Streets
of
Camden, NJ

Roberts
Street


ROBERTS STREET is a narrow street that runs north from Pine Street north across Royden and Clinton Streets before ending at Clarion Alley. It was named by and for Joseph E. Roberts, a successful builder and real estate developer, who was responsible for creating the street and building houses on and near it.

Joseph E. Roberts was a successful dry goods merchant from Salem County. The 1870 Census shows him living in Upper Penn's Neck Township in Salem County. He moved to  Camden shortly afterwards. The Roberts family first appear in Camden City Directories in 1872. Apparently under the direction of Joseph E. Roberts, with Jacob and brother Frank also being involved, the family engaged in real estate and homebuilding in Camden. By 1872 a street, known to this day as Roberts Street, which had not existed when the 1870 Camden City Directory, had been laid out. By 1874 the Roberts family owned 58 houses in what was then Camden's Fourth Ward. Joseph E. Roberts built over 250 houses on his own, then went into partnership with E.N. Cohn. By 1886 the had built an additional 450 homes.

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 Phil Cohen


Looking South on Roberts Street Clarion Street - February 14, 2012

500 Block of Roberts Street

511 Roberts Street

Philadelphia Inquirer
May 19, 1895

511 Roberts Street

Philadelphia Inquirer
May 20, 1897

 

511 Roberts Street

1947
Mrs. Jessie Pippett & Family
widow of Corporal Charles H. Pippett Sr.
Charles H. Pippett Jr.
Frank J. Pippett

  512 Roberts Street

1947 Peter Celucci

513 Roberts Street

1886 George Harris

Philadelphia Inquirer
August 19. 1996

  513 Roberts Street

1947 Horace Shone

514 Roberts Street

1881
Edward H. Mead

  514 Roberts Street

1947-1967 Mrs. Bertha Clark

  515 Roberts Street

1947 George Cook

  516 Roberts Street

1947 Albert Boggs

517 Roberts Street

1896 James Farley

Philadelphia Inquirer
August 19, 1896

Harry Parker - Charles Parker
South 6th Street - Royden Street

  517 Roberts Street

 1947 Mrs. Virginia M. West

  517 Roberts Street

 1967
Sigmund Golembski & Family
Paul Joseph Golembski
Marlene Golembski
Frances Golembski
Edward Golembski

517 Roberts Street

Private First Class
Paul Joseph Golembski


518 Roberts Street

1895
Charles C. Schultze & Family
Charles C. & Louise Schultze
Charles Weston Schultze

Philadelphia Inquirer
April 29 & April 30, 1895

BIRTHS
WEST JERSEY

William, to Mr. and Mrs. William Griffin, of 237 South Thirty-fifth street.
Florence Mary, to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Stanley Sleeper, of 607 West street.
Fred, to Mr. and Mrs. Labena Arcangeli of 1713 South Fourth street.

AT HOME

Charles Clifford, to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Clifford Shockley, of 812 Mt. Vernon street.
Margaret, to Mr. and Mrs. John T. Carbone, of 518 Roberts street

518 Roberts Street

1938-1940
John T. Carbone & Family
John T. & Rose Street
William Carbone
Joseph A. Carbone
Margaret Carbone

Camden Courier-Post
February 17, 1938

 

  518 Roberts Street

1947 Raymond Hiers

 


Intersection of Roberts Street & Clinton Street
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500 Block of Roberts Street

539 & 541 Roberts Street

Philadelphia Inquirer
July 18, 1896

Charles S. Newkirk



539 Roberts Street

February 1900
John H. Hunter & Family
John H. & Jennie M. Hunter
Mary L. Hunter

Philadelphia Inquirer
February 23 &  24, 1900

 

539 Roberts Street

June 1900
Albert S. Macbride & Family
Albert and Charlesussana Macbride
Ruth K. Macbride 

 

539 Roberts Street

1905
Charles C. Burrough & Family
carpenter
Charles C. & Sarah M. Beideman Burrough
Elsie Burrough
Helen Ethel Burrough
Charles C. Burrough Jr.
Harry Burrough

