Streets
of
Camden, NJ

Thirty-Fourth
Street


THIRTY-FOURTH STREET runs from the Delaware River south, across River Road to the Pavonia railroad switching yard, then from Westfield Avenue to Federal Street, interrupted again by a rail line at Rosedale Street, and from Federal on to Highland Avenue at the Pennsauken border. As in all numbered streets in Camden, it is North 34th Street above Federal, and South 34th below.

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

 Phil Cohen


Intersection of Farragut Avenue & North 34th Street

   

1200 Block of North 34th Street

  1232 North 34th Street

1924

  1229 North 34th Street

1924

  1226 North 34th Street

1924
1929 No Listing

  1225 North 34th Street

1921 Ethel Keown

  1224 North 34th Street

1924

  1220 North 34th Street

1924

  1219 North 34th Street

1924

  1216 North 34th Street

1924
1929 Henry W. Brightly

  1213 North 34th Street

1924  No Listing
1929 Joseph H. Brightly

  1204 North 34th Street

1930s Brightly Brothers
contractors

  1204 North 34th Street

1924-1929 Paul Faith


Intersection of Harrison Avenue & North 34th Street

   

1100 Block of North 34th Street

  1182 North 34th Street

1924

  1178 North 34th Street

1924

BIRTHS
AT HOME

Elmira Nola, to Mr. and Mrs. James W. Vautier, of 1178 Thirty-fourth street

1178 North 34th Street

1938-1947
James W. Vautier & Family
James & Elmira Vautier
Elmira Nola Vautier

Camden Courier-Post
February 16, 1938

  1168 North 34th Street

1924

  1159 North 34th Street

1924

  1156 North 34th Street

1924

  1154 North 34th Street

1924 Harry E.Myers
1929 John F. Kohler
1933 Duncan MacKenzie

POLICE SEEK BLONDE, 2 BOY FRIENDS, WHO CRASH IN STOLEN CAR

Police were searching today for a blonde girl, about 18, and two youths who abandoned their stolen automobile after it had crashed with a taxicab last night at Morgan Boulevard and Broadway.

Duncan MacKenzie, 27,of 1154 North Thirty-fourth street, driver of the cab, told police the stolen automobile careened around the intersection on two wheels, crashed into his car and ended up at the curb. He was waiting for a traffic light to change, he said.

Immediately following the crash, a youth and the girl, who had been in the front seat, and a second youth sitting in the rear, jumped out of the car and dashed away. One ran south on Broadway; while the girl and her companion ran north on the same street.

Accident Investigator Stanley Wirtz investigated and learned the abandoned car had been stolen at 7 p. m. from in front of the American Iron Works, 1455 Broadway, about two miles from the accident, which occurred at 10.30 p. m.

1154 North 34th Street

1933 Duncan MacKenzie

Camden Courier-Post
February 1, 1933

1152 North 34th Street

About 1928

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  1149 North 34th Street

1924

  1145 North 34th Street

1924

  1144 North 34th Street

1924

  1141 North 34th Street

1924

  1125-A North 34th Street
&
1125-B North 34th Street

Sanborn Maps Indicate a building was here at one time after 1906. There are no listings at this address in City Directories from 1924 through 1947, and the building was gone by 1962. This may have been temporary housing built after World War II for returning veterans 

  1124 North 34th Street

1924  No Listing
1929

  1122 North 34th Street

1970s-
Cramer Hill Apartments

 

  1118 North 34th Street

1924

  1116 North 34th Street

1924

1115 North 34th Street

Built in 1963

Photograph Taken March 15, 2012

1113 & 1115
North 34th Street

Built in 1963

Photograph Taken March 15, 2012

  1115 North 34th Street

1924

  1113-A North 34th Street
&
1113-B North 34th Street

Sanborn Maps Indicate a building was here at one time after 1906. There are no listings at this address in City Directories from 1924 through 1947, and the building was gone by 1962. This may have been temporary housing built after World War II for returning veterans 

1113 North 34th Street

Built in 1963

Photograph Taken March 15, 2012

  1112 North 34th Street

1924

1111 North 34th Street

1960s-1970s
George D. Getty Sr. & Family
George D. & Eileen Getty
George D. Getty Jr.

