Streets
of
Camden, NJ

Arch
 Street


ARCH STREET lays between Federal and Market Street in downtown Camden. At one the street ran from Delaware Avenue though to North 5th Street, and the street was a well known thoroughfare. Over the years various projects have encroached on Arch Street, if weren't looking, you would never know it was there... or ever had been.  

Arch Street at one time had the Collings Carriage Company, which became the Campbell Soup Company garage, Camden Commercial College, and several other businesses. There were three well known bars, Oetzel's Saloon, the Arch Cafe, and the Genova Cafe. The Cooperson Brothers auto body shop had one of their buildings on Arch Street as well. 

Probably the most notable building to sit on Arch Street was the old Camden Fire Department building at 5th and Arch Street. The Masonic Temple sat on 4th Street, just off of Arch for many years, until it was razed to make way for the Camden Fire Department's administration building.

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

 Phil Cohen


5th Street Looking East From Arch Street
The Parkade Building - October 2003

A lunch wagon stood for many years at the Arch Street "triangle". Read about it and other Camden memories from long-time Camden Courier-Post reporter  and columnist Dan McConnell.

Camden Courier-Post

June 7, 1939

...continued...



"Federal and Arch Streets, from Broadway & Federal Street, Camden NJ"

Front and Arch Streets
Merritt & Company - 1900s-1910s

Northwest Corner
of
Front and Arch Streets

1880-1885
Knowles & Anderson, 
canners and preservers
William H. Knowles & Abraham Anderson
1885-1901
Anderson Preserving Company
Abraham Anderson, President
1902-1907
Anderson Food Company
John T. Cox, President

 

Southeast Corner
of
Front and Arch Streets

January 31, 1928

Collings Carriage
Company

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100 Block of Arch Street

  100-124 Arch Street

1947 Campbell Soup Co. garage

101 Arch Street

1890s-1897
George Geis
saloon

Philadelphia Inquirer
May 4, 1897

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to Enlarge

  101 Arch Street

1924 Jacob Maurer bar
1947 gone

107 Arch Street

1924 Lambert & Todd Machine Co.

Camden Courier-Post Ad
March 12, 1930

1947 gone

107 Arch Street

1887 William Vansant

Philadelphia Inquirer
July 8, 1887

William Chew

1947 Gone

110-118 Arch Street

1930s-1940s
William J. Myles Transportation Company

William J. Myles, owner

  120 Arch Street

1924 Camden Carpet Cleaning Works 
1947 gone

  124 Arch Street

1880
George Morgan

126 Arch Street

1913
Maggie O'Neill

Philadelphia Inquirer
July 28, 1913

Wright E. Cox
O. Glen Stackhouse
Morris J. Steelman
Thomas Barker
Harry Spease
Emma Spease
Rosie Minger
Emma Barker
Elsie Stevenson

126 Arch Street

1913 Maggie O'Neill

Philadelphia Inquirer
July 28, 1913

 

126 Arch Street

1924 Samuel Lawson
1947 gone

  128 Arch Street

1924 Mrs. Katherine Foster
1947 gone

  130 Arch Street

1924 Annie H. Hampton grocery

  132 Arch Street

1924 Mrs. Margaret Davis 
1947 gone

  134 Arch Street

1924 Katherine Skillman
1947 gone

134 Arch Street

1915 Edward Engel

Philadelphia Inquirer
September 8, 1915

  136 Arch Street

1885-1888 John Geist
saloon
1890-1897 Wilhelmina Geist
saloon

136 Arch Street

1892
Michael Devinney & Family
Michael & Emma Devinney

rented lodgings at
Wilhemina Geist's Sloon

  136 Arch Street

1904 Andreas Ming
saloon
1918-1919 George Bowman
saloon
1924 Rebecca Bowman
saloon

  136 Arch Street

1936-1943 Cesar Capriotti

1947 gone


200 Block of Arch Street
  200 Arch Street

1924 Joeph Goldenberg
pocket billiards

1947-1978
Arch Cafe
Cesar Capriotti

  201 Arch Street

1924 August A. Fuehren 
bar
1924 Carl Fuehren
1947 gone

  205 Arch Street

1924 Mrs. Margaret McVey
1947 gone

  206 Arch Street

1884
Joseph Maxwell

  206 Arch Street

1924-1947 Joseph Genovese
barber

  207 Arch Street

1878
Ralph B. Montgomery & Family
Ralph B. & Julia Montgomery
Ralph Bradford Montgomery

1924 Mary E. Burkett
1947 gone

  208 Arch Street

1924 George F. Barry
1947 vacant

  209 Arch Street

1924 Ivy Garwood
1947 gone

  210-214 Arch Street

Israel & Lena Schatz Family
George Schatz
1910s-1920s

210-216 Arch Street

1920s-1930s George's
auto repairs
George Schatz

October 30, 1931

210-216 Arch Street

1920s-1930s George's
auto repairs
George Schatz

June 1 & June 9, 1932

210-216 Arch Street

1920s-1930s George's
auto repairs
George Schatz

February 4,1933

 

