Streets
of
Camden, NJ

High
Street


HIGH STREET runs east from 114 East State Street, parallel to Federal Street to North 26th Street, where it doglegs to the left, and continues to North 30th Street, running parallel to Westfield Avenue. High Street begins again at North 32nd Street, and runs all the way to the border with Pennsauken at North 42nd Street, from where it continues in Pennsauken all the way to Cove Road. ending opposite Arlington and Bethel Cemeteries.

Outside of a few corner stores, most of of the buildings on High Street were and are residential. The two great exceptions are the Thomas H. Dudley School between North 23rd and North 24th Streets, and the Henry H. Davis School between North 24th Street and North 36th Street.

 From the winter of 1985 on until the present day, however, there has been a great amount of "business" activity, on the corner of North 25th Street and High Street, which has been a notorious drug corner for over 20 years. 

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

 Phil Cohen
Saturday, January 03, 2015


High Street
Beginning and Ends Marked with Red Boxes 

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Intersection High Street & State Street

   
   

Intersection High Street & Stewart Street

   
   

2000 Block of High Street

ik

2000 High Street
World War II

Technician Fifth Class
Angelo Frank Derago

 

2031 High Street

WATSON—On February 10, 1938, Elizabeth, wife of Charles H. Watson, in her 63rd year. Relatives and friends of the family, also employees of Y. M. C. A. Restaurant are invited to attend the funeral services
on Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock at the funeral home of Gustav Roedel & Son. 804-06 N. 27th St., Camden, N. J. Interment private at Odd Fellows Cemetery, Medford, N. J. Friends may call Sunday evening. 


MRS. ELIZABETH WATSON

Funeral services for Mrs. Elizabeth Watson, 63, of 2033 High street, waitress for many years at the Y. M. C. A. Restaurant, who died Thursday, will be held at 2 p. m. today at a funeral home at 804 North Twenty-seventh street. She is survived by her husband, Charles. Burial 
will be in Odd Fellows Cemetery, Medford.

2033 High Street

1938
Charles Watson & Family
Charles H. & Elizabeth Watson

Camden Courier-Post
February 12, 1938


Camden Courier-Post
February 14, 1938

 

2034 High Street

 

2035 High Street

 

2036 High Street

 

2037 High Street

1924
William Judge
fire fighter
William  & Anna Judge

2038 High Street
World War I

Private Albert J.P. Atger

 

2038 High Street

 

2039 High Street

 

2041 High Street

 

2043 High Street

2043 High Street

1933 Florence Taylor
"Miss Walt Whitman" contestant

Camden Courier-Post
June 19, 1933

 

2045 High Street

 

2047 High Street

 

2049 High Street


Intersection High Street & Stewart Street

   

2000 Block of High Street

 

2061 High Street

 

2063 High Street

 

2065 High Street

 

2067 High Street

1917-1918 John Allen

 

2069 High Street

 

2070 High Street

 

2071 High Street

 

2073 High Street

   

Intersection High Street & North 21st Street
February 25, 2009 - Click on images to Enlarge

Above: Looking North on North 21st Street.              Below: Looking South on High Street
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2100 Block of High Street

 

2100 High Street


Intersection High Street & North 22nd Street
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Southwest Corner of North 22nd Street & High Street - December 31, 2011
Northwest Corner of North 22nd Street & High Street - December 31, 2011
   

2200 Block of High Street

 

2200 High Street


Intersection High Street & North 23rd Street

   
   

2300 Block of High Street

Thomas J. Dudley Elementary School
as seen from
Southwest Corner
North 23rd Street & High Street

February 1, 2004

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Intersection High Street & North 24th Street

   
   

2400 Block of High Street

 

2400 High Street


Intersection High Street & North 25th Street
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Southeast Corner or North 25th Street & High Street - December 31, 2011
 
Southwest Corner or North 25th Street & High Street - April 4, 2009
Southwest Corner or North 25th Street & High Street - December 31, 2011
 
 
   
   
   

2500 Block of High Street

 

2500 High Street


Intersection High Street & North 26th Street

   
Looking North on North 26th Street from High Street - January 9, 2012
Looking East on High Street from North 26th Street - January 9, 2012
Looking South on North 26th Street from High Street - January 9, 2012
Looking West on High Street from North 26th Street - January 9, 2012
   

2600 Block of High Street

 

2607 High Street

2608 High Street

April 24, 2009

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2608, 2610-1612
High Street

April 24, 2009

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2609 High Street

 

2610 High Street

1937
I. Robert Wilson
City Parks Department

Fell from City Parks truck on March 17, 1937. Died from injuries on April 22, 1937 and was buried at New Camden Cemetery.