  1109-A North 34th Street
&
1109-B North 34th Street

Sanborn Maps Indicate a building was here at one time after 1906. There are no listings at this address in City Directories from 1924 through 1947, and the building was gone by 1962. This may have been temporary housing built after World War II for returning veterans 

  1109 North 34th Street

Built in 1963

 

  1107 North 34th Street

Built in 1963

 

  1105 North 34th Street

Built in 1963

 

  1103 North 34th Street

Built in 1963

 

  1100 North 34th Street

1970s-
Cramer Hill Apartments

 


Intersection of Pierce Avenue & North 34th Street

   

1000 Block of North 34th Street

  1058 North 34th Street

1924

  1055 North 34th Street

1924  No Listing
1929

1946-1947
Joseph McGraw & Family
Joseph & Mabel McGraw

  1053 North 34th Street

1924  No Listing
1929

  1052 North 34th Street

1924

  1051 North 34th Street

1924

  1049 North 34th Street

1924 John J. Ryan

  1049 North 34th Street

1929-1956 John M. Peterson Sr.
Camden Fire Department

  1049 North 34th Street

Seaman Second Class
John Martin Peterson

  1047 North 34th Street

1924

  1044 North 34th Street

1924
1943-1077 Fred Gee Family
Fred & Tillie Gee
policeman

1042 North 34th Street

1906
Arsen Moser & Family
Arsen & Anna Marie Moser

Philadelphia Inquirer
December 28, 1906

1041 North 34th Street

1924
1955
William S. Wiedman Sr. & Family
William S. & Lorraine Eichley Wiedman
William Wiedman Jr.

Camden Courier-Post
November 25, 1955

1039 North 34th Street

1906-1908
Frank H. Powell & Family
Frank H. & Maggie Powell
Melvin Powell
George Powell

Damaged by tornado May 22, 1908

  1039 North 34th Street

1924 Louis Schlam

  1032 North 34th Street

1924
1929

1032 North 34th Street

1943-1947
Edward Kreher

  1028 North 34th Street

1924  No Listing
1929

  1025 North 34th Street

1924  No Listing
1929

  1021 North 34th Street

1924

  1020 North 34th Street

1924

  1018 North 34th Street

1924  No Listing
1929

  1017 North 34th Street

1924

  1016 North 34th Street

1924  No Listing
1929

  1015 North 34th Street

1924 John B. Hufner Jr.
1929 Arthur Roberts
1933 David McMullen

   

Camden Courier-Post - August 14, 1936
2 HELD IN THEFT OF CRAPS WINNINGS
Money Won in Audubon Taken From East Camden Man, Cops Told
George Clayton - Clifford Del Rossi - David McMullen - Tony Scola
Joseph Procelli aka Joe Rizzo
South 4th Street - North 34th Street - Spruce Street 

Intersection of River Road & North 34th Street

   

900 Block of North 34th Street

  953 North 34th Street

1924 Charles Seidelmann

  952 North 34th Street

1960s-2008 Hope Memorial Baptist Church

  945 North 34th Street

1924  No Listing
1929

  940 North 34th Street

1924  No Listing
1929

  936 North 34th Street

1927 No Listing
1929 Alpha Community Baptist Churcu

  932 North 34th Street

1924  No Listing
1929

  931 North 34th Street

1924  No Listing
1929

  922 North 34th Street

1924 Mrs. Elizabeth Perrott
1929 No Listing

  918 North 34th Street

1924  No Listing
1929

  917 North 34th Street

1924  No Listing
1929

  912 North 34th Street

1924 No Listing
1929

911 North 34th Street

1924  No Listing
1929

1969 Mrs. Blanche Niessner

  908 North 34th Street

1924  No Listing

908 North 34th Street

1928-1930
John J. Laitila & Family
John J. & Anna Laitial
Albert M. LaTile

Camden Courier-Post
January 3, 1928

Esther Smith
George R. Thompson
Albert M. Laitila
South 6th Street
South 6th Street
Broadway
Mechanic Street
North 34th Street
West Jersey Hospital

  905 North 34th Street

1924 No Listing
1929
1960s-1970s Eugene Bevilacqua

  901 North 34th Street

1924 No Listing
1929


800 Block of North 34th Street

  837 North 34th Street

1924  No Listing
1929

  836 North 34th Street

1924  No Listing
1929


835 North 34th Street

1955
ABC Excavating Company

1955 New Jersey Bell Telephone
Yellow Pages Ads

832 North 34th Street

1924 No Listing
1929
1960s-1970s Charles A. Bates


Intersection of Hayes Avenue & North 34th Street

   

800 Block of North 34th Street

  828 North 34th Street

1924  No Listing
1929

  822 North 34th Street

1924 James B. Mackenzie
1929 Charles MacKenzie

  820 North 34th Street

1924 No Listing
1929

  818 North 34th Street

1924 

818 North 34th Street

1941 Michael Doran

Camden Courier-Post
July 28, 1941

816-818, 820-822
&
828
North 34th Street

Photo May 11, 2007
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  816 North 34th Street

1924
1929
1947 Ervin F. Ray Sr.
1947 Ervin F. Ray Jr.

815 North 34th Street

Photo May 11, 2007
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815 North 34th Street

Photo May 11, 2007
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815 North 34th Street

Photo May 11, 2007
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815 North 34th Street

Photo May 11, 2007
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METER TAPPERS JAILED

Three men who entered pleas of guilty to stealing gas or electricity from the Public Service were sent to the county jail for 30 days each in default of $25 tines yesterday by Police Judge Pancoast.