210-216 Arch Street

1920s-1930s George's
auto repairs
George Schatz

August 2, 1933

210-216 Arch Street

1920s-1930s George's
auto repairs
George Schatz

February 20, 1936

210-216 Arch Street

1920s-1930s George's
auto repairs
George Schatz

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to Enlarge

  210-216 Arch Street

1947 Town Garage

210-216 Arch Street

1955 South Jersey Metal Inc.

1955 New Jersey Bell Telephone
Yellow Pages Ad

  214 Arch Street

1898
George Osler

216 Arch Street

1904-1905
James Taylor & Family
James & Selena Taylor

James Taylor died after an accident
in 1904. Selena Taylor joined him in February of 1938

Philadelphia Inquirer
February 18, 1938

 

216 Arch Street

1900
James Taylor & Family
James & Selena Taylor

James Taylor died after an accident
in 1904. Selena Taylor joined him in February of 1938

Camden Courier-Post
February 18, 1938

216 Arch Street

1906 Robert Crossin

Philadelphia Inquirer
September 12, 1906

  216 Arch Street

1924 John Conway harnessmaker

  217 Arch Street

1888
Joseph Wilson & Family
Joseph & Martha E. Wilson
Joseph Willard WIlson

217 Arch Street

1888
Mrs. Emma Estlow & Family

Philaelphia Inquirer
January 8, 1914

O. Glen Stackhouse
Thomas Lewis

  218 Arch Street

1924 Mrs. Clara Burroughs
1924 Dorothea A. Frye

  220 Arch Street

1902-1903
James Taylor & Family
James & Selena Taylor


1924 North Camden garage
1947 Stradling's Auto Radiator Shop

220 Arch Street

1878-1888
Henry C. "Harry" Grosscup

222 Arch Street

1877
Henry C. "Harry" Grosscup

  222 Arch Street

1924 Linwood Dunham
1947 gone

223 Arch Street

1893 Amos GAunt
1893 Moses Gaunt

Philadelphia Inquirer
February 11, 1894

  223 Arch Street

1924 Harry Hinchman carpenter
1947 gone

  224 Arch Street

1878
Robert M. Coffman Sr. & Family
Robert M. & Amelia Coffman
Robert M. Coffman Jr.
May Coffman
Gertrude Coffman
Richard Coffman
Harry Coffman
John Coffman

  224 Arch Street

1886
William J. Titus

Ferryboat BALTIC
1947 gone

 224 Arch Street

1947 gone

  225 Arch Street

1924 Vacant
1947 gone

  226 Arch Street

1924 Arch Street Garage 
1947 gone

228 Arch Street

1906 Edward S. Angeroth

Philadelphia Inquirer
May 11, 1906


Intersection of North 3rd Street and Arch Street
Looking East along Arch Street
towards
North Third Street 
The North 3rd Street Side
of the former
Camden Courier-Post
Press Building

June 27, 1977
The building was then 
Fire Headquarters

United States Post Office
Northwest Corner of North 3rd & Arch Street
1875-1899
Photograph circa 1890

WILSON COAL & ICE
Northwest Corner of North 3rd & Arch Street - 1901-1908
1906 City Directory Ad

300 Block of Arch Street
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  Northeast Corner 
3rd & Arch Street

1947 Railway Express Agency

302 & Arch Street

1880s
 Abner Sparks & Family
cigars
Abner & Amelia Sparks
A. Benjamin Sparks

304 Arch Street

1915
Harry Schwartz & Family
Harry & Julia Schwartz

Philaddelphia Inquirer
December 5, 1915

304 Arch Street

1915
Harry Schwartz & Family
Harry & Julia Schwartz

Philadelphia Inquirer
December 14, 1915

  304 Arch Street

1919-1920 Homer C. Keleher
1924 Frank J. Richard

306 Arch Street

1919 The Quality Press
1924 The Quality Press

  304-306 Arch Street

1947 Genova Cafe
Joseph Macciocca, owner

  308 Arch Street

1924 Vacant 
1947 Mrs. Ellen Fox

  310 Arch Street

1924 Lloyd O. Collins

  312 Arch Street

1947 Leslie Hallowell

  314 Arch Street

1924 James E. Kelter
carpenter
1947 William R. Coursen

  316 Arch Street

1924 Mrs. Martha T. Randolph
1947
Joseph T. Bray

  317 Arch

1883-1885
Isaac B.  Kay & Family
Isaac & Rebecca Kay
Harry Kay
Charles Jefferson "Jeff" Kay
Mary Kay
Violetta Kay

