynn & Family
Theodore & Rosella Lynn
Theodore J. Lynn

Philadelphia Imquirer
April 23, 1901

WILLIAM DICKINSON

William Dickinson, 68, of 931 Cooper Street died today in Cooper Hospital. A lifelong resident of Camden, he had operated a garage and automobile repair business for the past 50 years.

Surviving are his wife, Lena H.; two daughters, Mrs. Elizabeth Heller, of Clementon; Miss Mary Dickinson, of Camden; a sister, Miss Marie Dickinson, of Philadelphia, and two grandchildren.

Services will be held at 11 a. m. Saturday in the Murray Funeral Home, 408 Cooper Street. Burial will be in Harleigh Cemetery. There will be no viewing.

931 Cooper Street

1924-1958 William Dickinson

William & Mgdalene Dickinson
Elizabeth "Betty" Dickinson
Mary Dickinson
Marie Dickinson

Camden Courier-Post
February 14, 1958

 

931 Cooper Street

1932 Elizabeth "Betty" Dickinson

Camden Courier-Post
June 13, 1932

 

Students Return To Spend Summer Vacation Home

Leon F. Rittenhouse of 1557 Bradley Avenue, is leaving today for California, where he will continue his study of medicine. Mr. Rittenhouse was a graduate from Washington Missionary College, in the national capital on Monday. 

Two of the Wilfred W. Frys' children were graduated at schools in New York and Massachusetts, this past weekend and today. Tonight Miss Eleanor Fry will be graduated from the Emma Willard School at Troy, New York Last week Wilfred W. Fry, II, was graduated from Mt. Hermon School, Mt. Hermon, Massachusetts. 

Henry J. Bowes Jr., son of Mr. and Mrs. Henry J. Bowes of Merchantville, spent last week in Annapolis, Maryland, where he took entrance examinations for the United States Naval Academy. He was graduated last week from Valley Forge Military Academy, Valley Forge, Pennsylvania. 

Miss Helen Pratt, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Byron Pratt of 213 North Fourth Street, has returned from Bucknell University for the Summer.

Miss Eleanor Holman of 108 North Fourth Street and Miss Betty Dickinson of 931 Cooper Street, have returned to their respective homes for the Summer. They are attending Syracuse University. 

Miss Frances Snyder of 331 North Forty-first street, was graduated at Syracuse this month.

931 Cooper Street

1933 Elizabeth "Betty" Dickinson

Camden Courier-Post
June 12, 1933

Miss Dickinson, Leighton Heller In Engagement

Mr. and Mrs. William Dickinson, of 931 Cooper Street, announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss M. Elizabeth Dickinson, to Mr. Leighton J. Heller, son of Mr. and Mrs. James L. Heller, of 50 Fulton Avenue, Clementon.

Miss Dickinson was graduated from Syracuse University and is a member of Alpha Gamma Delta sorority. She was formerly a member of the faculty at Camden High School. Mr. Heller is a graduate of Dickinson College and Law School and is a member of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity. He recently received an honorable discharge from the U. S. Army after serving for two and one-half years in India.

931 Cooper Street

1945 Betty Dickinson

Camden Courier-Post
August 15, 1945

  932 Cooper Street

1933 Alfred Shaefer

933 Cooper Street

1910
Charles S. Elfreth

HARRY A. WILLE

Funeral services will be held at 11 a. m. Monday for Harry A. Wille, 55, of 933 Cooper Street, who died yesterday after a short illness. Burial will be in Harleigh Cemetery. Mr. Wille, who was born here, was employed in the upholstery department of the J. B. Van Sciver Co.. He is survived by his widow, Ida, and a son, Henry C. Wille, 3rd, of Camden..

933 Cooper Street

1920s-1933 Harry Wille
1933-1947 Mrs. Ida Wille
1920s-1960s Henry C. Willie 3rd

attorney

Camden Courier-Post
February 5, 1933

  934 Cooper Street

J. Willard Morgan
1870s-1880s
J. Eugene Troth
Lawyer
1880s-1890s

MICHAEL BENSON

The funeral of Michael Benson, 52, of' 939 Cooper Street, who died Tuesday, will be held at 8 a. m. Saturday, at 2850 Federal street. Mass will be held at 9 a. m., at the Church of the Immaculate Conception. Burial will be in Calvary cemetery. Mr. Benson is survived by a sister, Mrs. Elizabeth Sidell, with whom, he lived, and a brother. He was a son of the late Joseph and Elizabeth Benson..

