1920s Getting to Philadelphia Meant Taking the Ferry

Undated, unused color post card of the Ferry Boat Baltic, Camden, N.J.

Scott Barnes found details on the Baltic. The ferryboat Baltic was launched by the West Jersey Ferry Co. in 1881. Shortly thereafter, in 1883, the Pennsylvania Railroad took control of the company to block the Reading from doing the same. This is laid out in a 1921 book "Old Ferries of Camden, NJ" that has been scanned into text form and is in the list below this page.

Wenonah was built around the railroad station and an easy commute to Philadelphia.

1900 - 1901 Wenonah School Register

On August 30, 2017, Vicki Lou McCall wrote, "With the new school year about to start, let me share with you this recent find from a few years is signed & filed by the School District's clerk, Edward L. Farr (is there anything this man didn't do?- I.e. developed linoleum as we know it from his father's oil cloth company, started and ran Cooper Hospital, donated land to The Wenonah Presbyterian Church, President of The Camden Bank & Trust Bank, started an orphanage for destitute children, etc....).

206 E. Willow St

Here's the first photo from Rick Mitchell --- 206 East Willow Street from the South Princeton Avenue side. This photo was given to Rick by Sue McNally when Rick and Marna Carlton closed on the purchase of the house. The photo is undated, but Rick suspects it was taken earlier than 1913 when some changes were made to the house.

206 E. Willow was built in 1888. The original owner was Charles Wilkens.

View the second photo here.

3 East Poplar St.

This 1925 photo of 3 East Poplar Street is the oldest of the four photos that Christian Limbert gave Carol Wiltsee. Janet Hutchinson Limbert, Christian's mother, is on the right and Valentine (Val) Roth, a long-time Wenonah resident, is on the left. Janet and Val were the grandchildren of Arthur E. Davis.

Winter scene at the same address circa 1935.

Winter of 1942.