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Brantley, Aberdeen receive Rochester landscaping award
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Jack Brantley (third from right) displays the 2011 Camden Parks and Streets Commission Margot Rochester Landscaping Award during a ceremony Tuesday. The award is named for well-known Master Gardener Margot Rochester, whose husband, Dick (center), attended the ceremony. Also with Brantley are (from left) Camden City Councilman Walter Long, Councilwoman Alfred Mae Drakeford, Mayor Jeffrey Graham, Camden Parks and Streets Commission Chair Deborah Davis and Councilman Willard Polk. - photo by Martin L. Cahn
The house at 1409 Broad St. is officially referred to as The Mathis House. Built around 1810 by Samuel Mathis, the first white man born in Camden, Mathis purchased the land from his brother-in-law and Camden’s “father,” Joseph Kershaw. Since then, The Mathis House has changed hands 11 times.