Streets
of
Camden, NJ

Bridge
Avenue


Bridge Avenue is all but a memory today, but at one time it was one of Camden's most notable thoroughfares. It lay between Federal and Mickle Streets. There were buildings on both side of Bridge Avenue as far east as South 5th Street in the 1890. By 1924 Bridge Avenue ran on the north side of the railroad tracks that started at the Market Street Ferry, with Mickle Street running parallel on the south side of the tracks.

By 1924 Bridge Avenue below South 5th Street was gone. The street then began at Hudson Street and ended at Broadway, then began again at South 8th Street east for one block. By 1947 only the block east of South 8th Street was left, and it has been gone for many years. Today what was Bridge Avenue is part of the property at the rear of the Police Administration building.  

Do you have an Bridge Avenue memory or picture. Let me know by e-mail so it can be included here.

 Phil Cohen
Monday, December 22, 2014



Intersection of South 2nd Street & Bridge Avenue
  Southeast Corner of
South 2nd Street & Bridge Avenue

1887 Samuel B. Goff
patent medicine


200 Block of Bridge Avenue

209 Bridge Avenue

1878
W. Elwood Campbell

 

209 Bridge Avenue

1878 Sarah A. Campbell
1878 John Cherry
1878 Frank G. Sapp
1878 Walter Patton
1878 Henry E. Warner

 

209 Bridge Avenue

1888-1893 James W. Hope Family
James & Susan Hope
James W. Hope Jr. 
Henry "Harry" Hope - Emma Hope
Eddie Hope - William Hope
Harriet Hope - Carrie Hope

211 Bridge Avenue

1869
James Cassidy

212 Bridge Avenue

1887-1888
William Gleason
& Family
William & Ellen Ivins Gleason
William J. "Kid" Gleason
Harry Gleason - Walter Gleason
Elizabeth Gleason - Theodore Gleason
Samuel Gleason - John Gleason
Marion Gleason - Isaac Gleason

212 Bridge Avenue

1887-1888
William "Kid" Gleason

1924 Gone

213 Bridge Avenue

1884-1887
William McKinley

216 Bridge Avenue

1878-1881
John H. Fine

  217 Bridge Avenue

1888 Richard Shannon Jr.
sailmaker

  219 Bridge Avenue

1880 John Elberson & Family
John & Rachel Elberson
William P. Elberson
Edith Elberson
Mamie Elberson

222 Bridge Avenue

1881-1882
Charles S. Elfreth

223 Bridge Avenue

1883-1888
Thomas W. McCowan

 

200 & 300 Block of Bridge Avenue in 1885
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300 Block of Bridge Avenue
  316 Bridge Avenue

1887
1906 

1924 Gone

318 Bridge Avenue

1887 
1898 Camden Day Nursery

Philadelphia Inquirer
November 23, 1898

  318 Bridge Avenue

1906 Gone

  319 Bridge Avenue

1887 
1902

  320 Bridge Avenue

1887 
1924 Gone

320 Bridge Avenue

1895
William H.H. Coombs & Family
William H.H. & Mary Jane Hevern Coombs

Philadelphia Inquirer
May 24, 1895 

1924 Gone

  323 Bridge Avenue

1887 
1901 Gone

  324 Bridge Avenue

1887
1906 

1924 Gone

326 Bridge Avenue

1880 Samuel Osler
1880 John Stockton
1887 

1906
1924 Gone

  328 Bridge Avenue

1887 
1906
1924 Gone

  330 Bridge Avenue

1887 
1906
1924 Gone

332 Bridge Avenue

1907 Jacob P. Laubach

Philadelphia Inquirer
January 22, 1897

  334 Bridge Avenue

1894 Emma Devinney 
1906
1924 Gone

  330 Bridge Avenue

1887 
1906
1924 Gone


400 Block of Bridge Avenue in 1885

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400 Block of Bridge Avenue
  401 Bridge Avenue

