Streets
of
Camden, NJ

Viola Street


VIOLA STREET runs west from Ancona Street, across Broadway to the railroad tracks and Interstate 676. Viola Street does not appear in the listing of streets in the 1872 City Directory, but does appear in the 1878 edition. 

Prior to the building of the interstate highway, Viola Street continued to a point at Ferry Avenue and South 7th Street, on the site of the present-day Antioch Baptist Church. A map from 1914 indicates that Viola Street extended another one-half block east to South 3rd Street, this does not appear to have ever been the case, as South 3rd Street never extended below Atlantic Avenue. A lumber yard that operated on Viola west of Ancona Street did carry an address of 200 Viola Street in the late 1940s, but was gone by 1955. Martella's Motor Freight operated there in 1955 and in 1956, but had moved to 854 Chelton Avenue by the fall of 1959.

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

 Phil Cohen


Delaware River &  Viola Street
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Foot of Viola Street

Philadelphia Inquirer
March 19, 1915

Peter Gondolf
O. Glen Stackhouse
Mrs. Frances Wisnefski
Joseph Wachiski
Stanley Rubinski

   

Intersection of Ancona Street &  Viola Street
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  200  Viola Street

1947
Caruso Lumber Company
S. Raymond Caruso, president
Eleanor Caruso, secretary

200  Viola Street

1955-1956
Martella's Motor Freight

1955 New Jersey Bell Telephone Ad

   

300 Block of  Viola Street
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  331  Viola Street

1924-1947 No Listing
1969 Keystone Cylinder Gas Corporation
1980 Cooney Fire Protection

332 to 346  Viola Street

Philadelphia Inquirer
March 26, 1915

Viola Street - Winslow Street
South 4th Street - Florence Street
William Sangtinette

Guarantee Realty - 606 Ferry Avenue
Harry Varbalow - Samuel Varbalow
Henry J. Mockett


332  Viola Street

BUILT IN 1915
1920 Vincenzo Strattoni

Philadelphia Inquirer
August 24, 1920

David Bentley
Charles H. Ellis

332  Viola Street

1924-1932
Dominic Flacco & Family
Dominic & Rose Flacco
Clara Flacco
John Flacco
Albert Flacco
Mary Flacco
Gabriel Flacco

Camden Courier-Post
June 3, 1932

Sterling Athletic Cluc

  332  Viola Street

1947 Attilio DiPatri
1969 No NJ Bell Telephone Listed
1980 L. Gentry

  334  Viola Street

BUILT IN 1915
1929-1929 Nicholas DiPatri
1947 Vincent Mammocio
1969 No NJ Bell Telephone Listed
1980 No NJ Bell Telephone Listed

  336  Viola Street

BUILT IN 1915
1924 Thomas Zenich
1929 Anthony Francisco



1947-1949 Canzano Collaretti

William E. Stanton

Trenton Evening Times
April 1, 1949

  336  Viola Street

1969 E.C. Shinault
1980 A.R. Dixon

  338  Viola Street

BUILT IN 1915
1924 Pasquale DiGiacomo
1929 Conzano Circolo
1947 Neil D.  Sparano
1969 R.H. Borden
1980 No NJ Bell Telephone Listed

 340 340 Viola Street

BUILT IN 1915
1924-1947 Jerome Dabunda
1969 C. D'Abundo 
1980 M.W. Causey

  342  Viola Street

BUILT IN 1915
1924-1929 Antonio DiMaio
1947 John DiMaio
1969 No NJ Bell Telephone Listed
1980 No NJ Bell Telephone Listed

  344  Viola Street

BUILT IN 1915
1924 Annibale Aganeppa
1929 Annibale Agananne
1947 Harry Arangio
1969 L.H. Christy
1969 L. Rodriguez

  346  Viola Street

BUILT IN 1915
1924 Cornello Gracco
1929 Pasquale DiGiacomo
1947 Anthony DiMaio
1969-1980 William F. Lees


Intersection of South 4th Street &  Viola Street
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400 Block of  Viola Street
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400 Block of  Viola Street

Philadelphia Inquirer
November 24, 1908

Dr. John W. Donges - Dr. Grant E. Kirk

410  Viola Street

1909
Humphrey Lynch

Philadelphia Inquirer
August 7, 1909

  410  Viola Street

1924 Louis Tacone
1929-1947 Noah Yacona
1969 No NJ Bell Telephone Listed
1980 No NJ Bell Telephone Listed

411  Viola Street

1921-1940
Joseph Martella & Family
grocer
Joseph & Mary Martella
Nicholas Martella
Floyd Martella
Lena Martella
George Martella
Eleanor Martella

