Streets
of
Camden, NJ

Mickle Street


MICKLE STREET was named after John W. Mickle, a prominent figure in both local and State affairs in the 1840s and 1850s. He was one of the organizers and a shareholder for many years in the Federal Street Ferry, and had a large stake in the Camden and Amboy Railroad. 

On of the major east-west roads in Camden, Mickle Street runs from the Delaware River west past Haddon Avenue toward the Cooper River. The famous poet, Walt Whitman, made his home for many years in the 300 block of Mickle Street; his home is still standing, and has been converted into a museum in his honor. During the ferry and railroad era, the trains that served South Jersey ran east parallel to Mickle Street. The tracks were elevated so that street traffic to South Camden would not be interrupted. This was known as the "Chinese Wall". It was eliminated in the 1960s.

Mickle Boulevard runs parallel to Federal Street in East Camden. One section of Mickle Street runs from 15th to 17th Street. A second section runs from Marlton Avenue to South 26th street, While a third section of Mickle Street begins at Eutaw Street, in front of the Joseph Hatch House, and continues East to Woodrow Wilson High School at South 31st Street. Mickle picks back up for four blocks, between South 33rd and South 36th Streets. St George Methodist Episcopal Church was located here from the 1890s until it burned down sometime after 1980. The William McKinley Elementary School was also located here, from the 1990s until it closed in the 1950s. It also fell victim to fire. 

In the late 1990s the City Council of the City of Camden renamed many streets. Most of these names have failed to gain popular acceptance over the years. Mickle Street in Central Camden, which had been renamed Mickle Boulevard when the railroad tracks were taken out and the street was widened to six lanes, was again renamed, this time as Martin Luther King Boulevard. While Dr. King's deeds are beyond doubt deserving of some recognition, John Mickle did much for Camden, and the decision to rename, like several others made during this period, showed an acute lack of knowledge and sensitivity on the part of City Council and the Mayor's Office. Tourists, scholars and students from out of town and foreign lands now have a difficult time finding the Walt Whitman House, as every literary and biographical text written concerning him refers to Mickle Street. Fortunately, most Camden residents have to date ignored the assorted name changes. Mickle Street in East Camden was not made part of the renaming campaign.

Besides the Walt Whitman House, the Joseph Hatch House, Woodrow Wilson High School, and St. George's Methodist Episcopal Church, several other significant business and buildings have stood or presently stand on Mickle Street, including the Alfred Cramer Elementary School, Mickle and Riverview Towers, apartment homes for senior citizens, the Garden Hotel, Broadway Eddie's record store, the Water Rand Transportation Center, and the Camden County Jail. Wiggins Park is at Mickle Boulevard's eastern end, as is the Tweeter Center and the New Jersey State Aquarium; Cooper Hospital, the Camden Police Administration Building, and Camden's Civil War Soldier's Monument are just a few steps from Mickle. The Holl Block stood on Broadway between Stevens and Mickle Street for over 50 years. The New Jersey National Guard Armory (the home of the Camden Public Works Department for many years) is on Wright Avenue at Mickle Street. Camden's City Hall stood on Haddon Avenue near Mickle prior to the opening in 1931 of the building presently in use.  

Sadly, Mickle Street has also been the subject of criminal activity in the 1990s and the first years of the 21st century. A convicted drug dealer was removed from the streets permanently in 1996 by law enforcement officers serving our community, at the Happy Dragon Chinese Restaurant at 29th & Mickle Street, which in prior years had been a corner grocery. Sadly, eight years later other social parasites returned to the corner, robbed, pistol-whipped, and shot the hard-working immigrant owner, Bao Xing Lin, in front of his son, on March 11, 2004. The killers took $150.00 from the restaurant. As of this writing in April 2004, the three gangsters have been arrested, and it is my sincere desire that they be permanently removed from society, and hopefully this earth. The store has since been converted into a private residence.   

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

 Phil Cohen


Unit Block of Mickle Street
Looking West from Wiggins Park - April 2005

April 2005

Photo by
CRAIG CAMPBELL

April 2005

Photo by
CRAIG CAMPBELL

 

April 2005

Photo by
CRAIG CAMPBELL

 


100 Block of Mickle Street

 

111 Mickle Street

1871
James Cassidy

124 Mickle Street

1905
Mary Costello

Philadelphia Inquirer
February 16, 1905

 

129 Mickle Street

1880
George Osler

130 Mickle Street

Riverview Towers

October 1, 2005

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200 Block of Mickle Street

200 Mickle Street

1908 William Lickfeld 
1908 Harry Wein

Philadelphia Inquirer
July 30, 1908

Nicholas Veratti - Locust Street
Ludwig Buch
- Emil Engel
Broadway

George Jones - Caspar Lutz
Robert Snyder - James McCreaer
Kaighn Avenue

 

202 Mickle Street

1876-1879
William Wynn & Family 
William & Mary Wynn
Alice Wynn

BABY CARRIAGE BURNS IN MICKLE STREET YARD

A baby carriage filled with clothing in the rear yard of the home of Peter Marini, 208 Mickle street, was destroyed by fire of undetermined origin at 3 p. m. yesterday.

Mrs. Marini had taken the youngest of her two children, Albert, 17 months, who is ill, upstairs to bed before the carriage caught fire. Firemen, who extinguished the blaze, said they were unable to determine the cause.