Harry Hansen, 2733 Tyler avenue, admitted putting a detachment on his gas meter to prevent it registering. L. M. Thompson, chief clerk for Public Service, testified the device was discovered January 5.

Richard Fearon, 833 Newton avenue, put a "run-around" on his electric meter because he had been out of work he told Judge Pancoast after Thompson had testified the alleged theft was discovered January 13.

John Waldner, 814 North Thirty-fourth street, said his wife was ill and he tapped the main feed line to obtain gas. He said they had four children. Thompson said Public Service employees discovered the alteration on January 10. Waldner's meter was shut off in November for nonpayment of gas bills.

814 North 34th Street

1932-1933 John Waldner

Camden Courier-Post
February 2, 1933

 

812 North 34th Street

1924 No Listing
1929

Photo May 11, 2007
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812 North 34th Street

1924 No Listing
1929

Photo May 11, 2007
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Looking North on North 34th Street from Cleveland Avenue

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Pavonia Railroad Yards - Pennsylvania Railroad - Conrail

   

700 Block of North 34th Street

  700 North 34th Street

1924-1943
William Charles Hansel & Family
accountant, Pennsylvania Rail Road
William C. & Mary F. Hansel


Intersection of Lemuel Street & North 34th Street

   

600 Block of North 34th Street

  647 North 34th Street

Built after 1947
1960s-late 1970s F. Robinson

  640 North 34th Street

1924-1929 Harry A. McGinley

640 North 34th Street

1940s-1970s
Lincoln Marryott Family
1947-1960s Lincoln H. Marryott Sr.
1960s-late 1970s
Lincoln H. "Skeets" Marryott Jr.

The Marryotts
owned
Acme Craftsmen Printing
at
North 36th Street & Westfield Avenue

  633 North 34th Street

Built after 1947

  631 North 34th Street

Built after 1947
1950s-late 1970s A.J. Neri 

630 North 34th Street

1924-1947 Jeremiah K. "Jerry" Lohbrandt
1956-1959 Albert A. Stinger
1960s-late 1970s Olive Stinger

630 North 34th Street

1956-1981
Albert A. Stinger & Family
Albert & Olive Stinger
Lisa Stinger
Andrea Stinger

  629 North 34th Street

Built after 1947

628 North 34th Street

1924-1947 Charles H. Middleton

  627 North 34th Street

Built after 1947


Intersection of Remington Street & North 34th Street

   

600 Block of North 34th Street

  619 North 34th Street

Built 1950

  617 North 34th Street

Built 1950 

  615 North 34th Street

Built 1950

  607 North 34th Street

1924 John H. Deitz
1929-1960s Harmon Gerhart
1929 Samuel Kohlmyer

  604 North 34th Street

Built After 1947
1950s-late 1970s N.N. Fioretti

  603 North 34th Street

1924 No Listing
1929-1947 Charles F. Markert

603 North 34th Street

late 1940s Alfred R. Pierce

In this Courier-Post photo, Alfred R. Pierce is flanked by his parents, Russell and Viola, after he was on re-elected as mayor of Camden in 1965.

Al Pierce married Barbara Markert in 1942. The couple lived here after he returned from World War II


Intersection of Pleasant Street & North 34th Street

   

500 Block of North 34th Street

  565 North 34th Street

1924 No Listing
1929

  564 North 34th Street

1924 No Listing
1929

  563 North 34th Street

1924 No Listing
1929

  562 North 34th Street

1924 No Listing
1929

  561 North 34th Street

1924 No Listing
1929 Vacant

  559 North 34th Street

1924 No Listing
1929 Vacant

  557 North 34th Street

1929 No Listing
1940 Horace M. Bagley
1943 Vacant

557 North 35th Street

1947
John McKay & Family
John & Rachel D. McKay
John E. McKay

  556 North 34th Street

1924 

556 North 34th Street

1941-1942
Alfred Peak

Camden Courier-Post
June 5, 1942

Henry Quinton - Joseph Thompson
Robert McClintock
Woodrow Wilson High School

Click Here for Complete Article

  553 North 34th Street

1924 No Listing
1929

  552 North 34th Street

1924 No Listing
1929

  551 North 34th Street

1924 No Listing
1929

551 North 34th Street

1942-1970s
Walter Allen Boyer & Family
Walter & Estella Boyer
Ruth Grace Boyer

     The original address was 555 North 34th which consisted of 3 lots, with Walter Boyer's house on the corner. By 1956 the lot had been subdivided, two houses had been built, and the corner house had been renumbered to 551.

