Streets
of
Camden, NJ

George
Street


GEORGE STREET first appears in City Directories in 1869. The street originally ran from Delaware Avenue to Front Street, between Federal Street and Market Street, in later years it did not pass through to Front Street. Two significant businesses in 19th and 20th century Camden operated at the intersection of George Street and Delaware Avenue, the West Jersey Hotel (later the New Ridgway Hotel) and New Jersey Auto Supply, which was one of Camden's first successful new car dealerships. Another business, Taylor Brothers Flour, Feed, Seeds and Agricultural Machinery, operated at both ends of George Street and along the street itself.

George Street was the site of a terrible tragedy when Charles Worthington, Chief of the Camden Fore Department, was killed while directing fire operations at 12 George Street on May 8,1914.

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

 Phil Cohen


1885 Sanborn Map


1891 Sanborn Map


1906 Sanborn Map


 Intersection of Delaware Avenue & George Street

Northeast Corner

West Jersey Hotel
Ridgeway Hotel
New Ridgeway Hotel
1849-Late 1940s

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 Unit Block of George Street

 

12 George Street

1909-1914
Camden Electroplating Co.
Emil Voegtlin

 

18 George Street

1906 American Gutrose Works

 

24 George Street

1906 

 

26-28 George Street

1906 

 

30 George Street

1906 

 

30 George Street

1906 

 

30 George Street

1906

 

36-38 George Street

1906 


 Intersection of North Front Street & George Street

Northeast Corner

West Jersey Hotel
Ridgeway Hotel
New Ridgeway Hotel
1849-Late 1940s

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