Streets
of
Camden, NJ

Morgan Street


MORGAN Street is often confused with Morgan Boulevard, with which it intersects. Morgan Street runs from Broadway, opposite the old New York Shipbuilding Corporation shipyard, to South 10th Street. It crosses the Pennsylvania Railroad (now Conrail) railroad tracks, South 6th street, Interstate Highway Route I-676. South 7th Street, South 8th Street, South 9th Street, Morgan Boulevard, until it reaches its terminus at South 10th Street and the newer section of Morgan Boulevard that extends to Mouth Ephraim Avenue. In recent year addresses on Morgan Street have been labeled as Morgan Boulevard.

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 Phil Cohen


Intersection of Morgan Street & Broadway
   

500 Block of Morgan Street
July 1949

City Workers
on
Morgan Street

Dominic Viggiano, Tony Balsamo
&
John C. Cianfrani



500 Block of Morgan Street
Morgan Street

As seen from South 6th Street
2005

  595 Morgan Street

St. Laurence Cement
Camden GranCem® Facility  

 


600 Block of Morgan Street
600 Morgan Street

Camden Resource Recovery Facility

1991 Fire Watch Magazine Ad

600 Morgan Street

Camden Resource Recovery Facility

All of the buildings below were either gone or were razed to make way for Interstate Route I-676 by 1970

  669 Morgan Street

1924

  670 Morgan Street

1924

  675 Morgan Street

1924 

675 Morgan Street

1955
Frank Payton

1955 New Jersey Bell Telephone
Yellow Pages Ad

  679 Morgan Street
1924 
  681 Morgan Street
 
1924-1933 Peter Martin
cigar store
  683 Morgan Street
1924 
  685 Morgan Street
1924
  687 Morgan Street
1924 
689 Morgan Street
1924 Jackie Hindle
  691 Morgan Street

1924 


Intersection of Morgan Street & South 7th Street
   

700 Block of Morgan Street

A strip shopping center was built on the south side of the 700 Block of Morgan Street in the 1950s.
Several homes, vacant and occupied, were destroyed in a fire in 1995.

700 Block
of Morgan Street

Rescue Company 1 and others at work

Joel Bain in the foreground

  709 Morgan Street
1924
BABIES BORN IN APRIL GET B. & L. STOCK SHARES

The first payment on one share of stock in the Kearsarge Building and Loan Association has been offered to parents of the following children born in the Fourteenth ward during the month of April: 

Norman Turner, 824 Bulson Street; Kathryn Jeanette Mahoney, 709 Morgan Street; Anna Mae Hollowell, 550 Grant Avenue; Janice Fem Crossett, 551 Woodland Avenue; Thomas Joseph Dorsey, Jr., 2929 Constitution Road; June Lonkert, 1515 Collings Road; Donald Embley Corson, 2512 Morgan Boulevard; Eileen Francis Patton, 1212 Yorkship Square; Philip Edward Gruber, Jr., 1232 America Road; Jean Marie Fanslow, 1659 Alabama Road; John Campbell, 539 Lester Terrace; William Richard Hook, 1577 Alabama Road; Carole Marie Davis, 2788 Yorkship Square, and Earl Purnell Lewin, 1228 America Road

709 Morgan Street

Kathryn Jeanette Mahoney

Camden Courier-Post
June 10, 1933

709 Morgan Street

1938 William Mahoney

Camden Courier-Post
February 26, 1938

 

709 Morgan Street

Aviation Chief Metalsmith's Mate Michael F. Mahoney

  711 Morgan Street
1924 
  713 Morgan Street
1924

Destroyed By Fire August 17, 1995

  715 Morgan Street
1924 

Destroyed By Fire August 17, 1995

  719 Morgan Street
1924 

Destroyed By Fire August 17, 1995

719 Morgan Street

Engine Company #8 prepares to go in service with its squirt at 719 Morgan boulevard, August 17, 1995.

