Streets
of
Camden, NJ

Joint Alley


JOINT ALLEY runs for one block, east from South 3rd to South 4th Street, between Spruce and Walnut Streets. The street first appears in city directories in 1850, but there may not have been houses built there until 1888, as none appear in the 1887-1888 City Directory, but several are listed in the 1888-1889 edition. There were only six houses left on Joint Alley by 1947. No buildings have stood on Joint Alley for many years. 

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

 Phil Cohen


1946 Map of Camden
between
Locust Street & Broadway, Spruce & Sycamore Streets

Intersection of South 3rd Street and Joint Alley
Looking East
on
Joint Alley
from
South 3rd Street

December 22, 2005

Looking East
on
Joint Alley
from
South 3rd Street

December 22, 2005

Looking East
on
Joint Alley
from
South 3rd Street

September 1, 2006

Click on Image to Enlarge

Photo by Enrico Doganiero


I walked down Joint Alley as a youth thousands of times. It was about one block from our barber shop. It was a small alley street running from 3rd to 4th Street between Cherry and Spruce. It has a very interesting history and was the residence of a popular Camden figure- Johnny Carroll- who rented horses and wagons to Camden City before Camden had its own fleet. He also had a beautiful tavern, for its time, and some beautiful girls, as I am told by my brothers.

Where the red building is used to be a candy store owned by Mr. Abbott. Most children would stop there on their way to school in the morning and after lunch for one-penny candy. The gray building across the alley on the right is where Mr. Carroll had his saloon & stables.

Enrico Doganiero
September 1, 2006


300 block of Joint Alley
  318
Joint Alley

1888-1891 Isaac Campbell
1947 Brooklyn Jones

  320
Joint Alley

1888-1891 Mrs. Anna Goss
1890-1891 William Roselle
1947 William Brown

  328
Joint Alley

1888-1889 Henry Weaver
1890-1891 Mrs. Letetia Suders
1890-1891 William Suders

  330
Joint Alley

1890-1891 Thomas White
1890-1891 William Walker
1947 Raymond L. Boyd

  332
Joint Alley

1888-1889 Mrs. Rebecca Darrah
1888-1889 James Fisher
1890-1891 Frederick D. White
1947 Mrs. Hettie McConnell

  334
Joint Alley

1888-1889 Joseph Matlock
1890-1891 Charles H. Bowers
1944 realtor Zellie Ellis
1947 Harold S. Daniels

  345
Joint Alley

1888-1889 Charles Longbeck
1890-1891 Charles Langenbeck
1947 Mrs. Mary Shaw

  348
Joint Alley

1890-1891 Andrew Fleckenstein
1947 Mrs. Mary Shaw

  350
Joint Alley

1888-1891 Charles Lonenbeck


Philadelphia Inquirer - December 27, 1896
Mary E. Gibbs - William E. Allison - Spruce Street

Intersection of
Joint Alley & South 4th Street
Looking West
on
Joint Alley
from
South 4th Street

December 22, 2005

Click on Image to Enlarge

Looking West
on
Joint Alley
from
South 4th Street

September 1, 2006

Click on Image to Enlarge

Photo by Enrico Doganiero


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