Streets
of
Camden, NJ

Chambers
Avenue


CHAMBERS AVENUE runs from Benson Street south to Berkley Street. There were 44 houses built on the street, which were erected sometime after 1890. There are no stores, although one home housed a funeral parlor for many years. The story behind the name of Chambers Avenue is not known to this author as of this writing. 

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

 Phil Cohen


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1946 Map of Camden

Chambers Avenue is in the center of this map, running north to south,
from Benson Street opposite Cooper Hospital, east of South 6th Street


Chambers Avenue looking North from Berkley Street - 1890s
"Scan courtesy of Rebecca Hughes, b. in Camden 1904, and lived at 428 Chambers Ave. with her relatives from 1914-1922.

Intersection of Chambers Avenue & Benson Street

  400 Chambers Avenue
 
 
   

1906 Sanborn Map of  Chambers Avenue
400 to 419 Chambers Avenue

   

400 Block of  Chambers Avenue
400 to 419 Chambers Avenue

  400 Chambers Avenue
  401 Chambers Avenue

Three-story Camden Home Damaged in Fire

An early-morning fire severely damaged a vacant house here Wednesday.

The blaze was reported about 5 a.m. in a three-story structure at 401 Chambers St., Camden County emergency dispatchers said.

Camden firefighters arrived to find heavy fire traveling throughout the dwelling, Assistant Chief Fire Marshal Braulio Villegas said. The fire, which began in the rear of the house, was declared under control at 5:31 a.m.

The fire's cause is under investigation. No injuries were reported. -- Courier-Post staff

401 Chambers Avenue

Camden Courier-Post
March 15, 2007

2012 Gone

  402 Chambers Avenue

1910-1928
George A. Mathis & Family
George A. & Emma Ivins Mathis
 Paul Mathis

  403 Chambers Avenue

2012 Gone

404 Chambers Avenue

1928-1929 Samuel P. Riggins

Camden High Shool
January 1928
Purple & Gold Yearbook

  405 Chambers Avenue

2012 Gone

406 Chambers Avenue

1938
John I. Moore & Family
John I. & Minnie E. Moore

Camden Courier-Post
February 26, 1938

  407 Chambers Avenue

1923 Cyril Edward Hurley
2012 Gone

  408 Chambers Avenue

1920s-1930s
A. Benjamin Sparks

409 Chambers Avenue

1894
John D. Sargent & Family
John D. & ELizabeth Crump Sargent

Philadelphia Inquirer
November 28, 1894

Albert H. Crump - Eliza Crump

409 Chambers Avenue

1919-1930s
Mrs. Emma Hyland

2012 Gone

I visited my grandmother, Emma E. Hyland, many times while she resided at 409 Chambers Avenue. She moved there from the family home on Haddon Avenue after losing her husband, John T. Hyland, in France in World War I. In about 1934 four of my brothers and sisters and I temporarily moved to the Chambers Avenue home while the sixth of the Hyland children was recovering from scarlet fever. He had remained with my parents at their home on Belleview Avenue in Camden during the six week quarantine period. Each morning the rest of us boarded a Number 4 Public Service bus at Haddon Avenue and Benson Street to travel to the Parkside School on Wildwood and Kenwood Avenues.

We loved the home on Chambers Avenue and the quarantine was a great adventure for us, especially since my grandmother, who was quite active in public life, had many distinguished visitors while we were there. Years later, when I had also entered public life, some of these individuals and I became good friends.

Bill Hyland
October 12, 2005

409 Chambers Avenue

1919-1930s
Mrs. Emma Hyland

2012 Gone

  410 Chambers Avenue

411 Chambers Avenue

1900 Ralph Martindale

Philadelphia Inquirer
September 5, 1900

At Bank Parley

Miss Edith B. Kaighn, who is one of 38 representatives of banking institutions in Camden and Philadelphia who are in Chicago today attending the annual convention of the American Institute of Banking.

Miss Kaighn is secretary to F. Herbert Fulton, a vice president of the Camden Safe Deposit and Trust Company. The convention will continue five days. She is a sister of Detective John Kaighn and resides at 411 Chambers Avenue.

