Streets
of
Camden, NJ

Beckett Street


BECKETT STREET was named after Henry and Mary Beckett, who owned a large tract of land that was laid out into town lots about 1853. The Becketts at one time owned the land from Royden to Line Street and from West to Second Street. Beckett Street originally ran East to West, from Front Street to West Street, north of Line Street. At some point after 1947 all properties between Clinton and Line Streets and South 2nd and South 3rd Streets were acquired and razed, and an industrial building was erected on the site. Today Beckett Street runs only from South 3rd Street to West Street.

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

 Phil Cohen


1946 Map of Camden

Beckett Street runs East to West, from Front Street to West Street, north of Line Street


Foot of Beckett Street

 

South Jersey Port
Commission

Beckett Street Terminal


Intersection of Front Street & Beckett Street

   

Intersection of South 2nd Street & Beckett Street

   

200 Block of Beckett Street
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202 Beckett Street

1947 Joseph A. Ambrose

 

204 Beckett Street

1912 Giuseppe Azzari
1947 Rocco Ginobile
 

 

206 Beckett Street

1947 Nicholas Zamagni 

 

207 Beckett Street

1947 Vacant 

 

207 Beckett Street

1947 George Patterson

5 INJURED IN COLLISION

Five persons were injured Saturday morning when a truck, and passenger automobile collided at Eighth and Van Hook Streets. The truck, containing four workmen, was overturned. 

Dominic Fanelle, 20, of 703 Locust Street, driver of the truck, suffered chest and back injuries. The injured were taken to the West Jersey Homeopathic Hospital

The driver of the car, Mrs. Anna K. Holt, 30, of 2898 North Congress Road, was cut and bruised. The others injured were Fioranto Costanzo, 18, of 209 Beckett Street; Felix Lee, 50, Cuthbert Road, Haddon Township, and Love Troutman, 56, of 717 South Eighth Street. All were cut and bruised. 

209 Beckett Street

1933 Fioranto Costanzo

Camden Courier-Post
June 12, 1933

 

209 Beckett Street

1947 William Woodsel

209 Beckett Street

1957 Emma Brewer

Camden Courier-Post
December 26, 1957
l

 

210 Beckett Street

1947 Vacant


Intersection of Locust Street & Beckett Street

   

200 Block of Beckett Street
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211 Beckett Street

1947 Emma V. Drummond

 

212  Beckett Street

1947 I. Kenneth Bowman 

  213 Beckett Street

1947 Mary Blackstone

214 Beckett Street

1900
William G. Hillman

  214 Beckett Street

1927
Carmin A. Fuscellaro Sr. Family
Carmin & Anna Fuscellaro
George A. Fuscellaro
Nettie Fuscellaro
Carmin A. Fuscellaro Jr.

A shoe cutter in 1924, by 1927 Carmin Fuscellaro Sr. was a Camden Police Officer. Son Carmin Fuscellaro Jr. also became a Camden Police Officer. Son George Fuscellaro became a member of the Camden Fire Department.

  214 Beckett Street

1947 John S. Martorano

  215 Beckett Street

1947 Otis Todd

216 Beckett Street

1899-1900
Warren C. Hill & Family
Warren C. & Sarah V. McCormick Hill
Violet Hill - Pearl Hill
William Hill - Robert Hill
Henrietta Hill

Philadelphia Inquirer
January 19, 1900

  216 Beckett Street

1947 Mrs. Sarah Hollingsworth

  217 Beckett Street

1947 Anthony Prince

  218 Beckett Street

1947 Joseph Constantini

  219 Beckett Street

1947 Vacant
  221 Beckett Street

1947 Anthony Passarelle

  223 Beckett Street

1947 Salvatore Risarto
fruits

  227 Beckett Street

1947 Russell Banks

  229 Beckett Street

1947 Mrs. Hattie Barkley

  231 Beckett Street

1947 Dominick Baldudar

233 Beckett Street

1912-1913 Charles Young

Philadelphia Inquirer
February 5, 1913

S.C. Childs
O. Glen Stackhouse
John Painter
John Cross
John Thompson
Francis J. Bunker
George R. Pelouze

