Streets
of
Camden, NJ

Pearl
Street


PEARL STREET runs east from the Delaware River between Pearland Birch Streets, and at one time extended all the way out to North 12th Street. As with Pearl Street, much of Pearl Street over the years has been razed to make way for the Ben Franklin Bridge, Rutgers, the toll plaza, and related projects. 

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

 Phil Cohen


Intersection of Delaware River & Pearl Street
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1878-1952
David Baird Company
lumber yard

Photo from about 1923

1878-1952
David Baird Company
lumber yard
David Baird Sr. - David Baird Jr.

On June 14, 1952 an alarm was sounded at 2:29 PM from Box 15 at Delaware Avenue and Pearl Street, the site of the David Baird Company lumber and spar yard, now the site of Campbell Field. The fire spread to 3 alarms, involving Engine 6, Engine 2, and Engine 1. The fire lasted two hours, during which time five 2-1/2 water lines were utilized. A frame building, 2-1/2 stories tall, was destroyed.

1878-1952
David Baird Company
lumber yard

On June 14, 1952 an alarm was sounded at 2:29 PM from Box 15 at Delaware Avenue and Pearl Street, the site of the David Baird Company lumber and spar yard, now the site of Campbell Field. The fire spread to 3 alarms, involving Engine 6, Engine 2, and Engine 1. The fire lasted two hours, during which time five 2-1/2 water lines were utilized. A frame building, 2-1/2 stories tall, was destroyed.

 


Intersection of Point Street & Pearl Street
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Northwest corner
of
Point & Pearl Streets

1880s-1920s
The
Warren Webster Company
1909 photo

This site was one of the tracts
that was taken for use as the
New Jersey end of the
Delaware River Bridge
in the early 1920s


Unit Block of Pearl Street
  2 Pearl Street

1885
1891
1906
1923 Gone

  4 Pearl Street

1885
1891
1906
1923 Gone

  6 Pearl Street

1885
1891

  6 Pearl Street

1906
Robert Rogers Dool & Family
Robert & Mary Dool
John "Johnny Dooley" Dool 
William "Billy Dooley" Dool
Gordon "Gordon Dooley" Dool
Rae "Ray Dooley Dowing" Dool
Mae Dool

The Dooleys
Vaudeville Entertainers

  6 Pearl Street

1923 Gone

  8 Pearl Street

1885
1891
1906
1923 Gone

  10 Pearl Street

1885 James Welden
1891
1906
1923 Gone

  12 Pearl Street

1885
1891
1906
1923 Gone

  14 Pearl Street

1885
1891
1906
1923 Gone


Intersection of North Front Street & Pearl Street
  Southwest Corner

1885-1906 Saloon at 423 North Front Street

  Southeast Corner

1885-1977
Saloon at 100 Pearl Street

  Northeast Corner

1885 Dwelling at 504 North Front Street
1906 Store at 502 North Front Street

Northwest Corner - 1885-1906 Loeb & Schoenfeld Lace Factory - Above: 1906 Sanborn Map
   

100 Block of Pearl Street
Most properties on the north side of the 100 block of Pearl Street were taken when the Delaware River Bridge later renamed the Ben Franklin Bridge was built in the mid-1920s 
100 Pearl Street

1885-1900s
John Dugan & Family
John & Annie Dugan
Hugh Dugan
Robert Dugan
James A. Dugan
Matthew Dugan
Mary G. Dugan

  100 Pearl Street

1923

  100 Pearl Street

1920s-1930s
Tom Kenney's Bridge Cafe

  100 Pearl Street

1935-1970s
Gannon's Bridge Cafe
William F. Gannon
aka
Gannon's Tavern
Reese Gannon

1977 Gone

102 Pearl Street

1895-1910
George F. Kappel & Family
George F. & Emma Kapel
George W.A. Kappel

Left: George W.A. Kappel

  102 Pearl Street

1923

102 Pearl Street

1941 Josephine Rossi

Camden Courier-Post
July 26, 1941

 

  104 Pearl Street

1870-1890s
Robert Freeman & Family
Robert & Sarah Freeeman
Nelson Freeman
Robert & Susan Freeman
Josiah Freeman
Thomas Freeman

