CAMDEN, NEW JERSEY

BOND'S BAR
538 Kaighn Avenue

534 and 538 Kaighn were not bars prior to Prohibition. The Aronow family was living at 534 and elsewhere on Kaighn prior to 1920, and were involved in a number of small business in the 500 block... and would be into the 1990s. The Bader family moved to 538 at some point in the 1920s. Jacob Bader was running a poultry store at 538 Kaighn Avenue at the time of the 1930 census. When Prohibition was repealed in 1933, a number of establishments were licensed along Kaighn Avenue. Jacob Bader and his family operated a bar and liquor store at 538 Kaighn in the 1930s. By 1947 the property had been sold to James Gorhan, who operated the bar as Gorhan's Cafe. He lived above the bar with his wife Margaret.

Sold again in the 1950s, the bar would be known as Bond's Bar from the 1950s through the late 1970s. 

Edward and Ada Bond lived near the bar, at 1114 Baring Street according the to 1947 City Directory. The 1959 Bell Telephone book shows her at the bar address, while the 1970 Directory has her residence at 1148 Baring Street. Ada Bond passed away at the age of 89 on December 11, 1996.

Camden Courier-Post - June 14, 1939


 

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