Streets
of
Camden, NJ

Friends Avenue


FRIENDS AVENUE was in existence as far back as 1863. The avenue the ran north from 209 Cooper Street until reaching its end at Pearl Street. In later years Friends Avenue began at Pearl Street. There were still at least three occupied homes on Friends Avenue as late as 1980. All were gone not long afterward, however, in 2005 a new business, housing the Friends Cafe, a restaurant catering to Rutgers students and staff, was built .

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

 Phil Cohen


Intersection of Friends Avenue & Cooper Street

   
   

200 Block of Friends Avenue

 

210 Friends Avenue

1885

1906
Joseph Hamilton & Family
Joseph & Laura Hamilton

1947 Gone

 

212 Friends Avenue

1885
1947 Gone

 

213-217 Friends Avenue

1947 Wally's Parking Lot

 

 

214 Friends Avenue

1885

 

214 Friends Avenue

1928 Walter Gibbs

South 17th Street
Federal Street
Louis Schlam
Richard Donnelly
Wothing Truland

Camden Courier-Post
January 31, 1928

 

214 Friends Avenue

1947 Gone

 

215 Friends Avenue

1885
1947 Gone

 

216 Friends Avenue

1885
1947

 

217 Friends Avenue
aka 215-1/2 Friends Avenue

1885
1947 Gone, see 213 Friends Avenue

217 Friends Avenue
aka 215-1/2 Friends Avenue

1914 W.A. Mooney

Philadelphia Inquirer
March 18, 1914

 

217 Friends Avenue
aka 215-1/2 Friends Avenue

1947 Gone, see 213 Friends Avenue

 

218 Friends Avenue

1885
1936 Mickey Rogers
1947

 

219 Friends Avenue

1885
1930 Irma Marconi
1947

 

220 Friends Avenue 

1885

220 Friends Avenue 

1914 Howard English

Philadelphia Inquirer
March 18, 1914

 

220 Friends Avenue 

1947

 

222 Friends Avenue

1885
1947

 

224 Friends Avenue

1885 No Building
1943-1947 Apartments (5 Units)

George L Cattel Jr.
Robert Knox

   

Intersection of Friends Avenue & Penn Street

   
   

300 Block of Friends Avenue

 

310 Friends Avenue

1885 No Building

 

312 Friends Avenue

1885
1947

109 England Place

1888
Edward Jubb
Camden Fire Department

 

314 Friends Avenue

1947

 

316 Friends Avenue

1885 No Building 
1947

 

318 Friends Avenue

1885
1947

319 Friends Avenue

1885
1947

1956
William Bryen Company

New Jersey Bell Telephone
Yellow Pages Advertisement

 

 

320 Friends Avenue

1885

320 Friends Avenue

1917
Walter Swope

Philadelphia Inquirer
February 11, 1917

 

320 Friends Avenue


1931 William Van Pfefferle
1933 Electrical Appliance Repair Co.
1947

 

322 Friends Avenue

1885
1947

 

324 Friends Avenue

1885
1947

 

326 Friends Avenue

1885
1947

 

328 Friends Avenue

1885
1948
1980 L.M. Mateo

 

330 Friends Avenue

1885
1947

 

332 Friends Avenue

1885
1947 M.D. Heater

 

334 Friends Avenue

1885
1947
1980 N. Rivera

 

336-338 Friends Avenue

1885
1891


Intersection of Friends Avenue & Linden Street

   
   

400 Block of Friends Avenue

 

401 Friends Avenue
aka 403-1/2  Friends Avenue

1885

 

403 Friends Avenue

1885

7 HELD AS COPS RAID CARD GAME IN HOME
Police Seize 2 Decks of Cards, Pair of Dice; Miss Cash

Seven men were arrested last night when police raided a private home I after receiving a "tip" that a card game was in progress. 

William J. Stephan, 29, of 403 Friends avenue, the scene of the raid, was arrested as the alleged proprietor and held in $2000 bail for a hearing today before Judge Lewis Liberman.

Others arrested are John H. Ridge, 42, of 418 North Third Street; Ernest Ridge, of Milner Hotel, Delaware avenue and Market street; Nat Green, 34, of 562 Carman Street; John Podhar, 31, of 1944 Bristol street, Philadelphia; Charles Luffy, 32, of 1418 Erie avenue, Philadelphia, and Robert Ramsey, 23, of the Camden Y. M. C. A. All were held in $100 bail as material witnesses.

Detectives John Trout, John Kaighn and Patrolmen Marshall Thompson and Earl Hamby conducted the raid and said they confiscated two decks of cards and a pair of dice. They said a quantity of money on the table was scooped up by the players before they reached the playing room.  

403 Friends Avenue

1936
William John Stephan

Camden Courier-Post
February 29, 1936

 

403 Friends Avenue

1947

 

405 Friends Avenue

1885

405 Friends Avenue

1917 John R. Lockley

Philadelphia Inquirer
December 4, 1917

 

405 Friends Avenue

1947

 

407 Friends Avenue

1885
1947

 

409 Friends Avenue

1885
1947

 

411 Friends Avenue

1885
1947

 
1897-1977
U.S. Grant School
aka Cooper-Grant School
   

Intersection of Friends Avenue & Pearl Street

   
   

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