  104 Pearl Street

1923-1926 Rebecca Fry
1929-1930 John S. Kellum

  106 Pearl Street

1881-1885 Michael Devinney
1923

  107 Pearl Street

1923
1924 Gone

  108 Pearl Street

1923

  109 Pearl Street

1923
1924 Gone

  110 Pearl Street

1923

  111 Pearl Street

1923
1924 Gone

  112 Pearl Street

1917 John G. Opfer
1923

  113 Pearl Street

1878-1880 Michael Devinney
1923
1924 Gone

  114 Pearl Street

1923

  115 Pearl Street

1923
1924 Gone

  116 Pearl Street

1923

  117 Pearl Street

1919-1920
John A. Burke
John A. & Rene Travis Burk
Mrs. Susan Travis

1923
1924 Gone

  118 Pearl Street

1923

118 Pearl Street

1928 Micahel Riccarti & Family
Michael & Sara Riccarti

Left: Sara Riccarti

Camden Courier-Post
February 27, 1928

WOMAN WITNESS KIDNAPPED, BELIEF
Blonde, Accusing Three Men Disappears
as Time for Trial Nears

COPS ARE UNABLE TO FIND ANY TRACE
Husband Reports 2-Year Old Daughter Also Has Vanished

  119 Pearl Street

1923
1924 Gone

  120 Pearl Street

1879 James Welden
1887-1888 James F. Shannon
saloon at 5-7 Market Street

121 Pearl Street

1902-1907
John Beard
policeman

Philadelphia Inquirer
July 29, 1902

  121 Pearl Street

1923
1924 WIlliam Bartlett

  122 Pearl Street

1887-1926
Peter C. Verga

CAMDEN YOUTH HELD IN ARMY PISTOL THEFT

U. S. Marshall Bernard J. Tracy last night arrested Martin J. Corbert, 23, of 122 Pearl Street, Camden, in connection with the theft of a .45 caliber automatic pistol from the 157th Field Artillery Armory on Wright Avenue at Ninth street. He was lodged in Camden city jail for a hearing before U. S. Commissioner Wynn Armstrong this morning. 

As the result of a Federal Bureau of Investigation probe. Carl Weber, 21, of 815 Birch Street, was arrested two weeks ago, charged with larceny of government property and was held in Federal custody. According to Camden police, Weber implicated Corbert.

122 Pearl Street

1938 Martin J. Corbert

Camden Courier-Post
February 1, 1938

  123 Pearl Street

1923
1924 Gone

  124 Pearl Street

1923-1929 Edward Benedetti

  125 Pearl Street

1923
1924 Gone


Intersection of North 2nd Street & Pearl Street
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Southwest Corner

1865-1894 North Baptist Church
1895-1924 Calvary Presbyterian Church
1924 Calvary Tabernacle Presbyterian Church
1943 Faith Baptist Church

1980-2009 Victory Temple Church

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Photo by Craig Campbell
February 2009

 

Looking Northeast
towards the Southeast Corner
of North 2nd Street & Pearl Street
from North 2nd Street

Photo by
Craig Campbell
February 2009
 
Looking Southeast from Northeast Corner of North 2nd Street & Pearl Street
Photo by
Craig Campbell
February 2009
   

200 Block of Pearl Street
All properties on the north side of the 200 block of Pearl Street were taken in 1924
when the Delaware River Bridge later renamed the Ben Franklin Bridge was built in the 
203 Pearl Street

1893 Edward Selah

Philadelphia Inquirer
August 30, 1893

1923
1924 Gone

  205 Pearl Street

1920-1923
William C. Aitken & Family
William C. & Elizabeth Aitken
Richard C. Aitken
Edwarfd
Henry
William J. Aitken
Lydie Aitken
Isabelle AItken

1924 Gone

207 Pearl Street

1912 Percy England
1912 Roy England

Philadelphia Inquirer
May 8, 1912

  207 Pearl Street

1923

  209 Pearl Street

1923
1924 Gone

  210 Pearl Street

1923
1924 Roland Stuessy

Intersection of Friends Avenue & Pearl Street
  211 Pearl Street

1900-1923
Rudolph Priesendanz Sr. & Family
Rudolph & Annie Priesendanz
Rud Priesendanz Jr.
Henrietta Priesendanz
Edward A. Priesendanz

