Streets
of
Camden, NJ

Polk Avenue


POLK AVENUE runs northeast from 1200 North 27th Street to North 30th Street, two blocks north of Pierce Avenue in Cramer Hill. It is named after James K. Polk, eleventh President of the United States, who served from 1845 to 1849. 

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 Phil Cohen


Intersection of North 27th Street & Polk Avenue

   

2700 Block of Polk Avenue
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  2709 Polk Avenue

1923-1931 Henry Hiltebrand
1940 Addison F. Bender
auto repair

1943 Vacant
1947 Gone


2714
Polk Avenue

1920 Fred Markler
1923 Henry W. Renner
1926 No Listing
1931 Joseph Dera
1940 Andrew Hunter
1943-1947 Joseph E. Wells

  2727 Polk Avenue

1898
Harry W. McCurdy & Family
Harry W. & Nellie McCurdy

1923-1931 James A. Gillespie
1940 Joseph L. Selah
1943-1947 Charles J. Robinson

2727 & 2729 Polk Avenue

Photograph Taken August 22, 2011

 

  2729 Polk Avenue

1898 James Rickenbach
1900 Henry Kelchner

1910
Kate Entriken & Family
William S. Mountney (nephew)
Ids Mountney (neice)

1923 Pearson Brown
1926
1931 Joseph G. Birkenbach
1940-1947 William Sirwein

  2732 Polk Avenue

1898 Howard Rickenbach

  2732 Polk Avenue

1910-1943
Frank J. Hufner & Family
Frank J. & Mary Bonner Hufner
James Hufner
Francis Hufner

2732, 2736, 2738, 2740
& 2742
Polk Avenue

Photograph Taken August 22, 2011

 

  2736 Polk Avenue

1900 George Molineaux
1920-1923 Leon Breon
1926
1929
1931 Edward Goldy
1940 David J. Roberts
1943-1947 Howard N. Tyler

2738 Polk Avenue

1897-1899
Andrew Carroll & Family

Philadelphia inquirer
November 18, 1898

This story appears mangled. Harry Hansom did board in the neighborhood in the 1890s, but there never was a house at 2728 POLK Avenue. Andrew Carroll did live at 2738 in 1898. He moved in 1899, and passed away in 1903, still married to his wife Kate..

  2738 Polk Avenue

1900 Irving Motes


2738 Polk Avenue

Philadephia Inquirer
August 8, 1905
&
August 22, 1905

2738 Polk Avenue

1915
Frank Tischner & Family
Frank & Jane Tischner
Clara Tischner
Edith Tischner
Orvall Tischner
Frank Tischner
Dorothy Tischner
Edward Tischner

Philadelphia Inquirer
March 28, 1915

  2738 Polk Avenue

1920-1947
Charles Knaller & Family
Charles & Anna Knaller
Esther Knaller
Andrew Knaller
Marie Knaller
Charles Knaller

2740 Polk Avenue

1899-1900 Charles Eckel

Philadelphia Inquirer
October 13, 1899

  2740 Polk Avenue

1920- 1947 Richard H. Unger

  2742 Polk Avenue

1900 Andrew Carroll
1920-1943 Mrs. Emma Wilson
1947 Mrs. Emma Unger


Intersection of Polk Avenue & North 28th Street
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Southeast Corner of North 28th Street & Polk Avenue * August 22, 2011
Looking Southeast from Corner of North 28th Street & Polk Avenue -  August 22, 2011
Looking Southwest from Corner of North 28th Street & Polk Avenue -  August 22, 2011
Southwest Corner of North 28th Street & Polk Avenue * August 22, 2011
Northwest Corner of North 28th Street & Polk Avenue * August 22, 2011
Northeast Corner of North 28th Street & Polk Avenue * August 22, 2011
   


2800 Block of Polk Avenue
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  2800 Polk Avenue

1898 John Cramer

2800 Polk Avenue

1926-1948
Louis Waisban & Family
grocery
Louis & Rose Waisban
Sherwin Waisban
Gertrude Waisban

1949-1953 Olga Hurwitz
grocery

2011 Gone

  2802 Polk Avenue

1923-1947 Mary A. Comeau

2802 & 2804
Polk Avenue

Photograph Taken August 22, 2011

 

  2804 Polk Avenue

1923-1947 Harry M. Lake

  2805 Polk Avenue

1923-1931 Arthur L. LeCates
1940 Mrs. Alice WIlliams
1943 Howard K. Smith
1947 Wister M. Taylor