939 Cooper Street

1933 Michael Benson
1933 Mrs. Elizabeth Sidell

Camden Courier-Post
February 3, 1933

940 Cooper Street

1918-1923
J. Wallace Getsinger & Family
J. Wallace & Kate Getsinger

Philadelphia Inquirier
January 4, 1918

George W. Swope

  941 Cooper Street

1955
Joseph R. Hendricks
cleaners

1955 New Jersey Bell Telephone
Yellow Pages Listing

  943 Cooper Street

Bethany Methodist Episcopal
 Church

1880s-late 1940s

 


1000 Block of Cooper Street
Built by 1887
1014
Cooper Street

Furnished Rooms

Camden Courier-Post
June 7, 1933

  1016
Cooper Street

Technical Sergeant
Peter D. Wright
1930s-1940s

Mrs. Thomas P. McConaghy, of Tenth and Cooper Streets, this city, is registered at Chalfonte-Haddon Hall, Atlantic City. 

1017
Cooper Street

Dr. Thomas P. McConaghy
1920s-1930s

Camden Courier-Post
June 10, 1933

1027 Cooper Street

1918
Edward Davenport

Philadelphia Inquirer
May 15, 1918

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  1027 Cooper Street
1028 Cooper Street

1903-1904 Louis DeLisle & Family

New York Times
January 2, 1904

  1029
Cooper Street

1903-1904 Edward Rice

1030 Cooper Street

1906
William Knight

Philadelphia Inquirer
January 8, 1907

  1030 Cooper Street

1897
Edward Frank Sherman
photographer

  1033
Cooper Street

George M. Beringer Jr.
George M. Beringer III
1920s-1930s

1035
Cooper Street

1933 Norfleet Saunders

Camden Courier-Post
June 9, 1933

1045
Cooper Street

Charles J. Ball
1920s-1930s

Camden High School
Purple & Gold Yearbook Ad
June 1931

  1046
Cooper Street

Edmund Tydeman Family
Vincent A. Tydeman
1887-1888

1046
Cooper Street

Furnished Rooms

Camden Courier-Post
June 7, 1933

  1046
Cooper Street

1947
Mrs. Elizabeth Gosling Mahoney

My Father, Harry Molotsky, had a grocery store called  Harry's Red Front Market at 1048 Cooper Street. I am not sure what year he purchased the property, but it was in the 1940s.  I was born in 1945 and my brother, Allan, in 1948.  We lived behind the store until 1951 when we moved to East Camden at 420 South 30th Street.

My father kept the business until the early 1960's when he had cataract surgery and the state took the property. Dad then worked for Two Guys in the deli department for  many years before retiring. It was nice that he had normal working hours.  My parents started taking vacations which they had not been able to do before.

My father had a young man delivering groceries by bicycle. He let people buy groceries on credit.  We never had to go grocery shopping as he always took home necessities and treats from the store.  Since we kept kosher, we had to get our meat from the kosher butcher even though my father sold meat. He always had a butcher whose name was Warren Peaches.  His son taught me how to drive.

Father's parents had a grocery store at 6th and Elm Street. My aunt and uncle, Sam and Esther, had a grocery at 9th and Pearl if I remember correctly.  A cousin of my dad, Abe Molotsky had a dry goods store, but I can't remember the location (442-444 North 8th Street- PMC).  

Lois Cohen, October 2007

1048
Cooper Street

Harry's Red Front Market
Harry Molotsky
meats
1940s-1960s


1100 Block of Cooper Street  - 1906 Sanborn Map
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1100 to 1169 Cooper Street
1122 to 1169 Cooper Street