Philadelphia Inquirer
July 5, 1905

 

 

539 Roberts Street

1917 Albert Smith
1947 Louis Cimmi

 

  540 Roberts Street

1910
Frederick Apgar & Family
streetcar conductor
Frederick & Hannah Apgar
William F. Apgar

1947 Anna M. Hughes

541 Roberts Street

1893-1894
Albert C. Jones & Family
Camden Fire Department
Albert & Emma Jones
Lizzie Jones



541 Roberts Street

1900-1901
John F. Crawford & Family
boilermaker
John & Catherine Croft Crawford
John Crawford Jr.
Rosanna Sinkhower
neice

Philadelphia Inquirer
January 19, 1900

Frank Allen
Clinton Street

 

541 Roberts Street

1900-1901
John F. Crawford & Family
boilermaker
John & Catherine Croft Crawford
John Crawford
Rosanna Sinkhower
neice

Philadelphia Inquirer
May 24, 1901

541 Roberts Street

1902
John E. Lehman & Family
John E. & Mary E. Pohn Lehman
Carl Fred Lehman

Philadelphia Inquirer
June 19, 1902

  541 Roberts Street

1947 Alfred Rogers

  542 Roberts Street

1900
Benjamin B. Hunter & Family
railroad dispatcher
Benjamin & Bessie Hunter
Ralph Hunter - William B. Hunter
Mary Hunter - Alice Hunter

  542 Roberts Street

1910
W. Eugene Wild & Family
streetcar conductor
W. Eugene & Bertha Wild
Laura M. Wild

1947 Joseph Marchegiano

543 Roberts Street

1899
Allen K. Sheppard & Family
Allen K. & Emma S. Sheppard

Philadelphia Inquirer
May 17, 1899

  543 Roberts Street

1900
John H. MacDonald & Family
clerk, P.R.R.
John & Johnanna MacDonald
May MacDonald
Irma MacDonald
Sadie MacDonald

  543 Roberts Street

1943-1950s
Theodosia Hunt Conaghy
matron, Camden County  jail

543 Roberts Street

1958-1965
Eli E. Conaghy Sr.

  544 Roberts Street

1878 Charles A. Todd

1900
Frank Schneider & Family
barber
Frank & Florence Schneider
William L. Scneider
Mabel Schneider

1910
John B. Goodwin & Family
motorman
Charles F. Goodwin
brother
Mrs. Elizabeth Goodwin

1947 Walter Rudomin

545 Roberts Street

1879
Charles A. Todd

  545 Roberts Street

1900
George W. Marsh & Family
signalman, R.R.
George W. & Mary Marsh
Marie L. Marsh

545 Roberts Street

1912
Webster C. Davis & Family
Webster C. & Margaret Davis

Philadelphia Inquirer
February 17, 1912

  545 Roberts Street

1947 Mrs. Hannah Cummings

546 Roberts Street

1894
James M. Berry & Family
James & Sarah M. Hickman Berry

Philadelphia Inquirer
November 28. 1894

  546 Roberts Street

1900
Charles Kirkbride & Family
Charles & Mary Kirkbride
Charles E. Kirkbride
Ada M. Kirkbride
Martha Kirkbride 

546 Roberts Street

1909-1910
Ernest O. Parker & Family
brakeman
Ernest O. & Elizabeth J. Parker
Mary R. Parker

Philadelphia Inquirer
August 21, 1909

  546 Roberts Street

1947 Wilferd J. WIlkinson

  547 Roberts Street

1900
Patrick Kenneff & Family
day laborer
Patrick & Julia Kenneff
Mary Kenneff - John Kenneff
Eugene Kenneff - Julia Kenneff