208 Mickle Street

1933 Peter Marini

Camden Courier-Post
June 8, 1933

 

 

209 Mickle Street

1902
Emmanuel W. Schaeffer & Family
Emmanuel & Mary Schaeffer

210 Mickle Street

1907 Andrew Treial

Philadelphia Inquirer
June 23, 1907

Harold Haagenson
Vincenzo De Millo
Raphael Domigo
South 2nd Street
South 3rd Street
Spruce Street
Stanley Street

210 Mickle Street

1955
Nick Fiorentino's Garage

1955 New Jersey Bell Telephone
Yellow Pages Ad

 

211 Mickle Street

1903-1905
Emmanuel W. Schaeffer & Family
Emmanuel & Mary Schaeffer
Edna May Schaeffer

 

217 Mickle Street

1896-1897
John Campbell

 

217 Mickle Street

1923 Philip D'Angelo

NON-SUPPORT CHARGE HOLDS FATHER OF FIVE

Dominic Caccase, 52, of 217 Mickle Street, was ordered held in $500 bail for hearing in Police Court on a non-support charge yesterday. His wife, Grace, charges Caccase failed to provide for her and their five children since December 20, 1931. He was arraigned before Justice or the Peace Albert A. Mungioli, of 314 Stevens Street following his arrest by Constable Jack O'Grady.

217 Mickle Street

Dominick Caccase
1933

Camden Courier-Post
June 7, 1933

 

219 Mickle Street

1955
Bellair O-Kay
Moving & Storage

1955 New Jersey Bell Telephone
Yellow Pages Ad

 

220 Mickle Street

1923 Douglass Campbell

222 Mickle Street

1872-1873
Bernard Dennis & Family
Bernard & Sarah Dennis
Edward Dennis
Margaret Dennis
Thomas Dennis

 

222 Mickle Street

1923 Thomas Nixon

222 Mickle Street

1925 Frederick Foster

Camden Evening Courier
July 27, 1925

 

 

222 Mickle Street

1923 Matthew Redine

223 Mickle Street

1941
C.B. Edwards Electric Co.

Camden Courier-Post
July 5, 1941

227 Mickle Street

1887
William C. Bolgiano
architect
Edward Bolgiano
carpenter

Philadelphia Inquirer
July 8, 1887

227 Mickle Street

1897-1905
William Morrison

Philadelphia Inquirer
January 13, 1905

Thomas P. Curley Sr.
Church of the Immaculate Conception
Federal Street

 

227 Mickle Street

1923
George W. Tanksley
wood

 

 

227 Mickle Street

1923
George W. Tanksley
wood

 

 

228 Mickle Street

1923 Mickle Street Baptist Church
1947 New Mickle Baptist Church

 

 

228 Mickle Street

1923 Camden Shoe Repair Shop
1923 Daniel Carbona

 

232 Mickle Street

1899
Morris Odell & Family
Morris and Althea Odell
Lawrence B. Odell
Isabella Odell
Floyd Odell
Lillian Odell

 

232 Mickle Street

1923 Samuel Samuels

   

300 Block of Mickle Street
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304 Mickle Street

1903
Mrs. Josephine Ridge Wilson

Philadelphia Inquirer
March 15, 1903

Dr. James M. Ridge
Marshall Ridge
Dr. Onan B. Gross
Philip Schmitz

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of Complete Article

305 Mickle Street

1911-1912
Frank O'Neill

Philadelphia Inquirer
January 2, 1912

Vincenzo Cadillo
Sounth 2nd Street
Joseph O'Neill
Charles O'Neill

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of Complete Article

 

 

310 Mickle Street

1880-1899
J. Kelly Brown
J. Kelly & Adaline Brown
Mary Brown - Howard Brown
Addie Brown - Lucinda Brown
Sadie Brown - Cassandra Brown

1897
Edward Hartman & Family
Edward & Catherine Hartman
Jennie Hartman
policeman

 

312 Mickle Street

1887-1888
Edward Hillman & Family
Edward & Margaret Grant Hillman
James Hillman - Margaret Hillman
William Grant Hillman
Jesse Hillman - George Hillman

11 homeless, 3 hospitalized in fire

Three people were hospitalized and 11 left homeless after an early morning fire today in Camden, officials reported.

Camden police responded to the blaze at 312 Mickle Blvd. about 12:53 a.m. Upon arrival, police discovered that three of four residents were inside and the structure was engulfed in flames, police spokeswoman Teresa Sicard Archambeault said.

"Fire personnel arrived immediately to suppress the fire and evacuated the trapped occupants," she said.

Three residents were transported to Cooper Medical Center for treatment. A fourth resident was provided with temporary housing with assistance from the American Red Cross.

A neighbor reported hearing someone throw a fire bomb through a window, Archambeault said, but police, fire and arson officials are investigating the cause of the fire.

Residents in the adjacent unit at 310 Mickle Blvd. were displaced due to smoke damage and temporarily relocated to a family residence.

The American Red Cross in Camden reports it is housing 11 people because of the fire, including five children.

Anyone wishing to help the Red Cross provide for families with children during the holiday season should call the office at (856) 365-7100.

312 Mickle Street

Camden Courier-Post
November 22, 2006 10:13AM

312 Mickle Street

Camden Courier-Post
November 23, 2006 3:10 AM 

AL SCHELL/Courier-Post
Three people were hospitalized and 11 people were left homeless after a fire destroyed this house in Camden

Camden blaze hospitalizes 3

A fire early Wednesday left three people hospitalized and 11 people homeless, including five children, authorities said.

