Streets
of
Camden, NJ

Dayton
Street


DAYTON STREET runs from Mount Ephraim Avenue to Hallowell Lane, 2 blocks south of Van Hook Street.  Dayton Street is named for James B. Dayton, a prominent businessman in 19th Century Camden. Although the street was laid out by 1906, no homes are listed in the 1924 Camden City Directory. By 1929, however, most of the lots on the street had homes erected on them.

From its opening in 1946 until its closing in 1979 St. Joseph High School occupied the building that stands on Mount Ephraim Avenue between Decatur Street and Dayton Street. When it closed, the Diocese of Camden left the building unoccupied and unsecured for well over a decade, allowing it to become a haven for drug users and prostitutes. The neighborhood was severely impacted, needless to say. The building was finally sold in the 1990s and turned into a nursing home, primarily catering to indigent patients.

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

 Phil Cohen


Camden NJ - 1914
Dayton Street runs east opposite of Evergreen Cemetery on this map

Southeast corner
of
Dayton Street
&
Mount Ephraim Avenue

1800 Mount Ephraim
Avenue

April 18, 2004

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1200 Block of Dayton Street
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  1218 Dayton Street

1929

  1220 Dayton Street

1929

  1222 Dayton Street

1929




1222 Dayton Street

www.CamdenCountyFire.com
December 5, 2006
 

Tones rang through the quiet and freezing city for a dwelling fire on December 5, 2006 at 2:45 am. Squad 7, Engine 10, Ladders 2, 1, Rescue 1 and Battalion 1 were dispatched to 1222 Dayton Street for a report of a dwelling fire. Battalion 1 arrived to find a 2 story middle of the row dwelling, with heavy fire showing from the 2nd floor.  The all hands were struck Battalion 2 and Engine 8 were added to the box.Squad 7 arrived and went in operation with a 1.75 handline.  Rescue 1 performed searches; Engine 10 secured a water supply as Ladder 2 through ground ladders.  A 2nd 1.75 handline was stretched and placed in operation. At the 10 minute mark the bulk of the fire was knocked down.  At the 20 minute mark, Battalion 1 placed the fire under control.The American Red Cross was called to assist the 2 displaced occupants.No firefighter injuries were reported.  The fire is under investigation by the Camden City Fire Marshals Office.

CELEBRATION PLANNED

A flag-raising and parade are street among the events planned in the Fourth of July program being arranged by the Dayton Community Association.

Four-year-old Barbara Fallon unfurl a large flag at the home of J. Nehring, 1223 Dayton Street, at 9 a.m. In the flag-raising exercises, Nehring has donated the banner. Barbara is his granddaughter.

Arrangements have been completed to have American Legion Posts 74, 231 and 2685, together with two troops of Boy Scouts and a motorcycle police escort to parade with the officers and members of the association from Kaighn and Mt. Ephraim avenues to the scene of the flag raising.

The parade will form at 8.30 a. m. and will march along Mt. Ephraim Avenue to Dayton Street to Nehring's home.

Samuel P. Orlando, former assistant prosecutor, will deliver an address after the flag-raising. Herbert C. Vennell, the president, will preside. Henry Knauer, Republican county committeeman, will address the association at 1 p.m. The association will meet tomorrow night at the home of William Bowers, 1359 Dayton.

1223 Dayton Street 

1933 J. Nehring

Camden Courier-Post
June 26, 1933

  1223 Dayton Street 

1933

  1224 Dayton Street

1929

1225 to 1257
Dayton Street

1930 Census

  1225 Dayton Street

1929

  1226 Dayton Street

1929

  1228 Dayton Street

1929 Herbert C. Vennel

  1229 Dayton Street

1929


1229 Dayton Street

2007

  1230 Dayton Street

1929

  1231 Dayton Street

1929

  1232 Dayton Street

1929

  1233 Dayton Street 

1929

1234 Dayton Street

1930
Martin Murray & Famiy
Martin T. & Irene Murray

Camden Courier-Post
June 15, 1932

1235 Dayton Street

1929-1930
Mrs. Martha A. Petris
grocery

  1235 Dayton Street

1947 Helen Lodgek
grocery

  1236 Dayton Street

1929

  1237 Dayton Street

1929

  1238 Dayton Street

1929

  1239 Dayton Street

1929

  1240 Dayton Street

1929

  1241 Dayton Street

1929

  1242 Dayton Street
  1243 Dayton Street 

1929

  1244 Dayton Street

1929

  1245 Dayton Street

1930
Walter White & Family
Walter & Aimee White

  1246 Dayton Street

1929
1942
William E. Brickner

  1248 Dayton Street

1929

  1250 Dayton Street

1929

1251 Dayton Street

1928 James Denof

Camden Courier-Post
January 31, 1928

  1252 Dayton Street

1929

  1254 Dayton Street

1929

  1255 Dayton Street

1929

  1256 Dayton Street

1929

  1257 Dayton Street

1929

  1258 Dayton Street

1929 Oliver Hand
1930
Edward J. Reilly

  1258 Dayton Street

1931
Adam W. Meade

  1258 Dayton Street

1947 Anthony Capella

  1260 Dayton Street

1929

  1261 Dayton Street

1929

  1262 Dayton Street

1929

1266 Dayton Street

1927-1930s
Marion Kosak & Family
Marion & Stella Kosak

Camden Courier-Post
June 18, 1932

 