 

2611 High Street

 

2612 High Street

 

2613 High Street

1929-1947
Frank F. Shafer & Family
Frank F. & Mabel Shafer
Walter "Bud" Shafer
Ralph Shafer
Mabel Shafer
Frank Shafer Jr.
Roland "Bucky" Shafer
Evelyn "Dolly" Shafer

 

2618 High Street

 

2620 High Street

My name is Hector Gonzalez.  I am the youngest son of Digna Gonzalez.  We originally moved to Camden and resided temporarily on Bailey Street and then later to Westminister Avenue at the McGuire Gardens projects.  We were poor and my mother was raising 5 children alone.  She received her GED and later graduated from Pennsauken Tech with a Registered Nursing degree and began working at Cooper Hospital .  Not bad for a woman who also had to learn English!  Finally in 1969 my mother moved us to our first house on 2620 High Street.  We were the first Hispanic family on the block.  We were so proud and happy.  I remember the RCA store on the corner of 27th Street and High Street.  My mother purchased almost all of our appliances here until they closed down.  Around the corner on 27th Street was a mom and pop candy store that we enjoyed for years until the store closed.  Across the street from our house was Tony’s Auto.  They fixed our car for us whenever it was needed.  I played little league baseball around the corner on 26th Street for 12th Ward. We had it made.   

At first we were not always accepted.  It must have been hard for the neighbors to open their community to this Hispanic family but eventually we were.  I remember Mr. Jack (I do not remember his last name), he became a surrogate father to me.  He taught me to love baseball and especially the Phillies.  I remember Mr. Johnson.  He and his wife would allow me to play with their by then grown children’s childhood toys.  I remember feeling the trust and always played with these toys respectfully.  

My mother raised all of her children and lived in the house until September, 1992.  My mother moved out of the house on a Sunday.  On Monday a new family moved in.  On Tuesday the house next door caught on Fire and destroyed both properties.  Today, 2620 is an empty lot.

2620 High Street

1969-1992 Digna Gonzalez & Family
Hector Gonzalez


Intersection of North 27th Street & High Street

   

Looking East towards intersection of North 27th and High Streets from 2600 Block of High Street
January 9, 2012
   
   
   

2700 Block of High Street

 

2710 High Street

2712 High Street

1955
Enterprise Equipment Service
James L. Cassidy

1955 New Jersey Bell Telephone
Yellow Pages Ad

2717 High Street

1899-1910
William L. Frazier & Family
William L. & Kate Frazier
Lizzie Frazier

Philadelphia Inquirer
May 31, 1899

 

2724 High Street

1969-1970s The Paynter Family
Lewis Paynter

 

2728 High Street


Intersection High Street & North 28th Street

   
   

2800 Block of High Street

 

2812 High Street

2816 High Street

1897
John Brill & Family
John & Emily L. Baldwin Brill

Philadelphia Inquirer
April 11, 1897

 

2829 High Street


Intersection High Street & North 29th Street

   
   

2900 Block of High Street

North 29th Street
&
High Street

Below: View from North 29th Street

July 25, 2006

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2900 High Street

Below: View from North 29th Street

July 25, 2006

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2900 High Street

2901 High Street

1899
William S. Abbott

Philadelphia Inquirer
May 5, 1899

Daniel Whelan - Charles Schuck

2902 High Street

photo from about 1928

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RAHWAY GETS MAN FOR THEFT OF $20
Defendant at Pennsauken Found Guilty by Jury in 3-Year-Old Robbery

James Brody, 22, of 4341 Forty­third Street, Pennsauken Township, yesterday was sentenced to serve an indefinite term in Rahway Reformatory today in Criminal Court. 