2805, 2807, 2809, 2811,
2813, 2815 & 2817
Polk Avenue

Photograph Taken August 22, 2011

2806 Polk Avenue

1924-1929
Harry Seidelamnn & Family
Harry & Blanche Seidelmann
1947
Harry N. Seidelmann & Family
Harry N. & Hazel Seidelmann

Photograph Taken August 22, 2011

  2807 Polk Avenue

1923 Roy Pifer
1924
1929
1931 Vacant
1940 Walter B. Trueland
1943 Lester E. Caughey
1947 John W. Kerr

  2808 Polk Avenue

1923-1947 Raymond S. Gehret

  2809 Polk Avenue

1923-1947
William Weaver Jr. & Family
William & Lillian Weaver

  2810 Polk Avenue

1923-1931 William J. Glading
1940-1947 Edward R. Higgins

2011 Gone

  2811 Polk Avenue

1923-1947 William C. Sattler

  2813 Polk Avenue

1923-1947 Samuel W. Gilbert

  2814 Polk Avenue

1923 William H. Peck
1924
1929
1931 Vacant
1940 Joseph L. Beamer
1943 Hugh D. Donovan
1947 Mrs. Olga Hurwitz

 

2814 to 2840 Polk Avenue

Photograph Taken August 22, 2011

2814 to 2840 Polk Avenue

Photograph Taken August 22, 2011

2814 to 2840 Polk Avenue

Photograph Taken August 22, 2011

  2815 Polk Avenue

1923 F.R. Matsinger
1924
1940-1947 Edwin J. Gehret

  2816 Polk Avenue

1924
1931 No listing
1940 Mrs.Catherine Brown
1943 No listing

  2817 Polk Avenue

1923-1947
Harry A. Schlecter & Family
Harry A. & Catherine Schlecter
Harry A. Schlecter Jr.
William H. Schlecter

  2824 Polk Avenue

1923 No Listing
1924
1929
1940-1947 Harry A. Schlecter Jr.

2826 Polk Avenue

1923 No Listing
1924
1929
1931 Joseph McCann
1940-1943 Edmund Thomas
1947 John F. Simons

 

  2828 Polk Avenue

1923 No Listing
1929 Mrs. Margaret Taylor
1931 John Henderson
1932 Louise Henderson

  2828 Polk Avenue

1940-1943
Mrs. Alverta Stebbins & Family
Madge Stebbins
Florence Stebbins

1943-2012
Henry O. Hickey & Family
Henry & Madge Stebbins Hickey

1943-1953
Joseph Seddon Sr. & Family
Joseph & Florence Stebbins Seddon Sr.
Joseph Seddon Jr.
Madelynne Seddon
Bruce Seddon

Florence Seddon was the sister of Madge Hickey. The Seddons moved in with the Hickeys during WWII while Joe Sr. was serving with the Navy in the Pacific. 


2828 Polk Avenue

1943-1953
Joseph Seddon Sr. & Family
Joseph & Florence Stebbins Seddon Sr.
Joseph Seddon Jr.
Madelynne Seddon
Bruce Seddon

 

For More Images
from
Polk Avenue
visit
Life in Cramer Hill:
The Seddon Photos

1943-2012
Henry O. Hickey & Family
Henry & Madge Stebbins Hickey

From Left:
Florence Stebbins Seddon
Mrs. Joseph Seddon Jr.
Madge Stebbins Hickey

 

  2829 Polk Avenue

1923 Frank R. Ulrich
1924
1929
1931-1943 Edward Beideman

  2830 Polk Avenue

1923 No Listing
1924
1929
1931-1940 William Horn
1943-1947 Alex F. Ott

  2831 Polk Avenue

1923-1947 Charles H. Brothman

  2833 Polk Avenue

1923 John J. Carr
1924
1931 Alfred F. Harmonson
1940-1943 Henry F. Ready
1947 Nelson L. Johnson

  2835 Polk Avenue

1923 A.J. Hanaghue
1924
1929
1931 Henry F. Ready
1940-1943 Peter B. Gay
1947 Henry F. Ready

  2840 Polk Avenue

1923-1947 John W. Riggins

  2850 Polk Avenue

1923-3024 Frederick Frett

  2854 Polk Avenue

1923 No Listing
1924
1931 Adam Cramer
1940 Mrs. Mary Cramer
1943-1947 Charles A. Adams


Intersection of North 29th Street & Polk Avenue

   


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