Streets
of
Camden, NJ

Chase
Street


CHASE STREET runs east from Mount Ephraim Avenue for three blocks, crossing Louis Street and Norris Street before ending at Pershing Street. The street did not exist prior to 1900, and did not appear in City Directories as late as 1899. Sanborn maps from 1906 show no buildings of any kind on Chase Street. Houses began being built on Chase street in 1913 in the 1100 block close to Mount Ephraim Avenue and progressed eastward, the last home known as of this writing to have been built went up in 1930. There is one commercial building on the street at 1166 Chase Street, which may have pre-dated the residential construction however. Thaddeus Borz Sr. began operating his Wood Specialty Manufacturing Company millwork business at that location in 1919. The business remained in his family into the 1960s. Another firm, Buy-Rite Millwork, operated at this location in the 1970s and 1980s. The building is in private hands today.

In the mid-1980s, when crack cocaine came to Camden, the intersection of Louis Street and Chase Street became a notorious drug corner. In January of 1991 a man was shot to death in the doorway of the Time and Place Lounge, located on the northwest corner. The bar was closed permanently a few years after that incident.  

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

 Phil Cohen



Intersection of Chase Street & Mount Ephraim Avenue
   

1100 Block of Chase Street
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1159 Chase Street

Photograph Taken March 24, 2005

1159 & 1161 Chase Street

Photograph Taken March 24, 2005

1161 Chase Street

1916 Mary Samsel
Died of Euremia
 March of 1916, aged 88

1924
1929
1947
1969
1980

Photograph Taken March 24, 2005

1161 Chase Street

1924
1929
1947
1969
1980

Photograph Taken March 19, 2012

1161 & 1163 Chase Street

Photograph Taken March 19, 2012

 

1163 Chase Street

1924
1929
1947
1969
1980

Photograph Taken March 19, 2012

1163 Chase Street

1924
1929
1947
1969
1980

Photograph Taken March 19, 2012

1165 Chase Street

1924
1929
1947
1969
1980

Photograph Taken March 19, 2012

1165 & 1167 Chase Street

Photograph Taken May 20, 2003

1165 & 1167 Chase Street

1924
1929
1947
1969
1980

Photograph Taken March 19, 2012

1166 Chase Street

1919-1964
Wood Specialty Manufacturing Company
Thaddeus Borz Sr.
Adam Borz

1970s & 1980s
Buy-Rite Millwork

Photograph Taken January 19, 2012

1166 Chase Street
(second floor)

1932
Laskowski-Wojtkowiak Post No. 74
American Legion

Camden Courier-Post
June 7, 1932

George Wysocki
John Sadowski
Joseph Haleski
John S. Piotrowski

1166 Chase Street

1919-1964
Wood Specialty Manufacturing Company
Thaddeus Borz Sr.
Adam Borz

1970s & 1980s
Buy-Rite Millwork

Photograph Taken January 19, 2012

1166 Chase Street

1919-1964
Wood Specialty Manufacturing Company
Thaddeus Borz Sr.
Adam Borz

1970s & 1980s
Buy-Rite Millwork

Photograph Taken January 19, 2012

1166 Chase Street

1919-1964
Wood Specialty Manufacturing Company
Thaddeus Borz Sr.
Adam Borz

1970s & 1980s
Buy-Rite Millwork

1167 Chase Street

1924
1947
1969
1980

Photograph Taken January 5, 2006

1167 Chase Street

Photograph Taken March 19, 2012

 

1167 Chase Street

1927-1930s
Walter D. Eastlack

 

  1167 Chase Street

1934 Helen Marquardt
Died April 5, 1934

Painting & Paperhanging 

PAPERHANGING — And Painting. Work guaranteed. Time payments available. Atlantic Decorators. 1167 Chase. Camden 5839- . 