  233 Beckett Street

1947 Mrs. Rosie Difede

  235 Beckett Street

1920s-1930s Nicholas Manzi

  235 Beckett Street

1947 Joseph DiMarco

  237 Beckett Street

1918
Christian Staas & Family
Christian & Ida Staas
Evans O. Staas

1947 Nicholas Abiuso

  239 Beckett Street

1906 Mrs. Caroline Martin
1906 Arthur Martin

1947 Mattar Nardi

  241 Beckett Street

1947 Pasquale Geurrier

  243 Beckett Street

1947 John J. Colton
1947 George R Colton
contractor

   

Intersection of South 3rd Street & Beckett Street
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Southwest Corner of South 3rd Street & Beckett Street
Postcard circa 1906
Northeast Corner of South 3rd Street & Beckett Street - Photo Taken September 8, 2011
Looking East on Beckett Street from  South 3rd Street - Photo Taken September 8, 2011
Looking East on Beckett Street from  South 3rd Street - Photo Taken September 8, 2011

Southwest Corner
South 3rd & Beckett Street

1920s-1930s
Wiley Methodist Episcopal Church

1927-1930s
Rev. John S. Hackett

 

Southwest Corner
South 3rd & Beckett Street

1947
Little Rock Baptist Church

   
   

Some of the Beckett Streeters on a Sunday
circa World War II
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A usual Sunday routine- After church, the neighborhood boys would go up to Broadway to check the movies appearing at the many movie houses in Camden or play ball in the "stable." Photo was taken in front of 329 Beckett Street. 

Anthony "Nino" Marcozzi Sr.
May 2014

Top, left: Woman in the window holding her nephew: Emma Arcaini
Top, right: Billy Polidora, US Navy, home on leave from the war 
Top row, from left: Rinaldo Grazioli, George Bordi, Mim Marcozzi, Lou Bordi, Muzzy Albano
Middle row: Shiz Grazioli, Mifit Arcaini, Chipsey Giletto
Bottom row: Junior Di Frank, Nino Marcozzi, Sonny Auletto, Carmen Giletto 


300 Block of Beckett Street
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308 Beckett Street

1947 Emedio Bordi

2011 Gone

309 Beckett Street

1947 Mrs. Sadie Del Moro

Photograph Taken March 14

, 2012

309 to 331 Beckett Street

Photo Taken September 8, 2011

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309 & 311 Beckett Street

Photograph Taken March 14, 2012

310 Beckett Street

 
1947 Joseph Cuffari

Photo Taken September 8, 2011

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310 Beckett Street

Photograph Taken March 14, 2012

311 Beckett Street

1938-1947
Joseph DiVincenzo & Family
Mary DiVicenzo

Photograph Taken March 14, 2012

HOSPITAL CASES
COOPER

Lewis Raupp, 53, 833 North 6th Street, dog bite of right index finger
Anna Veroline, 34, 318 Walnut Street, sprained ankle
Albert Passarella, 15, 433 Spruce Street, sprained ankle
Thomas J. Owens, 35, 420 Taylor Ave., bruised wrist and knee
Joseph Manfredi, 14, 335 Chestnut Street, infected palm.
Margaret Cramer, 9, 323 Erie Street, infected finger
Laurence Wiggle, 5, 505 South 6th Street, cut hand
Joseph Carbone, 18, 336 Walnut Street, cut chin
Thomas DiRenzo, 13, 522 Clinton St., splinter in left foot.
Cecelia Homan, 32, 511 Ray Avenue, foreign body in eye
Mary DiVincenzo, 10, 311 Beckett St., foreign body in eye

WEST JERSEY

Theresa Marolda, 59, 1713 South 4th Street, cut finger
Benjamin Druasowictz, 34, 1282 Van Hook St., cut finger
Charles Mangold, 52, 3 North 4th Street, cut finger
Stanley Kaminski, 25, 1119 Liberty Street, cut hand
Marie Birsch, 15, 697 Van Hook St., foreign particle in eye 
Willard Dickson, 3, 1739 Railroad Ave., puncture wound of thigh