MISS EDITH B. KAIGHN

411 Chambers Avenue

1933 Edith B. Kaighn

Camden Courier-Post
June 13, 1933

2012 Gone

412 Chambers Avenue

Furnished Rooms

Camden Courier-Post
June 7, 1933

412 Chambers Avenue

June 15, 2012

412 & 414 Chambers Avenue

June 15, 2012

413 Chambers Avenue

1906-1931
Levi E. Farnham
& Family
Levi E. & Georgianna Farnham

Camden Courier-Post
August 24, 1931 

2012 Gone

413 Chambers Avenue

1906-1931
Levi E. Farnham
& Family
Levi E. & Georgianna Farnham

Camden Courier-Post
August 25, 1931 

2012 Gone

414 Chambers Avenue

June 15, 2012

  415 Chambers Avenue

1900s-1920s
Thomas M. Stanger

2012 Gone

416 Chambers Avenue

2012 Vacant

June 15, 2012

416 Chambers Avenue

Sgt. William R. Callen

  417 Chambers Avenue

2012 Gone

  418 Chambers Avenue

1908-1910
Daniel Charles Giles & Family
Daniel Charles & Louisa Giles
Harold Giles
Blanche Giles
Leighton Giles
Ada Giles

418 Chambers Avenue

Wallace M. DuBois

1955 New Jersey Bell Telephone
Yellow Pages Ad

  418 Chambers Avenue

2012 Gone

  419 Chambers Avenue

2012 Gone


Intersection of Chambers Avenue & Washington Street

400 Chambers Avenue
Looking West on Washington Street from Chambers Avenue - June 15, 2012
Looking North on Chambers Avenue from Washington Street - June 15, 2012
Looking East on Washington Street from Chambers Avenue - June 15, 2012
Looking South on Chambers Avenue from Washington Street - June 15, 2012
   

1906 Sanborn Map of  Chambers Avenue
420 to 443 Chambers Avenue

 



400 Block of  Chambers Avenue
420 to 443 Chambers Avenue

420 Chambers Avenue

June 15, 2012

MRS. EVELYN C. CONNELLY

Mrs. Evelyn C. Connelly, 68, of 420 Chambers avenue, widow of a former Camden potter, died yesterday after a long illness at the Cooper Hospital.

Mrs. Connelly had been a resident of Camden for 36 years. She was the widow of Martin J. Connelly, who died in 1910. Mrs. Connelly was a member of Camp No. 10, P. O. of A. She is survived by two sons, Edwin J. and William P. Connelly; a daughter, Mrs. Kathryn Noble, of Merchantville, and two sisters, Mrs. Harry Hankins, of Camden, and Mrs. John Votta, of Trenton.

Funeral services will be held at 2 p. m. tomorrow at 60 South Twenty­seventh street. Burial will be in Harleigh cemetery.

420 Chambers Avenue

1938 Mrs. Evelyn Connelly

Camden Courier-Post
February 11, 1938

420 to 430 Chambers Avenue

June 15, 2012

420 & 422 Chambers Avenue

June 15, 2012

  421 Chambers Avenue

2011 Gone

421 & 423 Chambers Avenue

June 15, 2012

  422 Chambers Avenue
423 Chambers Avenue

June 15, 2012

  424 Chambers Avenue

1910s-late 1940s
Philip E. & Elizabeth Smith

425 Chambers Avenue

June 15, 2012

425 & 427 Chambers Avenue

June 15, 2012

426 Chambers Avenue

Enos B. Dellmuth & Family

1910s-1930s

426 Chambers Avenue

Marian Dellmuth
1932

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427 Chambers Avenue

2012 Vacant

June 15, 2012

428 Chambers Avenue

Woodrow C. Hughes
&
Family
1898-1913
Charles Ireton & Family
1913-1946

June 15, 2012

428, 430, & 432 Chambers Avenue

June 15, 2012

429 Chambers Avenue

June 15, 2012

429 & 431 Chambers Avenue

June 15, 2012

430 Chambers Avenue

June 15, 2012

1923
John William DeMoyer Sr. & Family
John William DeMoyer Jr.

431 Chambers Avenue

June 15, 2012

432 Chambers Avenue

June 15, 2012

432, 434 & 436 Chambers Avenue

June 15, 2012

433 Chambers Avenue

June 15, 2012

433 & 435 Chambers Avenue

June 15, 2012

433 Chambers Avenue

1910s-1920s
Alfred R. White

 

433 Chambers Avenue

1920s-1930s
John J. Welsh

434 Chambers Avenue

June 15, 2012

1928-1931 Henry R. Elliott

435 Chambers Avenue

Photograph Taken June 15, 2012

1910 William H. Colescott

  435 Chambers Avenue

437 Chambers Avenue

Damaged by Fire - June 15, 2012

Photograph Taken June 15, 2012

437 & 439 Chambers Avenue

Damaged by Fire - June 15, 2012

Photograph Taken June 15, 2012

  438 Chambers Avenue
  439 Chambers Avenue

1910 W. Sherman Stewart
1947 Edward J. Brendlinger

2011-2012 Vacant

Badly Damaged by Fire - June 15, 2012

439 Chambers Avenue

Early Morning of Night of June 15, 2012

Photograph Taken by Cheryl Irwin, June 15, 2012

Fire heavily damages homes in Cooper Lanning

Written by Lucas K. Murray
Courier-Post Staff

CAMDEN — Fire destroyed one home and damaged at least two others early Friday morning near Cooper University Hospital.

