CAMDEN, NEW JERSEY
THE LOST SEAGULLS
STOCKHOLM SWEDEN, INC.
1324 Mechanic Street
The building at 1324 Mechanic Street is listed in the 1947 Camden City Directory as Mechanic Hall. The 1959 Bell Telephone Directory list it as the 13th Ward Republican Club. By 1967 and through at least October of 1970 a social club with the unlikely name of The Lost Seagulls of Stockholm Sweden Inc. occupied the premises.
The Lost Seagulls officers were, in June of 1967 Thomas Moraca of Barbara Drive, Cherry Hill NJ president-treasurer; Rocco DiPalma of 10 Willowdale Drive, Cherry Hill NJ vice-president; and Peter Del Grande, 1062 South Collings Road, Camden NJ secretary. Directors included Moraca, DiPalma, Del Grande, Emileo DiMatteo of 1058 Kaighn Avenue, Camden; and William Moraca of 23 Craig Avenue, Woodbury NJ.
The Sons of Italy and the Order Sons of Ital of America Grand Council of NJ were both located there in 1977. The 1982 the New Jersey Bell Telephone directory has a Yellow Pages listing for this address under Taverns as Bachanal.
My father was a member and spent a lot of time there. It later on taken over and made a social club called The Lost Seagulls of something or other. My father took me in the 13th Ward Club for my first official drink when I turned 21.
'Lady D' Hayney
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