311 Beckett Street

1938-1947
Joseph DiVincenzo & Family
Mary DiVicenzo

Camden Courier-Post
February 14, 1938

  311 Beckett Street

1967 Eligio Vassolotti

  312 Beckett Street

1947 Dominick A. Terranova

313 Beckett Street

1947-1967 Florindo A. DiLodovico

Photograph Taken March 14, 2012

313 & 315 Beckett Street

Photograph Taken March 14, 2012

  314 Beckett Street

1947 Mrs. Anna Asper

315 Beckett Street

1909-1911 Samuel H. Young
1947 Elizabeth Flamini

Photograph Taken March 14, 2012

  316 Beckett Street


1947 Nicholas Pilla

317 Beckett Street

1947 Emidio Bernardi

Photograph Taken March 14, 2012

317 & 319 Beckett Street

Photograph Taken March 14, 2012

  318 Beckett Street

1947 Louis Pendeline

319 Beckett Street

Photograph Taken March 14, 2012

319 Beckett Street

1919-1973
John DiMaggio & Family
John & Mary DiMaggio
Santo DiMaggio
John DiMaggio
Anthony DiMaggio

Left: Santo DiMaggio

319 Beckett Street

1919-1973
John DiMaggio & Family
John & Mary DiMaggio
Santo DiMaggio
John DiMaggio
Anthony DiMaggio

Left: John DiMaggio

  320 Beckett Street

1947 Nicholas Lototsky

321 Beckett Street

1947 Emanuello Russo

Photograph Taken March 14, 2012

321 & 323 Beckett Street

Photograph Taken March 14, 2012

  322 Beckett Street

1947 Ralph Natale

323 Beckett Street

1030-1947
Alexander Polidora & Family
Alexander & Rose Polidora
James Polidora
Elvira Polidora
Marion Polidora
William "Billy" Polidora

  324 Beckett Street

324 1947 Peter Bernard

325 Beckett Street

1947 Anthony Palumbo

325 Beckett Street

January 2, 2009

Photo by Tony Cannon

325 & 327 Beckett Street

Photograph Taken March 14, 2012

326 Beckett Street

1940-1942
Frank Saia & Family
Frank & Sadie Saia
Benjamin Saia
Pauline Saia
Rose Saia
Anthony Saia
Joseph Saia
Anna Koenig (step-daughter)

  326 Beckett Street

1947 William L. Gervasi

327 Beckett Street

1947 Carmello DiBartolomeo

Photograph Taken March 14, 2012

  328 Beckett Street

1947 Julius Bernardi

329 Beckett Street

1922-1947
Berardo Arcaini & Family
Berardo & Elisa Arcaini
Rose Arcaini - Vincenzo Arcaini
Dominic "Mimi" Arcaini
Alfred "Miff" Arcaini - Emma Arcaini

Woman in the doorway- Emma Arcaini
Middle row, center Alfred "Miff" Arcaini

Photo courtesy of Anthony "Nino" Marcozzi, bottom row, 2nd from left. Dominic Arcaini later married Helen Feriozzi of 905 South 5th Street

  329 Beckett Street

1953-?
Ernest Feriozzi & Family
Ernest & Maria Feriozzi
Anthony Feriozzi - Oswaldo Feriozzi
Guido Feriozzi - Helen Feriozzi
Adriana Feriozzi

Dominic "Mimi" Arcaini & Family
Dominic & Helen Feriozzi Arcaini
Ron Arcaini

I was born in Camden in 1947, father Dominic Arcaini"Mimi" from 329 Beckett. Mother, Helen Feriozzi Arcaini of 905 South 5th Street. We lived with my grandprents, Ernest Feriozzi who owned and operated Feriozzi Construction Company and my grandmother Maria "Mary" Feriozzi. We all lived at 905 South 5th until my grandfather moved all of us to 521 Spruce in about 1953 which became the base for the construction company. I don't know how long prior to my birth they owned the house on 5th street, but the 1940 census had my grandparents and all of their children living there. The children (my uncles) were Anthony (Tony), Oswaldo(Ozzie), and Guido. My mother was Helen and my aunt was Adriana(Adri). 