1923
1924 Gone

  212 Pearl Street

1923

  213 Pearl Street

1923
1924 Gone

  214 Pearl Street

1923

  215 Pearl Street

1923
1924 Gone

  216 Pearl Street

1923

216 Pearl Street

1956 Elmer Johnson Jr.

   

217 Pearl Street

1897 William H. Tice
1923 Arthur B. Gill
1924 Gone

217 Pearl Street

Technical Sergeant
Malcolm Gill

  218 Pearl Street

1923

  219 Pearl Street

1923
1924 Gone

  220 Pearl Street

1923

   

Intersection of North 3rd Street & Pearl Street
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Northeast Corner

1870-1924
Tabernacle
Methodist Episcopal Church

Northeast Corner

1870-1924
Tabernacle
Methodist Episcopal Church

1924 Photo showing the church being demolished to make way for the Delaware River Bridge

Camden Courier-Post
June 10, 1932
   

300 Block of Pearl Street
The entire 300 block of Pearl Street was taken in 1924
when the Delaware River Bridge later renamed the Ben Franklin Bridge was built in the 
  310 Pearl Street

1923

312 Pearl Street

1923

  313 Pearl Street

1923

  314 Pearl Street

1923

  315 Pearl Street

1880s-1890s
John Leighton Westcott

1923

  316 Pearl Street

1923

317 Pearl Street

1919-1920
Otto E. Braun

  317 Pearl Street

1923 James Boland

  316 Pearl Street

1923

319 Pearl Street

1880
Richard Coates WIlkins & Family
Richard C. & Laura Wilkins
Eugene Taylor Wilkins

  319 Pearl Street

1880 Richard Coates WIlkins
1923

  320 Pearl Street

1923

  321 Pearl Street

1923


1946 Map of Camden

Intersection of North 4th Street & Pearl Street
   

400 Block of Pearl Street
All properties on the south side of the 400 block of Pearl Street were taken in 1924
when the Delaware River Bridge later renamed the Ben Franklin Bridge was built in the 
  402 Pearl Street

1923
1924 Gone

 

  404 Pearl Street

1923
1924 Gone

 

  406 Pearl Street

1923
1924 Gone

 

  408 Pearl Street

1923
1924 Gone

 

  410 Pearl Street

1923
1924 Gone

  410 Pearl Street

1923
1924 Gone

  411 Pearl Street

1923
1924 Gone

  412 Pearl Street

1923
1924 Gone

  413 Pearl Street

1923
1924 Gone

  414 Pearl Street

1923
1924 Gone

  415 Pearl Street

1923
1924 Mrs. Mary C. Lewis
1929 Red Mens' Hall

  418 Pearl Street

1923
1924 Gone

  420 Pearl Street

1923
1924 Gone

  421 Pearl Street

1923
1924 John C. Kemble

  422 Pearl Street

1906
Mrs. Mary Evans Zook & Family
Amos Zook
Sarah Zook
Elizabeth Zook
Anne Zook
John T. Zook Jr.
 Henry Evans Zook

1923
1924 Gone

  423 Pearl Street

1923
1924 Carrie M. Hyde

  424 Pearl Street

1923
1924 Gone

425 Pearl Street

1891-1943
Frank S. Heisler

Philadelphia Inquirer
June 6, 1895

  426 Pearl Street

1923
1924 Gone

  427 Pearl Street

1923-1924
Agnes Falkenstein
bradinghouse

428 Pearl Street

Private Edward B. May

  428 Pearl Street

1918-1923
Alfred Woltjin & Family
Alfred & Elizabeth Woltjin
Edward B. May (stepson)


1924 Gone

  429 Pearl Street

1923
1924 J. Blair Cuthbert

  430 Pearl Street

1923
1924 Gone

  431 Pearl Street

1923
1924 Vacant

  432 Pearl Street

1923
1924 Gone

  433 Pearl Street

1923
1924 Mrs. Addie D. Leeds

  434 Pearl Street

1923
1924 Gons


Intersection of North 5th Street, Main Street & Pearl Street
   

A NORTH CAMDEN DILEMMA

Can someone explain how the corner of 5th and Pearl can be on BOTH north and south sides of the Ben Franklin Bridge?

