Cooper Grant Historic District
Brief Description and Photographic Tour

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The Cooper Grant Historic District is centrally located in Camden, New Jersey between Rutgers University and Law School and the Camden Waterfront. The original Cooper-Grant neighborhood consisted of 93 historic properties located on the 300 block of Point Street, the 300 block of North Front Street, Linden and Penn Streets between Delaware Avenue and Friends Avenue, the 300 and 400 Blocks of North Second Street and four homes on the south side of Cooper Street between North Second Street and the extended line of Friends Avenue. As the neighborhood grew and residents in the newly developed Victor Lofts began participating in meetings, the neighborhood expanded. The current boundaries are the Ben Franklin Bridge to the North, Friends Avenue to the East between the Ben Franklin Bridge and Cooper Street, and North Fourth Street to the East between Cooper Street and Market Street. The south side of Market Street is the boundary to the South, and the Delaware River between the Ben Franklin Bridge and Market Street is the boundary to the West.

Cooper Grant is also distinguished by its proximity to large employing institutions such as Cooper University Hospital, Rowan University and Medical School, the Waterfront Technology Center, the U.S Federal Court, Campbell Soup Company, the South Jersey Port Corporation, and the surrounding Rutgers University Camden Campus. The development of these institutions, using an "Eds and Meds" strategy has greatly improved the downtown Camden's physical surroundings, enhanced community life and safety, and increased property values and employment opportunities. Just some of the recent improvements are soccer and softball fields, tennis courts, Campbell's Stadium which is home to the Camden Riversharks baseball team and site of many community programs, the Walter Gordon Performing Arts Theatre, the Stedman Art Gallery and Johnson Park, an oasis of green lawn, cool shade trees and fountains surrounding the Neoclassic former Cooper Grant Branch of the Camden Public Library, now landscaped and maintained by Rutgers University.

Cooper Street, which runs through the geographic center of Cooper Grant is listed as the Cooper Street Historic District on the National Register of Historic Places. Cooper Grant is convenient to many forms of transportation including the New Jersey Transportation Terminal 3 blocks away, the Riverline Rail Station 2 Blocks away and the PATCO Hi-Speed Line Station at 5th and Market just 3 Blocks away. Downtown Philadelphia and Cherry Hill are both just 15 minutes drive and easily accessible by Public Transportation.

Photos of Cooper Grant and the Rutgers Campus Area. Click on Photo for Larger Picture

Firehouse Apartments

300 Block Point Street

Rutgers Dormitory 1 Block

Historic Homes 100-102 Linden.

106-114 Linden St.

Rutgers Campus 4th Street

Iron Fence detail - Linden St.

Penn Street Cornice Detail

Rutgers Campus Linden Street

Whitman Arts Center

Belleville Mansion - 2nd & Cooper

Future Condos at Johnson Park

Historic Homes - 101-111 Linden

Whitman Art Center Detail

Front Porch Detail Linden

Cooper Street Historic District

Johnson Park - 1 Block

Victor Apartments