Ron Arcaini
November 2014

 

330 Beckett Street

1918-1929
Eli M. Hunt

  330 Beckett Street

1930s-1940s
Achille Grazioli & Family
Achille & Carmella Grazioli
Hilda Grazioli
Jean Grazioli
Giovanni Grazioli
Reynaldo Grazioli
Dante Grazioli
Joseph Grazioli

331 Beckett Street

 

1947 Givino DiPaolo

Photograph Taken March 14, 2012

332 Beckett Street

1930-1947
Guido Marcozzi & Family
Guido & Marie Marcozzi
Theresa Marcozzi
Erasmo Marcozzi
Josephine Marozzi
Emidio "Mim" Marcozzi
Anthony "Nino" Marcozzi

2001 Gone

Left: Mim and Nino Marcozzi in uniform of the A.M. Mucci VFW Post No. 2865 band
circa 1949

334 Beckett Street

1947 Louis Giardini
2001-2012 Vacant

Photograph Taken March 14, 2012

334 & 336 Beckett Street

October 18, 2001

334 & 336Beckett Street

Photograph Taken March 14, 2012

336 Beckett Street

1947 Peter Alemi
1947 Philip Dominiano

Photograph Taken March 14, 2012


Intersection of South 4th Street & Beckett Street

   

Northeast Corner
of 
South 4th Street
&
Beckett Street

January 2, 2009

Formerly Buono's Pharmacy
&
Doganiero's Pharmacy

Photo by Tony Cannon

Looking Northwest on Beckett Street
from
West Street

December 26, 2004

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Looking East on Beckett Street
from
300 Block

September 8, 2011

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400 Block of Beckett Street
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407 Beckett Street

1924 Vincenzo Gramenzi
1947 Joseph Lopergola

 

408 Beckett Street

1947 Mrs. Anne Iacovelli

 

409 Beckett Street

1920s-1947 Frank Tucci

 

410 Beckett Street

1947 Nicholas Parventi  

411 Beckett Street

1920s-1947 Louis Labascio
2012 Vacant

Scheduled for Demolition March 2012

411 & 413
Beckett Street

Photograph Taken March 14, 2012

 

 

412 Beckett Street

1920s-1947 Alexandro Stortino

413 Beckett Street

1899-1900s Walter P. Ellis
1920s-1947 Joseph Angelastro

Photograph Taken March 14, 2012

 

414 Beckett Street

1917 Augustus E. "Gus" Gondolf Sr.
1929 Antonio Ferri
1947 Albert M. Ferri

 

415 Beckett Street

1929-1947 Fred D'Alesandro

“This was the home of my best friend, Janie Palermo. In the early 60’s when we were between the ages of six and eight years old, Janie, and Gaila Levecchia (our other best friend), and I would walk with older friends or parents from Beckett St. to Broadway to go to the Camden Free Public Library. That library is where I first learned to love books.”

Donna Loperfido Carlin
January 13, 2008

415 Beckett Street

Late 1950s-1970s
Joseph & Christina Palermo Family
Jane Palermo
Joseph Palermo, Jr.

Josephine Palermo

416 Beckett Street

1915 Harry L. Sanders
1915 Ratcliffe Weitzman Co.

Philadelphia Inquirer
September 15, 1915

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416 Beckett Street

1947 Francis Doto

 

417 Beckett Street

1929-1944
Vito Antonio & Grazia (Piepoli) Loperfido
Marchione Family
Troiano Family
1947 Pietro DiSiena
1958 ? Joseph Bendito / Seminara Families

 