                                    Dave Baker, December 2014

551 North 34th Street

1942-1970s
Walter Allen Boyer & Family
Walter & Estella Boyer
Ruth Grace Boyer

Photo taken at
Epiphany Evangelical Lutheran Church

551 North 34th Street

1942-1970s
Walter Allen Boyer & Family
Walter & Estella Boyer
Ruth Grace Boyer

Photo taken at
Woodrow Wilson High School

 

  550 North 34th Street

1924 No Listing
1929

  544 North 34th Street

1924 No Listing
1929

  540 North 34th Street

1924 No Listing
1929

  526 North 34th Street

1924 No Listing
1929

  519 North 34th Street

1924 No Listing
1929

  517 North 34th Street

1924 No Listing
1929


Intersection of Pelham Place & North 34th Street

   

Intersection of Rowe Street & North 34th Street

   

500 Block of North 34th Street

  512 North 34th Street

1924 

  511 North 34th Street

1924 No Listing
1929

  509 North 34th Street

1924 No Listing
1929

  508 North 34th Street

1924 No Listing
1929

Employment
10 Help Wanted—Female

HOUSEKEEPER—Middle aged, full charge. German preferred. Call after 3, 508 N 34th St, Camden.

508 North 34th Street

1938

Camden Courier-Post
February 17, 1938

  508 North 34th Street

1970s
Norbert G. Sorensen
Camden Fire Department
Norbert & Joanna Sorensen
Sandy Sorensen
Stephen Sorensen
Fred Roberts


400 Block of North 34th Street

  474 North 34th Street

1924 No Listing
1929

474 North 34th Street

1974
Raymond F. McClintock

  470 North 34th Street

1924 No Listing
1929

  468 North 34th Street

1924 No Listing
1929

  467 North 34th Street

1924 No Listing
1929

467 North 34th Street

1960s-1970s
Thomas C. Blair Jr.

  464 North 34th Street

1924 No Listing
1929

  462 North 34th Street

1924 No Listing
1929

  462 North 34th Street

1940
Edward Morgenweck & Family
Edward & Catherine Mergenweck
Edward N. Morgenweck

  459 North 34th Street

1924
1929

Charles Stahl, 47, of 459 North 34th Street, received a cut nose, when he was struck by an automobile driven by Earl R. Tanner, 24, of Pennsauken Avenue, Palmyra, at Thirty-fourth and Federal Streets. Stahl was treated at Cooper Hospital.

459 North 34th Street

1938 Charles Stahl

Camden-Courier-Post
February 7, 1938

  458 North 34th Street

1924 No Listing
1929

  452 North 34th Street

1924 No Listing
1929

  450 North 34th Street

1924 No Listing
1929

  446 North 34th Street

1924 No Listing
1929

446 North 34th Street

1930s-1940
William J. Myles & Family
William Joseph & Ethel Myles
Ethel Myles - Dorothy Myles
Phyllis Myles -  William Jay Myles
Bartholomew Myles - Richard Myles

William J. Myles Transportation Company

 

  444 North 34th Street

1924 No Listing
1929


Intersection of Mitchell Street & North 34th Street

   

400 Block of North 34th Street

  428 North 34th Street

1924 No Listing
1929

  426 North 34th Street

1924 No Listing
1929

  425 North 34th Street

1924 No Listing
1929

  423 North 34th Street

1924 No Listing
1929

  420 North 34th Street

1924 No Listing
1927-1940
J. Frederick Stahl & Family
J. Frederick & Elsie Frick Stahl
Virginia Stahl
Mrs. Anna Bell Frick
Floyd Frick

420 North 34th Street

1930-1940
Anna Bell Frick

Camden Courier-Post
July 1, 1941

  418 North 34th Street

1924 No Listing
1929

  411 North 34th Street

1924 

  410 North 34th Street

1924
early 1930s Charles J. Fox 

404 North 34th Street

1947
John J. O'Neil

  404 North 34th Street

1924 

  403 North 34th Street

1924 


Intersection of Saunders Avenue & North 34th Street

   

Intersection of Fairfax Street & North 34th Street

   

300 Block of North 34th Street

383 North 34th Street

1924 No Listing
1929

Photo from 2008. 383 on right.

381 North 34th Street

1924 No Listing
1929

Photo from 2008. 381 on left.

