CAMDEN, NEW JERSEY
938 North 3rd Street
Southeast Corner of North 3rd and Erie Streets
938 North 3rd Street has housed a bar since at least 1908, when John L. Lynch was the proprietor. John L. Lynch was listed as the proprietor through 1940, according to the City Directories. From July of 1941 through 1943 a Russell Utter was listed as the proprietor, and the bar was known, if only for a brief time, as Club Royal. The bar eventually reverted back to the Lynch family, as the 1947 Directory shows Mrs. Mary Lynch as the owner. The bar remained under the Lynch's Cafe name through at least 1966, and was known in the neighborhood simply as Mary Lynch's.
John L. Lynch was born in Ireland around 1871. He came to the United States in 1895, and became a citizen a few years later. He married his wife Rose shortly after the turn of the century, and by 1920 there were five children, Mary, John, James, Francis, and Catherine.
While the bar stopped appearing in New Jersey Bell Telephone Directories as early as 1970, it remained in business at least into the late 1990s when it was known as the R&R Bar. Recognizing that the neighborhood has a large Hispanic population, the sign advertises package goods, N.J. Lottery tickets, and cerveza fria- cold beer.
Club - Bridge
Cafe - Kernan's
Cafe- Harry's Taproom - Clancy's
Cafe - Big
Larry's Cafe - Lynch's Cafe - Morgan's Cafe - Nittinger's Cafe
Big Horn Cafe - Jack's Grille - Cooperson's Auto Body - Scotty's Thist'es
Vari's Cafe - Davalo's Cafe - Bush's Cafe - La Victoria - Shantytown Cafe - Billy's Cafe
Phil Hart's Cafe - Pavonia House - White Owl Inn - George's Grill - Dick's Rendezvous
Dragon Inn - Royal Inn - Bismark Cafe
Ginger's Cafe - Daly's Cafe - Kenure's Cafe - Knauer's Cafe - Oaklyn Inn - Bellevue Inn
Fourteenth Ward Democrat Club - Blanche's Cafe - Duke Gartland's - Regan's Cafe
Bettlewood Cafe - Mulvihill's Cafe - Barrington Cafe - Chews Landing Hotel - Blackwood Cafe
Laurel Inn - Starr's Cafe - Gruber's Inn - Welcome Inn - Somerdale Bowling Alley
Camden Courier-Post - May 19, 1964
Star in Softball
Pitchers Paul Haughton and Al Harris sparkled in softball games last night.
Haughton fired a no-hitter, fanned 12 and hit a 2-run homer as unbeaten Campbell Soup Office blanked Hussman Refrigeration, 10-0, for its fifth victory and tightened its grip on first place in the National Division of the Greater Delaware Valley League.
Harris allowed only one hit and struck out 11 as undefeated GEX Eagles jolted Coast Guard, 7-0, to hike their lead in the Garden State League.
Haddon Heights Baptist took over sole possession of second place in the Camden County Protestant League by edging Evangelical Presbyterian, 7-6, for its fifth victory in six games. Kissler's home run in the seventh inning proved the deciding run.
Mt. Vernon Cafe and Tony and Rab's continued their battle for the Open Division lead in the Camden County Slow Pitch League. Undefeated Mt. Vernon topped Lynch's Cafe, 11-7, with the help of George Dempsey's grand slam home run and Tony and Rab's stopped East Camden Rams, 11-2, as AI Litwa, Tom Tryka and Joe Martin hit home runs.
Public Service moved into a three-way tie for the Industrial Division sunberth by defeating Aluminum Shapes, 10-5, behind the pitching of Sonny Mussino. Jim Ryan's single in the seventh inning gave Precision Steel a 10-9 triumph over L. H. Shingle.
Bible Presbyterian forged into a second place tie in the Inter-boro Church League by pounding St. Luke's Methodist, 17-10, with the help of Rusty Clark's 4 hits.
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