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South of Bridge North of Bridge

500 Block of Pearl Street
510 to 540 Pearl Street
510 Pearl Street

1932 Joe Shearer

Camden Courier-Post
June 11, 1932

  512 Pearl Street

1923

514 Pearl Street

1941
Mrs. Dorothy Murphy

Camden Courier-Post
July 31, 1941

  516 Pearl Street

1888 John E. Shannon
1923

  518 Pearl Street

1923

  520 Pearl Street

1923

  522 Pearl Street

1923

  524 Pearl Street

1923

  526 Pearl Street

1923

  528 Pearl Street

1923

  530 Pearl Street

1923

  532 Pearl Street

1923
1933 Harold Paul

  534 Pearl Street

1923 Harry C. Kreher

  536 Pearl Street

1923 Jacob B.F. Sing

  538 Pearl Street

1923

  540 Pearl Street

1923

   
   

1946 Map of Camden
Borton Street runs north from Pearl Street, east of Ray Street

Intersection of North 6th Street & Pearl Street
   
   
   

600 Block of Pearl Street
622 to 646 Pearl Street
601 Pearl Street

1905-1906
George J. Lotz
1906-1907
Owen Kernan
saloon

Philadelphia Inquirer
June 7, 1906

 

 

601 Pearl Street

1923
1924
1926
1929
1933-1960s Big Ed's Place

603 Pearl Street

1955 General Radio Service Shop

 

605 Pearl Street

1923

605 Pearl Street

1956-1959
Harry Borton Maxwell

 

607 Pearl Street

1923

.

609 Pearl Street

1923

  613 Pearl Street

1884-1885
Benjamin P. Middleton

1923

  615 Pearl Street

1880-1884
Theodore Verlander

  615 Pearl Street

1914
Charles Daniels & Family
Charles & Nellie B. Ross Daniels
Charles T. Daniels
George E. Daniels
Elizabeth Daniels

1923

615 Pearl Street

Charles T. Daniels

  619 Pearl Street

1923

  621 Pearl Street

1923

  623 Pearl Street

1923
1933 William J. Dolan

  625 Pearl Street

1923

  629 Pearl Street

1923

  631 Pearl Street

1888 Nicolaus H. Brandt
1923

  633 Pearl Street

1923

  635 Pearl Street

1923


Intersection of North 7th Street & Pearl Street
 Northwest Corner
of
North 7th Street & Pearl Street

1923
Myers Manufacturing Company
tin boxes

Photo from 1952

   
   

Intersection of Pearl Street & North 7th Street
Southwest Corner of Pearl & North 7th Street
401 North 7th Street

R.M McAllister Inc.
Coal Yard
Photo from 1952

Northwest Corner of Pearl & North 7th Street
639 Pearl Street

1923
Myers Manufacturing Company
tin boxes

Northwest Corner of Pearl & North 7th Street
639 Pearl Street

1940s-1950s
George D. Ellis & Sons Inc.
Tin Box Manufacturer

Northeast Corner of Pearl & North 7th Street
701 Pearl Street

1947
William Buckley
Barber


700 Block of Pearl Street
700 to 731 Pearl Street
701 Pearl Street

1923

  701 Pearl Street

1923
1933 William Buckley

  703 Pearl Street

1923

LOSER IN TAPROOM FIGHT HALTS ASSAULT CHARGE

Harry Crothers, 45, of 705 Pearl street, told Police Judge Lewis Liberman he was sitting peacefully in a taproom at Seventh and Birch streets when John Albert Waite, of 318 Point Street, walked in.

"The next thing I knew he hit me on the nose," Crothers testified. "I attempted to find out the reason for the unexpected attack and he hit me in the mouth.

"Then I got angry and socked him four times."

