This page gives the correct names and spelling of some Haddonfield people, places, things, and organizations.

For example: Is it King's Highway, Kings' Highway, or Kings Highway? You'll find the answer here.


Aiken (as in: Joan Aiken)

Not: Aitken or Aikens 

Comment: Joan L. Aiken (d. July 8, 2000, age 82) was an active and vocal advocate for historic preservation in Haddonfield. She was a founder and the executive director of the Haddonfield Preservation Society (not to be confused with the Historical Society of Haddonfield or the Historic Preservation Commission), and author of Haddonfield Historic Homes: Success Through Historic Preservation (1991). She was Citizen of the Year for 1980.


American Legion Post 38, Location of

The Post is located on Veterans Lane (no apostrophe), not Legion Lane.

Comment: Legion Lane is a private street off the 400 block of Hawthorne Avenue, created after the Post's former headquarters building (originally the Birdwood Club) was sold and demolished.


Birchwood Tarditi Commons

An affordable senior (62+) rental community, on Lincoln Avenue, with 48 one-bedroom apartments.

Formerly: Tarditi Commons

Formerly: Lincoln Commons


Centre (as in: Centre Street)

Not: Center Street


Chews (as in: Chews Landing Road)

Not: Chew's


Christ the King Regional School

Not: Christ the King School


Christmas Tree

Not: Holiday Tree

Comment: The Douglas Fir at the far end of the park in front of the Public Library (commonly referred to as "Library Point"), decorated with lights in November and December, has been referred to at times as "the Christmas Tree" and at other times as  "the Holiday Tree." The current consensus is that since it's decorated in celebration of Christmas, rather than of Hanukkah or Kwanza – or Festivus! – it should be called what it is: a Christmas tree.


Colombi (as in: Tish Colombi)

Not: Columbi

Comment: Surname of the commissioner (1985-2013) and mayor (2001-13), Letitia G. Colombi, universally known as Tish Colombi. The "G" stands for Gayle.


Crafts and Fine Art Festival

Not: Craft (singular). Not: Arts Plural).


Crows (as in: Crows Woods)

Not: Crow's Woods


Dolley (as in: Dolley Madison)

Not: Dolly.

Comment: Many believe that, as the niece of Hugh Creighton, proprietor of the Indian King Tavern at the end of the 18th century, Dolley Paine would have visited the Tavern during her late teens and early 20s. (Her family moved to Philadelphia from Virginia in 1783, when she was 15; she married John Todd in 1790. After Todd died three years later, she married James Madison, subsequently fourth president of the United States.)


Douglass (as in: Douglass Avenue)

Not: Douglas

Comment: Named for Frederick Douglass, an American social reformer, abolitionist, orator, writer, and statesman. 


Farmers (as in: Haddonfield Farmers Market)

Not: Haddonfield Farmers' Market

Comment: It's a market made up of farmers, not a market belonging to farmers – therefore no apostrophe.


Firehouse (as in: Haddonfield Firehouse)

Not: Fire House

See also: Meeting House


Goettelmann (as in: Louis Goettelmann)

Not: Well … anything else!

Comment: Louis "Lou" Goettelmann (d. January 17, 1995) was an architect and a founder of the Haddonfield Preservation Society (1966). He made a major contribution to the establishment of the historic district (1971). 

He designed the firehouse on Haddon Avenue, and the relocation and conversion of the historic Hicksite Meeting House to an Acme Market. He was Haddonfield Citizen of the Year for 1983.


Haddon Field Club

Not: Haddonfield Club

Comment: Haddon Field Club is a private tennis club located on Elm Avenue.


Haddon Fire Company No. 1

Not: Co. (except, as necessary, on uniforms and other livery, apparatus, etc.)

Not: #


Haddon Fortnightly, The

Not: Haddon Fortnightly

Comment: The organization's name begins with "The."

See also: Haddonfield Foundation, The


Haddonfield Education Association

Not: Haddonfield Educational Association

Comment: The Association is the union for faculty members employed by the Haddonfield Board of Education. [CHECK!]

See also: Haddonfield Educational Trust


Haddonfield Educational Trust

Not: Haddonfield Education Trust

Comment: The Trust is a non-profit foundation dedicated to enhancing educational excellence of the Haddonfield Public Schools.

See also: Haddonfield Education Association


Haddonfield Foundation, The

Not: Haddonfield Foundation

Comment: The organization's name begins with "The."

See also: Haddon Fortnightly, The


Haddonfield Information Center

Not: Haddonfield Visitor (or Visitors) Center


Haddonfield Memorial High School

Not: Haddonfield High School

Comment: In fact, the school's actual name is: "Memorial High School, Haddonfield"


Happy Hippo, The

Comment: The toy store's name begins with "The."


