Streets
of
Camden, NJ

Thirty-Second
Street


THIRTY-SECOND STREET runs from the Delaware River south, across River Road to the Pavonia railroad switching yards, bisecting the Cramer Hill neighborhood. It starts again in East Camden at Lemuel Avenue Street and goes to Federal Street, interrupted only by the railroad tracks at Rosedale Avenue. From Federal Street it runs to the city limits at Highland Avenue.

As with all numbered streets in Camden, all buildings north of Federal Street carry a North 32nd Street address, while those south of Federal carry a South 32nd Street address. 

In the 1930s, at the corner of Westfield Avenue and 32nd Street was an acre of cultivated land on which was an old house called the "Mansion". This was razed to make room for the Westfield Acres public housing project and the land on which it stood was bought for $6,000. In the late 1960s a 10 story high-rise building for senior citizens was also built on this site. The "Acres" was razed in 2000 and a neighborhood of new homes, known as Baldwin's Run, now occupies the site.

In the 1980s and 1990s, the corner of North 32nd and Saunders Street, whish was an exit from out of the Westfield Acres project, became one of the most notorious drug corners in East Camden. At least one murder took place on this corner during these years.

Do you have a Thirty-Second Street memory or picture? Let me know by e-mail so it can be included here.

 Phil Cohen


Intersection of Farragut Avenue & North 32nd Street
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Photo from 1931
   

1200 Block of North 32nd Street
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1250 North 32nd Street
aka
1242, 1244, 1246 & 1248
 North 32nd Street
  1248 North 32nd Street

1900 Levi Renner
1926 Charlotte L. Kemble
1947 No Listing

  1246 North 32nd Street

1906 John Benedeict
cigar dealer & maker

1908 & 1911-1914
David H. Greer & Family
David H. & Elizabeth Greer
grocer

1909-1910
Ambrose Guetherman & Family
Ambrose & Mary Guetherman

grocer

1920
Charles Wisner
grocer

1921
Robert Shoesmith
grocer

1922
Joseph Robinson
produce

1926 Jerry H. Nops
1947 No Listing
2013 Gone

  1244 North 32nd Street

1910
Ambrose Guetherman & Family
Ambrose & Mary Guetherman

hatter

1923 No Listing
1926 No Listing
2013 Gone

  1242 North 32nd Street

1926 No Listing
1947 Russell W. Tucker
2013 Gone

  1240 North 32nd Street

1923-1947
Emil Lindgren & Family
Emil & Lembi Lindgren

  1239 North 32nd Street

1923-1926 Joseph McDowell
1947 No Listing

2013 Gone

1237-1239
North 32nd Street

1905-1914
Emil A. Billetter & Family
Emil A. & Louis L. Billetter
Lillian Billetter

Philadelphia Inquirer
September 8, 1914


1237 North 32nd Street

1917
Frank C. Winkler & Family
Frank C. & Alice I. Winkler
Raymond Winkler
John Winkler

  1237 North 32nd Street

1923 No Listing
1926 Richard W. Tucker
1947 No Listing

2013 Gone

  1236 North 32nd Street

1906
Ambrose Guetherman & Family
Ambrose & Mary Guetherman

hatter

1923-1947
Edward Greenling & Family
 Edward & Mary Greenling

2013 Francisco Rodriguez

  1234 North 32nd Street

1923-1926 Franklin P. Tharp
1947 Joseph Malanausnas

  1232 North 32nd Street

1923-1947 N. James Maher

  1231 North 32nd Street

1909-1231
Otto Billetter & Family
Otto & Jennie Billetter
Edna Billetter

1923-1926 Adam J. Lindermann
1947 Wilmer A. Miller
2013 Michael A. Nicholson
2013 T&G Junk Removal

  1228 North 32nd Street

1923-1926 Howard Horton
1947 Erwin H. Dunn

  1226 North 32nd Street

1923-1926 Alfred A. Cannon
1947 Samuel D. Cox

  1223 North 32nd Street

1923-1926 Oscar Jacobson
1947 H. Clay Pope

  1222 North 32nd Street

1923-1926 Benjamin Barger

1222 North 32nd Street

1930s - late-1970s
John C. Erickson & Family
John C. & Catherine Hungridge Erickson
Jon Dennis Erickson
Paul Gene Erickson

I am attaching a photo of 1222 N. 32nd Street in Cramer Hill. My grandparents, John C. Erickson and Catherine Hungridge Erickson, lived there from the 1930s to the late 1970s. My father and uncle were raised in this house.

I lived in Cramer Hill until I was 7, in 1969. I still remember Cramer Hill quite vividly. My parents were raised there, and both sets of my grandparents and some of my great-grandparents lived there. 

--Denise Erickson
May 18, 2012

1218 North 32nd Street

The Grievson House
Built by Jacob Grievson sometime between 1819 and 1831, Demolished by 1947

Historic American Buildings
Survey
Nathaniel R. Ewan, Photographer
April 6, 1936
EXTERIOR
SOUTHWEST ELEVATION

1923 No Listing in City Directory
1947 No Listing in City Directory

2012 GONE

  1215 North 32nd Street

1923 No Listing
1926 Vacant

  1213 North 32nd Street

1923 No Listing
1947 Joseph N. Crowell

1212 North 32nd Street

1899-1900
Elmer Collar

Philadelphia Inquirer
July 26, 1900

  1212 North 32nd Street

1906-1947
Henry C. Bruff & Family
Henry C. & Mary Bruff

  1211 North 32nd Street

1923 No Listng
1926-1947
Fred H. Malacrea & Family
Fred H & Flora N. Malacrea

  1210 North 32nd Street

1923 Laura O'Donnell
1926 Charles T.T. Green
1947 Clarence Dunkleberger
contractor

2012 GONE

  1209 North 32nd Street

1923-1926 No Listng
1947 Ernest Prutzer

  1207 North 32nd Street

1923 No Listing
1926 Vacant
1947 No Listing

  1204 North 32nd Street

1923-1926 August Fischer
1947 No Return

  1202 North 32nd Street

1923 John Giorla
1926 John J. Byrne Jr.
1947 Clinton Peterson

  1200 North 32nd Street

1923 No Listing
1947 Vacant
2012 Gone


Intersection of Harrison Avenue & North 32nd Street

   
   

1100 Block of North 32nd Street
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  1159 North 32nd Street

1923 

UNLICENSED DRIVER FINED

Millville, June 11-Edward Mitchell, 19, of 1157 North Thirty-second street, Camden, was arrested on Delsea Drive this afternoon by State Trooper Frank O'Brien, of Port Norris, on a charge of driving without a license. 

