Johnson Park

Camden County History Tour

Johnson Park

Camden, New Jersey 08103, United States

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Point of Interest Details

101 Cooper Street, Camden


Johnson Park, probably the most attractive open space in downtown Camden, was donated to the city by inventor and philanthropist Eldridge R. Johnson whose modern photograph helped launch the Radio Corporation of America. The centerpiece of the park is the former Cooper Branch Public LIbrary (note the elaborate decorative tilework in the portico) opened in 1918.

The former library now houses the Walt Whitman Arts Center, a multi-cultural literary, performing arts and visuall arts center. The Center has become a hub for authors, both known and emerging, and its calendar features authors' readings, dance, open-mic nights, and a variety of musical and theatrical performances.

This point of interest is part of the tour: Camden County History Tour


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