  318 Arch Street

1924 Neal Taylor 
1947
Alcorn David E. Alcorn

  319 Arch Street

1924 Mrs. Anna Swope

  320 Arch Street

1880s Joseph Moore Family
1880s
Harry K. Moore
1924 Mrs. Susanna Shaw

1947 Stephen E. Hamel

  321 Arch Street

1924 William H. Swope

321 Arch Street was badly dameged by a fire on December 29, 1939 and subsequently razed.

  322 Arch Street

1924 Robert W. Diament

GROCER PAYS $10 FINE AS NUMBERS WRITER

Curt Shuster, 48, of 7521 Rudderow Avenue, Pennsauken, proprietor of a grocery at 7709 Park Avenue, was fined $50 and costs last night as a numbers writer by Recorder George E, Yost. 

He was arrested yesterday through a trap set by Police Inspector Thomas Thorpe, who in plain clothes, prevailed on a resident to go to Shuster's store and buy a number for him. Thorpe watched the transaction and nabbed Shuster. Thorpe did not identify his "go-between." 

Jack Press, 28, of 322 Arch Street Camden, was fined $25 and costs on a charge of malicious mischief preferred by Mrs. Mabel Durham, of Park avenue. Mrs. Durham charge that Press, during a visit to her home, went upstairs and cut up tw dresses and a coat. 

322 Arch Street

1933 Jack Press

Camden Courier-Post
June 15, 1933

  323 Arch Street

1924 Mrs. Ruthanna D. Clements

  324 Arch Street

1924 Gresimer Printing Company

324 Arch Street

1947-1955
Ad Print Service
signs

324 Arch Street

1947-1955
Ad Print Service
signs

1955 New Jersey Bell Telephone
Yellow Pages Ad

 

325 Arch Street

1880
Richard J. Richardson

325 Arch Street

Camden Courier-Post
Advertisement
February 24, 1928

Charles Aceto

325 Arch Street

1930s
Charles Aceto
's
Drive It Yourself Truck Rental
&
ESSO Gas Station

  326 Arch Street

1888 Moses Gaunt
organ maker

  326 Arch Street

1947 Camden Commercial School
(rear entrance)

  327 Arch Street

1924 John Clements

  329 Arch Street

1924 Garden State Chickery

325-329 Arch Street

Cooperson Auto Body Building #2

2003

This building has been used by Cooperson's since the 1940s

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  330 Arch Street

1924 Walter T. Moore
1947
Food-Tobacco-Agricultural 
& Allied Workers Local 80 CIO

331 Arch Street

1900 Rival Saw Manufacturing Company

331 Arch Street

1898-1906
William Harendt & Family
Locksmith
William F. & Rebecca DeHarendt

Philadelphia Inquirer
August 22, 1906

 

331 Arch Street

1924 Acme Awnings & Tent Works

331 Arch Street

1931-1947 Sage Brothers awnings
1947 Walter Sage

Tall Cedars of Lebanon
Camden Forest No. 5
6th Annual Show program
April 23-24-25, 1931

  332 Arch Street

1924 John Hose locksmith

  332-334 Arch Street

1947 Courtney-Jensen Mfg Co. Inc. textile consultants

333 Arch Street

October 3, 2003

1924 vacant
1936
Philip Zinman, Realtor

333 Arch Street

1955
Accounting
&
Business Management
Facilities Company

1955 New Jersey Bell Telephone
Yellow Pages Ad

 

334 Arch Street

1924 Emma Maines

336-338 Arch Street

1890s-1920s
B.F. Schroeder & Sons Co.
undertakers
Bernhard F. Schroeder
B.C. Schroeder


Arch Street from 4th Street - October 3, 2003
Looking Southwest on Arch from 4th Streets Looking Northwest on Arch from 4th Streets

