CAMDEN, NEW JERSEY
KAIGHN AVENUE BAR
1101 Kaighn Avenue
Northeast Corner of Mount Ephraim and Kaighn Avenues
The La Victoria Cafe was operated in the late 1930s and 1940s by Leon Yaroch, who received a liquor license renewal in June of 1939.
Leon Yaroch was born in New Jersey on November 9, 1894.He married his wife Julia, who had been born in Poland and come to America in 1905, around 1915. By the time the census was taken in January of 1920, Leon and Julia Yaroch were living at 766 Mount Vernon Street in Camden. He was then working as a driver for a feed business. By April of 1930 the Yaroch family owned the home at 766 Mount Vernon Street in Camden. He by this time gone into the grocery business. The Yaroch family included daughters Catherine and Dorothy, and son Warren at this time.
By 1939 Leon Yaroch had obtained a liquor license, and was operating the La Victoria Cafe on the northeast corner of Mount Ephraim and Kaighn Avenues. He remained involved with the bar through at least 1947. By that time he had moved to 1330 Lansdowne Avenue, where he lived until his passing in January of 1966.
The La Victoria remained open though the late 1990s. By 2001 the business had changed hands and was renamed as the Kaighn Avenue Bar. It remains open in December of 2003.
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