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Haddon Heights in Camden County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Haddon Heights and the White Horse Pike

 
 
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By Devry Becker Jones, March 14, 2020
1. Haddon Heights and the White Horse Pike Marker
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Fifth Avenue in the original street grid of Haddon Heights is commonly known as the White Horse Pike. In 1806, this road was laid out from Camden to Egg Harbor along a line through Berlin (then called Long-A-Coming) and the future Borough of Haddon Heights. By the late nineteenth century, the Philadelphia and Atlantic City Railway had been laid to the west of White Horse Pike, and local land owners, led by Benjamin A. Lippincott, saw an opportunity for development.

In 1890, a passenger station was built along the railroad tracks at what is now Station Avenue, and the community named Haddon Heights (for its proximity to Haddonfield and its high elevation) began to develop. A small downtown grew near the railroad tracks; early buildings included a general store, a meat market, churches, banks and a post office, and a town hall. The first houses were constructed along the White Horse Pike and on the land surrounding the railroad station.

Beginning at Kings Highway and moving down the Pike towards Barrington, these houses — now mostly rehabilitated for office use — reflect the development of architectural styles
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during the early twentieth century including: Queen Anne; Tudor Revival; Colonial Revival; Vernacular American Four Square; and, incorporated as a separate borough, and continued to develop further from the center of town, with the population reaching from almost 10,000 residents by 1960.
 
Erected by The Haddon Heights Historical Society in memory of Lynn Laitman.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureRailroads & StreetcarsRoads & VehiclesSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1806.
 
Location. 39° 52.987′ N, 75° 3.431′ W. Marker is in Haddon Heights, New Jersey, in Camden County. Marker is at the intersection of Station Avenue and White Horse Pike (U.S. 30), on the right when traveling north on Station Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 White Horse Pike, Haddon Heights NJ 08035, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Haddon Heights and the Railroad (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Historic Haddon Heights (about 700 feet away); Albertson Memorial Drinking Fountain (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Haddon Heights "Log Cabin" (approx. 0.4 miles away); In Memory Of Norman F. Hoff (approx. 0.4 miles away); Garnets Armed Forces Memorial
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(approx. 0.4 miles away); Haddon Heights Veterans Memorial (approx. 0.4 miles away); Crystal Lake (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Haddon Heights.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 15, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 15, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 71 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on March 15, 2020, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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