The youth said the car was his father's. He was fined $5 by Mayor Harry F. Van Hook and was held here until members of his family identified him. A young woman companion was sent home on a bus. 

1157 North 32nd Street

1923 No Listing
1933 Edward Mitchell

Camden Courier-Post
June 12, 1933

  1156 North 32nd Street

1923 

  1154 North 32nd Street

1923 

  1147 North 32nd Street

1923 

  1145 North 32nd Street

1923 

  1140 North 32nd Street

1923 

  1138 North 32nd Street

1923 

  1133 North 32nd Street

1923 John Jermyn

1133 North 32nd Street

Private William Montague

  1131 North 32nd Street

1923 

  1130 North 32nd Street

1923 Joseph D. Elliott

1130 North 32nd Street

Photograph Taken March 14, 2012

1128 & 1130 North 32nd Street

Photograph Taken March 14, 2012

1130 North 32nd Street

Photograph Taken March 14, 2012

1128 North 32nd Street

Photo from 2008

  1124 North 32nd Street

1923 

  1123 North 32nd Street

1923 

1122 North 32nd Street

1935
William J. Grimley & Family
William J. & Mary Dolls Grimley
Anns Grimley - Helen Grimley
Robert Grimley - Charles Grimley
John Grimley - Harry Grimley

Camden Courier-Post
August 28, 1935

  1121 North 32nd Street

1923 

  1118 North 32nd Street

1923 No Listing

  1114 North 32nd Street

1923 

  1107 North 32nd Street

1923 

  1106 North 32nd Street

1923 

1103 North 32nd Street

1923
1947 Robert C. Ryan

photo November 23, 2010

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1101 North 32nd Street

1923
1947 James F. Wilson

photo November 23, 2010

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1100-1106
North 32nd Street

1985-present

A&A Soft Pretzel Baking
Company

photo November 23, 2010

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A&A Soft Pretzel Baking Company
On
Facebook

 

 

1100-1106
North 32nd Street

1985-present

A&A Soft Pretzel Baking
Company

A&A Soft Pretzel Baking Company
On Facebook

1100-1106
North 32nd Street

1985-present

A&A Soft Pretzel Baking
Company

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A&A Soft Pretzel Baking Company
On
Facebook

1100-1102
North 32nd Street

1955
Miller Manufacturing Co
.

1100 North 32nd Street

1955
Miller Manufacturing Co
.

1955 New Jersey Bell Telephone
Yellow Pages Ad


Intersection of Pierce Avenue & North 32nd Street

Northeast Corner

photo November 23, 2010

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Northeast Corner

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Northwest Corner

photo November 23, 2010

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Southwest Corner

photo November 23, 2010

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Southeast Corner

photo November 23, 2010

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1000 Block of North 32nd Street

1063 North 32nd Street

1923- 1947 Max Kauffman
1923 Great & A&P Tea Co.
grocery
1947 Samuel Plasky
grocery

photo November 23, 2010

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1061 North 32nd Street

1923
1947 Winfield F. Watson

photo November 23, 2010

 

1060 North 32nd Street

1923 American Stores Grocery
1947 Lizzie Kelchner

  1059 North 32nd Street

1923

  1058 North 32nd Street

1923
1959 L.M. Sviben Jr.

  1047 North 32nd Street

1923

1047 North 32nd Street

1959-1977
Bertram A. Dahl Jr.
Camden Fire Department

1041 North 32nd Street

1923

  1040 North 32nd Street

1923

  1039 North 32nd Street

1923

1039 North 32nd Street

Peter Kokocha

  1038 North 32nd Street

1923

  1037 North 32nd Street

1923

  1036 North 32nd Street

1923

  1035 North 32nd Street

1923

  1033 North 32nd Street

1923

  1032 North 32nd Street

1923 Curtis O. Sangtinette

1978-1979 The Montes Family

  1031 North 32nd Street

1923

  1030 North 32nd Street

1923

  1029 North 32nd Street

1923

  1028 North 32nd Street

1923

  1027 North 32nd Street

1923

  1025 North 32nd Street

1923

  1024 North 32nd Street

1923

  1023 North 32nd Street

1923

  1022 North 32nd Street

1923 No Listing

  1021 North 32nd Street

1923 Maurice E. Roth

1940s
Harry Horst

1021 North 32nd Street

1950s-1960s
Edward DeHart & Family
Edward & Florence J. DeHart
Edward A. DeHart
Richard DeHart
Karen DeHart
Jeffrey DeHart

  1020 North 32nd Street

1923

  1019 North 32nd Street

1923 No Listing

1019 North 32nd Street

1960s-1970s
Howard P. Murphy
& Family
Howard & Lorraine Murphy
Raymond Murphy
 Terri Murphy
Cheryl Murphy
John Murphy
Joanne Murphy
Anthony Murphy

  1018 North 32nd Street

1923

  1017 North 32nd Street

1923

  1016 North 32nd Street

1923

  1015 North 32nd Street

1923

  1014 North 32nd Street

1923

  1012 North 32nd Street

1923

  1011 North 32nd Street

1923 No Listing


Intersection of River Avenue & North 32nd Street
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Looking Northeast from Southeast Corner of North 32nd Street & River Avenue - October 18, 2011
   

900 Block of North 32nd Street

  943 North 32nd Street

1923 No Listing

Marshall M. Thompson
1920s-1930s

Building gone by 1947

 