Camden Courier-Post
June 27, 1929

Louis Cavallo
Jennie Maroccia Cavallo
Sons of Italy Hall
South 4th Street - Spruce Street
Our Lady of Mount Carmel Church
Division Street - Viola Street
Father John Proseda
William Troncone - Richard Troncone
Rocco Palese
Rose Marini - Daisy Pucci - Mary Doria
Lillian Giordano - Grace Merocra
South 3rd Street

  411  Viola Street

1947 Rosalie's Luncheonette
1947-1969 Antonio Cianci
1980 C.W. Borman

412  Viola Street

Daniel Burns

Philadelphia Inquirer
April 10, 1911

412  Viola Street

Hugh Greenan & Family
Hugh & Anna Greenan

Philadelphia Inquirer
October 12, 1917

North Baptist Church
Linden Baptist Church

  412  Viola Street

1924 Michael Shuler
1929 Michael Shula
1947 Canzano DiLucca
1969 Nicholas T. Cericola
1969 Roy Gentry

  412  Viola Street

2011 Gifts From The Heart

  413  Viola Street

1924 Joseph DiCamillo
shoemaker
1929-1947 Anthony Malesich
 1969-1980 T. Malesich

413  Viola Street

Sergeant Angelo DiCamillo
 

414 Viola Street

1921 Michael Czulak

Philadelphia Inquirer
July 6, 1921

Fillmore Street
Peter Lukasiewicz

  414 Viola Street

1924-1947 Adam Drapczuk
1969-1980 Miss F.L. Gozzi

  415  Viola Street

1924-1947 John Perkolski
1969 No NJ Bell Telephone Listed
1969 C. Weitzel

  416  Viola Street

1924-1929 Frank Gadren
1947 Mrs. Agatha R. Gadren

  416  Viola Street

1965-1977 Mike Nicosia

I lived here from 1965 to 1977 - Mike Nicosia

  416  Viola Street

1980 C.A. Burkey

  417  Viola Street

1921 Enrico DiCrescenzo
1924-1929 Joseph W. Keller
1947-1969 Carmen Abate
1980 No NJ Bell Telephone Listed

  418  Viola Street

1924-1929 Joseph Ralairsz
1947 Stanley Barsewicz

1969 No NJ Bell Telephone Listed
1980 M. Powell

  419  Viola Street

1924 Jhn P. Murray
1929 Thomas Coccio
1947 Garfield Sparano
1969 S.J. Barisewicz
1980 M. Pagan

  420  Viola Street

1924-1929 Joseph Palace
1947 Julio Palazzisa
1969 V.P. Abate
1980 D. Robinson 

  421  Viola Street

1924-1947  Angelo DelRossi
1969 No NJ Bell Telephone Listed
1980 No NJ Bell Telephone Listed

  422  Viola Street

1924 No Listing
1929-1930
John Shuler & Family
John & Anna Shuler
John E. Shuler
Walter Shuler
Violet Shuler
Stella Shuler
Mary Shuler

422  Viola Street

Staff Sergeant John E. Shuler

  422  Viola Street

1924 No Listing
1929-1930 John Shuler
1933 Stanley Markiewicz
1947 Frank Markiewicz
1969 No NJ Bell Telephone Listed
1980 P.L. Holmes

  423  Viola Street

1924-1929 Ernest O. Braun
1947 Anthony J. Rapp
1969-1980 A.J. Rapczynski

  424 Viola Street

1924-1980
William Ramick & Family
William & Antonia Ramick
Stanley Ramick
Anthony Ramick
Frances Ramick
Rosie Ramick
Walter Ramick

Walter E. Ramick Sr. & Family
Walter E. & Avis Ramick
Walter E. Ramick Jr.
Caroline Ramick

My name is Renee Clyman Ramick. My father was Maurice Clyman. He was an insurance agent in partnership with Norman Wessel. My grandfaather, Benjamin Clyman, had the hat store on Broadway and Washington Street. I am married to Walter E. Ramick, Jr. He and hi father and mother , Walter and Avis Ramick, and his sister Caroline lived at 424 Viola Street in the mostly Polish and Italan section. I guess you just can't take the Camden out of the girl.