Waite appeared in court with a fractured nose, two discolored eyes and puffed lips.

Motorcycle Patrolman James Wilson, who was called to quell the disturbance, said Crothers was charged with assault and battery and Waite was a material witness.

"I was drunk- I don't remember what happened," Waite mumbled. "I want to withdraw the charge." The court complied and they walked out arm-in-arm.

705 Pearl Street

1923

1936 Harry Crothers

Camden Courier-Post
February 29, 1936

  706 Pearl Street

1923

  707 Pearl Street

1923

  708 Pearl Street

1923

  709 Pearl Street

1923

710 Pearl Street

1910
U.G. Taylor & Family
Helen Taylor

Philadelphia Inquirer
December 23, 1910

  710 Pearl Street

1923

  711 Pearl Street

1923

  712 Pearl Street

1923

  713 Pearl Street

1923

  714 Pearl Street

1923

  715 Pearl Street

1923

  716 Pearl Street

1898-1899
Edward F. Sherman
photograher

  717 Pearl Street

1923

3 HURT IN COLLISION ON WILSON BOULEVARD

Three persons were injured in an automobile crash at Admiral Wilson and Baird Boulevards yesterday when a machine driven by a Camden man was in collision with an automobile driven by a Bridgeton man.

The most seriously injured was John Kaus, Jr., 19, of 1738 Tioga Street. He suffered a severed tendon of the right hand. Walter Connell, of 27 Marlton Avenue, driver of one machine, was cut about the head.

Anthony Batani, of Bridgeton, driver of the other car, was cut about the hands. J. R. Boston, of 718 Pearl Street, took all the injured to West Jersey Homeopathic Hospital.

718 Pearl Street

1923

1933 J.R. Boston

Camden Courier-Post
June 7, 1933

  719 Pearl Street

1923

  720 Pearl Street

1923

  721 Pearl Street

1923

  722 Pearl Street

1923

  723 Pearl Street

1923

  724 Pearl Street

1923

  725 Pearl Street
  726 Pearl Street

1923

  727 Pearl Street

1947

  728 Pearl Street

1923

  729 Pearl Street

1947

  730 Pearl Street

1923

  731 Pearl Street
  732 Pearl Street

1923
1929-1942 Paul Frederick
1929-1942 Michael McCaffery

  733 Pearl Street

1923

734 Pearl Street

1947
Charles Devlin & Family
Charles & Jacqueline Devlin

  735 Pearl Street
  736 Pearl Street

1923

  737 Pearl Street

1947

738 Pearl Street

1917
Thomas J. Carroll

  738 Pearl Street

1923

  739 Pearl Street

1947

  740 Pearl Street

1923-1933
John Whalen
drugstore

  743 Pearl Street

1923

   

Intersection of North 8th Street & Pearl Street
   
   