A jury found him guilty of participation in a $20 robbery three years ago. The jury deliberated for one hour and a half. The state charged that Brody, in company with Harry Schultz, 2162 Berwick Street, and William Dempsey, 2271 Mickle Street, went to the candy store of Mrs. Celia Schulman, 2902 High Street, threatened her with a pistol and took the money on Oct. 23, 1930.

Schultz and Dempsey were subsequently arrested, tried and sentenced to two years each. Brody was in dicted and declared a fugitive.

In court yesterday Brody denied that he had made an attempt to evade arrest and said he had been working as a hand on a dredge in the Delaware River. He said if there was a holdup he knew nothing about it for on the day in question he was 
intoxicated and merely took a ride with the two convicted bandits. 

"I was so drunk I don't remember anything," he declared. "If there was a holdup, I had nothing to do with it;" 

A fatal automobile accident resulted in Brody's arrest on the holdup charge. On the 28th of last month William Urban, 60, 109 Allen's Court, a passenger in Brody's car, was killed when the machine collided with a bus. During the subsequent investigation of the crash, Detective William Lehman remembered that a fugitive warrant had never been served on Brody and placed him under arrest. 

2902 High Street

1932 Mrs. Celia Schulman

Camden Courier-Post
June 21, 1933

 

2902 High Street

July 25, 2006

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2902 High Street

July 25, 2006

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2903 High Street

 

2904 High Street

2905 & 2907 High Street

1920s

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2905, 2907 & 2909
High Street

July 25, 2006

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2905 High Street

July 25, 2006

Captain Howard J. Meyer

2905 High Street

1956-1959
John Henson

2905 High Street

July 25, 2006

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2906 High Street

2907 High Street

July 25, 2006

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2909 High Street

 

2911 High Street

 

2913 High Street

1914-1920s
Theodore Elverson Family
Theodore & Frances Elverson
Harry J. Allebach


1942-1947
William Buckner Atkinson Family

2914 High Street

1885-1914
Joseph Norman Hettel Sr.

 

2914 High Street

1947 Fred C. Ammendorf

 

2916 High Street

1924 Wilbert Showell

 

2917 High Street

1924 Robert Pickering
1947 Mrs. Ellis Pickering

2919 High Street

1890s-1940s
Carl & Lulu Kellman Family

2917 & 2919 High Street

July 25, 2006

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2917 & 2919 High Street

July 25, 2006

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2917 & 2919 High Street

July 25, 2006

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2917 & 2919 High Street

July 25, 2006

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2919 High Street

1890s-1940s
Carl & Lulu Kellman Family

about 1910

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2919 High Street

1890s-1940s
Carl & Lulu Kellman Family

about 1906

Looking across High Street from the porch of 2919, taken at the same time as the photo immediately above.

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2919 High Street

1890s-1940s
Carl & Lulu Kellman Family

Trenton NJ Times
November 14, 1912

Carl Kellman Jr. was murdered on October 13, 1912 in the course of a robbery by Harry Duffiield and Frederick "Cowboy Pete" Coursey, who were tried and convicted. Sentenced to 15 and 30 years in prison respectively, they were paroled in 1920.

2919 High Street

1890s-1940s
Carl & Lulu Kellman Family

This was taken a few years later. Note the hedge not in the above photo. From the hair style the young woman at the gate has, I'm guessing before World War I.

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2919 High Street

1890s-1940s
Carl & Lulu Kellman Family

Charles (Carl) Kellman Sr.
in side yard looking towards
High Street

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2919 High Street

1890s-1940s
Carl & Lulu Kellman Family

in side yard looking towards
High Street

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2919 High Street

1890s-1940s
Carl & Lulu Kellman Family

Carl Kellman Sr.
in side yard looking from High Street

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2919 High Street

1890s-1940s
Carl & Lulu Kellman Family

This was taken at same time as the photo immediately above, perhaps late 1920s or 1930s. See how the hedge has progessed, and note that by now the porch has been screened in.