Hip Roof House

Comment: The preferred name of the oldest building in Haddonfield, currently located alongside Greenfield Hall (headquarters of the Historical Society), is Samuel Mickle House.

Given that preference, alternative spellings – Hip-Roof House and Hip-Roofed House – are moot.


Historical Society of Haddonfield

Not: Haddonfield Historical Society


Holiday Tree

See: Christmas Tree


Indian King Tavern Museum

Not: Indian King Tavern.

Comment: "Indian King" is appropriate for second and subsequent references.


Kaufmann (as in: Harry Kaufmann)

Not: Kauffmann, Kauffman, or Kaufman

Comment: Harry T. Kaufmann (d. January 6, 1988, age 80) was a long-time Haddonfield resident and enthusiastic amateur in the world of the performing arts. He wrote, composed, and in 1964 (in honor of New Jersey's Tercentennary) directed The King's Road, a musical about Haddonfield during the Revolutionary War.

The Haddonfield Civic Association (of which he was president from 1971 to 1973) established an award in his honor – The Harry Townsend Kaufmann Performing Arts Award – given annually to a High School senior student who "exemplifies his twin passions of civic engagement and participation in the performing arts."

Fondly known as "Mr. Haddonfield," he was Citizen of the Year for 1974.


Kings (as in Kings Court, Kings Highway, and Kings Lane)

Not: King's

Except: King's Road Brewing Company, a brewery and tasting room located on Kings Highway in downtown Haddonfield. 

Except: The King's Road, a historical musical written by Haddonfield resident Harry T. Kaufmann and first performed in 1964.

Except: On the King's Highway, a cable television show produced by the Haddonfield United Methodist Church.

See also: Chews, Crows, Farmers, Lions, Saxbys, Veterans


Leo Club

Not: Leos Club, Leo's Club, or Leos' Club

Comment: A club at the High School, sponsored by the Haddonfield Lions Club.


Lions (as in: Haddonfield Area Lions Club)

Not: Lions Club of Haddonfield

Not: Lions' Club or Lion's Club

Comment: Unlike Rotary International, which requires that the names of Rotary clubs begin with the word "Rotary," Lions Club International allows its clubs to use their hometown at the beginning of their names.

See also: Leo Club

See also: Rotary Club of Haddonfield


Mabel Kay Senior Center at the Grange

Formerly: Mabel Kay Hospitality House at the Grange


Markeim (as in: Markeim Arts Center)

Not: Markheim

Comment: "Arts" is plural. "Center," not "Centre"


Meeting House (as in: Haddonfield Friends Meeting House)

Not: Meetinghouse

See also: Fire House


Mickle (as in: Samuel Mickle House)

Not: Mickel


Morehouse (as in: Morehouse Lane)

Not: Moorhouse or Moorehouse

Comment: But Moore Lane is Moore Lane


Pick-Up Band

Not: Pickup-Band or Pick Up Band

Comment: The popular name of the Haddonfield Community Philharmonic and Marching Band Society.


Rotary Club of Haddonfield

Not: Haddonfield Rotary Club

Comment: Unlike Lions Clubs International, Rotary International requires that the names of Rotary clubs begin with the word "Rotary."

Comment: For simplicity, however, the club's website address is haddonfieldrotary.org.

See also: Lions  


Saxbys (as in: Saxbys Coffee)

Not: Saxby's


Speedline (as in: PATCO Speedline)

Not: Hi-Speedline or High Speed Line

Comment: Although PATCO (the acronym for the Port Authority Transit Corporation) occasionally uses "Hi-Speedline" and "High Speed Line" on its website and in published materials, it apparently prefers "Speedline," perhaps because the train's top speed is not remarkably high.


Tarditi Commons

See: Birchwood Tarditi Commons


Treaty Elms Lane

Not: Treaty Elm Lane

Comment: Some digital mapping programs – Google Maps and MapQuest, for example – omit the "S" – in error. Unfortunately, many real estate agents do also.

Conjecture: The street may have been named for the Penn Treaty Elm, an American elm under which William Penn negotiated his treaty with the Lenape at what is now Penn Treaty Park, by the Delaware River in Philadelphia.

Noteworthy: The Borough's inventory of shade trees for Treaty Elms Lane does not include any elm trees.


Trueman (as in: Trueman Avenue)

Not: Truman


Veterans (as in: Veterans Lane)

Not: Veteran's or Veterans'


Visitor Center

See: Haddonfield Information Center


West End (as in: West End Avenue)

Not: W. End Avenue

Comment: Some real estate websites – Trulia, for example – assume that "West" is directional, so they abbreviate it..


UNDER CONSIDERATION

Answers to the following questions are being researched.

Grace Episcopal Church

Question: Is it "Grace Episcopal Church" or "Grace Church in Haddonfield"?