1887
1890 Samuel L. Durand
owned bar around corner at 4th & Taylor
1902 Gone

  402 Bridge Avenue

1887
1906 

1924 Gone

  403 Bridge Avenue

1880
Jacob Browning & Family
Jacob & Rebecca Browning
Walter W. Browning

1887 

1895-1897 Emma Devinney

1902 Gone

  404 Bridge Avenue

1887
1906 

1924 Gone

  405 Bridge Avenue

1887 Andrew B.F. Jakway
grocery
1902 Gone

  406 Bridge Avenue

1887
1906 

1924 Gone

  407 Bridge Avenue

1887 
1902 Gone

408 Bridge Avenue

1888-1893
William J. Maguire

  408 Bridge Avenue

1887
1906 

1924 Gone

  409 Bridge Avenue

1887 
1902 Gone

  410-426 Bridge Avenue

1877-1906 Sixth Regiment Armory
Destroyed by Fire March 17, 1906

  411 Bridge Avenue

1880 Benjamiln L. Kellum

1887 
1902 Gone

  413 Bridge Avenue

1887 
1902 Gone

  415 Bridge Avenue

1887 
1902 Gone

  417 Bridge Avenue

1887 
1902 Gone

  419 Bridge Avenue

1887 
1902 Gone

  421 Bridge Avenue

1887 
1902 Gone

  423 Bridge Avenue

1887 
1902 Gone

  425 Bridge Avenue

1887 
1902 Gone

  427 Bridge Avenue

1887 
1902 Gone

  428 Bridge Avenue

1887
1906 

1924 Gone

  429 Bridge Avenue

1887 
1902 Gone

  430 Bridge Avenue

1887
1906 

1924 Gone

  432 Bridge Avenue

1887-1890 Gardner F. Corson
1906 
1924 Gone

  434 Bridge Avenue

1887
1906 

1924 Gone

  436 Bridge Avenue

1887
1896 John H. Lutts 

1906
1924 Gone

  440 Bridge Avenue

1887
1906 

1924 Gone

442 Bridge Avenue

1894
Morris Odell & Family
Morris & Althea F. Odell
Lawrence Odell
Mabel Odell
Floyd Odell

Philadelphia Inquirer
February 20, 1894

442 Bridge Avenue

1895
 Mrs. Sarah E. Morrison & Family
widow of J.J. Morrison

Philadelphia Inquirer
April 29, 1895

  442 Bridge Avenue

1908
1924 Gone

  444 Bridge Avenue

1887 
1906
1924 Gone

  446 Bridge Avenue

1887 
1906
1924 Gone

  448 Bridge Avenue

1887 
1906
1924 Gone


500 Block of Bridge Avenue
  East Corner of
South 5th Street & Bridge Avenue

1887-1888 Avenue Hotel
August C. Miller, proprietor
1924 Gone

  North side of Bridge Avenue

1924 Irwin D. Levengood
luncheonette
1947 Gone

508 Bridge Avenue

1892 Joseph C. Prickett

Philadelphia Inquirer
September 11, 1892

513 Bridge Avenue

1880-1885 
John J. Logan

516 Bridge Avenue

1902
Mrs. Maria C. Hess
widow of Louis Hess

Philadelphia Inquirer
May 16, 1902

519 Bridge Avenue

1879 
Isaiah Collins

  519 Bridge Avenue

1879 Isaiah Collins

1888 Andrew B.F. Jakway
grocery
1924 Gone

  523 Bridge Avenue

1897 John H. Lutts 

524 Bridge Avenue

1869-1873
Elwood Cline

1924 Gone

  529 Bridge Avenue

1887-1888 Thomas J. Hambrose
saloon
1890 William L. Hurley
The "other" William L. Hurley, plumbing and gas fittings
1924 Gone


Intersection of Broadway & Bridge Avenue
Broadway & Bridge Avenue

Philadelphia Inquirer
July 27, 1906

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Broadway & Bridge Avenue

Mickle Street - Clarence Burrows

Philadelphia Inquirer - July 27, 1906

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500 Block of Bridge Avenue
557 Bridge Avenue

1860s-1890s
Isaac M. Shreeve
fireman, policeman
1924 Gone

569 Bridge Avenue

1899-1900
Charles C. Croasdale Sr. & Family
Charles C. Emma Croasdale
Charles C. Croasale Jr. 

1Philadelphia Inquirer
January 6, 1899

  569 Bridge Avenue

1899-1900 
Charles C. Croasdale Jr.
1924 Gone

  579 Bridge Avenue

1887 Charles C. Croasdale Sr.
1924 G
one

591 Bridge Avenue

1889 Mrs. Dickinson

Philadelphia Inquirer
December 21, 1891

591 Bridge Avenue

1895
Frank Shaw

Philadelphia Inquirer
September 4, 1895

593 Bridge Avenue

1894-1895
Walter W. Browning
1924 Gone

595 Bridge Avenue
aka 39 South 6th Street

1890 New Junction Hotel
Mrs. William Zimmerman, Proprietress

595 Bridge Avenue
aka 39 South 6th Street

1900s-1910s
Hotel Dubosq

595 Bridge Avenue
aka 39 South 6th Street

1924 Hotel Aldine
1947
American Red Cross
Production Department


Intersection of South 6th Street & Bridge Avenue
Northwest Corner of 
South 6th Street & Bridge Avenue

595 Bridge Avenue aka 39 South 6th Street

1892-1893 Camden City Directory

1890s
New Junction Hotel
Mrs. William Zimmerman, proprietress

1890s-1921
Hotel Dubosq
J. Carrow Dubosq & Katie Zimmerman Dubosq

1924
Hotel Aldine


Intersection of Haddon Avenue & Bridge Avenue
  Corner of 
Haddon Avenue & Bridge Avenue

