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Cooper Grant Historic District
Brief Description and Photographic Tour

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Garden State Properties Group, 2167 West Marlton Pike, Cherry Hill, New Jersey, 08002
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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 natural boundaries of 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, North Fourth Street to East between Cooper Street and the south side of Market Street and the Delaware River to the West Between the Ben Franklin Bridge and Market Street. Cooper Grant is also distinguished by its proximity to large institutions such as L-3 Aerospace and the Waterfront Technology Center to the South, the Camden Waterfront to the West, the U.S Federal Court and City and County Courthouses to the South and West, and the surrounding Rutgers University Camden Campus. The addition of Campus Facilities which are available for the use of Cooper Grant Residents and which improve the physical surroundings has greatly enhanced Community Life in Cooper Grant and increased property values. Along the North Boundary of Cooper Grant just South of the Ben Franklin Bridge are located the soccer pitch, softball fields and tennis courts which are available for resident's use. On the West Boundary is Campbell's Stadium, owned by Rutgers and Leased to the Camden Riversharks Baseball Team. To the East is the Main Campus with the Walter Gordon Performing Arts Theatre, the Stedman Art Gallery and a Starbucks Coffee Shop in the Student Center at 4th and Lawrence Streets. On Cooper Street to the South is the historic Johnson Park, an welcoming oasis of green lawn, cool shade trees and fountains surrounding the Neoclassic building which was originally the Cooper Grant Branch of the Camden Public Library, now landscaped and maintained by Rutgers University. Cooper Street to the South is also individually listed on the National Register of Historic Places as the Cooper Street Historic District. Both Historic Districts and the growing campus areas are delineated in the Rutgers Master Development Plan. Pages 15 and 16 of the Rutgers plan also have colorful photographic and architectural renderings of the Rutgers Campus and Cooper Grant Historic District before and after completion of Camden's Downtown Redevelopment. 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