Crews were called to the 400 block of Chambers Street around 12:48 a.m.for a report of a row home heavily engulfed in flames.

At one point the rear of one home collapsed. Firefighters worked for more than an hour to bring the fire under control.

A family living inside one of the dwellings managed to get out.

439 Chambers Avenue

Damaged by Fire - June 15, 2012

Photograph Taken June 15, 2012

440 Chambers Avenue

Private Robert E. Dietz

441 Chambers Avenue

Damaged by Fire - June 15, 2012

Photograph Taken June 15, 2012

1896-1942
Arthur Abele & Family
Arthur & Ella Abele

1900 Joseph T. Johnson

441 & 443 Chambers Avenue

Photograph Taken June 15, 2012

442 Chambers Avenue

Dr. Clarence Donges

442 Chambers Avenue

Dr. Clarence Donges

443 Chambers Avenue

1900 William Vandeveer

2012 Vacant

Photograph Taken June 15, 2012

 

443 Chambers Avenue

Intersection of Chambers Avenue & Berkley Street

 
Looking West on Berkley Street from Chambers Avenue - June 15, 2012
Looking North on Chambers Avenue from Berkley Street - June 15, 2012
Looking East on Berkley Street from Chambers Avenue - June 15, 2012
Looking South on Chambers Avenue towards Berkley Street - June 15, 2012
   

Camden Courier-Post * June 16, 2012

Freeholder's fixer-upper home burns
Written by
LUCAS K. MURRAY
Courier-Post Staff


CAMDEN — For nearly six years, Camden County Freeholder Scot McCray has worked on making his Cooper Lanning house a home.

Much of that work went up in flames Friday after a fire in a vacant dwelling next door spread to his three-story, 113-year-old row home.

Firefighters were called to the 400 block of Chambers Avenue, a tree-lined 
cobblestone street where many of the homes have their original slate roofs, around 12:45 a.m. Initial radio reports indicated heavy fire was coming from the third floor of the home next to McCray’s.

A fire in a vacant dwelling on Chambers Avenue in Camden spread to Freeholder Scot McCray's home. / LUCAS K. MURRAY

“This house was boarded up, waiting to be worked on,” McCray said. “It’s 
owned by the St. Joseph’s Carpenter Society. They were ready to fix it up and had already (gutted) it on the inside.”

Within minutes of arrival, Camden’s firefighters called for assistance from 
Collingswood and Gloucester City, fearing the fire could spread to other homes. Crews worked for more than an hour to bring the blaze under control.

At one point, the rear of the home in which the fire started collapsed, sending bricks tumbling into the small backyards of the properties. Spray from a hose smashed a window of an adjacent home. An older female resident was frightened, but unhurt.

Neighbors reported to police that a woman had been seen running from the 
burning building over toward Cooper University Hospital to summon help. 

She was taken into custody for questioning around 10 a.m. after a Camden 
officer saw her return to the vacant residence.

A man she was seen with remains at large.

One firefighter from Collingswood was injured and was treated and released 
at Cooper, city officials said. No civilians were reported hurt.

“My oldest son is pretty shook up, my youngest is too young to know what’s going on,” McCray said.

In total, three buildings were damaged in the fire.

This is the second fire in the neighborhood in two weeks. On May 31, a midmorning fire destroyed another three-story dwelling on the 400 block of Broadway across from the new Cooper Medical School of Rowan University.

In that fire, squatters are said to have been active in the building prior to its 
destruction.

A constant wave of supporters visited the McCray home Friday morning 
ranging from fellow politicians to fellow Cooper Lanning residents. Many of them had been on the lookout for the individuals who fled from the burning home.

Camden’s fire department was called back to the scene twice Friday for reports that what was left of the shared roof was smoldering.

Camy Trinidad, executive director of the Camden County Chapter of the American Red Cross, said in addition to the McCrays, a man who lived in an apartment in an adjoining unit was displaced and provided with “client assistance cards.”


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