1890 Joseph F. Pockerton
saloon
1924 Gone


800 Block of Bridge Avenue
  815 Bridge Avenue

1924 Isaac Cotton
1947 Gone

817 Bridge Avenue

1896
Amanda Boulton & Sons
Charles Boulton
Gilbert Boulton
Edgar Boulton

Left: Edgar Boulton

1924 James Grinnage
1947
Mrs. Anna Hunt

  819 Bridge Avenue

1924 Harry H. Burton
1947
George L. Pratt

  821 Bridge Avenue

1924 Oscar Conway
1947 Robert Davis

  823 Bridge Avenue

1924 Gustave Tompkins
1947
Jessie Trotman

  825 Bridge Avenue

1924 Lawrence Mosely
1947 Margaret E. Moore 

  827 Bridge Avenue

1890 Thomas J. Hambrose
stone cutter
1924 Thomas Warren
1947
Clarence E. Pratt

829 Bridge Avenue

1924 Thomas Brown
1933 Vacant
RAZED JUNE 1933

Camden Courier-Post
June 19, 1933

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Wreckage Where Man Was Hurt

Vacant houses at 829 and 831 Bridge Avenue are shown 
above after the front walls collapsed yesterday afternoon. 
Jerry White, 22, of 759 Carman Street, who was sitting on the steps of 829 Bridge Avenue, was injured by falling bricks. The buildings are believed to have been weakened by the removal of supports by vandals.

831 Bridge Avenue

1924 Merl Phillips
1933 Vacant
RAZED JUNE 1933

Camden Courier-Post
June 19, 1933

  833 Bridge Avenue

1879-1880
William H. Hawkins & Family
William & Adelaide Hawkins
J. Miller Hawkins

  833 Bridge Avenue

1924 Mrs. Lillian Royston
1947 Gone

835 Bridge Avenue

1906 Philip Dorsey
1924 Arthur Hayes
1947 Gone

Philadelphia Inquirer
July 27, 1905

Kaighn Avenue
West Jersey & Seashore Railroad
Camden Lime Company

2 ICE DEALERS· HELD AS LICENSE VIOLATORS

Camden's drive against unlicensed ice dealers last night netted two alleged violators of the city ordinance.

On complaint of Dr. David D. Helm, city health inspector, Alphonso D'Alonzo, 45, of 804 South Fourth street, and Isaac Anderson, 29, colored, of 837 Bridge avenue, were arrested by Policemen Howard Harden and George Clayton. They will be arraigned in police court today.

837 Bridge Avenue

1924-1933 Isaac Anderson

1947 Mrs. Betty M. Anderson

Left: Camden Courier-Post
August 15, 1933

839 Bridge Avenue

1887-1888
William J. Maguire

  839 Bridge Avenue

1924 Daniel Cottman

2 BROTHERS ARRESTED ON SUIT THEFT CHARGE

Two brothers were arrested yesterday on charges of larceny of a suit of Charles Parker, colored, of 225 Stevens Street. The men held are Alfred Scott, 18, of 839 Bridge Avenue, and his brother, Norman, 20, of the Stevens Street address. Both are colored. The former admitted they had sold the suit. They were arrested after an investigation by Detectives Walter Smith and John Trout.

839 Bridge Avenue

1933 Alfred Scott
1933 Norman Scott

Left: Camden Courier-Post
February 10, 1933

  839 Bridge Avenue

1947 Jesse A. Pearson

  841 Bridge Avenue

1924 Mrs. Lydia Jackson
947
Lawrence A. Hall

  843 Bridge Avenue

1924 Andrew Jackson
1947
Charles Hammond

  845 Bridge Avenue

1891-1894
Samuel Curriden

 

  845 Bridge Avenue

1924 Charles Robinson
1947 Gone


Camden Courier-Post - June 19, 1933

2 Houses Collapse, Bricks 'Bury' Man 
Vandals Are Blamed for Destruction of Vacant Home 
VICTIM IS HURLED DOWN INTO CELLAR

Buried under a ton of bricks when the fronts of two vacant houses collapsed, Jerry White, 22, of 759 Carman Street was admitted to Cooper Hospital for observation yesterday afternoon.

The houses, unoccupied for a number of years, were at 829 and 831 Bridge Avenue. They are believed to have been weakened by vandals who had stripped the interiors of 
wooden supports and fixtures. Recent damage by vandals throughout the city has been estimated at $500,000. 

White was sitting on the front steps of 829 Bridge Avenue when the front walls of the three-story brick buildings caved in. One of the falling bricks stunned him and the weight of the others dropped him through the porch and into the cellar. 

Lee Hackney of the Carman Street address had left the spot a short time before, He and Spencer Hunley of 843 Bridge Avenue, extricated White from the ruins. Sergeant Edward Carroll and a detail of patrolmen roped off the front of the damaged area while firemen were engaged in razing the remaining sections of the structures.

White's condition was not believed to be serious, according to hospital attaches. 


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