377 North 34th Street

1924 No Listing
1929-1930s James T.W. MacElroy
realtor

Camden Courier-Post
October 15, 1931

  375 North 34th Street

1924 No Listing
1929

  371 North 34th Street

1924 No Listing
1929

  370 North 34th Street

1924 No Listing
1929

370 North 34th Street

1940s-1960s
Austin E. Marks
Camden Fire Department

  369 North 34th Street

1924 No Listing
1929

369 North 34th Street

1941
Mrs. Anna Gondolph

Camden Courier-Post
July 1, 1941

Robert H. Gondolph

369 North 34th Street

1941-1942
Henry "Butch" Quinton

Camden Courier-Post
June 5, 1942

Alfred Peak - Joseph Thompson
Robert McClintock
Woodrow Wilson High School

Click Here for Complete Article

  361 North 34th Street

1924 No Listing
1929
1947 James T.W. MacElroy
real estate

  360 North 34th Street

1924 No Listing
1947 No Listing
1950s-1970 Albert E. Barker
fireman


Intersection of High Street & North 34th Street

   

300 Block of North 34th Street

  321b North 34th Street

1924 No Listing
1929 No Listing
1947 Adrian A. Daller

  321a North 34th Street

1924 No Listing
1929 No Listing
1947 Frank P. Verdi

319b North 34th Street

1924 No Listing
1929 No Listing
1940s-1972s 
Mary Ellen McVeigh Soistmann

Camden Courier-Post
February 7, 1938

  319a North 34th Street

1924 No Listing
1929 No Listing

  317b North 34th Street

1924 No Listing
1929 No Listing

  317a North 34th Street

1924 No Listing
1929 No Listing

Sgt. Harris M. Ackerman, 27, of 317 North Thirty-fourth street, was one of a group of men from his unit in Germany, who volunteered to take on the job of processing liberated Allied prisoners, in addition to performing the regular duties assigned them as part of an Air Signal Corps detachment.

The volunteers, whose object it was to get the hungry and tired prisoners back to their homes faster, overhauled a Wehrmacht camp for the purpose, and after a prodigious job of cleaning the place up, supplied decent quarters for the men.

Ackerman, who is still in Germany, is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Louis Ackerman, and was employed at the Bell Telephone office in Camden prior to entering the Army in December, 1941. He has been overseas two years.

317a North 34th Street

1945-1947
Louis Ackerman & Family
Louis A. & Frances C. Ackerman
Harris Ackerman

Camden Courier-Post
August 15, 1945

  315b North 34th Street

1924 No Listing
1929 No Listing

  315a North 34th Street

1924 No Listing
1929 No Listing

  313b North 34th Street

1924 No Listing
1929 No Listing

  313a North 34th Street

1924 No Listing
1929 No Listing

  311 North 34th Street

1924 Elmer Kelly
1929 Isaac H. Beck

  305 North 34th Street

1924 Charles Stein
1929 Charles Wilson


Intersection of Cramer Street & North 34th Street

   

200 Block of North 34th Street

  297 North 34th Street

1924
1929 No Listing

  283 North 34th Street
  280 North 34th Street
  267 North 34th Street

Intersection of Westfield Avenue & North 34th Street

 

1955
Fanelli's Amoco
"Cokie" Fanelli

1955 New Jersey Bell Telephone
Yellow Pages Ad

 

Intersection of Merriel Avenue & North 34th Street

Looking
south
from
Merriel
Avenue

April 3, 2009

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100 Block of North 34th Street
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165 North 34th Street

1924 No Listing
1929
1947

June 15, 1011

163 & 161
North 34th Street

1924
1929
1947

June 15, 1011

163 & 161
North 34th Street

1924
1929
1947

June 15, 1011

163 North 34th Street

1924
1929
1947

June 15, 1011

163 North 34th Street

1924
1929
1947

June 15, 1011

161 North 34th Street

1924 No Listing
1929
1947

June 15, 1011

161 North 34th Street

1924 No Listing
1929
1947

June 15, 1011

161 North 34th Street

2000s Allen Rivera

  159 North 34th Street

1924
1929
1947

Destroyed by Fire July 22, 2005
and subsequently razed 

159 North 34th Street

July 22, 2005

159 North 34th Street

July 22, 2005

159 North 34th Street

July 22, 2005

159 North 34th Street

July 22, 2005

159 North 34th Street

July 22, 2005

153 North 34th Street

About 1928

153 North 34th Street

1955
Builders' & Contractors' Window Cleaning Company

1955 New Jersey Bell Telephone
Yellow Pages Ad

153 North 34th Street

June 15, 1011

147 to 139
 North 34th Street

April 3, 2009

147 & 149
North 34th Street

April 3, 2009 

147 & 149
North 34th Street

1924 

June 15, 2011

  149
North 34th Street

1924
1929
1947

  147
North 34th Street

1924
1929
1947

145 North 34th Street

Duplex
145A North 34th Street
&
145B North 34th Street

1924 No Listing
1929

June 15, 2011

143 & 145
North 34th Street

April 3, 2009

143 & 145
North 34th Street

1924 No Listing
1929

June 15, 2011

 