Fire guts 5 vacant Camden homes

 

CAMDEN - The three-alarm fire that destroyed five vacant homes early Thursday in the 700 block of Morgan Boulevard has been ruled an arson.

One city firefighter was taken to Cooper Hospital/ University Medical Center in Camden, where he was treated for electrical shock and released. It was not immediately known how he was injured. His name was not immediately available, said Deputy Chief Fire Marshal John Mills.

Mills said the blaze started on the porch or just inside a vacant home at 719 Morgan Boulevard shortly before 4 a.m. It quickly went to three alarms as the fire spread to homes at 713, 715, 717 and 721 Morgan Boulevard.

Firefighters arriving on the scene found the two-story wood-frame rowhomes fully involved in smoke and flames and immediately began protecting an occupied home at 723 Morgan Boulevard, separated from the other homes by a small alley. Five residents of that home were evacuated, but were allowed to return home about an hour later, he said.

City firefighters fought the blaze for about 50 minutes before declaring it under control.

Mills- said all the homes had been vacant for several years; several of them already had been damaged by previous fires. He said vagrants and homeless people were known to frequent the homes, and said several people were seen running from the home shortly before the fire was discovered.

721 Morgan Street

Destroyed By Fire August 17, 1995

 CAMDEN COURIER-POST
August 18,1995

Blaze site: The Morgan Boulevard three-alarm fire has been ruled an arson. One Camden firefighter was treated for electrical shock

 

  723 Morgan Street
1924 

725 Morgan Street

1941
Charles & Mary I. Geitz

Camden Courier-Post
July 24, 1941 

  727 Morgan Street
1924
  729 Morgan Street
1924 
729 Morgan Street
1924 
  731 Morgan Street
1924 
732 Morgan Street

1950s-2001 Martin's Bar
Martin Ginsburg

1955 New Jersey Bell Telephone
Yellow Pages Ad

732 Morgan Street

1950s-2001 Martin's Bar
Martin Ginsburg

Photo November 23, 2003

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732 Morgan Street

1950s-2001 Martin's Bar
Martin Ginsburg

Photo November 23, 2003

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  733 Morgan Street
1924 
734 Morgan Street

2003 Vacant

Photo November 23, 2003

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  736 Morgan Street

1955
Starox Cleaners

1955 New Jersey Bell Telephone
Yellow Pages Listing

736 Morgan Street

2000s Crest Discount Beauty Supplies 

Photo November 23, 2003

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  739 Morgan Street
1924 
  740 Morgan Street

2000s Family Food Center
grocery store 

  741 Morgan Street
1924

Intersection of Morgan Street & South 8th Street
   

  800 Morgan Street
1924
  801 Morgan Street
1924 
  802 Morgan Street
1924
  803 Morgan Street
1924 
  804 Morgan Street
1924 
  805 Morgan Street
1924 
  806 Morgan Street

19231946
Rev. Charles Evers & Family
Rev. Charles & Maria Evers
Charles Wesley Evers
Frederick R. Evers
Mary Evers

CAMDEN MEN BACK FROM WORLD'S FAIR
John A. Burke and Grandson Declare It is Greatest of Exhibitions

High praise and commendation for the worlds fair at Chicago was voiced by a Camden man and his grandson who have returned home after spending all last week at the exhibit.

'The sojourners to Chicago were John A. Burke, of 516 Gordon Terrace, a member of the Camden Lodge of Elks, and his grandson, Hobart M. Luther, 17, of 807 Morgan Street, a student at Camden High School.

"In my estimation," said Burke, "the worlds fair is the finest exhibition that I have ever seen. I have attended fairs all over the country and this one excels all others.

"I found much to marvel at in the science and transportation buildings. The crowds were tremendous and the railroads were doing a rushing business. There were comparatively few automobiles from other states, but .my grandson and I counted 580 taxicabs which passed one point in an hour on the way to the fair."

While in Chicago Burke and his grandson met Floyd Gibbons, the radio announcer, and paid their compliments to him on the success of the exhibition.