The blaze broke out around 12:50 a.m. in the 300 block of Mickle Boulevard.

When police arrived, they found the structure engulfed in flames and learned that three or four residents of the unit were still inside, police spokeswoman Teresa Sicard Archambeault said.

Firefighters arrived moments later and got the occupants to safety, Archambeault said.

Three of the residents were taken to Cooper University Hospital in Camden. Their conditions were not available late Wednesday.

A fourth was provided temporary housing through the American Red Cross.

Residents of the unit next door also were displaced because of smoke damage. They were temporarily relocated to a relative's residence.

A neighbor reported hearing someone throw a firebomb through a window, Archambeault said, but police, fire and arson officials are still investigating what caused the blaze.

312 Mickle Street

Camden Courier-Post
November 23, 2006 3:10 AM

315 Mickle Street

1900s
Morris Odell & Family
Morris and Althea Odell
Lawrence B. Odell - Isabella Odell
Floyd Odell - Lillian Odell

Philadelphia Inquirer
May 7, 1906

318 Mickle Street

1916 Vacant

Philadelphia Inquirer
March 20, 1916

 

318 Mickle Street

Mary Johnson

Camden Courier-Post
December 13, 1930

320 Mickle Street

1906-1910
Emmanuel W. Schaeffer & Family
Emmanuel & Mary Schaeffer
Edna May Schaeffer
Dorothy M. Schaeffer
Ralph Schaeffer
Elwood Schaeffer
grandmother Isabel Cameron
aunt Emma Auld
mother-in-law Ella Williams

 

 

321 Mickle Street

Henry Washington Buchanan
1891-1894
printer, Civil War veteran

 

321 Mickle Street

1890s-1900s
Edward Hartman & Family
Edward & Catherine Hartman
Jennie Hartman
policeman

 

323 Mickle Street

The Kilgore Family
1951-1960s

Wells & Johnnie Mae Kilgore
Carole Ann Kilgore
Brenda Kilgore
Cynthia Kilgore

 

325 Mickle Street

1878-1881
Lewis Ferrell

325 Mickle Street

1917 Jennie Brennan

Philadelphia Inquirer
July 27, 1917

O. Glen Stackhouse 
John Brothers - Osman Harding
Mechanic Street

325 Mickle Street

Camden Courier-Post
July 25, 1941

John J. Crean

326, 328 & 330 Mickle Street

The Walt Whitman House

1891

 

326, 328 & 330 Mickle Street

The Walt Whitman House

1891

 

328 Mickle Street

The Walt Whitman House

328 Mickle Street

1906
Estell N. Kirk

Philadelphia Inquirer
September 5, 1906

330 Mickle Street

Home of 
Stephen Decatur Button
1872-1897

330 Mickle Street

Home of 
Stephen Decatur Button
1872-1897
Lew Skymer
&
Tommy" Skymer
1920s-1920s

331 Mickle Street

1897-1899
Henry Grosscup
Camden Fire Department 

 

334 Mickle Street

1890
Henry C. "Harry" Grosscup

  334 Mickle Street

1896
Robert A. Gilmore

336 Mickle Street

1895-1895
Henry C. "Harry" Grosscup

   

The
Walt Whitman House
at
328 Mickle Street

This postcard was published within 15 years of his passing, and it is the most contemporary picture I've seen to date of the house as it would have looked during the poet's lifetime 

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The Walt Whitman House at 328 Mickle Street 
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326, 328, & 330
Mickle Street

1891

330
Mickle Street

October 1, 2005

Home of 
Stephen Decatur Button
1870s-1897
Lew Skymer
&
Tommy" Skymer
1920s-1920s


400 Block of Mickle Street

400 Mickle Street

1908 George Jones
1908 Caspar Lutz

Philadelphia Inquirer
July 30, 1908

Nicholas Veratti - Locust Street
Ludwig Buch
- Emil Engel
Broadway

William Lickfeld - Harry Wein
Robert Snyder - James McCreaer
Kaighn Avenue

405-409 Mickle Street

Pioneer Body Company

Camden Courier-Post Ad
March 12, 1930

 

405-409 Mickle Street

Salvation Army Store
1947

407 Mickle Street

1955
Bonnell Dress Company

1955 New Jersey Bell Telephone
Yellow Pages Listing

 

410 Mickle Street

1885
Sarah Frost
widow of Henry Frost

 

408-410 Mickle Street
rear

1914 B.F. Schroeder & Sons stables

MRS. REBECCA PATTERSON

The funeral of Mrs. Rebecca Patterson, 78, of 410 Mickle Street, who died yesterday, will be held at the Schroeder funeral chapel, Broadway and Royden street. Burial will be in Cedar Grove Cemetery, Gloucester. Mrs. Patterson lived in the Mickle street house 35 years. She was the widow of Daniel Patterson and is survived by two sons, John and Frank; four daughters, Mrs. B. E. Smith. California; Mrs. Rebecca McNamara, Camden. and Mrs. William Hernissey. Camden; 19 grandchildren and tour great grandchildren. She is also survived by a sister, Mrs. Sarah C. Powell, and two brothers, Thomas and Simeon Treadway. 