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2919 High Street

1890s-1940s
Carl & Lulu Kellman Family

Lulu Kellman in her kitchen
1930s-1940s

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2919 High Street

1947 Edward W. Bates

 

2920 High Street

 

2922 High Street

 

2923 High Street

2923 to 2937 High Street

July 25, 2006

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2924 High Street

 

2925 High Street

1920s-1930s
David Humphries
Camden Fire Fighter
David & Rhoda Humphries
David W. Humphries

 

2926 High Street

 

2927 High Street

1900 Levi Renner

1924 William H Stratton
1930s-1960s
William West Sr. Family
Mrs. Jennie Breyer West
William West Jr.
Ralph West

2927 High Street

1930s-1960s
Ralph West

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These photos are Ralph West when he was in the USN and later USAF. He was the son of my sister who lived at 2927 High St.  

F. Breyer
July 31, 2006

 

 

2928 High Street

 

2929 High Street

2930 High Street

1943
John J. O'Neil

 

2930 High Street

2931 High Street

1924-1943 Harry J. Allebach

 

2933 High Street

 

2935 High Street

 

2936 High Street

 

2937 High Street

1900s-1910s
Theodore Elverson Family
Theodore & Frances Elverson
Myrtle Elverson
Minnie Elverson
Russell Elverson
Naomi Elverson
Consuelo Elverson
George Elverson
Buelah Elverson
Orville Elverson

 

2940 High Street

 

2942 High Street

early 1960s-mid 1960s
The York Family
Charlie York

 

2944 High Street

 

2946 High Street

2946 High Street

1941
William H. Baldwin

Camden Courier-Post
July 29, 1941

 

2900 Block of High Street

Below: View from North 30th Street

July 25, 2006

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North 30th Street
&
High Street

1906
Sanborn Map
Showing
High Street
from
2936 High Street
to
North 30th Street

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Intersection High Street & North 30th Street

   
   

3200 Block of High Street

 

3200 High Street


3300 Block of High Street

 

3300 High Street


Intersection of North 34th Street & High Street

   

3400 Block of High Street

 

3400 High Street


3500 Block of High Street

 

3500 High Street


Intersection of North 36th Street & High Street

   

3600 Block of High Street

 

3600 High Street


3700 Block of High Street

 

3700 High Street


3800 Block of High Street
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3802 High Street

Photograph Taken November 19, 2011

3803 High Street

Photograph Taken November 19, 2011

3804 High Street

Photograph Taken November 19, 2011

3804 & 3806 High Street

Photograph Taken November 19, 2011

3805 High Street

Photograph Taken November 19, 2011

3806 High Street

Photograph Taken November 19, 2011

3807 High Street

Photograph Taken November 19, 2011

3807 & 3809 High Street

Photograph Taken November 19, 2011

3808 High Street

Photograph Taken November 19, 2011

3809 High Street

Photograph Taken November 19, 2011

3810 High Street

Photograph Taken November 19, 2011

3811 High Street

Photograph Taken November 19, 2011

3811 & 3813 High Street

Photograph Taken November 19, 2011

3813 High Street

Photograph Taken November 19, 2011

3814 High Street

Photograph Taken November 19, 2011

Fire at this Address November 19, 2011

3814 & 3816 High Street

Photograph Taken November 19, 2011

3815 High Street

Photograph Taken November 19, 2011

3815 & 3817 High Street

Photograph Taken November 19, 2011

3816 High Street

Photograph Taken November 19, 2011

3817 High Street

Photograph Taken November 19, 2011

 

3819 High Street

3819, 3821 & 3823
High Street

Photograph Taken November 19, 2011

3820 High Street

Photograph Taken November 19, 2011

3820 High Street

Photograph Taken November 19, 2011

 

3821 High Street

3823 High Street

Photograph Taken November 19, 2011


Intersection of North 39th Street & High Street

 

Southeast Corner of North 39th Street & High Street - November 19, 2011

   

3900 Block of High Street

 

3900 High Street


4000 Block of High Street

 

4000 High Street


4100 Block of High Street

 

4100 High Street


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