Streets
of
Camden, NJ

Columbia
Avenue


COLUMBIA AVENUE was a short street that ran east from North 5th Street between Arch and Market Streets, terminating at the George Genge School. This school was torn down in the late 1920s to make room for the present City Hall, and what was left of Columbia Avenue, along with all other property between Arch and Market Streets east of North 5th Street was razed in the 1930s to make space for Roosevelt Plaza park. Columbia Avenue appears in the 1867 Camden City Directory, and probably was in existence before the Civil War.

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

 Phil Cohen


Columbia Avenue - 1885
 
   

Columbia Avenue - 1906
 
   
   

Columbia Avenue - 1906
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500 Block of Columbia Avenue
  500 Columbia Avenue

1885
1891
1906

1910
1919
1920

  511 Columbia Avenue
  511-513-515 Columbia Avenue

1888-1892
William K. Heston
livery

1893
Perry J. Tiffany
livery

1896-1899
William H. Clements
livery

1899
Curliss & Munter
horses
John I. Munter
William A. Curliss

1905-1920
William H. Clements
livery

1921
Richard S. Connor
garage

1922-1928
Columbia Garage
Frederick Plegman

1929 GONE

  518 Columbia Avenue

1873
John Bodell & Family
teamster, driver Camden Fire Deparrtment
John & Mary Jane Bodell

  522 Columbia Avenue

1874
John Bodell & Family
teamster
John & Mary Jane Bodell

524 Columbia Avenue

Philadelphia Inquirer
January 31, 1906

  525 Columbia Avenue

1885
1891
1910

1920

  527 Columbia Avenue

1869

  529 Columbia Avenue

1880

  530 Columbia Avenue

1885
1891

 

  531 Columbia Avenue

1881-1882

  532 Columbia Avenue

1878
George Gall & Family
laborer
George Call Jr.
laborer

1880
Jacob Mapes
brakeman
Charles Mapes
coachman
Rebecca Mapes
nurse

1880
Leander Hyatt & Family
shoe cutter
Leander & Catherine Hyatt
William Hyatt
Lizzie Hyatt 

  532 Columbia Avenue

1881-1882
Howard H. Currie & Family
Howard H. & Rosanna Currie
Howard Lewis Currie

  533 Columbia Avenue

1880
William Cooper & Family
cake baker
William & Lydia Cooper
Howard Cooper
Lillie Cooper

  535 Columbia Avenue

1880
George H. Armstrong & Family
machinist
George & Anna Armstrong
Mary Armstrong
Anna Armstrong
Martha Armstrong
Harry C. Armstrong
Frank Armstrong



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