Streets
of
Camden, NJ

Cramer
Street


Cramer Street bears the name of Alfred Cramer, the real estate developer whose idea to sell building lots to working people on a monthly installment plan resulted in his selling of more than 5000 building lots in Cramer Hill and East Camden by 1897. Besides Cramer Street, the Alfred Cramer Elementary School and the Cramer Hill neighborhood bear his name. 

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

 Phil Cohen


2600 Block of Cramer Street
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  2600 Cramer Street
  2602 Cramer Street
  2604 Cramer Street
  2606 Cramer Street
2606, 2604, 2602 & 2600
Cramer Street

January 2, 2008

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  2608 Cramer Street
2611 Cramer Street

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2611 & 2613 Cramer Street

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2611 & 2613 Cramer Street

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2613 Cramer Street

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  2614 Cramer Street
  2615 Cramer Street
2617 Cramer Street

January 2, 2008

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2617 Cramer Street

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2617 & 2619 Cramer Street

January 2, 2008

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2617 & 2619 Cramer Street

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2619 Cramer Street

January 2, 2008

2619 Cramer Street

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2621 Cramer Street

January 2, 2008

 

2621 Cramer Street

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2621 & 2623 Cramer Street

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2623 Cramer Street

1915 J.J. Mortimer

Philadelphia Inquirer
October 22, 1915

R.N. Hollingshed & Compnay
James H. Newman
Philip Schmitz
O. Glen Stackhouse
Cramer Street

2623 Cramer Street

Scheduled for demolition in March of 2012

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2625 Cramer Street

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2625 & 2627 Cramer Street

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2627 Cramer Street

1929 Mrs. Annie Garbrecht
1929 Leonard F. Garbrecht
1947 William C. Smith

1950s-1981
David C. Reich & Family
David C. & Evelyn Reich
Janice Reich

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2627 Cramer Street

1950s-1981
David C. Reich & Family
David C. & Evelyn Reich
Janice Reich

Evelyn and David Reich of 2627 Cramer Street in East Camden, with their daughter, Janice, outside of Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, 1260 Princess Avenue in Parkside, around 1952

   

2623, 2625, & 2627 Cramer Street - February 22, 2004

I grew up at 2627 Cramer Street. Our house was directly behind the Arlo Theater. My grandparents first moved into this home in the late 50s. I lived there from 1960 to 1973.
     My parents lived there until 1981. It was said that our home had been a farm house built in the 1800s. It was later converted into a duplex. I remember Dudley Grange, the firehouse on 27th and Westfield Avenue, Kotlikoff's, and Woolworths. I also remember the Rexall and a soda shop at 27th and Federal.

Our house had all the classic features of homes built in the late 1800s, parlor, ornate woodwork and stairway, formal dining room and even a coal-cellar.

 - Janice Reich Lafreniere, February 2004r.


Intersection of Cramer Street & North 27th Street
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Northwest Corner of North 27th Street & Cramer Street
Grace Baptist Church
Photo circa 1900
Northwest Corner
of
North 27th Street
&
Cramer Street

1900-1980s Grace Baptist Church
2008-2014 Spanish Pentecostal Church

January 2, 2008

Southwest Corner
of
North 27th Street
&
Cramer Street

January 2, 2008

Looking West
on
Cramer Street
from
North 27th Street

January 2, 2008

View of Northeast Corner
of
Cramer Street
and
North 27th Street
from
2600 Block of Cramer Street

January 2, 2008

Northeast Corner
of
North 27th Street
&
Cramer Street

January 2, 2008

Northwest Corner
of
North 27th Street
&
Cramer Street

January 2, 2008


2700 Block of Cramer Street

  2700 Cramer Street
  2606 Cramer Street
  2708 Cramer Street
  2710 Cramer Street
  2711 Cramer Street
  2712 Cramer Street

1893-1894 George B. Anderson Jr.