410 Mickle Street

1898-1933 Rebecca Patterson

Camden Courier-Post
June 17, 1933

 

410 Mickle Street

1955
Easton Coppersmithing & Coil Works

  412 Mickle Street

1911
Emmanuel W. Schaeffer & Family
Emmanuel & Mary Schaeffer
Edna May Schaeffer
Dorothy M. Schaeffer
Ralph Schaeffer
Elwood Schaeffer
grandmother Isabel Cameron
aunt Emma Auld
mother-in-law Ella Williams

 

  414 Mickle Street

1912-1917
Emmanuel W. Schaeffer & Family
Emmanuel & Mary Schaeffer
Edna May Schaeffer
Dorothy M. Schaeffer
Ralph Schaeffer
Elwood Schaeffer
grandmother Isabel Cameron
aunt Emma Auld
mother-in-law Ella Williams

 

414Mickle Street

1941
Harry McBride & Family
Harry & Florence McBride
Vest McBride


Camden Courier-Post
July 26, 1941

 

II grew up at 422 Mickle Street and left in March 1953 to join the Air Force.  At that time there was very little crime in the neighborhood. Jersey Joe Walcott lived at 331 Mickle Street, when he because World Heavy Weight Champion. Yes, the numbers was played and law enforcement looked the other way.  Mayor Brunner was in office for many years and was a big time poker player.  When I was 12 years old, he played at 3rd and Berkley in a place called 3rd Ward Social Club. Big time players came there from far away places to play in this game.  Mayor Brunner was always escorted by policeman to and from.  I earned very big tips from the players, by riding up on my bicycle to the White Tower to pick up food and drinks, in the wee hours of the morning.

I remember Camden when it was the place to live.  Broadway was the place to shop or go to any one of the theaters.  The Grand, Stanley, Savar, Lyric, Princess, Star or Roxy.  Not many had a car and really did not need one.  Most people worked at Campbell Soup, Esterbrook Pen, NY Shipyard, RCA or Magnetic Metals.  We walked to school and never heard of school buses.

Ted Cannon
November 2008

422 Mickle Street

1940s-1953 Ted Cannon

423 Mickle Street

1906 Clarence Burrows

Philadelphia Inquirer - July 27, 1906

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425 Mickle Street

Morning Star Church of Christ
Rev. G. M. Johnson

Camden Courier-Post
February 5, 1938

425 Mickle Street

ABC Bail Bonds

Photograph Taken September 4, 2011

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432 Mickle Street

1910s-1920s
Samuel Ferral

Camden Couroier-Post
February 25, 1938

 

438 Mickle Street

1938
Fred "Pee-Wee Ross" Rossi

440 Mickle Street

1955
Integrity Tile Company

1955 New Jersey Bell Telephone
Yellow Pages Ad

 

442 Mickle Street

1881
Alexander Peacock

   

Broadway looking south from Federal Street
The "Chinese Wall" is visible at end of block

Downtown Camden - around 1961
The elevated railroad & "Chinese Wall"
can be seen at bottom of postcard

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500 Block of Mickle Street

503 Mickle Street

1870
William L. Morris

Trenton Star-Gazette
July 23, 1870

  510 Mickle Street

1880-1891
Col. William H. Cooper & Family
Col. Wollima H. & Ida Cooper
William H. Cooper Jr.
Mary W. Cooper
Edwin B. Cooper

511 Mickle Street

1900
Julius Bosch

  513 Mickle Street

1892-1895 Walter P. Ellis

514 Mickle Street

Camden Courier-Post
April 6, 1940

Howard Kenny

516 Mickle Street

1930
Charles Gladney


523 Mickle Street

1955
Majestic Vending Company

1955 New Jersey Bell Telephone
Yellow Pages Ads

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  527 Mickle Street

1900
J. Frederick Voight

  557 Mickle Street

1896-1897
Logan Bates

  562 Mickle Street

1933 Clyde Lape

563 Mickle Street

1887 
John J. Logan

  563 Mickle Street

1892-1897
William Bassett

563 Mickle Street

1955
Garden State Collection Agency
Ethel Palmer

1955 New Jersey Bell Telephone
Yellow Pages Ad

 

567 Mickle Street

1940
Joseph Abarno

569 Mickle Street

1941
Gottlieb Bahler
Gottlieb & Lena Bahler

Camden Courier-Post
July 31, 1941

570 Mickle Street

1900
Morris J. Steelman

MISS YVONNE MILLER'S marriage to Herbert R. Welch, of Westfield, will take place on Wednesday next, in the Memorial Chapel at Valley Forge, Pa. Miss Miller is the daughter of William G. Miller, of 570 Mickle Street, this city. 

The ceremony will take place at four o'clock, standard time, with Rev. Herbert Burk, rector of the church, officiating. 

Miss Helen Welch, of Westfield, sister of the bridegroom-elect, will be maid of honor and Miss Marvel Allen, of Medford Lakes. will be brides­maid. Lawton Taylor, of Westfield, will be best man and Allen Rewalt, of this city, will usher. 

A reception will be held following the ceremony for members of the immediate families at Washington Inn, Valley Forge. Mr. Welch and his bride will spend the Summer months touring New England and the middle West. On their return they will live temporarily with the bride's father. 

Miss Miller is a graduate of Camden High School and following attended the Philadelphia School of Industrial Art. Mr. Welch is a graduate of the Westfield High School and Colgate University, where he was elected to the Sigma Chi Fraternity, the Mu Pi Delta, honorary music society, and the Sigma. Gamma Epsilon, honorary geological society..