1100 Block of Cooper Street
Built by 1887
1108 Cooper Street

1922
David Batchelor & Family
David & Blanche Batchelor

Philadelphia Inquirer
October 7, 1922

1117 Cooper Street

1930
Joseph Flemming & Family
Joseph & Alice Flemming

1117
Cooper Street

1920s-1943
Private Anthony J. Flemming

  1124 Cooper Street

1929 Felisher & Rosa Beasley
1929 John Beasley
1929 Walter Beasley

1124 Cooper Street

1897-1898
Benjamin Middleton

1124 Cooper Street

1924
Charles Gladney

1126
Cooper Street

1947-1957 Robert Booker

Camden Courier-Post
December 19, 1957

  1127
Cooper Street

John Sylvester Kellum
1880s

  1127
Cooper Street

George R. Serfling Sr.
1900s-1920s

  1140
Cooper Street

George R. Serfling Sr.
1890s-1900s
Clinton Gilchrist
Confectioner
1947

1143
Cooper Street

Wilson's Daily Express

New Jersey Bell Telephone Directory
1936

  1143
Cooper Street

1947 No Listing

  1144
Cooper Street

Clinton Gilchrist
residence
1947

1144
Cooper Street

1961
Luther H. Collier

  1145
Cooper Street

Ray R. Adams
truckdriver
1920s - late 1940s

1152 Cooper Street

1899 Howard Snyder

Philadelphia Inquirer
November 12,1889

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'NUMBERS' SUSPECT FREED IN $100 BAIL

Suspected by the police of being a "numbers' writer, Clinton Gilchrist, 25, colored, of 1153 Cooper Street, was held in $100 bail by Acting Police Judge James Smith yesterday for a further hearing next Tuesday.

Gilchrist who is charged with operating a "numbers" lottery was arrested Thursday in an automobile at Eleventh and Cooper streets by Detective Lieutenant Louis Shaw and Detective Clarence Arthur.

In Gilchrist's possession, the detectives say they found some "numbers" slips and "loose coins."

1153
Cooper Street

Clinton Gilchrist

Camden Courier-Post
February 4, 1933

1161 Cooper Street

1910s-1930s
William H. Johnson & Family
Robert Burk Johnson

  1163 Cooper Street

1870s-1906
John Hibbert & Family
John & Elizabeth Hibbert
William Hibbert

1163 Cooper Street

1955
Wire & Metal Products Inc.

1955 New Jersey Bell Telephone
Yellow Pages Ad

  1169 Cooper Street

Edward Richards
Tires
1947

1171 Cooper Street

1947-1955
Towmotor Corporation
forklifts

1955 New Jersey Bell Telephone
Yellow Pages Ad



1900 Block of Cooper Street
Built by 1887
  1987
Cooper Street
Razed by April 1930
  1988
Cooper Street
  1989
Cooper Street

Razed by April 1930
  1991
Cooper Street
Razed by April 1930
  1993
Cooper Street
Razed by April 1930
  1995
Cooper Street
Razed by April 1930
  1997
Cooper Street
Razed by April 1930
  1999
Cooper Street

1910s-1920s W.W. Ross
1920s-1920s
Everett W. Staley

1999
Cooper Street

1955-1990s
United Fabricators Company

1955 New Jersey Bell Telephone
Yellow Pages Ad

1999
Cooper Street

1955-1990s
United Fabricators Company

1955 New Jersey Bell Telephone
Yellow Pages Ad

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1999
Cooper Street

1955-1990s
United Fabricators Company

1955 New Jersey Bell Telephone
Yellow Pages Ad

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2000 Block of Cooper Street
Built by 1887
2000 Cooper Street

1955
George V. Ware

1955 New Jersey Bell Telephone
Yellow Pages Ad

  2002
Cooper Street

1947 Edward Kavlick

  2004
Cooper Street

1924 John J. Murtaugh

  2004
Cooper Street

Private Edward F. Murtaugh

  2006
Cooper Street

Private Norman W. Wohlken

  2008
Cooper Street
  2010
Cooper Street

1894-1895
John H. Anderson

  2012
Cooper Street
2014
Cooper Street

John Lemmons
1920s
Camden Courier-Post
February 16, 1928

  2014
Cooper Street

Sgt. Angelo Frank Derago

  2016 Cooper Street

1907-1911
Richard Wilson & Family
Richard & Mary Wilson
Richard Wilson
Mary Wilson

  2018
Cooper Street
  2020
Cooper Street
  2022
Cooper Street
2024
Cooper Street

Tom Agin and his sister Harriet Lynne Agin Stuhltrager have shared some East Camden Cooper Street memories and photos with me. Click here for a few notes about the "other" Cooper Street. 


2000 Block of Cooper Street
Side view looking West from across State Street - late 1970s
Photos by Floyd Agin

The grocery store at 53 East State Street
Known as Handleton's 1930s-1960s
2024 Cooper Street is at right, 
in the background
2000 Block Cooper Street
as seen from East State Street
2024 and 2022 Cooper Street 2000 Block Cooper Street
as seen from North 20th Street
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