Streets
of
Camden, NJ

Adams
Avenue


ADAMS AVENUE, which is in the Cramer Hill section of Camden NJ,  was named after President John Quincy Adams. That he was named for John Quincy instead of John Adams is a pretty easy deduction, given that many of the other streets in the immediate vicinity wee named after Presidents of the same era, Van Buren, Polk, Pierce, Harrison, and Tyler, to be precise.

Adams Avenue starts at the foot of North 28th Street, near where the old Noecker & Rickenbach Shipyard once stood, and runs northeast across 29th Street before ending at the site of the former Tucker shipyard.

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

 Phil Cohen


2800 Block of Adams Avenue

On February 16th, 1941at 6:30 A.M., a passing milkman turned in the alarm for an explosion and fire in an occupied dwelling at 28th Street and Adams Avenue, Cramer Hill. A father and son were killed in this fire resulting from a faulty oil burner, while a second son was critically burned but survived. 

2802 or 2804
Adams Avenue

2011 Gone

  2802 Adams Avenue

1924 No Listing
1929 George W. Distler

2011 Gone

  2804 Adams Avenue

1924 Harry P. Hanscomb
1929 Mrs. Antonia Hanscomb

2011 Gone

  2808 Adams Avenue

1924 Harry T. Carver
1929 Joe N. Jackson
1947
James R. Murphy

2011 Gone

  2810 Adams Avenue

1924 Roy M. Kane
1929 Charles King
1947 John Hirst

2810 Adams Avenue

 

1955 J.R. Murphy
1955 New Jersey Bell Telephone
Yellow Pages Ad

2011 Gone

  2812 Adams Avenue

1924 Vacant
1929 Walter J. Lucha
1947 John J. Kane

2011 Gone

  2820 Adams Avenue

1924 William Kelly

2011 Gone


Urges New Schools To the Editor:

Sir-As a citizen of Camden, I plead with you to encourage the building of new schools in Camden. As you probably know, many of these schools are in deplorable condition, especially in the Third and Fourth wards and are fire traps, if ever there were any. If there is not something done to replace these firetraps, we are going to have a repetition of what took place in Ontario the other day where so many innocent children were burned to death. Not more than 10 percent of the schools in Camden are fit to hold children; and, your paper, being the mouthpiece of Camden county should absolutely make steps forward for the encouragement of building new schools.

Trusting that you will do what you can for this cause, I am

SAMUEL CHURCH

2820 Adams Avenue

1929-1930s Samuel R. Church

Camden Courier-Post
February 5, 1938

2011 Gone

  2820 Adams Avenue


1947 Mrs. Lillian S. Meester

2011 Gone

  2820 Adams Avenue
rear

1924 John Beideman
1929 Coy Faust
1947 Edward C. Hinnershitz

2011 Gone

  2825 Adams Avenue

1924 No Listing
1929 No Listing
1947
Thomas E. Tabb

2011 Gone

  2830 Adams Avenue

1924 Hugh Unger
1929 Charles A. Laird
1947 Samuel McAlonan

2011 Gone

  2834 Adams Avenue

1924 W.H. Wentworth
1929 Vacant
1947 Robert Deets

2011 Gone

  2838 Adams Avenue

1924-1929 Mrs. Lydia Morrison

2011 Gone

  2840 Adams Avenue

1924 No Listing
1929 No Listing
1947 Dominick McBride

2011 Gone

  2842 Adams Avenue

1924 No Listing
1929 Vacant
1947 Frank E. Cranston

2011 Gone


This picture is looking east on North 29th Street towards Buren Avenue, in the 1950s.  Left side, 1512- renters, 1510- Old Man Frye. 0ur house with white siding at 2901 Adams Avenue;  1356- the Shlams, 1354- the Kerbaughs. This was a twin, the two houses joined together. Last on left is 1348 North 29th Street, I don't know who lived there. The last cross street is Buren Avenue.  The big house on the corner of North 29th and Buren, upper right in this picture, is 2904 Buren Avenue, the Hawk family.

Patay O'Brien Maggiulli
January 2008


2900 Block of Adams Avenue
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2900 Adams Avenue

1979-2011 Waterview Inn

Photo Taken June 25, 2011

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2900 Adams Avenue

1979-2011 Waterview Inn

Photo Taken June 25, 2011

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  2901 Adams Avenue

1924 Joseph B. Rink
grocery
1929 Gottlieb Myers

2011 Gone

2901 Adams Avenue

1943-1960s William C. O'Brien

  I have lived in Cramer Hill since 1943. We first lived on Harrison Avenue. Then we had to move, because someone bought our rented house. We move to 2901 Adams Avenue in 1947. Here is a picture of our house. It was not a very nice house. It was a summer house when the Delaware River was clean enough to go swimming in, but it was the only one available at the time. My Pop fixed it up, had it shingled in white. My Father was William C. O'Brien, mother Thelma, my name is Patsy, brother Bill, and brother Jim. I lived there till I got married in 1959. My family still lives in South Jersey. My father passed away in 1997. My Mom and brothers  are still living. I have a lot of happy memories living on Adams Avenue. The streets weren't paved. A great place for kids to play. We went to Sharp School. 