570 Mickle Street

1933 William G. Miller
1933 Herbert & Yvonne Miller

Camden Courier-Post
June 23, 1933

572 Mickle Street

1890-1896
William Gleason
& Family
William & Ellen Ivins Gleason

William J. "Kid" Gleason

Harry Gleason - Walter Gleason
Elizabeth Gleason - Theodore Gleason
Samuel Gleason - John Gleason
Marion Gleason - Isaac Gleason

573 Mickle Street

1955
Bell Surgical Company

1955 New Jersey Bell Telephone
Yellow Pages Ad

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574 Mickle Street

1906
Frank Nace

Philadelphia Inquirer
May 16, 1906

575 Mickle Street

1920s-1950s
William J. Kelly, Inc.

Camden Courier-Post
October 14, 1931

575 Mickle Street

1920s-1950s
William J. Kelly, Inc.

Camden Courier-Post
June 1, 1932

575 Mickle Street

1920s-1950s
William J. Kelly, Inc.

Camden Courier-Post
January 8, 1938

575 Mickle Street

William J. Kelly, Inc.
1920s-1950s

 

576 Mickle Street

1920 Willard C. Duffin

1929 Russell J. Anderson

He Doesn't Know Hoffman

To the Editor:

Sir-I am more than surprised In reading that former Governor Hoffman has accepted the position as executive director of the State Unemployment Compensation Commission.

If I remember correctly it was this same governor who wanted to raise a fund of $25,000 to defeat ·the formation of this commission, and also was the governor who said that the unemployed of New Jersey were a bunch of bums. Now that this same ex-governor has decided to accept the job as chief executive of the unemployed, I believe, that his title should be changed. Instead of being called executive director, he should now be addressed as king, for now he is "King of the Bums."

I am also wondering if politics has anything to do with his accepting this position at a salary of $12, 000 per year. When he could have had another with an insurance company at $25,000 per year. By the looks of things, I believe that· the unemployed are going to make up the difference in salary by getting less relief. If the relief clients of New Jersey expect a fair deal they will have to get rid of Hoffman. He once called you bums; and bums you will be as far as he is concerned.

While you are struggling on $600 to $700 per year and maybe less, the poor ex-governor will have to I try and live on a measly $12,000.

What a hard time he will have!

R. B. TOMLINSON
577 Mickle Street

577 Mickle Street

1938 R. B. Tomlinson 

Camden Courier-Post
February 9, 1938

578 Mickle Street

1915 W.P. Miller

Philadelphia Inquirer
April 28, 1915

James E. Edwards
Mary Dewalt
Pearl Street
Spruce Street
Anthony Valentine
Mickle Street
Broadway

 

579 Mickle Street

1933 Harry Mulhearn

 

581 Mickle Street

1933 George Caras

 

585 Mickle Street

1909 Rev. C.T. Fisler

MOTORIST DENIES FLEEING ACCIDENT 
Father of Injured Youth Has Mickle Street Man Arrested 

Charged with being a hit-run driver after his automobile had struck and injured Robert Siris, 14, James E. Patterson, 55, of 587 Mickle Street, was arrested last night and later released in $100 cash security for a hearing today. 

Charges against Patterson were made by Jacob Siris. of 420 Kaighn Avenue, father of the boy. He told police his son was leaning against his automobile when Patterson's car struck another machine and skidded across the street, striking the boy. who was cut and bruised. 

Patterson, who was arrested two squares from the accident. denied the hit-run charge. He said he stopped his machine following the crash and offered to take the boy to the hospital, and gave his license number to the father. The father, Patterson said, refused his aid. 

Cash bail for Patterson was furnished by his mother, Mrs. Elizabeth Patterson, 87, of the Mickle Street address.

587 Mickle Street

1933 James E. Patterson

Camden Courier-Post
June 22, 1933

   

 

 

Intersection of Mickle Street & South 6th Street

Southwest Corner

Garden Hotel
South 6th & Mickle Street

Photo circa
1897


600 Block of Mickle Street

   
Cooper Hospital Morgue - 1906 Sanborn Map
1906 Sanborn Map
Left: Cooper Hospital Morgue, Nurses Home, Hospital, & Laundry
Right: Third Regiment National Guard Armory 1898-1953
Camden Convention Hall 1953-1970s
   

Intersection of Mickle Street & Haddon Avenue
   
   

Intersection of Mickle Street & Carteret Street

   

700 Block of Mickle Street

700 Block Mickle Street

1872-1886
Michael Welsh & Family
boxmaker
Lizzie Welsh - Theresa Welsh
Michael Welsh

Philadelphia Inquirer
July 1, 1886

  713 Mickle Street

1920

  715 Mickle Street

1920

  717 Mickle Street

1920

  719 Mickle Street

1920

  721 Mickle Street

1920

723 Mickle Street

1899-1920s
Robert A. Gilmore

  725 Mickle Street

1920

  727 Mickle Street

1920

  729 Mickle Street

1920

  731 Mickle Street

1920

  733 Mickle Street

1920

  735 Mickle Street

1920

  737 Mickle Street

1920

  739 Mickle Street

1920

  741 Mickle Street

1920

  743 Mickle Street

1920

  745 Mickle Street

1920

   
   

Intersection of Mickle Street & Warren Street

   

1500 Mickle Street

1955
Camden & Burlington Counties
Bus Company

1955 New Jersey Bell Telephone
Yellow Pages Ad


1693 Mickle Street

Camden Courier-Post
April 5, 1928

John O'Hara
William Cleary
Howard Smith


1902 Mickle Street
(formerly Stockton Park)

1910s-1930s
Julius L. Buck & Family
Julius L. & Sallie Buck
Warren Buck
Roy Buck

Left: Warren Buck


Intersection of Mickle Street & Marlton Avenue
 

 


