Streets
of
Camden, NJ

Argonne Street


ARGONNE STREET, named for the World War I Battle of the Argonne Forest, where American forces performed heroically, ran for one block, between St. Mihiel Street and Memorial Avenue, north of Line Street. The original Camden Convention Hall's street address was 1065-1075 Line Street, but this actually is a bit deceiving, as the front of the building was on Argonne Street. 

Camden Convention Hall was destroyed by during the 1950s. Campbell Soup acquired the land where Convention Hall stood, as well as several other parcels of real estate along Memorial Avenue including the Mechling Brothers factory, to build their corporate headquarters. Argonne Street disappeared as part of that construction. 

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

 Phil Cohen


1946 Map of Camden

Argonne Street can be found on the right of the map, running east to west between St. Mihiel Street and memorial Avenue, north of Line Street.


Argonne Street
Looking North
on
Memorial Avenue, Argonne Street
enters from the left.
Sears-Roebuck Building
in background at right

1930

Argonne Street

Late 1930s photo of Camden Police Department vehicles lined up on Argonne Street in front of Convention Hall.   

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Photo courtesy of the Lillian Colsey Slomick family 

 

     Late 1930s photo of Camden Police Department vehicles lined up on Argonne Street in front of Convention Hall, along with police and officials from Camden's city government.   

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Photo courtesy of the
Lillian Colsey Slomick family 

My Best Guess

From Left: Unknown Sergeant, Walter Welch, Henry Magin, Ralph Bakley,
Chief Arthur Colsey,
Mayor George Brunner,
Mary W. Kobus, David Rhone, Unknown civilian


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