Streets
of
Camden, NJ

Francis
Street


FRANCIS STREET ran two block from 126 Walnut Street to 135 Chestnut Street, between Front and South 2nd Streets. It was laid out between 1878 and 1887. The land bounded by Walnut, Chestnut, South 2nd, and Front Streets was consolidated after World War II for industrial development. Francis Street, and Ivins Street, a small street that ran between Mt. Vernon Street and Chestnut Street, were erased. 

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 Phil Cohen


Francis Street - 1946 Map of Camden

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Camden Courier-Post * October 16,1931

'FORGOTTEN' HOLDUP RECALLED IN CAPTURE OF FIFTH AS BANDIT

Police last night cleaned up an old case of highway robbery that occurred at Second and Mt. Vernon Streets last August when Edward A. Turner, 48, of 1104 Cresson Street, was robbed of his watch, chain and knife.

At the time of the hold-up, Turner told police there were four or five colored men in the robbery. Detectives Robert Ward and Clifford Carr arrested Earl Bundy, 17, of 819 Sycamore Street, who they said had the articles in his possession; also Charles Wing, 17, of 1012 Francis Street; Sherman Smith, 17, of 1061 Ivins Street and William Jackman, 16, of 152 Sycamore Street. The last three pleaded guilty and were sentenced to Rahway Reformatory by Judge Samuel Shay.

Bundy pleaded not guilty and was lodged in the local jail. 

Last night Ward and Carr with Patrolman Luke captured Oscar Moore, 19, of 135 Mt. Vernon Street as the fifth bandit. He will be held without bail on the same charge as the others..


1000 Block of Francis Street
  1001 Francis Street

1929 Vacant
1947 Gone 

  1003 Francis Street

1929 Tom Thomas
1947 Gone 

  1005 Francis Street

1910s-1930s
Richard Alston Family
Richard & Dolly Alston
Eugene Alston
1947 Gone 

  1005 Francis Street

1947 Gone 

  1006 Francis Street

1929 Alfred Hutt
1947 Gone 

  1007 Francis Street

1927
Benjamin Hunt & Family
Benjamin & Ella Hunt
Jesthroe Hunt

  1007 Francis Street

1929 Vacant
1947 Gone 

  1008 Francis Street

1929 John T. Sullivan
1947 Gone 

  1009 Francis Street

1929 Lester Fuller
1947 Gone 

  1010 Francis Street

1929 John Rozear
1947 Gone 

  1011 Francis Street

1929 Vacant
1947 Gone 

  1012 Francis Street

1929 Mrs. Mary A. Tinson
1931 Charles Wing
1947 Mrs. Florence Huggs

  1013 Francis Street

1929 Mrs. Mabel Heard
1947 Gone

  1014 Francis Street

1929 Calvin Hamilton
1947 Florence M. Sampson

  1015 Francis Street

1929 Mrs. Julia Horn
1947 Gone 

  1016 Francis Street

1929-1947 Norman J. Alston 

  1017 Francis Street

1917 Charles W. Cooke
1917 Richard Alston
1929 Vacant
1947 Gone 

  1019 Francis Street

1929 Henry T. Johnson
1947 Gone 

  1021 Francis Street

1929 Mrs. Helen Knox
1947 Mrs. Roxie Branch

1023 Francis Street

1906
Mrs. Sophia Franks

Philadelphia Inquirer
December 12, 1906

Charles Robinson
Samuel S. Buzine

  1023 Francis Street

1929 Stephens Stevenson
1947 Vacant

  1025 Francis Street

1929 Judge Thomas
1947 Herman Bryant

  1027 Francis Street
  1027 Francis Street

1929 James Anderson
1929  Viola Fussell (rear)
1947 Vacant

  1028 Francis Street

1929 First Born Sanctified Church
1947 Gone


Intersection of Francis Street & Mt. Vernon Street
   

1000 Block of Francis Street
  1058 Francis Street

1929
1947 Gone

  1059 Francis Street

1929
1947 Gone

  1060 Francis Street

1929
1947 Gone

1061 Francis Street

1910 Peter Endt

Philadelphia Inquirer
November 24, 1910

  1061 Francis Street

1929
1947 Gone

  1062 Francis Street

1929
1947 Gone

  1063 Francis Street

1929
1947 Gone

1064 Francis Street

1890-1891 John J. Welsh

  1064 Francis Street

1929
1947 Gone

  1065 Francis Street

1929
1947 Gone

  1066 Francis Street

1929
1947 Gone

  1067 Francis Street

1929
1947 Gone

  1068 Francis Street

1929
1947 Gone

  1069 Francis Street

1929
1947 Gone


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