2200 Block of Mickle Street
2250 Mickle Street

1914-1920
Isaiah Collins

 

  2253 Mickle Street

1947

 

  2254 Mickle Street

1947

 

  2255 Mickle Street

1947

 

  2256 Mickle Street

1947

 

  2257 Mickle Street

1947

 

  2258 Mickle Street

1947

 

  2259 Mickle Street

1947

 

  2260 Mickle Street

1909-1913
Charles Harbach & Family
Charles & Katherine Harbach
Ruth Harbach

 

  2261 Mickle Street

1947

 

  2262 Mickle Street

1947

 

  2263 Mickle Street

1947

 

  2264 Mickle Street

1947

 

  2265 Mickle Street

1947

 

  2266 Mickle Street

1947

 

  2267 Mickle Street

1947

 

  2268 Mickle Street

1947

 

  2269 Mickle Street

1947

 

  2270 Mickle Street

1947

 

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 indicted 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. 

2271 Mickle Street

1932  Harry Schultz

Camden Courier-Post
June 21, 1933

Jobless Men Aid Police to Trap Suspects 
Surround House in East Camden and Prevent Escape of Two

 Surrounding a vacant house at 331 Boyd Street which two alleged thieves had entered, a group of unemployed men yesterday cut off every avenue of escape until police arrived. 

The men, who were found hiding in a second floor closet, police said, gave their names as Barney Runyon, 26, and William Newcomb, 22, both of 2301 Mickle Street

A telephone call to the home of Patrolman Earl Stopfer, of 226 Boyd Street, by a resident in the vicinity of the vacant house, informed Mrs. Stopfer that two men were in the house. With her husband on desk duty at city hall, Mrs. Stopfer went to the home of Lieutenant Nathan Petit, 320 Boyd Street, but he was out. She then sent a group of unemployed men working on community gardens in the rear of her home to the scene and telephoned police. 

The unemployed men were circled about the house when a patrol crew, under Patrolman George Getley arrived. The two men already had dismantled plumbing fixtures, Getley said. They were committed in default of $500 bail each for a hearing in police court this morning. 

2301 Mickle Street

Barney Brown
William Newcomb

Camden Courier-Post
June 19, 1933

  2303 Mickle Street

1947

 

  2305 Mickle Street

1917 John A. Wenderoth

 

2305 Mickle Street

2000s Allen Rivera

  2316 Mickle Street

1947

 


Intersection Mickle Street & South 24th Street
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Northeast Corner of South 24th & Mickle Street - August 9, 2011

Southeast Corner
of
South 24th & Mickle Street 

Photo Taken August 8, 2011

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Southeast Corner of South 24th & Mickle Street - August 9, 2011
Southwest Corner of South 24th & Mickle Street - August 9, 2011
Northwest Corner of South 24th & Mickle Street - August 9, 2011

Intersection of Mickle Street & South 24th Street
Fire at 100 South 24th Street - May 15, 2011
Photos by Gabriel Angemi

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Camden Fire Department Tower Ladder 3 Operating on Mickle Street

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Looking to the Northeast Corner of South 24th & Mickle Streets

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2400 Block of  Mickle Street
 

2413 Mickle Street

1947

2415 Mickle Street

Camden Courier-Post
March 28, 1932

 

2417 Mickle Street

1947

2420 Mickle Street

1933
Nicholas Romaine

 

2421 Mickle Street

1947

 

2500 Mickle Street

1947

 

2506 Mickle Street

1947

2514 Mickle Street

1940-1941
Anthony Callari & Family
Anthony & Catherine
Anthony Callari Jr.
Josephine Callari
Sadie Callari

Camden Courier-Post
July 31, 1941

 

2514 Mickle Street

1947


Intersection
of Mickle Street, South 26th Street & Baird Boulevard

   

Intersection
of Mickle Street, Eutaw Avenue & Henrietta Terrace

   

2600 Block of Mickle Street

 

2607 Mickle Street

1947 John Roberts

 

2677 Mickle Street

1947 Michael J. Jubanyik

2677 Mickle Street

Photograph Taken March 13, 2004

 

2677 Mickle Street

Photograph Taken March 13, 2004

 

2677 Mickle Street

Photograph Taken March 9, 2009

 

2677 Mickle Street

Photograph Taken March 9, 2009

 


2677 Mickle Street - The Joseph Hatch House

The Joseph Hatch House dates back to at least 1875, and was the center of one of several large farms that were a part of what was Stockton Township, present day East Camden.

The house was the home for many years of Michael J. Jubanyik, a successful builder in the 1930s, 1940s. Younger members of the Jubanyik family went into the practice of law in New Jersey 

This house sits at the north end of Eutaw Street, between Grand Street and South 27th Street. 

Photographs
taken
March 14, 2004

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The house was acquired by the Caba family in 2007 had been living on Eutaw Avenue for many years. As the photos, courtesy of Evelyn Caba indicate, "The Mansion", as it is known in the immediate neighborhood, is being remodeled.  