  1268 Dayton Street

1929

  1270 Dayton Street

1929

  1272 Dayton Street

1929

1274 Dayton Street

1927 Dino & Catherine Mangini

Camden Courier-Post
February 14, 1927

1276 Dayton Street

1929

Photo from October 1938

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  1278 Dayton Street

1929

1280 Dayton Street

1929

Photo from October 1938

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  1289 Dayton Street

1929 Raymond H. Frederick
1929 Mrs. Erna H. Mueller
1929 Ralph N. Hartley
1933
John Harrigan

  1289 Dayton Street

1947 Blanchard Apartments

Apartment 1
Apartment 2
Apartment 3
Apartment 4
Apartment 5
Apartment 6
Apartment 7
Apartment 8
Apartment 9
Apartment 10
Apartment 11
Apartment 12 Charles F. Morrisey
Apartment 13
Apartment 14
Apartment 15
Apartment 16

 

1289 Dayton Street
Apartment 12

1949 Charles F.  & Clara Morrissey
1949 Pearl Morrissey

  1292 Dayton Street

1929

  1294 Dayton Street

1929


Intersection of Dayton Street & Norris Street
   

1300 Block of Dayton Street
  1300 Dayton Street

1929

  1304 Dayton Street

1929

  1306 Dayton Street

1929

  1308 Dayton Street

1929

  1310 Dayton Street

1929

  1334 Dayton Street

1929 Not Listed

DISORDERLY HOUSE CASE POSTPONED FIFTH TIME

The police court hearing of a man arrested on charges of operating a disorderly house and of two women arrested there, was postponed yesterday because District Detective Vernon Jones, who made the raid, was not in court to testify. It was the fifth time within a month that the case had come up for a hearing and was postponed. 

The defendants are Alexander Lopez, Irene Brodowicz and Jean Welsh, all of 1334 Dayton Street. Lopez has been at liberty in $1000 bail since his home was raided January 9, while the two women have been released in $25 security each. 

On the other occasion, postponements were granted for various reasons, among them being the fact that defense counsel was not in court for one hearing while Lopez pleaded illness for not appearing for another scheduled hearing. Today, Lopez was arraigned and pleaded not guilty to the charge, but Jones was not in court, whereupon Judge Pancoast deferred the case.

It was the fourth time that the Dayton Street house had been raided. On one occasion the police said they found a bar in the basement and ordered Lopez to remove it.

1334 Dayton Street

1933 Alexander Lopez

Camden Courier-Post
 February 3, 1933

  1334 Dayton Street

1947 George Hamilton

  1336 Dayton Street

1929 Not Listed

  1338 Dayton Street

1929 Not Listed

  1340 Dayton Street

1929 Not Listed

  1342 Dayton Street

1929 Not Listed

  1344 Dayton Street

1929 Not Listed

  1351 Dayton Street

1929

  1353 Dayton Street

1929

  1355 Dayton Street

1929

  1357 Dayton Street

1929

  1359 Dayton Street

1929
1933 William Bowers

  1361 Dayton Street

1929 Not Listed


Intersection of Dayton Street & Pershing Street
   

Intersection of Dayton Street & Hallowell Lane
   

Camden Courier-Post - June 6, 1933

FOURTH EVENT, PLANNED BY DAYTON COMMUNITY

A parade for children, races for women and other features were included in the plans for a Fourth of July celebration adopted last night at a meeting of the Dayton Community Association.

The parade, to be held in the morning, will be made up of decorated coaches, bicycles and express wagons.

It was announced five women judges will be appointed. Races will be run on Sayrs Avenue between Norris and Pershing Streets by children, women and men in the afternoon. There will be dancing in the evening. A committee will make a house-to-house canvass, to obtain funds for expenses.

Many men of the community embraced by Van Hook Street, Decatur Street, Dayton Street, Browning Street, Sayrs Avenue, Mt. Ephraim Avenue, Cope Street, Norris Street and Pershing Street attended last night's meeting held at 1240 Browning Street. Herbert C. Vennell is president of the association.


DAYTON STREET MEMORIES

I went to St. Joe's High in the early 70's and have many fond memories, dances basketball games and life long friendships I made there. It's sad to drive by the area now seeing how its decayed over the years; having grown up in "pollock town" it sure is sad to see.

Al Kusniasz
May 20, 2008

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