807 Morgan Street

1933 Hobart M. Luther

  808 Morgan Street
1924 
  809 Morgan Street
1924 
  810 Morgan Street

1924-1933 Alfred Rose 

  811 Morgan Street
1924 
  812 Morgan Street
1924
  813 Morgan Street
1924 
  814 Morgan Street
1924 
  815 Morgan Street
1924 
  816 Morgan Street
1924 
  817 Morgan Street
1924
  818 Morgan Street
1924 
  819 Morgan Street
1924 
819 Morgan Street

1930-1932
Harry R. Sharp & Family
Harry R. Carolyn Sharp
L. Jeannette Sharp
Harry R. Sharp Jr.
D. Ruth Sharp - F. Edwin Sharp

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James O. MacDonald
Rev. Charles Evers
Woodland Avenue Presbyterian Church

  820 Morgan Street
1924 
  821 Morgan Street
1924 
  822 Morgan Street
1924
  823 Morgan Street
1924 
  824 Morgan Street
1924 
  825 Morgan Street
1924 
  826 Morgan Street
1924 
  827 Morgan Street
1924
  828 Morgan Street
1924 
  829 Morgan Street

1924-1946
Rev. Charles Evers & Family
Rev. Charles & Maria Evers
Charles Wesley Evers
Frederick R. Evers
Mary Evers

  830 Morgan Street
1924 
830-832-834
Morgan Street

December 24, 2002

  831 Morgan Street
1924 
  832 Morgan Street
1924
  833 Morgan Street
1924 
834 Morgan Street

December 24, 2002

  834 Morgan Street

Machinst's Mate First Class Charles W. Bush

  835 Morgan Street
1924 
  837 Morgan Street
1924 
  839 Morgan Street
1924

Intersection of Morgan Street & South 9th Street
   

  901 Morgan Street

1924 Harry S. Rodan

POWER LINES KILL BOY, CAMDEN MAN 
Farmhand Electrocuted In Salem County;
Lineman Dies at Woodbury 

A lineman was electrocuted at Woodbury and a farm hand at Woodstown yesterday. Walter Higgins, 40, of 901 Morgan street, Camden, survived two previous experiences only to lose his life at Woodbury. William B. Peterson, of Whig Lane, Pilesgrove, Salem County, lost his life while plowing a field.

Higgins came in contact with the wire shortly after the noon luncheon period ended, while working atop a 30-foot pole. Fellow workmen sought to revive him while the Underwood Hospital ambulance was speeding to the scene. After he was taken to the hospital, attendants tried for three and one-half hours to resuscitate him. Finally Dr. Ralph L. Moore pronounced the man dead. Higgins was employed by Public Service. Coroner- W. J. Burkett, of Pitman, took the case. 

Peterson was plowing a field when he noticed a wire hanging from a road light in his way. He stooped to pick it up and throw it over a fence. As he did the wire came in contact with a high voltage wire overhead and he fell. Elmer Evans and Paul Duffy, nearby farmers, ran to his aid but were powerless to help him as smoke was coming from his shoes. Dr. C. Walter Thomas, Woodstown, pronounced him dead. Coroner B. Noel Gross issued the death certificate. The youth was one of six children of Mr. and Mrs. Burr Peterson.

901 Morgan Street

1933 Walter Higgins

  903 Morgan Street
1924
  905 Morgan Street
1924 
907 Morgan Street

1926-1960s
John P. Bisinger & Family
John P. & Alice Scholl Bisinger
Carl John Bisinger

Left: John P. Bisinger

907 Morgan Street

1926-1960s
John P. Bisinger & Family
John P. & Alice Scholl Bisinger
Carl John Bisinger

Left: Alice & John P. Bisinger
Late 1950s.

  909 Morgan Street
1924 
913-915
Morgan Street

1955
John J. Homon & Sons

1955 New Jersey Bell Telephone
Yellow Pages Ad

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Intersection of Morgan Street & South 10th Street
   

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