800 Block of Pearl Street
800 to 840 Pearl Street
  805 Pearl Street

1923

  807 Pearl Street

1923

  808 Pearl Street

1923

  809 Pearl Street

1923

  810 Pearl Street

1923

  811 Pearl Street

1923

  812 Pearl Street

1923

  813 Pearl Street

1923

  814 Pearl Street

1897
William A. "Billy" Dolan & family

1923

815 Pearl Street

1921-1922 Adolph Meyers
1921-1922 Mrs. James Gross

Philadelphia Inquirer
July 8, 1922

815 Pearl Street

1921-1922 Adolph Meyers
1921-1922 Mrs. James Gross

Philadelphia Inquirer
July 8, 1922

  816 Pearl Street

1923

  817 Pearl Street

1923

818 Pearl Street

1910 Mrs. Kate Eschler

Philadelphia Inquirer
September 12,1910

  818 Pearl Street

1923

  819 Pearl Street

1923

  821 Pearl Street

1923

  822 Pearl Street

1923

822 Pearl Street

Private Tony P. Simone

  823 Pearl Street

1910 William P. Moll
1923

  824 Pearl Street

1923

825 Pearl Street

1923-1924 Harry M. Leigh

  825 Pearl Street


1930-1936 Eugene Bevilacqua

  826 Pearl Street

1923

827 Pearl Street

1932
Grace Linthicum

Camden Courier-Post
June 8, 1932

  828 Pearl Street

1923

  829 Pearl Street

1923

  830 Pearl Street

1923

831 Pearl Street

1932
Clarence Gaunt & Family
Clarence & Anna Gaunt
Emerson Gaunt
Florence Rebecca Gaunt

Camden Courier-Post
June 10, 1932

832 Pearl Street

1918 Thomas B. Scudder

Philadelphia Inquirer
April 3, 1918

  832 Pearl Street

1923

  833 Pearl Street

1923

  834 Pearl Street

1923

  835 Pearl Street

1923

  836 Pearl Street

1923

  837 Pearl Street

1923

  838 Pearl Street

1923

  839 Pearl Street

1923

  840 Pearl Street

1906 Mrs. Amanda Davis

1923

HUSBAND, WOMAN HELD ON CHARGE WIFE MAKES

Mrs. Bessie A. Gaunt, of 4115 Westfield Avenue, yesterday appeared in police court and charged her husband, Emerson Gaunt, 32, of 840 Pearl Street, and Mrs. Nellie Olsen, 33, of 408 North Seventh Street, with misconduct.

The Gaunts have been estranged for some four years. Mrs. Gaunt told Police Judge Pancoast she had been keeping her husband under surveillance of late and on May 15, followed him to the Olsen home. Mrs. Gaunt said she parked her car near the house and saw her husband enter.

Detective John Trout and Walter Smith arrested both Gaunt and Mrs. Olsen in the latter's house at 8 p. m. on May 30.

Judge Pancoast held Gaunt and Mrs. Olsen in $500 bail each for the grand jury.

840 Pearl Street

1933 Emerson Gaunt

Camden Courier-Post
June 7, 1933

 

  841 Pearl Street

1923


842 Pearl Street

1923

1957 Mrs. Mary J. Grey

Camden Courier-Post
December 19, 1957

  843 Pearl Street

1923

  844 Pearl Street

1923

  845 Pearl Street

1923

  846 Pearl Street

1923

  847 Pearl Street

1923

  848 Pearl Street

1923

   
   

Intersection of North 9th Street & Pearl Street
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Northwest Corner
of
North 9th and Pearl Street

1895

Northwest Corner
of
North 9th and Pearl Street

 May 3, 2003


900 Block of Pearl Street
900 to 914 Pearl Street
  901 Pearl Street

1923
1933 S. Frankel
corner store

  903 Pearl Street

1923

  905 Pearl Street

1923

  906 Pearl Street

1923

  907 Pearl Street

1923

  909 Pearl Street

1923

  910 Pearl Street

1923

  911 Pearl Street

1923

  912 Pearl Street

1923

  913 Pearl Street

1923

914 Pearl Street

1923
1929-1959 Harry A. Haines Jr.


Intersection of Ray Street & Pearl Street
   

900 Block of Pearl Street
915 to 929 Pearl Street
  915 Pearl Street

1910

915 Pearl Street

1914-1918
Edward Curriden & Family
Edward & Mary Curriden
William Curriden
Mary Curriden
Ida Curriden
Josephine Curriden
Edward McCarthy (step-son)
Anna Immendorf (step-daughter)

  915 Pearl Street

1923

2 MEN SENT TO JAIL ON DISORDERLY CHARGES

Two men arrested on charges of being drunk and disorderly were sent to jail yesterday by Police Judge Garfield Pancoast.

Frank Waite, 35, of 916 Pearl Street, was arrested at Eighth and Pearl Streets Tuesday night by Patrolman George Nicktern, after Nicktern said he asked Waite to leave the neighborhood because of a woman living in the vicinity being critically ill. Waite was given a 30-day sentence.

Ralph Foller, 33, of Oakland, California, was arrested at Fifth and Arch streets last night by Patrolman Joseph Dennett, and was given 10 days in jail.       