  942 North 32nd Street

1923 

941 North 32nd Street

1919-1941
John Gustavsen & Family
John & Selma Gustavsen
Irene Dorothy Gustavsen
John Gustavsen - Alfe Gustavsen
Signe Gustavsen - Charles Gustavsen

Camden Courier-Post
July 25, 1941

  940 North 32nd Street

1923 No Listing

1960s
Lorraine Berger

  938 North 32nd Street

1923 No Listing

  935 North 32nd Street

1923 No Listing

  934 North 32nd Street

1923 No Listing

  932 North 32nd Street

1923 No Listing

  931 North 32nd Street

1923 John Mattson 

  930 North 32nd Street

1923 No Listing

930 North 32nd Street

1940-1941
David B. Landis & Family
David B. & Mae Landis
Pauline Landis
David M. Landis

Camden Courier-Post
July 26, 1941

Vella Chierici
Diane Chierici
North Baptist Church
Rev. H.O. Wyatt

  929 North 32nd Street

1923 George H. Roinson 

  925 North 32nd Street

1923-1940s
Charles F. Sorg
& Family 

  917 North 32nd Street

1910-s1923
Oliver Purnell & Family

917 North 32nd Street

Private First Class
Oliver R. Purnell

  907 North 32nd Street

1923-1947
Herman F. Neissner

900 North 32nd Street

Harry C. Sharp
Elementary School


Intersection of Hayes Avenue & North 32nd Street

   
   

Intersection of Cleveland Avenue & North 32nd Street

   
   

800 Block of North 32nd Street

  859 North 32nd Street

1923

1959 Mrs. Victoria Sviben
1959 Miss Theresa Sviben

  858 North 32nd Street

1923 

  852 North 32nd Street

1923 

  851 North 32nd Street

1923 


Intersection of Garfield Avenue & North 32nd Street

   
   

800 Block of North 32nd Street
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  846 North 32nd Street

1923 Charles L. Kille

  834 North 32nd Street

1923 Charles Strohmetz

832 North 32nd Street

1903
Stephen Wert

Philadelphia Inquirer
July 4, 1903

  832 North 32nd Street

1923 William F. Todd

  830 North 32nd Street

1923 John Thompson

  828 North 32nd Street

1923 Mrs. Emma G. Todd

  827 North 32nd Street

1923 Vacant

  826 North 32nd Street

1923 Vacant

  825 North 32nd Street

1923 Vacant

  824 North 32nd Street

1923 Vacant

  823 North 32nd Street

1923 Vacant

  822 North 32nd Street

1923 Vacant

  821 North 32nd Street

1923 Vacant

  820 North 32nd Street

1923 Joseph Crea 

  819 North 32nd Street

1923 Vacant

  818 North 32nd Street

1923 Vacant

  817 North 32nd Street

1923 Vacant

  816 North 32nd Street

1923 Louis Strohmetz

815 North 32nd Street

1923 Vacant

Photograph Taken March 14, 2012

Scheduled for Demolition in March of 2012

  814 North 32nd Street

1923 Vacant

813 North 32nd Street

1923 Vacant

Photograph Taken March 14, 2012

Scheduled for Demolition in March of 2012

  812 North 32nd Street

1923 Vacant

  811 North 32nd Street

1940 Katherine McBain
1940 Isaac J. King23 Vacant

811 North 32nd Street

1940
Raymond Robert Curtis
tinsmith, New York Shipbuilding Corporation

Photo Courtesy of Bruce Jay Smith

  810 North 32nd Street

1923 William F. Young
1947 William J. Brown

  810 North 32nd Street

1967
HWJ Corporation
Avalon Bar
Roy J. Peterson
Anna Peterson
Clinton E. Peterson

  809 North 32nd Street

1923 No Listing

  808 North 32nd Street

1923 No Listing

  807 North 32nd Street

1923 No Listing

1947
Mrs. Alice Cowgill
waitress

  805 North 32nd Street

1923 No Listing

  803 North 32nd Street

1923 No Listing

  801 North 32nd Street

1923 No Listing


Intersection of Arthur Avenue & North 32nd Street

   
   

Pennsylvania Railroad - Pavonia Yards

   

Intersection of Lemuel Street & North 32nd Street

   
   

600 Block of North 32nd Street

  646 North 32nd Street

1923 No Listing

  640 North 32nd Street

1923 No Listing

  634 North 32nd Street

1923 No Listing

634 North 32nd Street

1960s--1980s
Thomas Stammerjohann & Family
Camden Fire Department

  626 North 32nd Street

1923 No Listing


Intersection of Remington Street & North 32nd Street

   
   

600 Block of North 32nd Street

  616 North 32nd Street

1923 No Listing

  613 North 32nd Street

1923 No Listing

  610 North 32nd Street

1923 No Listing

609 North 32nd Street

1923 No Listing

1936
Frank J. Collins

Camden Courier-Post
December 11, 1936

  608 North 32nd Street

1923 No Listing
1959 Wallace B. Smith

  603 North 32nd Street

1923 No Listing

  602 North 32nd Street

1923 No Listing

1924-1926 David B. Linderman
1928 Osmond L. Roberrts

1929-1930s
Stanley Miller & Family
Edwina M. "WInnie" Miller

1930s-1960s
John J. Donahue & Family
John J. & Florence Donahue
John E. Donahue
Charles Donahue
Florence Donahue
Ethel Donahue

1969 No Listing
1980 B. Thompson

   

Intersection of Pleasant Street & North 32nd Street

   
   

500 Block of North 32nd Street

564 North 32nd Street

1923 No Listing

built after 1947

1957
Alexander Lustiana

Camden Courier-Post
December 14, 1957

559 North 32nd Street

1923 No Listing

  558 North 32nd Street

1923 No Listing


Intersection of Pelham Place & North 32nd Street

   
   