418 Beckett Street

1920s-1947 Albert G. Annibale 

“This is where I lived from my birth in 1954 until I was 8 years old.  I have many happy memories of this house and the neighborhood.  My maternal grandfather (VitoAntonio Leone) owned the building and he lived in it with my grandmother and their 6 children until 1946 when they moved to the larger house at 1121 S. 4th Street.  After we moved out in 1962, he rented it to one or two more families, and then sold it.  Years later, we learned that the building was blown up when a bullet or ‘bb-gun’ pellet hit a gas pipe, and thankfully everyone got out alive.  The houses on either side (417 and 421) were also destroyed in the explosion and the houses no longer exist.”  – 

Donna Loperfido Carlin
January 13, 2008

419 Beckett Street

1923 – 1946
VitoAntonio & Costantina (Galasso) Leone

Nicholas Leone
Genaro “Gene” Leone
Annunziata “Nancy” Leone
Catherine “Cass” Leone
Anthony Leone
Robert Leone

1947 Nicholas Capone
1949 – 1953 Nicholas & Mary (Ragone) Leone
1953 – 1962
Santo “Samuel”
&
Annunziata “Nancy” (Leone) Loperfido
Donna Loperfido
Samuel Loperfido, Jr.

1963 Simonelli Family

YOUTH, l6, NABBED AS DRUG PEDDLER
Held In $1000 Bail After Witnesses
Tell of Buying Heroin Downtown

Two alleged drug peddlers one a boy, 16 years old, were held in $1000 bail each by Recorder Stackhouse today.

The youth is William Lovern, 210 Washington Street. With Harry Bolt, 24 years old, 420 Beckett street, he was arrested early today after they are alleged to have sold decks of heroin at Second and Beckett streets.

David Hunt and “Dorie” Guthrie, said two packages of heroin and cocaine were found on the suspect. Both denied their guilt.

Youths, who acted as amateur detectives to gather evidence accused young Lovern as the “little fellow” who sold them each a deck of heroin for one dollar. They said Lovern refused to take 75 cents for the drug and asked for the larger amount.

420 Beckett Street

1922  Harry Bolt

Camden Courier
January 23, 1922

David Hunt
Theodore F. "Dorie" Guthrie
William Lovern
Beckett Street

 

420 Beckett Street

Private First Class
Enrico J. Mazzarulli

 

420 Beckett Street

1920s-1947 Dominick & Rose Mazzarulli
Enrico Mazzarulli
John Mazzarulli
Anthony Mazzarulli

 

421 Beckett Street

1920s-1947 Michael Vadurro

1950’s – late 1960’s ?
Augustine (Tut) & Lillian Scappa Family
Donald Scappa

Joseph Scappa

 

422 Beckett Street

1947 Guerino P. Sciamanna

 

423 Beckett Street

1929 Dominick LaMarra
1947 Mrs. Anne LaMarra

 

424 Beckett Street

1947 Ceasar Pioli

 

425 Beckett Street

1929-1947 Mrs. Nettie Odorisio

 

426 Beckett Street

1947 Joseph Ferranti

 

427 Beckett Street


 
1880s-1890s Belford G. Royal

1947 John Biasi


Intersection of White Street & Beckett Street

Southwest Corner

September 8, 2011

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400 Block of Beckett Street

429 Beckett Street

1893
William G. Kairer Sr.
& Family

1929 Tony Levecchia
1947 Henry Levecchia

Photograph Taken March 14, 2012

429 & 431 Beckett Street

Photograph Taken March 14, 2012

431 Beckett Street

1893 William H. Upton
1929 Nicholas Ferri
1947 Mrs. Maria Ferri

Photograph Taken March 14, 2012

433 Beckett Street

1929-1947 Guido Ferri

Photograph Taken March 14, 2012

433 & 435 Beckett Street

Photograph Taken March 14, 2012

 

435 Beckett Street

1890s-1900s
James E. Tatem

435 Beckett Street

1921 – 1925
Giovanni & Grazia (Dragone) Loperfido
1929-1947 Antonio Delsole

Photograph Taken March 14, 2012


Intersection of Avon Street & Beckett Street

 

 


Intersection of West Street & Beckett Street
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