Renee Clyman Ramick
August 22, 2012

  425  Viola Street

1924 Michael Zaleski
1929 Michael Zabeski
1940 Matthew Sobieski
1969 S.C. Sobieski
1980 No NJ Bell Telephone Listed

  426  Viola Street

1924 Alcide Mamoico
1928 James Morris
1929 Vacant
1947 John Camitta
1969 No NJ Bell Telephone Listed
1980 A. Iwanuk

  427  Viola Street

1924-1947 John Derpich
1969 Mrs. Mary Derpich
1980 J.T. Ratliff

  428  Viola Street

1924 Consana Chericola
1929 Vacant
1947 Peter L. Hornbach
1969-1980 J. Piekarski

  429  Viola Street

1924 Vacant
1929 Joseph Evoskevich
1947 Anthony Evans

429  Viola Street

1953-1970
Casper J. Martelli & Family
Canden Fire Department
Casper J. & Betty Hanselman Martelli
Casper Martelli Jr -  Joseph Maerelli
Nancy Martelli - Mary Ellen Martelli

Left: Casper J. Martelli & Betty Martelli
with sons Casper Jr. & Joseph
 429  Viola Street


1980 No NJ Bell Telephone Listed

  430  Viola Street

1924-1929 Peter B. Reirson
1947 Dominic F. Marziani
1969 No NJ Bell Telephone Listed
1980 No NJ Bell Telephone Listed

  431  Viola Street

1924 Anthony Beals
1929-1930 Thomas Mills
1947 John J. Trano
1969 A.S. Zelazny
1980 No NJ Bell Telephone Listed

432  Viola Street

1914 Mrs. Mary Mackin

Philadelphia Inquirer
March 4, 1914

Reverend William Grum

1924 Anthony Smargiassi
1929 Vacant
1947 No Return
1969-1980 W.M. Miller

  433  Viola Street

1924 Thomas Mahney
1929-1947 Ralph Roccia
1969-1980 M. Bogdan 

434 Viola Street

1911 Arnold Pascoe

Philadelphia Inquirer
January 26, 1911

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434 Viola Street

1918 William Briederbach

Philadelphia Inquirer
March 23, 1918

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  434 Viola Street

1924-1929 Gustino LaRocco
1947 Dominic Marchionne
1969 No NJ Bell Telephone Listed
1980 No NJ Bell Telephone Listed

  435  Viola Street

1924 Charles Johnson
1929 Thomas Cucola
1947 Thomas D. Cericola 
1969 H. Cericola
1980 P.M. Domeraski

436  Viola Street

1924-1947 Kasimierz Stukowski
1969 No NJ Bell Telephone Listed
1980 J.C. Pliszczak

Photo Taken 2011

  437  Viola Street

1924- 1929 Victor J. Scharle
real estate
1943-1947 Peter J. Kisawczyk

437  Viola Street

Private First Class
Stephen A. Pipito

  437  Viola Street

1969-1980 Mrs. Helen Pipito

  438  Viola Street

1924-1929 Louis Terzino
1947 Alex Recchinti
1969 John Locantore
1980 L. Mosley

439  Viola Street

1902
John Pugh & Family 
John & Elizabeth Pugh

Philadelphia Inquirer
February 16, 1902

439  Viola Street

1902
John Pugh & Family 
John & Elizabeth Pugh

Philadelphia Inquirer
October 19, 1902


439  Viola Street

1902
John Pugh & Family 
John & Elizabeth Pugh

Philadelphia Inquirer
October 19, 1902

Benjamin E. Mellor











439  Viola Street

1902
John Pugh & Family 
John & Elizabeth Pugh

Philadelphia Inquirer
October 20, 1902

Benjamin E. Mellor
Dr. Paul N. Litchfield



















  439  Viola Street

1924-1929 Harry H. Hall
painter
1947 Ermenagdio Baiocchi
1969 Joseph H.  Pezzato
1980 E.L. Russ

  440  Viola Street

1924-1929 Anton Gardanik
1947 Mrs. Helen Gardner
1969 V. Anselmo
1980 O. Saballos

   

Intersection of Broadway &  Viola Street
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Southeast Corner

1900 Broadway

1888-1990s
The Chuch of Our Savior

2009-
Camden Shipyard
&
Maritime Museum

Southwest Corner

1901 to 1911 Broadway

Photo taken June 25, 2011

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Northwest Corner

1845 Broadway

1947
Neptune Food Market
Frank Kopec

Photo taken June 25, 2011

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Northeast Corner

1844 Broadway

1920s - 1947
Kut Price Patent Medicines
Pharmacy
Philip Zonies

Photo taken June 25, 2011

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Northeast Corner

1844 Broadway

Photo taken June 25, 2011

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Intersection of Fillmore Street &  Viola Street
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Southeast Corner