500 Block of North 32nd Street

  552 North 32nd Street

1923 No Listing

  547 North 32nd Street

1923 No Listing

  545 North 32nd Street

1923 No Listing

  541 North 32nd Street

1923 No Listing

  529 North 32nd Street

1923 No Listing

  527 North 32nd Street

1923 No Listing

  525 North 32nd Street

1923 No Listing

1929-1930s
Elmer D. Snyder Family
Joe Snyder

  525 North 32nd Street
  524 North 32nd Street
512 North 32nd Street

1923 No Listing

1956 James J. Creato 

  506 North 32nd Street

1923 No Listing


Intersection of Rowe Street & North 32nd Street

   
   

400 Block of North 32nd Street

  468 North 32nd Street

1923 No Listing

1947 Abraham B. Orlow
grocery

  467 North 32nd Street

1923 Warren L. Collison
1947 Harold L. Frick

  462 North 32nd Street

1923 No Listing
1947 Charles H. Thorne

  459 North 32nd Street

1923-1947 Myron K. Fish

  453 North 32nd Street

1923-1947 J. Wesley Curtis

  449 North 32nd Street

1923 Homer B. Simpson
1947 Angelo J. Carillo


Intersection of Mitchell Street & North 32nd Street

   
   

400 Block of North 32nd Street

  413 North 32nd Street

1923 No Listing

1947 Joseph A. Burnell

2011 Fortuna Taxi Service

409 North 32nd Street

1923 No Listing

1947
Phoebe Falkenmaier
grocery

1970s-1990s Bob's Market

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409 North 32nd Street


2011-2014 New Family Market


Intersection of Saunders Avenue & North 32nd Street

   
   

300 Block of North 32nd Street

Rows of duplexes with upstairs and downstairs apartments were built after 1929. They were demolished around 1999 along with Westfield Acres. No homes stood in this block prior to these apartments.

  382b North 32nd Street
  382a North 32nd Street
  380b North 32nd Street
  380a North 32nd Street
379 North 32nd Street

Camden Courier-Post
December 4, 1957

 

  379b North 32nd Street
  379a North 32nd Street
  378b North 32nd Street
  378a North 32nd Street
  377b North 32nd Street
  377a North 32nd Street
  376b North 32nd Street
  376a North 32nd Street
  375b North 32nd Street
  375a North 32nd Street
  374b North 32nd Street
  374a North 32nd Street
  373b North 32nd Street
  373a North 32nd Street
  372b North 32nd Street
  372a North 32nd Street
  371b North 32nd Street
  371a North 32nd Street
  370b North 32nd Street
  370a North 32nd Street
  369b North 32nd Street
  369a North 32nd Street
  368b North 32nd Street
  368a North 32nd Street
  367b North 32nd Street
  367a North 32nd Street
  366b North 32nd Street
  366a North 32nd Street
  365b North 32nd Street
  365a North 32nd Street
  364b North 32nd Street
  364a North 32nd Street
  363b North 32nd Street
  363a North 32nd Street
  362b North 32nd Street
  362a North 32nd Street
  361b North 32nd Street
  361a North 32nd Street
  359b North 32nd Street
  359a North 32nd Street

Intersection of High Street & North 32nd Street

   
   

Intersection of High Street & North 32nd Street

   
   

200 Block of North 32nd Street

  245 North 32nd Street

1923 Rufus Redman

1930s-1940
Thomas O'Neil & Family
Thomas & Elizabeth O'Neil
John J. O'Neil

Catherine O'Neil - Mary O'Neil
Margaret O'Neil

245 North 32nd Street

1940
John J. O'Neil

  243 North 32nd Street

1923 

  242 North 32nd Street

1923 

  241 North 32nd Street

1923 

  240 North 32nd Street

1923 

  239 North 32nd Street

1923 

  238 North 32nd Street

1923 

  237 North 32nd Street

1923 

  236 North 32nd Street

1923 

  235 North 32nd Street

1923 

  233 North 32nd Street

1923 

  232 North 32nd Street

1901-1905
Frederick A. Finkeldey & Family
Frederick & Fredericka Finkeldey
Frederick Adam Finkedey
William Finkeldey

1923 GONE 

  231 North 32nd Street

1923 

  230 North 32nd Street

1923 

  226 North 32nd Street

1923 Mrs. Annie Getz

226 North 32nd Street

Ensign
Clarence James Rives Jr.

COURT FREES 2 YOUTHS IN SMASHING WINDOW

Two youths, charged with breaking a large plate glass window in front of an East Camden store last night, were set free upon request of the man who signed the complaint against them when they were arraigned in police court today.

Charles N. Lovett, owner of a radio shop at 3629 Westfield Avenue, testified that he was counting the day’s receipts when he heard the crash of glass. Running to the street, he saw two boys fleeing. He gave pursuit in an automobile and caught the pair.

Edmund Aristine, 17 years old, 3502 Westfield Avenue, and Walter Heinemann, 18 years old, 225 North Thirty-Second Street, denied they had broken the window and were set free when Lovett explained that the window had been paid for and asked that the charge be dropped..

225 North 32nd Street

1923 No Lisiting

1928
Walter Heinemann

Camden Courier-Post
January 7, 1928

Charles N. Lovett
Edmund Aristine
Westfield Avenue
North 32nd Street

 

  224 North 32nd Street

1923
William J. Flemming
real estate

222 North 32nd Street

1914
J. Frederick Voight

Philadelphia Inquirer
October 8, 1914

George Laws
Edward Thomas
Allen I. Palmer
O. Glen Stackhouse
Mitchell Street
North 28th Street
North 22nd Street
Howell Street

I was born at Cooper in '58, and lived my entire youth from birth till age 18 at 222 N. 32nd Street, Davis School K-8th, then Wilson... Class of '76. Both of my parents were born and raised in North Camden and attended WWHS. My grandfather, whose parents were immigrants from Finland, lived on Petty's Island until the age of six, his father worked for a boat builder on the island, he was a ship's carpenter and worked for a number of boat builders along the river. My dad lived on Carpenter Street growing up, both him and his father worked for R.M. Hollingshed, and both were working in the Summer of 1940 when the explosion and fire destroyed the North Camden plant just up the street from their home. On that tragic day, my grandfather was in the North Camden plant when the explosion occurred but was able to escape the building; my dad was working at the Admiral Wilson Blvd. plant. The Hollingshed Company was in such turmoil after the fire, that my father joined the Army Air Corps, and ended up the following year being stationed at Oahu, Hawaii on December 7th, 1941. After the war, he returned to Camden and went back to work for Hollingshed (which later became Classic Chemical), and retired from there in 1980 with a total of 42 years employment as a lithographer. My mom worked at RCA during the war years. 