143 North 34th Street

Duplex
143A North 34th Street
&
143B North 34th Street

1924 No Listing
1929

June 15, 2011

142 North 34th Street

1924

June 15, 2011

  141 North 34th Street

1924 No Listing
1929

139 & 141
North 34th Street

April 3, 2009 

139 & 141
North 34th Street

June 15, 2011

141 North 34th Street

Duplex
141A North 34th Street
&
141B North 34th Street

1931 Fred Barker
1931 George Miller
1931 Jean Lukoff

June 15, 2011

141 North 34th Street

1931 George Miller

Camden Courier-Post
June 3, 1932

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Jean Lukoff
Haddon Avenue
North 34th Street
Marshal H. Diverty
Eutaw Avenue

140 North 34th Street

June 15, 2011

 

140 North 34th Street

Duplex
140A North 34th Street
&
140B North 34th Street

June 15, 2011

 

139 North 34th Street

Duplex
139A North 34th Street
&
139B North 34th Street

1924 No Listing
1929

June 15, 2011

  139 North 34th Street

1924 No Listing
1929

138 North 34th Street

Duplex
138A North 34th Street
&
138B North 34th Street

1924

June 15, 2011

 

137 North 34th Street

1924 No Listing
1929

133 North 34th Street

1924 

130 North 34th Street
124-136 North 34th Street

1924 

125 North 34th Street

1924

June 15, 2011

122 & 120
North 34th Street

1924

June 15, 2011

122 North 34th Street

1906 Harry Clarkson

Philadelphia Inquirer
April 28, 1906

122 North 34th Street

1924

June 15, 2011

120 North 34th Street

1924

June 15, 2011

119 North 34th Street

1924

June 15, 2011

118 & 116
North 34th Street

Duplex
104A North 34th Street
&
104B North 34th Street

June 15, 2011

118 North 34th Street

Duplex
104A North 34th Street
&
104B North 34th Street

June 15, 2011

117 & 115
North 34th Street

June 15, 2011

  117 North 34th Street

1924 
1929-1948 John Murtaugh
Francis Murtaugh

  117 North 34th Street

Private Edward F. Murtaugh

117 North 34th Street

June 15, 2011

  116 North 34th Street

1924-1931 Cyrus Hawkins
1940 Frank Dodelin

  116 North 34th Street

1940s-1987
Roles Court Apartments

A
B
C
D

116 North 34th Street

Duplex
104A North 34th Street
&
104B North 34th Street

June 15, 2011

115 North 34th Street

1924 Willard S. Shinn

June 15, 2011

114 & 112
North 34th Street

Duplex
104A North 34th Street
&
104B North 34th Street

June 15, 2011

114 North 34th Street

Duplex
104A North 34th Street
&
104B North 34th Street

June 15, 2011

  113 North 34th Street

1924 John H. Getz

  113 North 34th Street

1924 John H. Getz

113 & 111
North 34th Street

June 15, 2011

113 North 34th Street

June 15, 2011

  112 North 34th Street

1924-1928 Thomas S. Soby

112 North 34th Street

1929-1987
Roles Court Apartments

1929-1960s
William J. & Eva E. Roles & Family
William J. & Eva E. Roles
Ruth L. Roles
Earl William Roles
Eva Mae Roles

Camden Courier-Post
June 10, 1932

William J. Roles built the Roles Court Apartments. He and his wife Eva lived at 108 North 34th and managed the properties for many years, which passed to their son after they died. The apartments were abandoned in the mid-1980s and destroyed by fire in 1987.

  112 North 34th Street

1915-1987
Roles Court Apartments

A
B
C
D
E

112 North 34th Street

Duplex
104A North 34th Street
&
104B North 34th Street

June 15, 2011

111 North 34th Street

1924 Cecil Shinn

June 15, 2011

110 & 108
North 34th Street

Duplex
104A North 34th Street
&
104B North 34th Street

June 15, 2011

110 North 34th Street

Duplex
104A North 34th Street
&
104B North 34th Street

June 15, 2011

109 & 107
North 34th Street

107 North 34th (left) was heavily damaged by fire on June 14, 2011. Car 1 reported a three story twin dwelling fully involved. 2nd alarm struck and all companies in service with heaviest water lines. Reported people inside. Fire extended to the exposure dwelling, two ladder pipes in service. Crews in service with hand lines in the exposure. 

109 North 34th Street

1900 William E. Hibbert
1924 Lilly Beech

June 15, 2011

 

  108 North 34th Street

1908-1960s
William J. & Eva E. Roles & Family
William J. & Eva E. Roles
Ruth L. Roles
Earl William Roles
Eva Mae Roles

  108 North 34th Street

1929-1987
Roles Court Apartments

Between 1928 and 1947 William J. Roles built the Roles Court Apartments on North 34th Street. The first two building, eight units each at 108 and 112 opened shortly after the 1928 City Directory was compiled. A four unit building at 116 opened in the early 1940s, most probably in 1940 or 1941. A six unit building at 104 and a four unit building at 100 which were not open in 1943 were occupied when the 1947 City Directory was compiled. 1946  over a roughly 20 year period. Except for the time when 108 North 34th was being built, William J. Roles, his wife Eva and family lived at that address. They owned and managed the properties for many years, which passed to their son after they died. The apartments were abandoned in the mid-1980s and destroyed by fire in 1987.

