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Special Collections Research Center, Temple University Libraries By the 1970s, Admiral Wilson Boulevard became more known for its strip clubs, seedy motels, gas stations, and liquor stores than for the aesthetic value its original planners anticipated.
Unlike Pennsylvania, where the state had a monopoly on liquor sales and dictates prices, New Jersey stores were able to be more flexible with their products.
In the late 1990s, the Gateway Project, a redevelopment plan for the Admiral Wilson Boulevard area, called for the demolition of most of the businesses lining the street.
The movement gained power when it was endorsed by New Jersey Governor Christie Whitman, who sought to improve the neighborhood before the Republican National Convention was held in Philadelphia in summer 2000, and million was pledged to the project.
Leavitt's plan included open green areas along the Cooper River, extensive public parks, and wide new boulevards lined with trees, including Admiral Wilson Boulevard.
Though Admiral Wilson Boulevard was constructed as planned, most of Leavitt's ambitious ideas were abandoned.
It was designed by the architecture firm Nimmons, Carr and Wright in the classical revival style.
Campbell’s, which was founded in Camden in 1869, wanted to expand its corporate headquarters and its outreach to the Boulevard by developing the land on which the Sears building stood as a suburban-style office park.His theater struggled to make a profit for three years before closing in 1936.The screen and equipment were purchased by a new owner and moved to Union, New Jersey.By the time the convention opened in July, most of the businesses on the south side of Admiral Wilson Boulevard were demolished and replaced by the trees and green spaces intended by designer Charles Wellford Leavitt.Admiral Wilson Boulevard, a two-and-a-half-mile section of U. Route 30 extending from the Benjamin Franklin Bridge in Camden to the Route 70 overpass in Pennsauken, was the first “auto strip” in the United States.