1167 Chase Street

1938
Atlantic Decorators

Camden Courier-Post
February 17, 1938

  1167 Chase Street

1938-1942
Mrs. Jessie Piotrowski & Family
Joseph Piotrowksi

1167 Chase Street

Machinist's Mate
First Class
Joseph John Piotrowski

1169 Chase Street

1924
1929
1947
1969
1980

Photograph Taken January 5, 2006

1169 Chase Street

Photograph Taken September 2, 2008

1169 Chase Street

Photograph Taken March 19, 2012

Scheduled for Demolition in March of 2012

1169 Chase Street

1930-1932
Charles Bishop & Family
Charles Bishop & Mae Bishop
Blossom Bishop

Camden Courier-Post
June 11, 1932

  1171 Chase Street

1924
1929
1947
1969
1980

  1172 Chase Street

Built in 1928
1929-1940 Stanislaus "Stanley" Praiss
1929 Sophia Guzik
music teacher
1947
1969 R. Jolly
1980
1990s-2012 Pat Thomas

1172 & 1174 Chase Street

Photograph Taken January 19, 2012

 

1172 & 1174 Chase Street

Photograph Taken 1928

 

1172 & 1174 Chase Street

Photograph Taken January 19, 2012

  1173 Chase Street

1924
1929 Mrs. Mary F. McBride
1947
1969
1980

  1174 Chase Street

Built in 1928
1929 Mrs. Wanda Glazer
1947
1969
1980

  1175 Chase Street

1924
1929
1947
1969 W.C. Werner
1980 David W. Johnston

1175-1177 Chase Street

Photograph Taken January 19, 2012

Originally built as two single family homes, the David W. Johnston family acquired both properties and converted them into one dwelling at some point after 1980.

 

1175-1177 Chase Street

Photograph Taken January 19, 2012

 

  1177 Chase Street

1924
1929
1947
1969
1980

1181 Chase Street

1917-1921
Max Beyer & Family
Max & Cora Reed Beyer
Olive Beyer

  1181 Chase Street

1924
1929

1939
John Edward Imielinski

Died on July 1, 1939 at the age of 12 after being struck by a train at Copewood Street. John was a member of St. Joseph's Roman catholic Church at South 10th & Mechanic Street and attended school there. 

  1181 Chase Street

1947
1969
1980

  1183 Chase Street

1924
1929
1947
1969
1980

  1185 Chase Street

1924
1929
1947
1969
1980

  1187 Chase Street

1917
Harry Lynch Hallowell

  1187 Chase Street

1924
1929
1947
1969
1980

  1189 Chase Street

1924
1929
1947
1969
1980

  1191 Chase Street

1924
1929
1947
1969
1980

  1193 Chase Street

1924
1929
1947
1969
1980

  1195 Chase Street

1924
1929
1947
1969
1980

  1197 Chase Street

1924
1929
1947
1969
1980

1199 Chase Street

1924-1929 Simon Sochanski 
bar
1939-1967
Stanley's Cafe
1939-1967 Stanley Zbikowski

1980s La Copa Del Oro
bar
1980s-1990s
Time & Place Lounge

1199 Chase Street

1980s-1990s
Time & Place Lounge

Night Scene
Fall 1990

 

1199 Chase Street

Photograph Taken January 10, 2008

 

Intersection of Chase Street & Louis Street
   

1200 Block of Chase Street
  1200 Chase Street

1924
1929

1942 Russell J. Polanski
Died March 13, 1942

1947
1969
1980

  1202 Chase Street

1924
1929
1947
1969
1980

  1208 Chase Street

1924
1929
1947
1969
1980

1209 Chase Street

1917
Anthony Moniuszko & Family
Anthony & Margaret Moniusko

World War I Draft Card

  1209 Chase Street

1924 No Listing
1929

1933 Stanley Namlicki
died August 21, 1933

1947
1969
1980

  1212 Chase Street

1924
1929
1947
1969
1980

  1213 Chase Street

1924
1929
1947
1969
1980

  1214 Chase Street

1924
1929
1947
1969
1980

  1215 Chase Street

1924
1929
1947
1969
1980

  1216 Chase Street

1924
1929
1947
1969
1980

  1217 Chase Street

1924
1929
1935 Katherine Gawronska
died March 24, 1935

1947

  1218 Chase Street

1924
1929
1947
1969
1980

  1219 Chase Street

1924
1929
1947
1969
1980

  1220 Chase Street

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1929
1947
1969
1980

  1221 Chase Street

1924
1929
1947
1969
1980

  1222 Chase Street

1924
1929
1947
1969
1980

  1223 Chase Street

1919-1947
Thaddeus M. Borz & Family
Thaddeus M. & Katherine Borz
Thaddeus A. Borz
Adam Borz
Emily Borz
Gertrude Borz
Helen Borz