  108 North 34th Street

1915-1987
Roles Court Apartments

A
B
C
D
E
F

  108 North 34th Street

1920s-1930s Apartment F
Dr. Carleton D. Haigis 

  108 North 34th Street

1959
Elmer C. Johnson Jr.

108 North 34th Street

Duplex
104A North 34th Street
&
104B North 34th Street

June 15, 2011

108 North 34th Street

Duplex
104A North 34th Street
&
104B North 34th Street

June 15, 2011

  107 North 34th Street

1924 Frank Barrar

107 North 34th Street

June 14, 2011 - 1254 hours

There are reports from police and neighbors about possible squatters in structure, Firefighters are breaching a wall from an exposure to make safe entry to fire building.

A Rich Johnston photograph
Courtesy Gabe Angemi -CMD•FD BLOG

107 North 34th Street

June 14, 2011 - 1254 hours

107 North 34th Street

June 14, 2011 - 1254 hours

A three story wood frame twin, when Engine 9 arrived, there was fire on all floors. Things were finished up around 2:45 PM

From Danny Stratton

107 North 34th Street

June 15, 2011

107 North 34th Street

June 15, 2011

107 North 34th Street

June 15, 2011

108 North 34th Street

Duplex
104A North 34th Street
&
104B North 34th Street

June 15, 2011

108 North 34th Street

Duplex
104A North 34th Street
&
104B North 34th Street

June 15, 2011

  106 North 34th Street

2008 Coamo Social Club 

  104 North 34th Street

Mid-1940s-1987
Roles Court Apartments

A
B
C
D
E
F

104-106
North 34th Street

June 15, 2011

106 North 34th Street
Duplex
106A North 34th Street
&
106B North 34th Street

June 15, 2011

104 North 34th Street

Duplex
104A North 34th Street
&
104B North 34th Street

June 15, 2011

  100 North 34th Street

1924-early 1940s Albert J. Derrickson

Early 1940s-1987
Roles Court Apartments

A
B
C
D

On April 9, 1987, a third alarm for a row of vacant dwellings kept units busy for several hours at 34th Street and Rosedale Avenue, East Camden. On June 3rd, another third alarm in the same block destroyed some large vacant frames. Again on June 20th, a second alarm occurred in a vacant three-story apartment building on 34th Street near Merriel Avenue. Within a two month period, an entire city block of buildings would be destroyed in several Greater Alarms and numerous working fires along North 34th Street.

  100 North 34th Street

Camden Courier-Post * October 22, 1936

Lewis Liberman - Samuel P. Orlando - John Burns - John Huston
Herbert Richardson - Robert Ashenfelter - Francis Murtaugh
John Ercolani - Edward Hargrove - James Walter

South 8th Street - North 34th Street
Penn Street - Sycamore Street


Intersection of Rosedale Avenue & North 34th Street

   

Intersection of Pennsylvania Railroad - Conrail - Amtrak
Line has been abandoned for many years, tracks torn up around 2000

   

Unit Block of North 34th Street

  43 North 34th Street
  42 North 34th Street

1910- Israel B. Adams

  40 North 34th Street

1969-1975
Walter Wolick Jr. & Family
Walter & Irene Wolick
Walter Wolick III

  37 North 34th Street
36 North 34th Street

1896-1918
Albert C. Dildine & Family
postal worker
Albert & Edith Beers Dildine
Earle Benard Beers Dildine
Harold Redruth Dildine
Alma Leona Dildine
Ira Lindsey Dildine,
Kenneth Albert Dildine

36 North 34th Street

1896-1918
Albert C. Dildine & Family
postal worker
Albert & Edith Beers Dildine
Earle Benard Beers Dildine
Harold Redruth Dildine
Alma Leona Dildine
Ira Lindsey Dildine,
Kenneth Albert Dildine

Albert was a civil war veteran. He enlisted at the age of 14 as  a drummer-
boy for the Union Army. Before moving Camden, where he was the Regional 
Supervisor for the US Postal Service, from Belvidere, Warren County, New Jersey he met and married Edith Beers.

Photograph taken about 1910.

Albert C.D ildine, Edith B. Dildine and educated guess Edith's mother Sarah Elizabeth Mayors Beers.

36 North 34th Street

1896-1918
Albert C. Dildine & Family
postal worker
Albert & Edith Beers Dildine
Earle Benard Beers Dildine
Harold Redruth Dildine
Alma Leona Dildine
Ira Lindsey Dildine,
Kenneth Albert Dildine

Photograph taken about 1905.