400 Block of Arch Street
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400 Arch Street

1890-early 1900s William Cox

  400 Arch Street

1924 George G, Hand & Son
fish

1947 Gone

  401 Arch Street
Camden Homeopathic
Hospital & Dispensary Association

1885-1890
402 Arch Street

1860s-1870s J. Kelly Brown

1878-1888 William Cox

403 Arch Street

1896-1897
Alonzo Francisco & Family
Alonzo & Lizzie Francisco

Philadelphia Inquirer
January 22, 1897

John Quirk

  403 Arch Street

1924 Joseph Osippi
1947 Gone

405 Arch Street

1878-1881 John H. Fine

  405 Arch Street

1924 Joshua Boyd
1947Gone

  407 Arch Street

Early 1880s Dr. Onan B. Gross
1924 Nathan Gregory milk

407 Arch Street

1947-1961
Myron W. Miller Electric Company

Veterans Boxing Association
Ring No. 6
1959 & 1961 Banquet Program Ads

  410 Arch Street

1924 Frank U. Taylor
1947 Gone

  411 Arch Street

1899
William H. Hawkins

1924
Camden Auto Sales Co., Inc.

  411 Arch Street

Greenwood Motor Company
Hudson-Essex Automobile Dealer
1928

411 Arch Street

Cutler Auto Body Service
Herman Z. Cutler

Camden Courier-Post
October 22, 1931


411 Arch Street

1947-1956
 Federal Street Sheet Metal Works

1955 New Jersey Bell Telephone 
Yellow Pages Ads

1959 S. Moffitt & Company
Sheet Metal

  412 Arch Street

1895-1896
Frederick Himmelein Jr. & Family
Frederick & Minnie Himmelein
Minnie Himmelein
Frederick Elwood Himmelein
Lillian Himmelein

1924 James M. Murray
1947 Gone

  413 Arch Street

1924 Vacant
1947 Gone



413 Arch Street

1924 Vacant
1947 No listing

1955
Selbee Communications Company

1955 New Jersey Bell Telephone
Yellow Pages Ad

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

416 Arch Street

1914
Frank Ahern

Philadelphia Inquirer
September 8, 1914

Dr. David F. Bentley
Clifford Grundy - Market Street
James Alcorn - Lawrence Street

413-421 Arch Street
aka
417 Arch Street

1952 Photo

1952-1955
John Lecroy & Sons
Extract Manufacturers

 

417 Arch Street

1952-1955
John Lecroy & Sons
Extract Manufacturers

1955 New jersey Bell Telephone
Yellow Pages Listing

413-421 Arch Street
aka
417 Arch Street

John Lecroy & Sons
Extract Manufacturers

1952 photo

  414 Arch Street

1924 Mrs. E.D. Urban
1947 Gone

  416 Arch Street

1924 Mrs. P. Walker
1947 Gone

417 Arch Street

1894 Rueben S. & Eleanor Cross
Camden Courier
October 23, 1894

  417 Arch Street

1924 Gone

  418 Arch Street

1924 R.J. Greenwood
1947 Gone

  419 Arch Street

1924 Vacant
1947 Gone

  420 Arch Street

1924 Julian McLaughlin 

420 Arch Street

1947
Robert J. Mentz Sr. & Family
Robert J. Mentz Jr.

  421 Arch Street

1924 Fred G. Wacker
1947 Gone

422 Arch Street

1917-1932
Jacob Reed & Family
Jacob & Matilda Reed
Fred Reed

Camden Courier-Post
June 13 & June 14, 1932

  422 Arch Street

1947 William H. Wright
residence

423 Arch Street

1880-1891
James W. Ayers & Family
Mayor of Camden, 1877-1880

New York Herald Tribune
August 28, 1896

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  423 Arch Street

1924 Miller Building

1924 Camden Magneto 
                          & Battery Service Station
1924 Myron W. Miller Electric Company
1924 M.R. Sidwell woodworker
1924 South Jersey Publishing Company
1924 West Jersey Chemical Company