Five of us Brown kids grew up in the house on 32nd Street, all graduted from WWHS except my youngest sister who went to CCHS... Cheryl - '65, Karen - '67, Bill "Mike" - '72, myself - '76, Laurie - CCHS '80. My wife is also a Camden native - Lorrie Matchner, she grew up in McGuire Gardens, and later lived on Boyd Street; she too graduated WWHS in '76, and attended Cramer, Dudley, Vets, and Davis in her youth.

Ken Leppaluoto Brown
April 2010

222 North 32nd Street

1950s-1980s
The Brown Family



 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 







220 North 32nd Street

1906-1921
Frederick A. Finkeldey & Family
Frederick & Fredericka Finkeldey
Frederick Adam Finkedey
William Finkeldey

220 North 32nd Street

1906-1921
Frederick A. Finkeldey & Family
Frederick & Fredericka Finkeldey
Frederick Adam Finkedey
William Finkeldey

220 North 32nd Street

1906-1921
Frederick A. Finkeldey & Family
Frederick & Fredericka Finkeldey
Frederick Adam Finkedey
William Finkeldey

  220 North 32nd Street

1906-1921

1923 Daniel F. Gilhool

  214 North 32nd Street
210 North 32nd Street

1910
William J. Mines

  210 North 32nd Street

1923 No Listing

 
  205 North 32nd Street
(205-229 North 32nd Street)

1890s-1920s
Rosedale School

 


Circa 2000

Demolition on North 32nd Street, Westfield Acres in background, The homes in the 200 and 300 blocks of North 32nd Street were razed and new homes, known as the Carpenter's Hill project, were built through a joint effort of the St. Joseph's Carpenter's Society and the Housing Authority of the City of Camden.


Intersection of Westfield Avenue & North 32nd Street

  Northwest Corner

1923 Frederick W. Presser

This would become the Westfield Tower high-rise apartment buildingmany years later. 

   

Westfield, Merriel, & Rosedale Avenues at 32nd Street
Black & White Photos from April, 1925  *  Color Photographs taken February 2004

These homes were built in the early 1920s by real estate developer Leon Todd, who had offices nearby on Westfield Avenue. Leon Todd also built other homes in East Camden and later developed Medford Lakes.

"These pages show the many varieties of beautiful "Air-Lite" and "Air-Wa" homes on the outskirts of Camden. These pictures tell there own story of attractiveness, coziness, and unique fittings. This locality is especially attractive having ideal living conditions, good transportation by bus, trolley, and auto."

CAMDEN FIRST- 1925

Left: 3100 Block Westfield Avenue  * Right: Westfield Avenue East from North 32nd Street

Left: North 32nd Street from Rosedale Avenue  * Right: Corner of Westfield Ave. & N. 32nd Street
Right: North 32nd Street from Westfield Avenue  * Right: No. 32nd Street from Rosedale Avenue
Right: No. 32nd Street from Rosedale Avenue
Above Left: Rear of No. 32nd Street Rowhomes  *  Above Right: Inside a home 

100 Block of North 32nd Street

157 North 32nd Street

1930s-1942
Edgar R. Ellender Sr.

157 North 32nd Street

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155 & 157
North 32nd Street

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155 North 32nd Street

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153 North 32nd Street

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151 & 153
North 32nd Street

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151 North 32nd Street

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151 North 32nd Street

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Intersection of Merriel Avenue & North 32nd Street

   
   

100 Block of North 32nd Street

154 North 32nd Street

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150, 152, & 154
North 32nd Street

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152 North 32nd Street

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150 North 32nd Street

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148 & 150
North 32nd Street

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148 North 32nd Street

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146 North 32nd Street

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144 North 32nd Street

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142 North 32nd Street

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142 North 32nd Street

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141 North 32nd Street

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140 North 32nd Street

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139 North 32nd Street

Second Lieutenant
Stanley L. Rosen

  139 North 32nd Street

1940s- Joseph & Sadie Rosen

  139 North 32nd Street

1950 Joan Quatrelli

In March of 2008 Jill Petris Lamparella wrote about North 32nd Street:

I was born in 1951 and brought home to 139 North 32nd Street.  My parents were William Joseph and Elizabeth Mae (Reeves) Petris.  These were all very happy years for me and my sister Sheree Joy Petris (married name Romesburg) who was born in 1954.  These were happy years because all of our family lived in Camden.  My Dad's family was from South Camden and my Mother's family was from East Camden.  

My Dad was terrific at carpentry and for several years in their spare time, he rebuilt the entire inside of 139.  We had indirect lighting in dining room which shone pink from the outside and they made a faux pink marble fireplace in the living room.  Strange, but I guess they were into pink.  My Grandparents, George and Ruth Reeves lived at 3173 Merriel Avenue and I could see their house from my back bedroom window.  My best friend Janice Olnhausen lived next door at 3171 Merriel Avenue with her parents Emil and Betty Olnhausen.  My Great Grandparents, William and Eva Roles (parents of Ruth Roles Reeves) built Roles Court Apartments on North 34th Street and Rosedale Avenue,

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139 North 32nd Street

1950-1962 William J. Petris & Family
William J. & Elizabeth Mae Petris
Jill Petris
Sheree Joy Petris