1900 Fillmore Street

1933-1940 Foma Senchuck
1947 William Zawojski
1954-1966 Televison Cafe  
1967 T.V. Bar (V.M.K. Corporation)
1970-1981 T&V Bar
1983-1984 TEV Bar
1988-1990 T&V Bar
1995 TV Tavern
Closed late 1990s

   
   

500 Block of  Viola Street
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  559  Viola Street

1924-1947 Phillip Frank
1969 Mrs. T. Frank
1980 J. Frank Merry

  561  Viola Street

1924-1929 Patrick McGinnis
1947 Luco Melchiore
1969 No NJ Bell Telephone Listed
1980 B. Johnson

561  Viola Street

1983
John Gibson

  563  Viola Street

1924-1969 Adam Markiewicz
 1980 B. Jackson

  564  Viola Street

1912-1913
James P. Croker

  565  Viola Street

1924-1969 Andrew Kirliuk
1980 No NJ Bell Telephone Listed

 340 567 Viola Street

1924-1947 John G. Landenberger
1969 Peter Gotchel
1980 H. Benson

   


Intersection of South 6th Street & Viola Street
Philadelphia Inquirer * May 29, 1917
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Intersection of South 6th Street & Viola Street
Philadelphia Inquirer * August 23, 1920
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The Inquirer got the Sukufonitz brothers'
Viola Street address wrong and most likely misspelled their surname

Frank Clements - Anthony Meiloch
Joseph Sukufonitz- Michael Sukufonitz
South 6th Street - Viola Street

 


Intersection of South 6th Street & Viola Street
Camden Courier-Post * May 17, 1934
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BOY SHOT, MANY PEOPLE HURT IN EIGHTH WARD RIOT

...continued...

South 4th Street - South 6th Street - Hale Street - Viola Street - Dr. Orris W. Saunders
George Zeitz - Nicholas Scarduzio - Walter Sekula - Edmund Walsh - Mamie Piraine
Theresa DiLello - William Tansky Jr. - Leon Branch - Fiore Troncone -  John Hess
Joseph Samenich - Nicholas Sustich - Isaac Shute


Intersection of South 6th Street &  Viola Street

   
Northeast Corner

1836 South 6th Street

Photo Taken July 30, 2011

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Looking East on Viola Street
May 13, 1951

This picture is taken on 6th Street at 1839, the corner being Viola.  On the left is the store (1839 South 6th Street) and across the street is 1836 South 6th Street (the factory is/was 620 Viola Street- PMC). This picture was taken May 13, 1951 for the May Day Procession at the Catholic Church of the Sacred Heart.

The tall woman is Dorothy Gotchel, the shorter folks from left to right are, Janis Gotchel, Marie Ekes, Patsy Gotchel, and Marie DiBenedetto. If you look closely you can see a black girl on either side of them in the back and then a black man back near the car.  I also like the street lamp.

Darbeau Douglas
October, 2009

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620 Viola Street
Camden Courier-Post - April 6, 1940

Clifford Carr - Thomas Murphy - Marshall Thompson - Mary W. Kobus
Viola Street


Intersection of Salem Street &  Viola Street

   

600 Block of  Viola Street

620  Viola Street

1924 No Listing
1929 No Listing 
1947 Pearl Garment Company
1969 No NJ Bell Telephone Listed

Photograph Taken May 13, 1951

  630  Viola Street

1924 No Listing
1929 Monarch Chair Company
1947 No Listing
1969 No Listing

632 Viola Street

1916
Wilson Crosswell

Philadelphia Inquirer
March 20, 1916

Charles H. Fitzsimmons

  632 Viola Street

1924 Albert Hassenteufel
1929 Vacant
1947 No Listing
1969 No Listing

  634  Viola Street

1912-1913
James Eastlack & Family
James & Elizabeth Eastlack

1924 Michael Biehl
1929 Vacant
1947 No Listing
1969 No Listing

  636  Viola Street

1891-1912
James Eastlack & Family
James & Elizabeth Eastlack

636 Viola Street

1924-1925
Louis Quinton

  636 Viola Street

1929 Vacant
1947 No Listing
1969 No Listing

647 Viola Street

1915
Anthony Zaneskie & Family
Anthony & Drany Zaneskie

Philadelphia Inquirer
November 9, 1915

Coroner Bushey

  647 Viola Street

1924 Pasquale Galluco
1929 Vacant
1947 Ebenezer Pierce
1969 No Listing

  649 Viola Street

1924 Dominick Kawzak
1929 No Listing

1947 Anthony Sochanski
1969 No Listing

  Southeast Corner

1924 R.H. Comey Camden Company
1929 Licorice Park
1947 No Listing
1969 No Listing

   

Intersection of Railroad Avenue &  Viola Street

  1924-1929
Licorice Park

A ballfield on land owned by the
MacAndrows & Forbes Co.

