Wednesday, June 3, 2015

Another Camden landmark may fall

City considering request to tear down the Plaza

Another Camden landmark may fall

The only hotel still standing in Camden may soon be history.

The city is considering a demolition request from the owners of the Plaza at 5th and Cooper streets, the Courier-Post reports.

Variously known as the Plaza Club Hotel, the Hotel Plaza, the Plaza Hotel and the Plaza Motor Hotel, the hostelry opened in 1927, two years after the Walt Whitman Hotel opened at Broadway and Cooper. That much larger facility was imploded in the late 1970s, but the Plaza hung on until 1985.

All of the city's other hotels/motels, including the Towne Park downtown and the Oasis, Four Winds and Admiral on Admiral Wilson Boulevard, have since closed as well.

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