  1223 Chase Street

1969
1980 

  1224 Chase Street

1917
William Brickner & Family
William & Ethel Brickner
William Brickner
Howard Brickner

  1224 Chase Street

1924
1929
1947
1969
1980

1224 Chase Street

1932 Henry C. Iesli

Camden Courier-Post
June 11, 1932
Tony Salousky
Thurman Street
Frank Shultz
Atlantic Avenue
Chase Street

g 1225 Chase Street

1924
1929
1947
1969
1980

  1226 Chase Street

1924
1929
1947
1969
1980

  1227 Chase Street

1919
Casmier Wojtkowiak
Casmier & Lillian Wojtkowiak

  1227 Chase Street

1924
1929

1942 Mary Wojtkowiak
Died September 29, 1942 at the age of 88

1947
1969
1980

  1228 Chase Street

1924
1929
1947
1969
1980

  1229 Chase Street

1924
1929
1947
1969
1980

  1230 Chase Street

1924
1929
1947
1969
1980

  1231 Chase Street

1924
1929
1947
1969
1980

  1232 Chase Street

1924
1929
1947
1969
1980

1232 Chase Street

1924
1929
1947
1969
1980

Photograph Taken June 20, 2001

1232 & 1234 Chase Street

Photograph Taken June 20, 2001

  1233 Chase Street

1924
1929
1947
1969
1980

1234 Chase Street

1924
1929

Photograph Taken June 20, 2001


  1234 Chase Street1947
1969
1980
  1235 Chase Street

1924
1929
1947
1969
1980

1238 Chase Street

1918
Clement Verdeur & Family
Clement & Lucy Atger Verdeur

1924
1929
1947
1969
1980

Photograph Taken June 20, 2001

1238 & 1240 Chase Street

Photograph Taken June 20, 2001

 

1240 Chase Street

1924
1929
1947
1969
1980

Photograph Taken June 20, 2001

  1241 Chase Street

1924
1929
1947
1969
1980

1243 Chase Street

1924
1929
1947
1969
1980

Photograph Taken Ma

y 17, 2005

1244 Chase Street

1924
1929
1933 John's Meat Market
1947
1969
1980

Photograph Taken November 28, 2006

1244 Chase Street

Photograph Taken November 28, 2006

  1245 Chase Street

1924
1929
1947
1969
1980

  1246 Chase Street

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1929
1947
1969
1980

  1247 Chase Street

1924
1929
1947
1969
1980

  1248 Chase Street

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1929
1947
1969
1980

  1249 Chase Street

1924
1929
1947
1969
1980

  1250 Chase Street

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1947
1969
1980

1251 Chase Street

1924
1929

1939 John Flynn
died June 25, 1939


1947
1969
1980

Photograph Taken July 20, 2007

1252 Chase Street

1924
1929

1940 Julia Stan
Died September 24, 1940

1947
1969
1980

Photo from 2008

  1254 Chase Street

1924
1929
1947
1969
1980

  1255 Chase Street

1924
1929
1947
1969
1980

  1257 Chase Street

1924
1929

1937 Anna Snyder
Died February 21, 1937

1947
1969
1980

  1260 Chase Street

1924
1929
1947
1969
1980

  1261 Chase Street

1924
1929
1947
1969
1980

  1262 Chase Street

1924 No Listing
1929

1937 Stacy W. Dooling
died May 28, 1937


1947
1969
1980

  1263 Chase Street

1924
1929

  1263 Chase Street

1934
William Brickner & Family
William & Ethel Brickner
William Brickner
Howard Brickner
Helen Brickner
Elmer Brickner

1947
1969
1980

  1263 Chase Street

1947
1969
1980

  1265 Chase Street

1924
1929
1947
1969
1980

  1267 Chase Street

1924
1929
1947
1969
1980

1268 Chase Street

1924
1929
1947
1969
1980

Photograph Taken 2011

1268 Chase Street

1924
1929
1947
1969
1980

Photograph Taken March 28, 2013

  1269 Chase Street

1924
1929
1947
1969
1980

  1270 Chase Street

1924
1929
1947
1969
1980

1271 Chase Street

1924
Nicholas Romaine

  1271 Chase Street

1929
1947
1969
1980

  1273 Chase Street

1924
1929
1947
1969
1980

  1275 Chase Street

1924
1929
1947
1969
1980

WOMAN AND 2 MEN SEIZED IN NUMBERS 
Slips Representing $138 Play Reported Taken in Jackson Street House 

Two men and a woman were arrested and numbers slips representing play of $138 were seized in a raid on a house at 1039 Jackson Street yesterday.