1947 No Listing


600 Block of  Viola Street
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698  Viola Street

1898
George Kauffman & Family
George & Louis Lauffman
Mary Kauffman

Philadelphia Inquirer
September 11, 1898

698  Viola Street

1916
Louis Allison
Louis & Mary Allison

Philadelphia Inquirer
October 18, 1916

698  Viola Street

1918-1924 Paul E. Deuter
real estate
1929 Harold Deuter
real estate

1919 Jefferson Athletic Association
Banquet Program

  698  Viola Street

1924 George I. Frank

 

  698  Viola Street

1943-1947 Theodore Horodecki
shoe repair


Intersection of Master Street &  Viola Street

   

Camden Courier-Post - July 22, 1950

Mayor, City Aides To Confer Monday On Weed Removal

MARIJUANA PLANTS have been found by city inspectors who are conducting a campaign to rid the city of unsightly grass and weeds. Wherever found, the plants are destroyed by spraying with a plant killer. F. James Hainsworth, superintendent of the city asphalt plant, is shown pointing out the plants to a group of women living in the neighborhood of a city-owned lot at Chelton Avenue and Arlington Street. Anthony Mona is spraying the plants, and Director of Public Works Abbott is at Hainsworth's left. The women are Mrs. Antoinette Daniluk, Mrs. Rose Mitchell and Mrs. Isabella Simms. 

Mayor Brunner announced today he will call a conference Monday to coordinate city departments in the movement to remove unsightly grass and weeds in the city.

Attending the conference Brunner said will be Director of Public Works Abbott, his deputy, James Swanson; J. James Hainsworth, superintendent of the city asphalt plant; Director of Parks and Public Property Gotshalk; S. Raymond Dobbs, acting chief of the bureau of city property and John Salvatore. who is in charge of workers in the city property bureau.

"The purpose of the conference," Brunner said "is to coordinate the work of the various city departments In the projects being conducted to clear the city of high grass and weeds.

"There is equipment in the park system that could be used the to advantage in cutting: down the grass and weeds. Working together, the various city departments will be in a position clear away weeds and grass on city-owned property."

Grass Around Hydrants

Meanwhile, department of public works workers today started to remove grass and weeds from around fire hydrants, utility poles and traffic standards.

The weed removal crew today went to work on Federal, Cooper and Market streets in the central part of the city. and in the vicinity of the Camden Civic Center.

Swanson said that on Monday, the crew will complete Market street to Twelfth Street, and Arch Street, and then concentrate in the North Camden area.

"After that section is completed" Swanson said, "The crew will go down Broadway, working the South Camden and then the Parkside and Whitman Park areas.

Leaves E. Camden to Last

"We are leaving the East Camden section to last, because the New Jersey Water Company owns most of the fire hydrants in that area, and they have been requested to remove the grass and weeds from their hydrants."

Swanson said he was looking forward to being able to utilize men and equipment from the other city departments in the program.

"If all the departments pledge their full cooperation" Swanson added, ''we should be able to beat the weed problem within a week."

Abbott points out that since the campaign was started, workers from his department have uncovered and destroyed a large number of marijuana plants that were growing wild on lots in the city.

One of the largest tracts of marijuana plants was uncovered on a lot owned by the city, which was converted into a playground at Chelton Avenue and Arlington Street. More than 200 plants were found on the lot.

Violators Face Fines

Workers today destroyed more than 100 marijuana plants on a vacant lot on Viola Street, between Master and Van Buren Streets.

Property owners were cautioned by Abbott that unless they remove unsightly weeds and  grass from their property they would be hauled into police court.

Abbott said flagrant violators would be subject to fines ranging up to $200.

Warning notices have been sent to more than 300 property owners where inspectors from Abbott's department found grass and weeds to be growing wild.

"The majority of property owners in the city," Abbott said, "are cooperating in the campaign. We plan however, to be tough with owners who refuse to remove grass and weeds from their property after being warned by our inspectors."


Intersection of Van Buren Street &  Viola Street

   

600 Block of  Viola Street

  Southwest Corner

1929 Acme Metal & Junk Company


Intersection of Ferry Avenue &  Viola Street

   

Intersection of South 7th Street &  Viola Street

   

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