Streets
of
Camden, NJ

New Street


NEW STREET runs from 432 South 7th Street to Trenton Avenue, bisected about halfway between the two bay an alley known as Edmunds Street. The rear of the houses on the north side of New Street are open to Blaine Street, which runs roughly parallel to New Street. 

The houses on new Street appear to have been built in 1887 and 1888, and were built from South 7th Street towards Trenton Avenue. The first 20 houses on the south side of the street, 700 through 738, appear in the 1887-1888 City Directory, while 740 to 746 New Street first appear in the 1888-1889 Directory. On the north side of New Street, the houses between South 7th and Edmunds Streets, 701 to 719, are listed in the 1887-1888 Directory, while 721 to 733 first appear in Camden's city directories in the 1888-1889 edition. Oddly enough, the last house on the north side of New Street, 735, does not appear until after the 1890-1891 Directory was compiled.

The homes on New Street were first occupied for the most part by tradesman and working people. Two early residents gave their occupations as "sea captain". The notable exceptions were journalist James M. Fitzgerald, and Edward Fendall Lummis, a civil engineer. Lummis lived at 716 New Street from 1887 into the 1900s, while Fitzgerald, is listed on New Street only in the 1888-1889 Directory, at 731 New Street. James M. Fitzgerald is best remembered perhaps as the co-founder in February of 1886 of The Evening Telegram, a newspaper which later became the Post-Telegram and in time the Courier-Post. He also founded Camden's first morning daily, in 1889, the short-lived Morning News and General Advertiser. 

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

 Phil Cohen



1946 Map of Camden

New Street runs from South 7th Street east to Trenton Avenue, which runs diagonally northwest to southeast, west of Haddon Avenue, in middle right side of the map


Looking East on New Street from South 7th Street - December 27th, 2005

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Intersection of South 7th & New Streets - December 27th, 2005

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700 Block of New Street
  700 New Street
  701 New Street
702 New Street

1915 Michael Egan

Philadelphia Inquirer
November 21, 1915

  703 New Street
704 New Street

1913
John Stanton & Family
John & Margaret Stanton

Philadelphia Inquirer
December 29, 1913

705 New Street

1925
William H. Green

  706 New Street
707 New Street

1917 John F. Stanton

WOMAN SHOUTS MURDER AND POLICE RAID HOUSE

     Charged with allowing disorderly persons to congregate in her home, Mrs. Elizabeth Holmes, 519 Newton Avenue, was fined $25 by Police Judge Lewis Liberman yesterday.
     She was arrested at 3:00 AM after a call was sent to police headquarters by neighbors, that a woman had screamed "murder" in the house. Arrested with her were Mary Williams, 38, also of the Newton Avenue address; Charles Weatherby, 28, of 540 Division Street and Edward Werner, 26, of 707 New Street. They were charged with being inmates.
     Sergeant John Deith and Policeman Earl Wright said they found whiskey on a table after they went to the house in response to the complaint. Wright testified he had to climb the rainspout to get in.
     Mrs. Holmes denied the charge but was found guilty. The other woman and the two men were fined $10 each.

707 New Street

Edward Werner
1936

  707 New Street

The William Fraction Sr. Family
1968-2006

  708 New Street
  709 New Street

Raymond M. Haines Family
1920s-1930s

709 New Street

Seaman First Class
Raymond Ernest Haines

  710 New Street
  711 New Street
  712 New Street
  713 New Street
  714 New Street
715 New Street

December 12, 1957

Camden Courier-Post
December 13, 1957

 

 

716 New Street

Edward F. Lummis
1887-1900s

  717 New Street
  718 New Street

1887-1890
Reuben Wingate & Family
Reuben & Hannah Wingate
Arthur A. Wingate

  718 New Street
  719 New Street
Intersection of Edmunds Street & New Street
  720 New Street
  721 New Street
  722 New Street
  723 New Street

1920s-1960s 
H. Jarret Zander & Family
H. Jarrett & Maude Zander
John T. Zander

  724 New Street
  725 New Street
  726 New Street
  727 New Street
  728 New Street
729 New Street

Camden Courier-Post
March 21, 1932

Mary Hoffman
1932

  730 New Street
  731 New Street

James M. Fitzgerald
1888-1889

732 New Street

1915 Thomas Egan

Philadelphia Inquirer
November 21, 1915

  732 New Street
  733 New Street
  734 New Street
  735 New Street
736 New Street

1941
Walter W. Johnson

Camden Courier-Post
July 22, 1941

Howard Truax

  738 New Street
740 New Street

1920s-1970s
Matilda Johnson
Elizabeth Johnson

Photograph Taken December 22, 2005

  742 New Street
  744 New Street
  745 New Street
746 New Street

Photograph Taken December 22, 2005

Intersection of Trenton Avenue & New Street

Looking West on New Street From Trenton Avenue December 27th, 2005

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Looking West on New Street from Trenton Avenue - December 27th, 2005

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Intersection of Trenton Avenue & New Street - December 27th, 2005

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Southwest Corner of Trenton Avenue and New Street - December 27th, 2005

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Northwest Corner of Trenton Avenue & New Street December 27th, 2005

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Looking West on New Street from Trenton Avenue
December 27th, 2005

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Camden Courier-Post * August 6, 1936
WOMAN SHOUTS MURDER AND POLICE RAID HOUSE

     Charged with allowing disorderly persons to congregate in her home, Mrs. Elizabeth Holmes, 519 Newton Avenue, was fined $25 by Police Judge Lewis Liberman yesterday.
     She was arrested at 3:00 AM after a call was sent to police headquarters by neighbors, that a woman had screamed "murder" in the house. Arrested with her were Mary Williams, 38, also of the Newton Avenue address; Charles Weatherby, 28, of 540 Division Street and Edward Werner, 26, of 707 New Street. They were charged with being inmates.
     Sergeant John Deith and Policeman Earl Wright said they found whiskey on a table after they went to the house in response to the complaint. Wright testified he had to climb the rainspout to get in.
     Mrs. Holmes denied the charge but was found guilty. The other woman and the two men were fined $10 each.


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