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taken 2009 

 

 

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2700 block of Mickle Street
2750 Mickle Street

1940-1941
Joseph F. Miller & Family
Joseph F. & Geraldine Miller

Camden Couyrier-Post
July 26, 1941

2752-2768
Mickle Street

December 27, 2005

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  2758 Mickle Street

1933 Ralph M. Chorpenning & Family
Ida M. Chorpenning

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  2760 Mickle Street

1920s-mid-1950s
Clarence T. Madden

2766-2768
Mickle Street

December 27, 2005

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2772-2774
Mickle Street

December 27, 2005

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2772 Mickle Street

Clay W. Reesman

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2772 Mickle Street

John W. Reesman

Camden Courier-Post
July 17, 1967

2772-2774
Mickle Street

December 27, 2005

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2772-2774
Mickle Street

December 27, 2005

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Intersection of South 28th Street & Mickle Street
Looking West on Mickle
from South 28th Street

December 27, 2005

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Southeast Corner
of
Mickle Street
&
South 28th Street

Alfred Cramer School

December 27, 2005

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2800 block of Mickle Street
  2800 Mickle Street

 

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Food Service Industry News- March 12, 2004

Restaurant Owner Killed By Robbers

The owner of an East Camden take-out restaurant was shot and killed yesterday afternoon, even after he gave three armed intruders $150 from the cash register, police said.

Bao Xing Lin, 53, owner of the Happy Dragon Chinese Food restaurant, underwent surgery at Cooper University Hospital, but died just after 6 p.m.

Lin was cleaning the lobby of the restaurant, at 28th and Mickle Streets, when the three men, dressed in black, entered about 12:15 p.m., said Lt. Harry Leon, spokesman for the Camden police.

The men forced Lin and his 23-year-old son to the back of the restaurant at gunpoint and demanded money. Lin handed over about $150 from the restaurant's cash register.

One of the men then pistol-whipped Lin and shot him five times in the torso, Leon said. The son, Song Di Lin, wasn't injured.

The men ran from the restaurant.

Happy Dragon, in the first block of South 28th Street, is just across the street from Cramer Elementary School. No children were injured or witnessed the shooting, Leon said.

Neighbors said Lin lived in the two-story brick building that housed the restaurant. The graffiti-covered building was once a popular corner grocery and deli. A couple from China opened a restaurant there about 15 years ago, neighbors said. Lin took over about 10 years ago.

Neighbors said he spoke little English, so his son did most of the interacting with customers.

In January 1996, four state troopers got into a gun battle with a drug suspect in the foyer of the Happy Dragon. Trooper Roy Baker was shot in the neck and chest, but he survived. The suspect, Massie Tyndell Nelson, was shot and killed by the troopers.

Anyone with information about the Lin shooting is asked to call Detective Ralph Martinez of the Camden City police at 856-757-7420 or the Camden County Prosecutor's Office Homicide Unit at 856-225-8400.

 


Camden Courier-Post -  March 13, 2004

Asian community seeks answers
Officials consulted about slaying

By TOM LOUNSBERRY

About 120 Asian businessmen and family members of a slain Chinese restaurant owner swarmed the city's police station about noon on Friday seeking answers about his death.

Representatives of the group also met with the Camden County prosecutor about the slaying of Bao Xing Lin, 53. Lin was shot five times Thursday during a robbery at the Happy Dragon Chinese restaurant he owned at 28th and Mickle streets in East Camden. He died hours later at Cooper University Hospital.

Three men escaped with $150.

Ying Hang Lin, who is general secretary of the Fujian Chinese Association of the Greater Philadelphia Area called the meetings "cordial and informative."

"We wanted to know what is being done to find and prosecute his killers. We have offered to post a $20,000 reward, but we will wait a couple of days before making the offer formal," Lin said.

Camden Police Chief Edwin Figueroa said the group also was seeking assistance in obtaining a visa for Lin's widow, who still lives in China, so that she might attend his funeral. She remained in China when Lin and his two sons came to the United States 10 years ago.

"We offered our condolence to Lin's family and told them what we could about the investigation. We offered to refer their request for a visa to Congressman Rob Andrews' office, which we did. His office has assured us that they will do whatever they can," said Figueroa.


Camden Courier-Post - March 17, 2004

Two men charged with killing owner of Chinese restaurant
Brandon Smith and Omar D. McClarin held in murder of Bao Xing Lin

By RENEE WINKLER

Two Camden men were arraigned on felony murder charges Tuesday, four days after the owner of an East Camden Chinese restaurant was gunned down after turning over $150 in cash to robbers.

The mid-day murder of Bao Xing Lin, 53, who had owned the Happy Dragon for more than a decade, occurred less than 20 yards from Cramer Elementary School.

Superior Court Judge Samuel D. Natal set bail at $400,000 each for Brandon Smith, 19, of the 100 block of North 35th Street and Omar D. McClarin, 25, of the 1300 block of Jackson Street. Neither suspect showed any emotion during their brief court appearances. Both asked to be represented by public defenders.

Assistant Camden County Prosecutor James Conley said Smith had admitted his involvement in the robbery and shooting. He said McClarin told an associate he had shot the victim as well. Conley said investigators did not yet know if two weapons were used in the murder. Two of Lin's sons attended the court hearing but did not appear to speak English when approached by reporters.

A third son, Song Di, 23, was in the restaurant at the intersection of South 28th and Mickle streets when three men entered the store shortly after noon. Homicide investigators said the men forced Lin and Song Di to the back of the restaurant at gunpoint and demanded cash. After Lin gave the men $150, he was pistol-whipped and then shot five times, investigators said. His son was not hurt.

At a news conference on Tuesday, acting Camden Police Chief Edwin Figueroa said police are working with Rep. Rob Andrews, D-Haddon Heights, to arrange a visa for Lin's wife to come from China to attend his funeral.