  33 North 34th Street

1900s-1914
William Craig & Family
William & Elsie Craig
Jennie Craig, sister
Msrgaret Craig, mother

  32 North 34th Street
  28 North 34th Street
  24 North 34th Street

1910s-1929
Charles E.A. "Pop" Mathews

24 North 34th Street

Corporal Charles A. Mathews

  21 North 34th Street
  20 North 34th Street
  16 North 34th Street
  15 North 34th Street

1924 
1929 No Listing

  12 North 34th Street

1910 Japhet B. Joyce
1924  No Listing
1929


Intersection of 34th Street & Federal Street
Click on Images to Enlarge

Northeast Corner of 34th & Federal Street - August 2, 2011

Southeast Corner

September 29, 2006

   

Looking South on South 34th Street from Federal Street - August 2 2, 2011

Looking South on South 34th Street from Federal Street - August 2 2, 2011

   

Unit Block of South 34th Street

  3 South 34th Street

1924 No Listing
1929

3 South 34th Street

1930
Fern Beauty Shop

Camden Courier-Post
May 4, 1930

  5 South 34th Street

1924 No Listing
1929

  7 South 34th Street

1924 No Listing
1929

  9 South 34th Street

1924 No Listing
1929

  11 South 34th Street
  12 South 34th Street
13 South 34th Street

1906-1909
Benjamin L. Kellum

  15 South 34th Street
  19 South 34th Street
24 South 34th Street

1906-1970s
Morris G. Reichard & Family

Morris G. & Emma M. Paul Reichard
T. Paul Reichard (Richard)
Mary K. Reichard (Richard)
Earle E. Reichard (Richard)

Earle E. Richard & Family
Earl E. & Fidella Richard
Emma Richard
Earle E. Richard Jr.
Miriam Richard

Philadelphia Inquirer
June 13, 1922

  25 South 34th Street
  26 South 34th Street
  28 South 34th Street
  29 South 34th Street

1941 Verna Stark
1941 Robert Stark

  30 South 34th Street
  32 South 34th Street
  33 South 34th Street
34 South 34th Street

About 1928

Click on Image to Enlarge

  40 South 34th Street
42 South 34th Street

Photo from 2008


Intersection of Mickle Street & South 34th Street

   
Camden Courier-Post - July 22, 1941
 
   

100 Block of South 34th Street
Click on Images to Enlarge


103 South 34th Street

1955
Kite's Book Store

1955 New Jersey Bell Telephone
Yellow Pages Ads

  105 South 34th Street
  109 South 34th Street
  111 South 34th Street
  113 South 34th Street
114 South 34th Street

1941
Robert Bowers Sr. & Family
Robert & Lorraine Bowers
Robert Bowers Jr.
Dana Bowers
John D. Bowers

Camden Courier-Post
July 22, 1941

Rosedale Avenue
Mickle Street

114 South 34th Street

1941
Robert Bowers Sr. & Family
Robert & Lorraine Bowers
Robert Bowers Jr.
Dana Bowers
John Bowers

Camden Courier-Post
July 25, 1941

  115 South 34th Street
  117 South 34th Street
  121 South 34th Street
  123 South 34th Street
  124 South 34th Street
  125 South 34th Street

1914 Howard Stover Family

  125 South 34th Street

1914 Sergeant Russell Stover

  127 South 34th Street

1914 Robert Hartmann
1924 No Listing
1929 Hyman Cohen
grocery

Burned to ground about 1979


200 Block of South 34th Street

  202 South 34th Street
  203 South 34th Street

1924
1929 vacant

203 & 205
South 34th Street

December 9, 2011

  205 South 34th Street

1936 Eleanor Haley

206 South 34th Street

December 9, 2011

206 & 208
South 34th Street

December 9, 2011

208 South 34th Street

December 9, 2011

  209 South 34th Street
  213 South 34th Street
  215 South 34th Street

1929

  216 South 34th Street
216 & 218
South 34th Street
  217 South 34th Street
  218 South 34th Street
223 South 34th Street

1904-1947
Harley W. Smith & Family
Harley W. & Clara Smith
Charles H. Smith
Clarence B. Smith

Charles H. Smith & Family
Charles H. & Jeanette Smith
Jeanette Smith
Charles H. Smith Jr.

Philadelphia Inquirer
July 4, 1912

  225 South 34th Street

1924 No Listing
1929 vacant

  227 South 34th Street

1924 No Listing
1929 vacant

  229 South 34th Street

1924 No Listing
1929 vacant
1936 Lorraine M. Snuffin
1947 Tillie Evfimenko & Family

  231 South 34th Street

1924 No Listing
1929 vacant

  232 South 34th Street
  236 South 34th Street
239 South 34th Street

1940s-1970s
Warren I. Carter

  240 South 34th Street
  241 South 34th Street
  242 South 34th Street

1924 No Listing
1929 vacant

  243 South 34th Street

1929

  246 South 34th 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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