Camden NJ Residential Real Estate Properties
Single Family Homes, Townhomes, and Condos in Camden New Jersey in Camden County in Southern New Jersey
Camden is a city in Camden County, New Jersey. It is the county ing and industry, Camden is perhaps best known for its struggles with urban dysfunction. Originally a suburbseat, located across the Delaware River from Philadelphia. Although once a thriving center for manufacturan town with ferry service to Philadelphia, Camden evolved into its own city, as industry and neighborhoods grew. Camden prospered during strong periods of manufacturing demand and faced distress during periods of economic dislocation. From 1901 through 1929, Camden was headquarters of the Victor Talking Machine Company, and thereafter to its successor RCA Victor, the world's largest manufacturer of phonographs and phonograph records for the first two-thirds of the 20th century. RCA Victor contained one of the first commercial recording studios in the United States, where Enrico Caruso, among others, recorded. General Electric reacquired RCA in 1986.
In 1992, the state of New Jersey under the Florio Administration made an agreement with GE to ensure that GE would not close the Camden site. The state of New Jersey would build a new high tech facility on the site of the old Campbell Soup Company factory and trade these new buildings to GE for the existing old RCA Victor Buildings. Later, the new high tech buildings would be sold to Martin Marietta. In 1994, Martin Marietta merged with Lockheed to become Lockheed Martin. In 1997, Lockheed Martin divested the Camden Plant as part of the birth of L-3 Communications.
The famous "Nipper Building" depicting RCA's famous "His Master's Voice" trademark in its tower windows has since been renovated into a luxury apartment building called "The Victor." Building 8 is set to be rehabilitated into luxury condominiums called "Radio Lofts." Both projects are the work of Dranoff Properties, a well known Philadelphia development corporation that has specialized in these types of constructions. Another older building, Victor Building No. 2, is used to this day to house the Camden City Board of Education. Most of the other old RCA Victor buildings have long since been demolished.
From 1899 to 1967, Camden was the home of New York Shipbuilding Corporation, which at its World War II peak was the largest and most productive shipyard in the world. Notable naval vessels built at New York Ship include the ill-fated cruiser USS Indianapolis and the aircraft carrier USS Kitty Hawk. In 1962, the first commercial nuclear-powered ship, the NS Savannah, was launched in Camden. The Fairview Village section of Camden (initially Yorkship Village) was a planned European-style garden village built by the Federal government during World War I to house New York Shipbuilding Corporation workers. At Camden's peak, 10,000 workers were employed at RCA, while another 40,000 worked at New York Shipbuilding. RCA had 23 out of 25 of its factories inside Camden. Campbell Soup was also a major employer. Situated on the Delaware River, with access to the Atlantic Ocean, the Port of Camden handles breakbulk and bulk cargo. The port consists of two terminals: the Beckett Street Terminal and the Broadway Terminal. The port receives hundreds of ships moving international and domestic cargo annually.
GOLF INFORMATION FOR CAMDEN, NEW JERSEY
Pennsauken Country Club Golf Course (municipal) is located at 3800 Haddonfield Rd in Pennsauken, NJ. This is a 18 hole golf course. At PublicGolfCourses.net you can find additional information as well as yardage, par, slope and course rating of Pennsauken Country Club Golf Course in Pennsauken, NJ.
Merchantville Country Club Golf Course (private) is located at Chapel Avenue & Hampton Road in Cherry Hill, NJ. This is a 9 hole golf course. At PublicGolfCourses.net you can find additional information as well as yardage, par, slope and course rating of Merchantville Country Club Golf Course in Cherry Hill, NJ.
ATTRACTION/ POINTS OF INTEREST
* Garden State Discovery Museum
* Camden Shipyard & Maritime Museum
* Battleship New Jersey
* Wiggins Waterfront Park
* Riverline Ferry
* The Walt Whitman House
* Adventure Aquarium
* Camden-Cooper Library, Camden
* Camden Free Public Library, Camden
* Camden-Isabelle Miller, Camden
* Camden-MLK Center, Library, Camden
* Dudley Park, Camden
* Farnham Park, Camden
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