Conley said the investigation continues. He said police tracked McClarin and Smith on Monday to a home in the 300 block of Washington Street. Initially refusing to leave the house, which was surrounded by teams of heavily armed police, the two were arrested on unrelated outstanding warrants, Conley said. After interrogation about the Lin murder, they were arrested later Monday, he said.


2800 Mickle Street

Alfred Cramer School


2900 block of Mickle Street
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2900 Mickle Street

1947 Harold C. Wood

1950s-1960s
Harry H. Ohl & Family
Harry H. & Sophie Ohl



2901 Mickle Street

2902 Mickle Street
2907 Mickle Street
2909 Mickle Street
2911 Mickle Street
2912 Mickle Street
2913 Mickle Street
2914 Mickle Street
2916 Mickle Street
2917 Mickle Street
2918 Mickle Street
2919 Mickle Street
2921 Mickle Street
2923 Mickle Street

1920s-1963
John B. Stanton & Family
John B. & Anna May Stanton
Eleanore Stanton
Mary Stanton
Anna Mary Stanton

Left: John & Eleanore Stanton, 1927
2925 Mickle Street
2927 Mickle Street

1930s-1950s
Edward E. Peraria & Family
Edward E. & Frances Peraria
Edward E. Peraria Jr.
Frances Peraria
2927 Mickle Street

James O. Jones

2928 Mickle Street
2929 Mickle Street
2929-2931 Mickle Street

Photograph Taken March 8, 2008
2930 Mickle Street
2931 Mickle Street
2934 Mickle Street
2936 Mickle Street

3000 block of Mickle Street
3015 Mickle Street

1960s-1970s
Kirby D. Bates

 

  3017 Mickle Street

1956-1959
Mrs. Rhoda Humphries
mother of
David W. Humphries

3052 Mickle Street

1947 Karl Friedrichs
Camden Police

3060 Mickle Street

1929-1947
William R.W. Marter

 

3062 Mickle Street

Charles D. Hughes
mid-1930s - late-1940s

Camden Courier-Post
February 29, 1936

3064 Mickle Street

1950s-1970s
Allen F. Hess Sr.

Mr. and Mrs. Harold C. Many, of 3070 Mickle street, spent the weekend in Port Jefferson, L. I., as guests of their brother and sister-in-law, Mr. and Mrs. Raymond L. Many.

3070 Mickle Street

1938 Harold C. Many

Camden Courier-Post
February 14, 1938

Mr. and Mrs. Harold. G. Locke, of 3080 Mickle Street, have announced the birth of a daughter, Dorothy Virginia Locke, on Saturday, May 11. Mrs. Locke was formerly Miss Grace Ogden, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. A. Lincoln Ogden of 421 Carteret Street.

3080 Mickle Street

1933 Harold G. Locke

Camden Courier-Post
June 4, 1933


3300 block of Mickle Street
 

3311 Mickle Street

1914 William W. & Sarah Fithian 
1914 Samuel R. Fithian
1914 Marion Fitihian
1919-1924 John P. Gilmore

P. S. EMPLOYEE HONORED FOR 25 YEARS SERVICE

In recognition of 25 years of service as an employee of the Public Service Electric and Gas Company, Rubin A. Wilbraham, of 3311 Mickle Street, was honored last night by officials and employees of the company at a dinner at Wiggle Inn, White Horse Pike, near Berlin.

Wilbraham, foreman of fitters in the gas distribution department, received a gold button from Harry Ellis, general superintendent of distribution, Newark. Harold Rommele, Southern division superintendent of distribution, presented a gold watch in behalf of fellow employees.

James Galt, engineer of distribution for the southern division, was toastmaster. More than 100 persons, including wives of the employees were present.

3311 Mickle Street


1929-1930s Rubin Wilbraham

Camden Courier-Post
June 29, 1933

3311 Mickle Street

Late 1920s-early 1930s
Private Walter K. Wilbraham

 

3311 Mickle Street
1947 L.R. Milby

3316 Mickle Street

1896-1970s St. George
Methodist Episcopal Church

Photo Circa 1905
Destroyed by Fire Early 1980s

 

3316 & 3320 Mickle Street * 1896-1970s St. George's Methodist Episcopal Church and Parsonage
Photo Circa 1905 - Destroyed by Fire Early 1980s

3316 Mickle Street

1894-1970s
St. George's Methodist Episcopal Church

Destroyed by Fire
Early 1980s

3316 Mickle Street

St. George's Methodist Episcopal Church

Destroyed by Fire
Early 1980s

 

3319 Mickle Street

1910s-1924 Joseph A. Rouse
1929 Walter T. Selah
1947 Mrs. Jennie Guinta

3320 Mickle Street

1904-1970s
St. George's Methodist Episcopal Church
Parsonage

1903-1904 Rev. William Reed
1904-1906 Rev. William Stone
1906-1909 Rev. W. Elwell Lake
1910s-1920s Rev. Oliver G. Apgar
1924-1929 Rev. Marvin R. Golce
1929 Adelaide Buck
nurse
1932 Rev. Wilbur N. Pike
1933 Rev. Edgar Miller
1947 Rev. Charles R. Sweeten

Photo Circa 1905
Destroyed by Fire circa 1980

 

3321 Mickle Street

1924-1929 James B. Huston
1929 Charles Brown
1947 Charles L. Taylor


Intersection of Mickle Street & South 34th Street

   
Camden Courier-Post - July 22, 1941
 
   

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