139 North 32nd Street

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137 & 139
North 32nd Street

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137 North 32nd Street

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135 North 32nd Street

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  134 North 32nd Street

Staff Sergeant Ralph Dunn

133 North 32nd Street

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133 North 32nd Street

1941
Fred L. Strong

Camden Courier-Post
July 25, 1941

Sidney S. Simon
South 6th Street
Sanford C. Shapiro

 

  131 North 32nd Street
129 & 131
North 32nd Street

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  129 North 32nd Street
  127 North 32nd Street

1896-1897
Mrs. Elizabeth Anderson

  126 North 32nd Street

1947
Marshall M. Thompson


Intersection of Merriel Avenue & North 32nd Street

   
   

100 Block of North 32nd Street

  106 North 32nd Street

Intersection of Rosedale Avenue & North 32nd Street

   
   

Unit Block of North 32nd Street

60 North 32nd Street

Sergeant John Joseph Clynes

  60 North 32nd Street

1900s-mid-1920s
Thomas & Mary Clynes Family

1929 Vacant
1947 Gone

  50 North 32nd Street

1923 No Listing

17 North 32nd Street

1923 Ernest L. Shellenberger

Photograph Taken 2013

  15 North 32nd Street

Joseph Shreeve
policeman
1910s-1920s


Intersection of Federal Street & 32nd Street

   
Southeast Corner - March 14, 2004
   

Unit Block of South 32nd Street

10 South 32nd Street

Philadelphia Inquirer
May 31, 1922

  15 South 32nd Street

1910s-1920s Charles Boulton Family
Lawrence Boulton
1947 Vincent Connolly
Policeman

  17 South 32nd Street
  18 South 32nd Street
  20 South 32nd Street
  24 South 32nd Street
  26 South 32nd Street
  30 South 32nd Street
  32 South 32nd Street
33 South 32nd Street

William Dietz
Fireman
1950s-1962

  38 South 32nd Street
  52 South 32nd Street

Camden's 2004 Homicides

Tina Soto, 19, shot in suspected domestic incident as she returns to her home in the first block of South 32nd Street about 3:30 a.m.

Unit Block of South 32nd Street

July 31, 2004



Intersection of Mickle Street & South 32nd Street

   

100 Block of South 32nd Street

  106 South 32nd Street

1940s
Edward Higgenbotham & Family

Edward & Gertrude Higginbotham
Barbara Higginbotham
Betty Higginbotham
Ronald Higginbotham

Barb (nee Higginbotham) spent much of her childhood at 106 S. 32nd Street (with parents Edward & Gertrude, twin sister Betty and brother Ronald), and I on S. 36th, and we both went to McKinley Elementary on S. 35th St.  We both remember a small grocery store at the NW corner of 34th & Fremont run by a couple named Cohen.  To us then, they were old folks, but maybe in their 60's.  (Young to us now)   And, we both went to Cramer Jr .H.S and Woodrow Wilson H.S., and had a teacher at one of the schools named Mr. Cohen.  

Curtis Parrish
September 2007

The marriage of Mrs. Evelyn Clinger Clark, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Henry, A. Clinger, of 120 South Thirty-second Street, and Elmer Y. Gaskill, nephew of Miss Mary V. Yerkes, of 1160 Princess Avenue, with whom he makes his home, takes place at noon today in the parsonage of the Gloucester Methodist Church. 

The ceremony will be performed by Rev. Oliver C. Apgar, pastor of the church. Mrs. Harry Boileau, of Camden, sister of the bride, and Samuel J. Huntzinger, Sr., of Merchantville, are the only attendants. 
Immediately following, Mr. Gaskill and his bride will leave for Florida, where before returning to this city, they will join Mr. and Mrs. Huntzinger and their son, Samuel Huntzinger, Jr., at Fort Pierce. 

120 South 32nd Street

1932
Henry A. Clinger & Family

Evelyn Clinger Clark

Camden Courier-Post
June 11, 1932

Elmer Y. Gaskill
Mary V. Yerkes
Princess Avenue

 

  121 South 32nd Street

1914
Charles W. Chandler
conductor

1914
Harry W. Chandler & Family
plasterer
Harry W. & Mattie Chandler

127 South 32nd Street

William J. Hopkins
Fireman
1960s-1980s

ROBBERY GANG Of 4 GIVEN LONG TERMS
Two Figured in Wounding of Cop and Slaying of Pal

Four members of the notorious North Cramer Hill gang, two of them participants in the robbery in which one bandit was killed after wounding a city detective, were sentenced to state prison terms by Judge Samuel M. Shay yesterday.

They were among more than a score of defendants who were arraigned in special session of Criminal Court for sentence. Among the others was Robert S. Ballentyne, 32, of 130 South Thirty-second Street, shipping clerk for Congoleum-Nairn. Inc., who pleaded non vult to embezzlement of $2985 from his employers and was sentenced to one year in the state penitentiary.

130 South 32nd Street

1931 Robert S. Bellentyne

Camden Courier-Post 
October 20,1931

 

132 South 32nd Street

Staff Sergeant Ernest Hartline

139 South 32nd Street

19167-1917
Charles R. Evans

Philadelphia Inquirer
January 22, 1917

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  146 South 32nd Street

Jacob F. Bender
engineer
1910s-1930s


Intersection of Fremont Street & South 32nd Street

   

200 Block of South 32nd Street

  201 South 32nd Street
206 South 32nd Street

1904-1906
Thomas B. Craig & Family
Thomas B. & Margaret Craig
William B. Craig
Jennie Craig

Philadelphia Inquirer
January 8, 1904

206 South 32nd Street

1904-1906
Thomas B. Craig & Family
Thomas B. & Margaret Craig
William B. Craig
Jennie Craig

Philadelphia Inquirer
June 24, 1904

G.J. BINGEMANN, 70, DIES AT
EAST CAMDEN HOME

The funeral of George J. Bingemann, 70, for 40 years a resident of East Camden, who died Tuesday, will be held at 2 p. m., tomorrow at his home, 211 South Thirty-second street. He had been ill several weeks. 

