Streets
of
Camden, NJ

Carter's Place
aka
carter Alley


CARTER'S PLACE, also known as as Carter's Alley and as Carter Alley, runs west from 35 North 4th Street to what at one time had been Newkirk Place. Robert Jacobs and his family were living on Carter's Place as early as 1872, according to Camden's City Directories. Robert Jacobs was married to Abigail Carter, the daughter of Daniel Stiles Carter and Rebecca Archer, and it is highly likely that the alley received its name through connection to the Carter family. Daniel S. Carter was one of the leading property-owners in Camden in its very early days and served as City Assessor in 1833, and was on the school committee in 1847, was a Justice of the Peace and was on the Board of Directors of the Camden Fire Insurance Association.

The 1885, 1891 and 1906 Sanborn Maps shows four buildings and three sheds on Carter's Place, and the 1929 Camden City Directory shows a business called the Temple Garage, run by Joseph R. Moore, at 39 Carter's Place. At least one home stood on Carter's Place in 1872, and two homes evident in the 1906 Sanborn Map below were occupied from the 1880s into the 1910s. 

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 Phil Cohen


Carter's Place aka Carter Alley - 1906 Sanborn Map
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Carter's Place aka Carter Alley
  Carter's Place

1878-1879
Josiah Madara
coachman

  1 Carter's Place

1880-1883
George Lawton
1880 proprietor, Workingmen's Coffee House
rear of West Jersey Hotel on Delaware Avenue

1883
Harry Lawton
presser, Potter & Brother

1887
Mary E. Dodson
teacher, colored school

1884-1900s
Charles T. Walker & Family
waiter (servant), Abraham Browning
Charles T. & Elizabeth Walker
Ella Walker
Charles T. Walker 

  2 (aka 3) Carter's Place

1872-1884
Robert Jacobs & Family
1880 Railroad Emplyee
1881 Robert Jacobs, laborer
1883 Robert Jacobs, carpenter WJRR
Robert & Abigail Jacobs
Thomas Jacobs
John Jacobs
Sarah Jacobs
Matilda Jacobs
Mary Jacobs
Nathan Jacobs
William Jacobs

1880-1881-1882 John Jacobs, clerk
1883 John Jacobs, driver, Gifford & Stiles
1884 John Jacobs, policeman
1880-1881 Nathan Jacobs, farmer
1881-1883 William Jacobs, lamplighter
1884 William Jacobs, driver, Gifford & Stiles

1887
Charles W. McElhaney
gas fitter

1888
Irene McElhaney
saleslady, Agnes Nash

1890-1893
Albert G. Hankinson
laborer-car cleaner, West Jersey Railroad

1900
Elizabeth Newman & Family
Emma Newman, sister
Myrtle Heymore, neice


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