  2713 Cramer Street
  2717 Cramer Street
  2719 Cramer Street
  2721 Cramer Street
  2724 Cramer Street
  2725 Cramer Street

1906 Japhet B. Joyce

  2726 Cramer Street
  2728 Cramer Street

Raymond M. & Olive Haines
1940s

  2728 Cramer Street

Raymond E. Haines

  2733 Cramer Street

2800 Block of Cramer Street

  2800 Cramer Street
  2802 Cramer Street
  2806 Cramer Street
  2817 Cramer Street
  2819 Cramer Street

St. Joseph's Boys Club
1947

  2820 Cramer Street
  2822 Cramer Street
2824 Cramer Street

1967
John G. Brazier

Camden Courier-Post
July 20, 1967

2825 Cramer Street

James A. Garfield School

  2826 Cramer Street
   

2900 Block of Cramer Street

2900 Cramer Street

1932
Jake Sangrund & Family
grocery
Jake & Helen Sandgrund
Sylvia Sandgrund
Grace Sandgrund - Lelia Sandgrund

Camden Courier-Post
June 6, 1932

2901 Cramer Street

1893-1943
Vanroom R. Blackwell & Family
Vanroom R. & Louise Blackwell
Jessie L. Blackwell
Howard V. Blackwell

Philadelphia Inquirer
November 28, 1894

  2902 Cramer Street

1927
William & Spurry & Family
Wiiliam A. & Clara Spurry

Philadelphia Inquirer
February 22, 1927

2908 Cramer Street

1950s-1970s
Raymond E. Banford
Robert Banford

  2909 Cramer Street
  2911 Cramer Street
2914 Cramer Street

1888-1970s
John H. Mohrfeld Sr. & Family
John H.Mohrfeld Jr.
John H. Mohrfeld III

  2916 Cramer Street
  2917 Cramer Street
2919 Cramer Street

About 1928

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Who Can Help?

I would appreciate it very much if anyone could inform me where I could get the loan of a hospital bed for one of my sons who has been returned from overseas and is bedridden,

MRS. IDA ALBERTSON
2919 Cramer Street

2919 Cramer Street

1945 Mrs. Ida Albertson

Camden Courier-Post
August 15, 1845

  2919 Cramer Street

1947 Gordon Albertson

  2921 Cramer Street
  2922 Cramer Street
  2923 Cramer Street
  2924 Cramer Street
  2927 Cramer Street
  2928 Cramer Street

Adams-Smith

Mrs. Nellie Smith of 132 State Street, has announced the marriage of her daughter, Miss Edna Mae Smith to Alfred Thomas Adams of 2930 Cramer Street, which took place on Saturday, at four o'clock in the chapel of St. Paul's Episcopal church this city. Miss Nellie Smith, sister of the bride and Willard Stover of this city were the attendants.

Mr. Adams and his bride will take up their residence at the State Street address on their return from a trip to New York

2930 Cramer Street

Camden Courier-Post
October 21, 1931

  2930 Cramer Street
  2931 Cramer Street
  2932 Cramer Street
  2933 Cramer Street
  2934 Cramer Street
  2936 Cramer Street
  2937 Cramer Street
  2938 Cramer Street
  2940 Cramer Street
2941 Cramer Street

1956-1958 Harry J. Allebach

  2942 Cramer Street
  2943 Cramer Street
  2944 Cramer Street
  2946 Cramer Street
  2947 Cramer Street

1910s-1930s
William E. Albert & Family
William E. & Louise Albert
Louise Albert

Captain, Camden Police Department

  2947 Cramer Street
  2948 Cramer Street
  2950 Cramer Street

1924-1969 Frederick Ballighoff Family
Frederick & Sadie Ballinghoff
1924-1947 Arthur F. Ballinghoff

1906
Sanborn Map
Showing
Cramer Street
from
2936 Cramer Street
to
Dudley Street

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3000 Block of Cramer Street

  3010 Cramer Street

3400 Block of Cramer Street

3425 Cramer Street

Henry H. Davis School


Camden Courier-Post - Tuesday, March 11, 2003

Two men killed, woman wounded in Camden
By JASON NARK
Courier-Post Staff

Someone fatally shot two men and critically wounded a woman, then set a fire before fleeing from a home in the Cramer Hill section Monday morning, authorities said.

Police discovered the victims about 8 a.m. after responding to a report of gunfire inside the powder-blue house in the 2600 block of Cramer Street. The officers also found a small fire in the basement, apparently set around the same time as the shootings. Firefighters quickly extinguished the blaze, which was contained to one room. Investigators


2625 Cramer St.

had no motive or suspects, said Camden County Prosecutor Vincent P. Sarubbi.

One man was dead at the scene and the other died a short time later at a city hospital, Sarubbi said. The woman was in critical condition Monday night at Cooper Hospital/University Medical Center, Camden.