Bingemann retired 10 years ago after conducting a bakery at Twenty-fifth and Federal streets for 25 years. He was born in Germany and was a baker there before coming to this country 52 years ago. 

He is survived by his widow, Maria H. A. Bingemann, six sons, a daughter and five grand- children. His children are Karl G. J. and George J., Jr., of Medford; Ernest G., Henry F., Ralph F. and Arthur L., of Camden, and Mrs. Laura Blngemann Aldridge, of Camden. Karl G. J., Ernest G. and Henry F. Bingemann are members of the bus transportation company of Gick & Bingemann, Inc. Ralph Bingemann is a fireman attached to headquarters at Fifth and Arch Streets. 

211 South 32nd Street

1929-1933 George J. Bingemann Sr.

Camden Courier-Post
June 22, 1933

212 South 32nd Street

1918
Mrs. Mary Green

Philadelphia Inquirer
March 17, 1918

Dr. William H. Pratt

  216 South 32nd Street


1935 Mrs. Clyde Heidelbough

  245 South 32nd Street

Charles M. Ferat
1947
Harry F. Proud
1947


Intersection of Berkley Street & South 32nd Street

   

200 Block of South 32nd Street

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Intersection of Highland Avenue & South 32nd Street

   

Jill Petris Lamparella writes about East Camden

I was born in 1951 and brought home to 139 North 32nd Street.  My parents were William Joseph and Elizabeth Mae (Reeves) Petris.  These were all very happy years for me and my sister Sheree Joy Petris (married name Romesburg) who was born in 1954.  These were happy years because all of our family lived in Camden.  My Dad's family was from South Camden and my Mother's family was from East Camden.  

My Dad was terrific at carpentry and for several years in their spare time, he rebuilt the entire inside of 139.  We had indirect lighting in dining room which shone pink from the outside and they made a faux pink marble fireplace in the living room.  Strange, but I guess they were into pink.  My Grandparents, George and Ruth Reeves lived at 3173 Merriel Avenue and I could see their house from my back bedroom window.  My best friend Janice Olnhausen lived next door at 3171 Merriel Avenue with her parents Emil and Betty Olnhausen.  My Great Grandparents, William and Eva Roles (parents of Ruth Roles Reeves) built Roles Court Apartments on North 34th Street and Rosedale Avenue, they lived there and ran the apartments until both passed away.  The apartments then passed to George and Ruth Reeves who later sold the property.  Most of our family the Petris's, Reeves, Roles, and Kellys were brought up and lived and had happy times at Roles Court Apartments.  My parents lived there from 1947 (the year of their marriage) to 1950 until they purchased 139 North 32nd Street.

Our playground were those streets, the back alleys and of course Dudley Grange Park, where they had a ball game going every night during the summer and then there were the swings and slides.  My Grandfather George "Rick" Reeves along with his friends George Kissinger, Inky Workings and Harry Hoffman all played baseball there.  My Dad Bill Petris also played at one time or other. 

My Mother Betty Mae lived in Westfield Acres from 1938 to 1941 or 1942 on a third floor apartment with her sister Ruthie and baby brother George "Richard" Reeves until they moved to 3173 Merriel Avenue

I went to Henry H. Davis Elementary School from kindergarten (Mrs. McCarroll), 1st grade (Mrs. Braun) 2nd grade (Mrs. Brown), third grade (Mrs. Elliott), fourth grade (Miss Williams), fifth grade (Miss Quinn) and 6th grade (Miss Costello).  Mr. Showalter became the principal at some point.  I think he had come from Cramer School. 

Everyone was friendly, we took the bus everywhere but mostly to 27th Street to go to the M&H to get ice cream, Kotlikoff's to get clothes and the 5 & 10 to look at Barbies.  My Mother and my Aunt Carol Kelly would push coaches with their children into "town" as they called it on nice days. 

My sister and I would walk to Grace Baptist Church on Sundays, where most of my Mother's family attended (the Reeves side).  William Reeves owned the house on Cramer Street across from the church and sided up against the bank parking lot.  Later the house was lived in by my Aunt Ida and Uncle Sam.  Ida was George Reeves' sister.  William Reeves, my great grandfather was the fire chief at the firehouse. 

During the Fourth of July celebrations, every year, Dudley Grange Park would set off a wonderful fireworks display.  I don't remember if it was big in relation to displays now.  It was huge, and beautiful and implanted in my memories so much so that I have to rush out and see fireworks somewhere on the 4th.  Unfortunately, someone was killed in the 1950's as I believe one of the fireworks went into the crowd.  After that, the fireworks stopped at Dudley Grange to my recollection. 

Harry's Grocery store was on the corner of North 32nd Street and Westfield Avenue.  On the other corner was Sy's Cleaners.  The Esso station was on the other side of the street facing North 32nd.  Frank's soda fountain and candy shop was on North 34th and Westfield on the way to school.  There was another candy store across from Davis on the corner.  The playground at Davis was the scene of many Halloween parades when we had to march around the school for our parents to see back in the 1950's.  The playground was wonderful, life was fun and easy. 

I had wonderful holidays and many happy memories of 139, 3173 and Roles Court Apartments and the neighborhood in general.  The library was great.  I would go once every two weeks and take out as many books as I could read.  There was roller skating, bike riding, the kid who sold water ice and snowballs in his wagon, the milk truck, the ice truck, the clothes prop man and people who were homeless that would knock on your door to ask for a bowl of soup.  You did not say no and always gave them something to eat and you never locked your doors back then.  You didn't have to be afraid of anyone.  It was a close neighborhood and everyone knew who you were from street to street and neighbors looked out for one another. 

My parents sold 139 North 32nd Street around 1962 to move to Cherry Hill after 6th grade.  My Grandparents lived at 3173 from about 1941 to approximately 1974 when they past on and my Uncle Richard Reeves inherited the house and then sold it to move near Gibbstown, NJ.  My Aunt Ruth Reeves Feairheller moved out of 3171 when she got married in 1957 and at some point moved to a street that paralleled Route 130 near Pennsauken and the Penn Fruit.  She may have also lived on Carman Street at one time. 