Detectives described the place as “drop” for the slips and said they believed they were left, there by writers and delivered to "banks" at night. 

Those arrested gave names and addresses of Joseph Orlowski, 31, of the Jackson Street address; Mary Stanska, 29, of 1275 Chase Street, and John Pawela, 21, of 1564 Louis Street. All were charged with violating the State Crimes Act pertaining to gambling.

The raid was made by City Detectives Thomas Murphy, Jr., and Gustav Koerner and Policemen James McLaughlin and Raymond Carson. Besides the slips, the detectives seized $52.97 in money lying on a table.

Murphy said he and Koerner have been watching, the place for several days and raided it today when they saw several persons enter. Those arrested are being held in $2000 bail for a hearing in police court tomorrow. 

1275 Chase Street

1938
Mary Stanska

Camden Courier-Post
February 25, 1938

 

  1275 Chase Street

1947
1969
1980

  1277 Chase Street

1924
1929

1933 Anna Piotrowicz
died October 27, 1933


1947
1969
1980

  1288 Chase Street

1924 No Listing
1929
1947
1969
1980

  1289 Chase Street

2011-2012
New Hong Kong Chinese Food

1290 Chase Street

1924 No Listing
1929
1947
1969
1980

1292 Chase Street

1924 No Listing
1929
1947
1969
1980

Photograph Taken 2011

  1294 Chase Street

1924
1929
1947
1969
1980

1296 Chase Street

1924
1929
1947
1969
1980

Photograph Taken January 10, 2008

1296 & 1298 Chase Street

Photograph Taken January 10, 2008

 

  1298 Chase Street

1924
1929
1947 John Halicki
grocery

1298 Chase Street

1955
Frank Zaremba
Fresh Meats & Provisions

  1298 Chase Street

1990s-2009
United Neighbors of Whitman Park
Community Center

The sturdy brick building which graces the corner of Chase and Norris Street bears the sign, "Whitman Park Community Center" Early in 2009 the non-profit organization experienced some outstanding debts that closed the center for several months. Members working with acting president DeLois McEady, Ms. Louise Dobbs, Ali Sloan-El, and Brenda Barnes were working to bring the Center back to life, however, the building was still closed in the fall of 2010.

Around 1989, a group of residents led by the late James E. Dobbs and his wife former councilwoman, Louise Dobbs took the empty house with a storefront and created a gathering place for United Neighbors of Whitman Park and its many activities. With help from the City, their dream became reality. The enthusiastic membership sought to do more for the youth of the neighborhood and to have a place for meetings and events. By 2000 the membership reached 122 residents. In June of 2004, Mr. Dobbs passed away leaving the United Neighborhood of Whitman Park members to continue his longtime commitment to the community.

2010 Closed


Intersection of Chase Street & Cope Street
   

1200 Block of Chase Street


Intersection of Chase Street & Norris Street
   

1300 Block of Chase Street


1313 Chase Street

1924 No Listing

1929-1933
Thirteenth Ward Bottling Works
Stephen Ochman
A. Wysocki

13th Ward Bottling Co. was run by A. Wysocki at 1313 Chase St. from 1929 through the mid 50's, they are also recorded as being at 1312 Morton St. in 1939 for some reason. they may have been around a little earlier than '29, as their oldest crowns are hand finished and will turn amethyst. The fancy embossed diamond plate crown shown dates to around 1930, earlier crowns are plainer and have a round slug plate without the embossed bird. The painted label Camden Club bottles are from the 40's, all show the same scene (supposedly the Ben Franklin bridge, but doesn't really resemble it much). The early embossed bottles are scarce, as are the 12 oz. and quart ACL bottles; the small size ACL turns up more regularly. Because of the bridge picture, the ACL bottles are in high demand nationally from painted label soda collectors and rather valuable at present.