Authorities identified one murder victim as Son Do, 31, a resident of the house. The other man, who also lived at the home, was not identified pending notification of relatives. The woman, described as a part-time resident of the Cramer Street address, was not named because she is a potential witness. Police did not believe the shooter was one of the victims.

Behind yellow police tape, neighbors and residents gathered in a parking lot across from the house. Next-door neighbor Tung Nguyen said people regularly came and went at the house where the bodies were found. "I don't know them. They were very noisy," Nguyen said of his neighbors.

The owner of the house, Lan Ha, said a couple in their early 30s had moved in with her about three months ago. It was not immediately known if they were involved in the shooting. Ha said she left for work around 7 a.m., and a neighbor called her a short time later to tell her there was a problem at the house. "I don't know what happened," Ha said Monday morning, as she waited to see if she would be allowed back inside.

An acquaintance of Ha, Peter Tan, 24, of Woodlynne, said the building was primarily used as a boarding home. "She had a lot of complaints to the police," said Tan. "I think it was a robbery."

CAMDEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR'S OFFICE
VINCENT P. SARUBBI, CAMDEN COUNTY PROSECUTOR
March 12, 2003

Camden County Prosecutor Vincent P. Sarubbi announced that bail was set today at $1 million for Binh Thach, M/40, who is charged with two counts of Murder and one count of Attempted Murder in connection with a triple shooting in a Camden home on Monday, March 10, 2003.

Superior Court Judge Samuel D. Natal set the bail as requested by Assistant Prosecutor Mary Alison Albright. She told the court that the defendant is a flight risk because he is not an American citizen and has no job or other significant ties to the area. Adding to the flight risk, Albright said, is the fact the defendant faces up to life in prison on each Murder count and up to 20 years for Attempted Murder.

Thach turned himself in at Camden Police Headquarters at approximately 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 11, 2003. The .38-caliber handgun allegedly used in the crime was recovered. Thach and his victims all lived in the boarding home in the 2600 block of Cramer Street where the shootings occurred.

Killed were Son Do, M/31, and Tam Nguyen, M/35. Loan Nguyen, F/26, remains in critical condition at Cooper Medical Center. She is not related to Tam Nguyen.

The investigation indicates the shootings stemmed from an ongoing dispute between the defendant and other residents of the home. According to the investigation, Thach came to the United States approximately four years ago and lived in the Cramer Street house for approximately four months.

The case began when police responded to an emergency call at approximately 8 a.m. Monday reporting shots fired. Officers found the three victims inside a home in the 2600 block of Cramer Street in
East Camden. Tam Nguyen was dead at the scene, and Son Do died a short time later at Cooper.

After finding the victims, officers discovered a small fire at the home, apparently set around the same time as the shootings. Firefighters quickly extinguished the fire, containing it to one room.

All persons charged with criminal offenses are presumed innocent unless and until proven guilty in a court of law.

Camden Courier-Post - Wednesday, March 12, 2003

Camden Man Charged With Pair of Murders
By TOM LOUNSBERRY
Courier-Post Staff

A 40-year-old city man surrendered to police and was charged Tuesday in an East Camden shooting that left two men dead and a woman critically injured. A running dispute between Binh Thach, 40, of the 2600 block of Cramer Street, and other residents of a boarding home led to the shootings early Monday morning, police said.

Thach surrendered to Camden Police about 11:30 a.m. He was charged with the shooting death of Son Do, 31, of the boarding home. Thach is also charged with the murder of Tam Nguyen, 35, another boarding home resident. Thach was being held Tuesday night in the Camden County Jail in lieu of $1 million full cash bail. He was to be arraigned today in Superior Court on the murder charges.

Tam Nguyen was found dead inside the home near a vestibule. Do, who was in a hallway near the living room, died at Cooper Hospital/University Medical Center in Camden while undergoing emergency surgery. Loan Nguyen, 26, who was rescued after the shooting, was listed in critical condition Tuesday in Cooper's intensive care unit after undergoing emergency surgery. Loan Nguyen, no relation to Tam Nguyen, fled to the basement after being shot in the chest. A small fire was started in the basement about the time of the shooting, authorities said. Firefighters quickly extinguished the blaze and Loan Nguyen was rescued.

Police responding to a report of a man shot at the address about 8 a.m. found several people fleeing the home. They were stopped and taken into custody for questioning. All were later released. A neighbor, Tung Nguyen, said he did not know the victims, but that people came and went at the home and that there was a lot of noise from the home.


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