423 Arch Street

E.D. Brewer & Son
Office Equipment
Late 1940s

Photo taken
June 15, 1952

Occupants of building
on that date
presently not known-
PMC 8/14/2005


424 Arch Street

1924-1947 Thomas A. Mullin
residence

  424 Arch Street
  430 Arch Street

1924 Mrs. Hannah Keating
1947 United Diner

  432 Arch Street

1924 Thomas I. Rich
1947 Gone

434 Arch Street

1879-1880
Howard H. Currie & Family
Howard H. & Rosanna Currie
Howard L. Currie

  434 Arch Street


1924 F.M. Woodward
1947 Gone

  438 Arch Street

1889-1922 Oetzel's Saloon
1924 Gone


Oetzel's Saloon at 438 Arch Street
Looking Southwest From 5th Street
about 1910

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Oetzel's Saloon

438 Arch Street

About 1910

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to Enlarge


At the Northwest Corner of 5th & Arch Streets

Headquarters, Camden Fire Department
5th and Arch Streets - circa 1908
Headquarters, Camden Fire Department
5th and Arch Streets - 1918

Arch Street Looking West From 5th Street
October 3, 2003


501-529 Block of Arch Street
  501 Arch Street

1901
Joseph . Topham

Philadelphia Inquirer
September 14, 1901

St. Alban's Lodge No. 10 F. & A.M.
Thomas M.K. Lee Post No. 5, G.A.R.
Volunteer Fireman's Association

  501 Arch Street

1924 Joseph D'Andrea barber shop
1924 Leonard C. Matthews police 
1924 A.D. Thompson

503 Arch Street

1896
Charles Thompson

Philadelphia Inquirer
August 13, 1896

  503 Arch Street

1924 Carl Cutler machinst

509 Arch Street

1915-1930
Camden Auto Radiator Company
Herman Z. Cutler Company
sheet metal works
Herman Z. Cutler

507 Arch Street

1900 Thomas E. Mason

Philadelphia Inquirer
August 16, 1900

Billy Sand - Arthur Stanley
Joseph Nowrey
Philip T. Colding
Paul C. Budd
Haddon Avenue - Line Street
Arch Street

  509 Arch Street

1895-1896
Robert M. Coffman Sr. & Family
Robert M. & Amelia Coffman
Robert M. Coffman Jr.
May Coffman
Gertrude Coffman
Richard Coffman
Harry Coffman
John Coffman

509 Arch Street

1918
Camden Auto Radiator Repair Co.

1918-1919 City Directory Ad

  513 Arch Street

1924 vacant 

  515 Arch Street

1924 John Soffe real estate
1924 Soffe Hydraulic Stone Company

517 Arch Street

1896 John A. VanSciver
saloon

Philadelphia Inquirer
April 28, 1896

517 Arch Street

1906-1921
William Curliss

William Curliss, a former Camden firefighter, lived at this address and operated a saloon from the early 1900s until his death in 1921.

  517 Arch Street

1924 Frank M. Toppin
saloon

  519 Arch Street

1924 Board of Charities
1924 Camden County Tuberculosis Assn.
1924 Visiting Nurse Society
1924 Tuberculosis Clinic

521 Arch Street

1909-1924
Gospel Hall
aka
New Gospel Hall

Camden Daily Courier
January 9, 1909

523-525 Arch Street

1919-1924
National Cash Register Company

523-1/2 Arch Street

1914
Charles P. Biggin Company

 

525 Arch Street

1874
John Fallan

  529 Arch Street

1924 Camden Safety Storage Company

  531 Arch Street

1924 Stahl's Dining Room
1924 Melanie Stahl

  533 Arch Street

1924 F.J. Saylor Co. vaccum cleaners
1924 Eureka Vacuum Cleaner Company

535 Arch Street

1877
William S. Davis & Family
William S. & Dollie Amanda Davis 

 

  535 Arch Street

1924 Mrs. Kate Eggman

  537 Arch Street

1924 Camden Real Estate Search Co.
1924 William A. Carty Insurance
1924 Winnie Cline
1924 William Cline lawyer
1924 Maurice L. Praissman lawyer
1924 Joshua Griffiths real estate
1924 Home Builders Company
1924 Roosevelt Finance Company

  539 Arch Street

1924 Harry C. Lounsberry
stoves


Federal Street & Arch Street
circa 1930

Mid 1920s Advertisement

Camden Auto Radiator

505-509
Arch Street

The entire block was razed in the early 1930s to make way for Roosevelt Plaza Park. The Parkade Building was built on the site in the late 1950s.

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"Federal and Arch Streets, from Broadway & Federal Street, Camden NJ"

These postcards date from about 1905. Arch Street is the right fork, visible in the background of the two postcards. On the left, in both cards, the Munger & Long Department Store, known as J.C. Penney's from the 1930ds through the 1960s. To the right, the Camden County Courthouse, which stood from 1904 through the early 1950s. 


Thanks to Sharon R. Berenato for her help with this page.

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