Bruce Jay Smith
September 30, 2014

  1313 Chase Street

1947
No Listing

1313 Chase Street

1955
T & W Insulating Company

  1313 Chase Street

After 1955
Garden State Sheet Metal Company

1963-1967
Stanley Heat & Fuel Company
sheet metal shop

  1319 Chase Street

1924 No Listing
1929
1947
1969
1980

  1320 Chase Street

1924 No Listing
1929
1947
1969
1980

  1321 Chase Street

1924 No Listing
1929
1947
1969
1980

  1322 Chase Street

1924 No Listing
1929
1947
1969
1980

  1325 Chase Street

1924 No Listing
1929 Bruno Izraelski
1947
1969
1980

  1326 Chase Street

1924 No Listing
1929
1947
1969
1980

  1327 Chase Street

1924 No Listing
1929 No Listing
1947
1969
1980

1328 Chase Street

Technical Sergeant
Frank Brown

  1328 Chase Street

1924 No Listing
1929 Vacant

1930
George Baker & Family
George & Elsa Baker
Mrs. Mary Brown
Frank Brown

1941
Bronislaw Izraelski
fireman at Camden Forge
Died March 1, 1941
Suffered a compound skull fracture
after being struck on the head by an icicle.  

1947
1969
1980

  1329 Chase Street

1924 No Listing
1929 No Listing
1947
1969
1980

  1330 Chase Street

1924 No Listing
1929 Vacant
1947
1969
1980

  1332 Chase Street

1924 No Listing
1929 Vacant
1947
1969
1980

  1333 Chase Street

1924 No Listing
1929 No Listing
1947
1969
1980

  1334 Chase Street

1924 No Listing
1929 Vacant
1947
1969
1980

  1335 Chase Street

1924 No Listing
1929 No Listing
1947
1969
1980

  1336 Chase Street

1924 No Listing
1929 John Riddle
1947
1969
1980

  1337 Chase Street

1924 No Listing
1929 No Listing
1947
1969
1980

  1338 Chase Street

1924 No Listing
1929
1947
1969
1980

  1339 Chase Street

1924 No Listing
1929 No Listing
1947
1969
1980

  1340 Chase Street

1924 No Listing
1929 Charles Lawrence

1947
Edward C. Garrity

1969
1980

  1341 Chase Street

1924 No Listing
1929 No Listing
1947
1969
1980

  1342 Chase Street

1924 No Listing
1929
1947
1969
1980

1343 Chase Street

Machinist's Mate
First Class
Joseph John Piotrowski

  1343 Chase Street

1924 No Listing
1929 No Listing

1943-1944
Mrs. Jessie Piotrowski & Family
Joseph Piotrowksi

1947
1969
1980

  1344 Chase Street

1924 No Listing
1929
1947
1969
1980

  1345 Chase Street

1924 No Listing
1929 No Listing
1947
1969
1980

  1346 Chase Street

1924 No Listing
1929 
1947
1969
1980

  1347 Chase Street

1924 No Listing
1929 No Listing

1947 Leonard Andruzza
policeman

1969
1980

  1348 Chase Street

1924 No Listing
1929
1944-1945
Mrs. John L. Tanier
1947
1969
1980

  1349 Chase Street

1924 No Listing
1929 No Listing
1947
1969
1980

1349 Chase Street
rear of property

Photograph Taken June 28, 2005

  1350 Chase Street

1924 No Listing
1929
1947
1969
1980

  1351 Chase Street

1924 No Listing
1929 No Listing
1947
1969
1980

  1352 Chase Street

1924 No Listing
1929
1947
1969
1980

  1353 Chase Street

1924 No Listing
1929 No Listing
1947
1969
1980

  1354 Chase Street

1924 No Listing
1929
1947
1969
1980

  1355 Chase Street

1924 No Listing
1929 No Listing
1947
1969
1980

  1357 Chase Street

1924 No Listing
1929 No Listing
1947
1969
1980

  1357 Chase Street

1924 No Listing
1929 No Listing
1947
1969
1980

  1349 Chase Street

1924 No Listing
1929 No Listing
1947
1969
1980

  1383 Chase Street

2012 Florence Matthews
2012 Bruce Matthews

Camden Courier-Post
March 19, 2012

Deadly night: 4 killed, 2 hurt in Camden

CAMDEN — In a deadly span of less than an hour, two city men were shot dead in East Camden and another was fatally stabbed in the Whitman Park neighborhood on Saturday night. A fourth man died in a hit-and-run accident in the same period.

Authorities said the incidents, which followed at least one other shooting earlier Saturday, do not appear to be connected.

In the first incident, 31-year-old Bruce Matthews was found with multiple stab wounds at Louis and Everett streets at 10:35 p.m., according to the Camden County Prosecutor’s Office. Matthews lived in the 1300 block of Chase Street, a short distance from where he was found.


Intersection of Chase Street & Pershing Street
 

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