916 Pearl Street

1923

1935 Frank Waite

Camden Courier-Post
June 8, 1933

 

Fine or Jail Term Ordered To Make Bootleg Buyer Talk
Reveal Rum Source or Else, is New Rule of Police Court
2 Wilkie Nabbed Are Among First 'Victims'

Unless they tell where they bought it, drinkers of bootleg liquor arrested by Camden police  henceforth will receive the full penalty of $200 fine or 90 days in jail, Police Judge Lewis Liberman  decided yesterday.

The new policy of getting to the bootleg seller through the bootleg drinker was announced by Judge Liberman when he imposed maximum sentences on two men arrested by Acting Detective John V.  Wilkie at Eighth and Cooper streets last night.

The men were Albert Waite, 29, of 916 Pearl street, and John Barrett, 34, of 237 North Eighth street. In the latter's pocket, Wilkie said he found a half pint of "white mule."

Barrett refused to tell Wilkie where he brought it, so in a pre-hearing conference with Judge Liberman and Court Clerk Edward Smith, it was decided to give Waite and Barrett, originally arrested as just drunk and disorderly, a trial on the more serious charge of possessing illicit liquor. If Barrett gets a change of heart and names the seller, his sentence later will be suspended, said the judge.

"This is a fine idea to make the purchasers of illegal whiskey tell where they got the stuff," said the  judge. "There will be mighty few willing to pay $200 or spend three months in jail rather than tell on a  speakeasy. 

 

916 Pearl Street

1935 Albert Waite

Camden Courier-Post
October 29, 1935

OFFER TO EXILE SELF REJECTED BY JUDGE

Although he offered to exile him­self forever from Camden, Francis White, 36, of 916 Pearl street, must spend the next 30 days here in jail for repeating an old offense.

White. termed a "habitual drunk" by City Prosecutor John H. Rieners, Jr., because of his frequent appearances in police court, was arrested near the Haddon Avenue armory on Saturday. He had been released from jail on January 26.

"I'm willing to leave Camden for good and to go to Philadelphia," White pleaded, but Police Judge Lewis Liberman rejected his offer and sentenced him to jail. 

916 Pearl Street

1936 Albert Waite

Camden Courier-Post
February 4, 1936

 

  916 Pearl Street

1923

  918 Pearl Street

1923

  919 Pearl Street

1923

  920 Pearl Street

1923

  921 Pearl Street

1910 Edward Curriden
1923
1940 David MacDermott

  922 Pearl Street

1923

  923 Pearl Street

1923

  924 Pearl Street

1923

  925 Pearl Street

1906 Edward Curriden
1923

  926 Pearl Street

1923

  927 Pearl Street

1923

  928 Pearl Street

1923

928 Pearl Street

1915 James P. Edwards

Philadelphia Inquirer
April 28, 1915

Mary Dewalt 
W.P. Miller
 
Anthony Valentine
Spruce Street  
Broadway  
 
Mickle Street

 

 


Intersection of Borton Street & Pearl Street
Looking West
on
Pearl Street
from
Borton Street

1993

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Looking West
on
Pearl Street
from
Borton Street

2005

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900 Block of Pearl Street
915 to 929 Pearl Street
  930 Pearl Street

1923

931 Pearl Street

1924-1931
Albert C. Raueber & Family
Albert C. & Mary Raueber
Virginia Raueber
Alberta Raueber

931 Pearl Street

1924-1925 John Reilly

3 PASSENGERS SHAKEN IN BUS-TRUCK CRASH

Three passengers, two women and a man, were shaken yesterday when a Public Service bus was in a collision with a truck at Monmouth and Sussex streets, Gloucester.

The bus, driven by Thomas Britt, 931 Pearl street, Camden, struck a truck operated by Ralph  Ratando, of 1114 Collings road, Fairview.

The passengers in the bus were hurled from their seats, but no one was injured. Another bus  transported the passengers to Camden. Their names were not learned..

931 Pearl Street

1935 Thomas Britt

Camden Courier-Post
October 29, 1935

  932 Pearl Street

1923

  933 Pearl Street

1890s-1940s
Karl F. "Fred" Raueber & Family
Karl F. "Fred" & Emma Raueber
Albert C. Raueber
William Raueber
Karl Frederick "Fred" Raueber Jr.
Ernest Raueber

  934 Pearl Street

1923

  935 Pearl Street

1918
Philip Schucker & Family
Philip & Mary Schucker
Mary Schucker
Fred Schucker
Ernest Schucker
William Schucker

  935 Pearl Street

Private William Schucker

935 Pearl Street

Late 1930s-1940
Tennie G. Hutchison Jr.