Patsy O'Brien Maggiulli 

2901 Adams Avenue

1943-1960s William C. O'Brien

 This is My Mom, Thelma O'Brien, in the back yard. The Dickerson's house and our were attached. We bought their side, and Pop tore through to made it bigger. As you can see it was a real mess. Pop did all the work himself. Us Kkds helped out as much as we could.  As a result us kids knew how to handle tools. We've became quite handy, because Pop taught us.. 

Patsy O'Brien Maggiulli 

  2903 Adams Avenue

1924 John Hirst
1929 Thomas A. Elwell
1947 Charles Dickinson

2011 Gone

  2905 Adams Avenue

1924 No Listing
1929 Vacant
1947 No Listing

2011 Gone

  2907 Adams Avenue

1924 Edward Stiles
1929 Lawrence B. Whipple
1947 No Listing

2011 Gone

  2910 Adams Avenue

1929 August Oswald Sr.
1947 Herman Niessner
2006 J. H. Foley

2910 Adams Avenue

1929 August Oswald Sr.
1947 Herman Niessner
2006 J. H. Foley

Photo Taken June 25, 2011

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2910 Adams Avenue

1929 August Oswald Sr.
1947 Herman Niessner
2006 J. H. Foley

Photo Taken June 25, 2011

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2910 Adams Avenue

1929 August Oswald Sr.
1947 Herman Niessner
2006 J. H. Foley

Photo Taken June 25, 2011

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  2912 Adams Avenue

1924 Joseph Bozart
1929 John Edwards
1947 Norman H. Swift

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  2914 Adams Avenue

1924 Harry Luebberman
1929 Vacant
1947 Walter E. Ott

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  2918 Adams Avenue

1924-1929 John Frett
1947 Samuel Flack
junk

We, the Larsons - Joseph, Melva and Joseph - lived at 2918 Adams Ave from 1960 - 1964. It was what was known at the time as a "shotgun house" meaning a long narrow home, one in which you could open the front and back doors and fire a shotgun straight through it.

Directly across from us was the Del-Kirk Spiritualist Camp where my nana - Ida Shlam - would go to "talk to the spooks". Unfortunately I don't know the address but it was the last building on that side of the street before the 
river at that time.

2918 Adams Avenue

1960-1964
Joseph Larson & Family
Joseph & Melva Larson
Joseph Larson

 

2011 Gone

  2921 Adams Avenue

1924 Edward Gunby
1929 Gordon L. Boose

2011 Gone

  2922 Adams Avenue

1924 No Listing
1929 Edmund M. Thomas
plumber
1947 No Listing

2011 Gone

  2947 Adams Avenue

1924 No Listing
1929 No Listing
1947 Edward R. Walls

2011 Gone

  2949 Adams Avenue

1924 No Listing
1929 No Listing
1947 No Listing
2006 Ginice Beebe

Man murdered outside Camden bar

CAMDEN, N.J. - December 14, 2008 (WPVI) -- A man was shot and killed outside a Camden bar overnight.

It happened in the parking lot of the Waterview Inn on the 2900 block of Adams Avenue.

Police say a man in his 30's was shot in the neck while sitting inside a car.

Investigators are trying to determine the victim's identity, and a motive for the shooting.

2949 Adams Avenue

1950s-2008
The Waterview Inn

Camden man sentenced to life
plus 11 years for 2008 killing

CAMDEN — A 30-year-old Camden man was sentenced Tuesday to life plus 11 years in prison for killing a man in 2008.

Jamie Martin Centeno, of the 1100 block of N. 28th Street, was sentenced to the equivalent of 86 years, by Superior Court Judge Louise Donaldson. 

In February he was convicted of murder, endangering an injured victim, unlawful possession of a weapon, possession of a weapon for an unlawful purpose and being a certain person not permitted to possess a weapon.

Centeno killed Jose Sosa, 30, of the 1200 block of N. 32nd Street in Camden, at the Waterview Inn on the 2900 block of Adams Avenue about 12:30 a.m. on Dec. 14, 2008. Centeno and Sosa were both in the bar shortly before the killing, in which Centeno stepped out of the bar briefly, returned and shot Sosa.

Sosa allegedly committed an assault against Centeno’s brother in 2004, which led to a long-standing rivalry between the two men, said Assistant Prosecutor Christine Shah during the trial.
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2949 Adams Avenue

1950s-2008
The Waterview Inn

 


3000 Block of Adams Avenue
  1947 Tucker Shipyard

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