McGUIRE GARDENS

 

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Welcome to the un-official McGuire Gardens Web page. Here you will find a web-page dedicated to the history of McGuire Gardens, the times in which it was first built, and images and text covering life at McGuire since it was built in 1954.

McGuire Gardens was named in honor of labor leader Peter J. McGuire, who spent a great deal of time in Camden.

Before McGuire Gardens was built, public housing was segregated in Camden. You will find on this page actual documents from the times. The English language constantly evolves, please remember that some of the documents were written using standard vocabulary and grammar in use in the 1940s and 1950s.

If you have any stories or images you would like to share about life at McGuire Gardens over the last 50+ years, please e-mail me.

Phil Cohen



The Proposed Site of Project 10-4 - McGuire Gardens - February 1951


The Proposed Site of Project 10-4 - McGuire Gardens - February 14, 1951

Looking South from Berwick & Watson Streets


The Proposed Site of McGuire Gardens - February 14, 1951

Looking South from Boyd & Watson Streets


The Proposed Site of McGuire Gardens - February 14, 1951

Looking East from South 20th Street


The Proposed Site of McGuire Gardens - February 14, 1951

Looking South along Bank Street


The Proposed Site of McGuire Gardens - February 14, 1951

Looking East on Morse Street  - Intersection of Morse & Berwick Streets


Camden
Courier-Post

June 3, 1951

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Camden Courier-Post - July 14, 1967


...continued...


Camden Courier-Post - July 19, 1967

...continued...


 dismissed.

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Cleanup Day - May 1974

2045 Westminster

Al Ashley

Residents at Work


McGuire Gardens Reborn

Work on completely rebuilding McGuire had begun in the early 1990s, but stalled due to mismanagement. The project was completed by the administration of Dr. Maria Marquez, who was appointed Executive Director of the Housing Authority of the City of Camden in the summer of 1999. The event mentioned below took place on August 12, 2002.


Bank Street
&
Raritan Street

August 2, 2002


Southwest Corner
of
Bank Street & Morse Street

191 Morse Street

July 21, 2004

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Looking West
on
Morse Street
from
Bank Street

July 21, 2004

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Looking South
on
Bank Street
from
Morse Street

July 21, 2004

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