There is so much more and I could go on all day but I won't.  It was a lovely, uncomplicated, innocent and wonderfully happy time for all of the family.  Now family is scattered all around the U.S.  The "olden" days were great fun.

Jill Petris Lamparella
March 2008

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CRAMER HILL MEMORIES - August 2 and August 3, 2012

Thanks to Eileen Wallace, for posting the picture.

Eileen Wallace
Corner store 32nd & Pierce. One is John Bets.

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Carlton Brown and 6 others like this.

Peg Voorhees Garrison I remember when that was Smiths and Sviben's lived next store. I was friends with Pat Sviben.
August 3 at 1:09am · Like

Carlton Brown Roxxys before Frank and Jennys, my old hang out LOL!!!!!!!!
August 3 at 7:42am · Like

Bob Hahn Wow... Cool... What year is that?
August 3 at 8:26am · Like

Carlton Brown Can't remember but in the 50s. Roxxy bought a motel in Guilford Park Toms River NJ!!!!!!!!
August 3 at 8:28am · Like

Bob Hahn The store is still there. It's owned by a very nice Hispanic family.
August 3 at 8:31am · Like · 1

Carlton Brown Used to live two blocks from it in the 40s, 50s and 60s, at 33rd and Pierce on the corner!!!!!!!!
August 3 at 8:34am · Like

Bob Hahn ‎33rd? I thought it was 32nd.
August 3 at 8:37am · Like

Carlton Brown Yes but I lived on 33rd!!!!!!
August 3 at 9:02am · Like · 1

Carl Rupp Wow, a name I remember from the hill ,friend of mine John Betts. It was 32 & Pierce. Check out the 6 button benny coat.
August 3 at 10:42am · Like

Eileen Wallace Do you remember Bob Ryan fro 32nd street? He married Anna Bittner.
August 3 at 10:44am · Like

Carl Rupp Reds Ryan from Wwoodrow Wwilson ,hung on the corner of 32 & river rd with us.
August 3 at 10:46am · Like

Eileen Wallace He recently passed away. He is my brother in law...great guy..we really miss him. As my husband said he was the bright light of our family.
August 3 at 10:49am · Like

Carl Rupp Sorry to hear that, I remember Reds well, had a green chrysler we rode in many times.
August 3 at 10:55am · Like

Beverly Field Powell I use to live around the corner of this store and went there a lot.
August 3 at 11:58am · Like · 1

Marilyn Martell Ross I went in there all the time too. Wow, what a flashback....
August 3 at 12:03pm · Like · 2

Peg Voorhees Garrison Your right Jim ,Frank and Jennys...not Smiths
August 3 at 12:39pm · Like · 1

Diane Lange Pupko I remember steps going up the front. The kind you could use from the front or side. Where are the steps?
August 3 at 2:58pm · Edited · Like · 1

Steve Arensberg I remember hanging out there.we were on 32nd st. Was there a store across the street ? I used to but orange slices and the saucers with the candy inside
August 3 at 5:49pm · Like

Carlton Brown There was a grocery store across the street but it was empty for years. I remember when it was open went there many times, the steps for it was on the corner of the store, used to sit and hang out with the other guys from the neighborhood. And don't forget Wonderweld on the other corner!!!
August 4 at 11:10am · Unlike · 2

Carlton Brown Remember Red and John and Herbie Betts, and that fox Hearn girl lived next door, drove a white 50 Chevy convert!!!!!!
August 4 at 1:19pm · Like

Carl Rupp John and Herb had a sister,gave her driving lessons but forgot her name.Maybe Marge?
August 4 at 5:58pm · Like · 1

Vito J Palo Wasn't that Frank and Jenny's then Bob and Dee's?
August 4 at 6:40pm · Like · 3

Carl Rupp Carlton,back in my day was that not Walt's ?
August 4 at 7:16pm · Like

JoAnne Housewright Johnson Yes it was Bob & Dees in later years....
August 4 at 11:36pm · Like · 1

Zina Keller After Bob & Dee's it was Pine's.
August 4 at 11:40pm · Like

Carlton Brown I believe your right Carl, I think walt took over from Roxxys!!!!!!
August 5 at 11:29am · Like

Marie Tom Barr I went to school with a Marge Betts.
August 5 at 1:39pm · Like

Colleen Schlagle Howard My mom, Floss, worked there for Frank... and then I think for Bob and Dee's also. They use to make ice cream sandwiches with waffles!
August 5 at 9:32pm · Like · 3

Mike Robinson any one remember The choice bar and diamond lills on34th and westfield ave?
August 6 at 10:27pm · Like · 2

Diane Lange Pupko Yes Colleen. Frank's (& Jenny) then Bob & Dee's. Loved the ice cream sandwiches!!!
August 8 at 1:40pm · Like · 2

Colleen Schlagle Howard Thanks for sharing this pic Eileen!
August 8 at 2:43pm · Like

Bob Odell Recognize 2nd from left John Betts ,who are the rest?
August 10 at 4:31pm · Like

Eileen Wallace It is actually my sister Anna's picture. We are looking for more.
August 10 at 4:47pm · Like · 1

Peg Voorhees Garrison I remember shoppin there for vanilla popsickles and rootbeer ones and penny candy
August 10 at 5:36pm · Like

Carl Rupp The guy in the 3 button bennie,could be joe cooney?
August 11 at 1:20am · Like

Beverly Field Powell Joe Cooney is married to Grace Patterson & they live in Gloucester.
August 11 at 1:16pm · Like

Charlotte Bauer Lee I don't think that's Joe Cooney - he's my brother-in-law. I married their brother from 2nd marriage - Larry Lee. Beverly Field Powell
August 12 at 9:10pm · Like · 1

Bob Odell Sure looks like Joe Cooney
22 hours ago · Like

Phil Cohen Oh boy, I have to grab that picture for the Pierce Avenue and 32nd Street web-pages!
19 hours ago · Like


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