  936 Pearl Street

1923

  937 Pearl Street

1923

  938 Pearl Street

1923

  939 Pearl Street

1923

  940 Pearl Street

1923

941 Pearl Street

1898 Augustus V. Kester

  941 Pearl Street

1923

942 Pearl Street

1923

1947-1980s
Matthew J. Davies Sr. & Family
Matthew J. & Mary Davies
Matthew J. Davies Jr.

Left: Matthew J. Davies Jr.

  944 Pearl Street

1923
1929 Martin Dempsey

944 Pearl Street

1930-1933
Morris Goldman & Family

grocery
Morris & Edith Goldman
Jerome Goldman
Stanley Goldman

   

Intersection of North 10th Street & Pearl Street
Camden Morning Post
November 29, 1930

Rollo Jones


Cooper River in the Vicinity of North 10th Street and Pearl Street
Camden Courier-Post * June 24, 1933

Pancoast Frees Nude Bathers, Scores Those Causing Arrest
Boys and Young Men, However, Are Asked to Carry Bathing Suits on Next Visit To Cooper River

Fourteen boys and young men arrested as nude bathers Thursday as the sequel to a city commission meeting, were freed yesterday by Judge Garfield Pancoast with the advice that they wear bathing suits when swimming.

The nude bathers were apprehended in Cooper river in the vicinity of Tenth and Pearl streets after Frank J. Hartmann, Jr., secretary of, the New Jersey Congress of Civic Associations and of the North Camden Civic Association, complained at the commission meeting Thursday that shocking conditions exist among the male bathers' in the river, causing women in the neighborhood to protest.

With two of the youthful bathers excused because they had to attend the final classes of the term in school, Police Judge Garfield Pancoast suspended sentence on the others at a hearing yesterday after advising them to wear bathing suits when swimming again. The boys had been released in their own recognizance after their arrest late Thursday by John Taylor, a policeman, who was sent to the bathing spot by Acting Chief Golden.

Pancoast Sarcastic

Taylor, under questioning of the court, testified that the nearest house to where the youths swam was a block away, and that while there were boathouses across the creek, he did not know whether they are occupied. The boys themselves testified that no women pass the "swimming hole," which, they said, is three blocks from State Street and almost two squares from Tenth street .

After Taylor informed the court he did not know who made the complaint to Mayor Stewart, Pancoast said the complainant "is probably the same man who, at the age of these boys, did nothing in the Summer but read the New Testament."

"He probably is the same man who never went swimming when the temperature went up to 92 degrees," the court commented, "and is probably the same man who does not know that the cost to the taxpayers for every arrest in the city averages $3.87."

Appeals to Boys

"I have nothing to say to you boys, but appeal to you to take a bathing suit with you the next time you go swimming, because someone might be passing who does not like to see your nude figure." 

The bathers: Leslie Bayne, 26, of 503 Royden Street; Harvey Howell, 16, of 429 Washington Street; John Grady, 19, of 578 Benson Street; Roscoe Davis, 15, of 253 North Eleventh street; James Evans, 15, of 601 North Second Street; William Dempsey, 12, of 1030 Lawrence Street; Albert MacFarland, 13, of 1112 Federal Street; Roland Garber, 15, of 537 Birch Street; Edgar Grundlock, 14, of 318 North Tenth Street; Frank Garwood, 13, of 717 Bailey Street; Eugene Dodelin, 13, of 309 Cole Street; Ralph Skill, 13, of 512 North Seventh street; Robert Rudd, 15, of 642 Linwood Street, and Richard Evans, 14, of 601 North Second Street.

Rudd and Garwood were the boys excused by Judge Pancoast from appearing in court so they would not lose credit for being absent from school.  


Intersection of North 11th Street & Pearl Street
   


Intersection of North 12th Street & Pearl Street
   

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