In conjunction with what was known as the Ridge Avenue Connector, “the high speed electric rail transit line which connects the Ridge Avenue—Eighth Street—Locust Street Subway in Philadelphia with a terminal near the Broadway Station of the Pennsylvania-Reading Seashore Lines in Camden,… read more
More than 100 National Youth Administration (NYA) workers operated over three shifts to renovate the athletic fields (including football and baseball fields) at Camden High School in 1936.
Newton Friends [Quaker] Meeting House in Camden, New Jersey was the city’s first house of worship. According to the Federal Writers’ Project: “Built in 1801[?] on ground donated by Joseph Kaighn, was the first house of worship in Camden. It… read more
Designed by James A. Wetmore and constructed just prior the Roosevelt administration, Camden’s new post office and courthouse saw continual improvements during the New Deal era, including: the addition of lavatories on the second floor; the reinforcement of aluminum windows;… read more
150 federal Works Progress Administration (WPA) workers worked to transform Pyne Point Park in northern Camden, New Jersey during the Great Depression. In addition to constructing baseball diamonds, as of April 1936 WPA workers were “building a roadway, terracing, planting… read more
The federal Works Progress Administration constructed what is now known as Roosevelt Plaza Park (then known as City Hall Plaza) starting in 1936. The project called for “a center fountain, the planting of gardens, placing concrete gutters, building gravel walks… read more
The no-longer extant (demolished and since redeveloped) Westfield Acres was a public housing project constructed with PWA funds during the New Deal. The Federal Writers’ Project wrote: “Westfield Acres, N. side of Westfield Ave. between Dudley and 32nd Sts., was… read more