1947 Morris Allen

  549 Roberts Street

1906
Ulysses Grant Andrews & Family
Ulysses & Lillie Andrews
Harry Dudley Andrews

549 Roberts Street

1920
Mrs. Carrie Daniels

Philadelphia Inquirer
May 23, 1920

Edward R. Goss
South 9th Street

  549 Roberts Street


1947 Mrs. Elizabeth Gerhard

551 Roberts Street

1901-1900
Samuel B. Easton & Family
one-time manager of Camden Baseball Club
necktie cutter
Samuel & Ada Easton
Alfred R. Paetz & Earl L. Paetz
stepsons

Denver Post
September 17, 1901

551 Roberts Street

1901-1900
Samuel B. Easton & Family
one-time manager of Camden Baseball Club
necktie cutter
Samuel & Ada Easton
Alfred R. Paetz & Earl L. Paetz
stepsons

Philadelphia Inquirer
September 14, 1901

551 Roberts Street

1915 David Bakley

  551 Roberts Street

1947 Mrs. Katie Abrams

2014 Abandoned

553 Roberts Street

1897-1898
John C. Huhn Jr. & Family
 John C. & Mary E. Huhn
Elizabeth Huhn
John C. Huhn Sr.
father
Harry Huhn
brother

Philadelphia Inquirer
April 11, 1897

  553 Roberts Street

1900
John Sauder & Family
teamster
John & Florence Sauder

553 Roberts Street

1902
Mrs. Millie Carr & Family
Mrs. Emma Clark

Philadelphia Inquirer
March 12, 1913

 

 

553 Roberts Street

1947
William C. Butler & Family
William C. & Constance E. Butler

555 Roberts Street

1900
Samuel S. Jones & Family
Samuel S. & Mary P. Clement Jones
Lillie Johnson
stepdaughter

Philadelphia Inquirer
June 4 & June 5, 1902

  555 Roberts Street

1947 John B. Richardson


Intersection of Roberts Street and Royden Street
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Intersection of Roberts Street and Royden Street as seen from Clinton Street - February 9, 2012
   

t900 Block of Roberts Street

605 Roberts Street

1890-1892
Albert C. Jones & Family
Camden Fire Department
Albert & Emma Jones
Lizzie Jones

  605 Roberts Street

1947 Donald Pearson

  607 Roberts Street

1947 George Winkels

608 Roberts Street

1904 Mrs. Goodman

Philadelphia Inquirer
July 13, 1904

Philip Schmitz
Norman Simmons Jr. - Charles Cook

  608 Roberts Street

1947 Mrs. Emma D. Kell

  609 Roberts Street

1947 Albert Jester

 610 Roberts Street

1908-1911
John F. McKenna & Family
saloonkeeper
John F. & Ida May McKenna
Catherine Risley - Jesse Risley
Mary Ann McKenna
Mildred McKenna
  610 Roberts Street

1930
George Getley & Family
policeman
Mrs. Laura Zane Getley (mother)

1947 Thomas Baker

  612 Roberts Street

1947 John Doyle

614 Roberts Street

1883-1892 Edward H. Mead

614 Roberts Street

1899
Christian Frebe & Family
Christian & Catherine Frebe

Philadelphia Inquirer
January 6, 1899

614 Roberts Street

1901
Louis Houbois & Family
Louis & Annie Houbois
Emma Houbois

Philadelphia Inquirer
April 23, 1901

614 Roberts Street

1906
Mrs. Bridget Dunn

Philadelphia Inquirer
August 13, 1906

  614 Roberts Street

1947 Frank E. Maddon

  616 Roberts Street

1892 Rev Charles A. Smith

1904 Mrs. Maud Gardner

1947 Edward Caskill

616 Roberts Street

1904 Mrs. Maud Gardner

Philadelphia Inquirer
September 11, 1904

Joseph Burk - O. Glen Stackhouse

616 Roberts Street

1912
Eugene Caffrey

Philadelphia Inquirer
October 4, 1912

James Tatem - Harry Virtue
North 26th Street

 

  616 Roberts Street

1947 Edward Caskill


Intersection of Roberts Street & Roberts Court
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Intersection of Roberts Street & Line Street
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Intersection of Pine Street & Roberts Street
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Looking North on Robert Street from Pine Street - March 14, 2012
   

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