Streets
of
Camden, NJ

Saunders
Street


SAUNDERS STREET is in East Camden, and was known as Saunders Avenue in the early 1900s. The Street runs east from 122 North 26th Street to the railroad tracks above North 30th Street, then begins again at Beideman Avenue, continuing to North 34th Street

Prominent buildings on Saunders Street include Hosanna AME Church, the original Catto Elementary School, and the water tower that sits on the peak of what is the "hill" in Cramer Hill. Saunders Street was bisected not only by the railroad tracks, but from 1938 to 1999 by the Westfield Acres public housing project, and since that times by the newly built Baldwin's Run homes. 

The corner of North 32nd and Saunders Street was also known as one of Camden's most notorious and dangerous drug corners for the bulk of the 1990s. 

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

 Phil Cohen
Saturday, January 03, 2015



Intersection Saunders Street & North 26th Street

   
   

2600 Block of Saunders Street

 

2615 Saunders Street

1924 No Listing
1929 No Liating
1947 No listing
1969 Mrs. Alfred B/ smith

 

2616 Saunders Street

1929 No Liating
1947 George K. Bartlett
construction
1969 No listing

 

2622 Saunders Street

1924
1929
1947 Joseph S. Swain
1969 No listing


Intersection of Saunders Street & North 27th Street

Northwest Corner

300 North 27th Street

Photo taken in 1994

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From 1896 to 1900
building was the home of
William Penn
Hook & Ladder Company
No. 1

 

Northwest Corner of Saunders Street & North 27th Street - July 24, 2013
   

2700 Block of Saunders Street

 

2711 Saunders Street

1924-1929 No Listing
1969 A.S. Bowne
printer

 

2714 Saunders Street

1924-1929 Frank A. Zondler
1969 Rev. J Richardson
1969-1970s The Paynter Family
Lewis Paynter

 

2720 Saunders Street

1924
1929
1947
1969 

 

2725 Saunders Street

1924
1929
1947
1969 

 

2731 Saunders Street

1924 No Listing
1929-1947
Electrical Coil Winding Company

2731 Saunders Street

1955-1969
Tele-coil Inc. 

2731 Saunders Street

1955-2009
Tele-coil Inc. 

Photo Taken February 25, 2009

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2737 Saunders Street

1929 John A. Carter 

 

2739 Saunders Street

1929 Irene Waller

 

2741 Saunders Street

1924 No Listing
1929 No Listing
1947
1969 

 

2743 Saunders Street

1924 No Listing
1929 Vacant
1947
1969 

 

2745 Saunders Street

1924 No Listing
1929
1947
1969 Emmett Primas

2745, 2747, 2749
Saunders Street

Photo taken in 2008

 

2747 Saunders Street

1924 No Listing
1929
1947
1969 

 

2749 Saunders Street

1924 No Listing
1929 Vacant

1930
Lawson Jones & Family
Lawson & Eliza Jones
Jesse Milton Jones

1947
1969 

 

2751 Saunders Street

1924 No Listing
1929 No Listing
1947
1969 

 

2753 Saunders Street

1924 No Listing
1929 No Listing
1947
1969 No Listing


Intersection Saunders Street & North 28th Street

   
   

2800 Block of Saunders Street

 

2810 Saunders Street

1924
1929
1947
1969 No Listing

 

2812 Saunders Street

1924-1929 Rev. Joseph E. Ingram
1947
1969 No Listing

 

2814 Saunders Street

1924-1929 Robert S. Primas
1947
1969 

 

2816 Saunders Street

1924-1929 Otto Betz
1947
1969 

2818 Saunders Street

1912 Richard Dunn

Philadelphia Inquirer
December 23, 1912

Peter Pfeffer
Dr. David F. Bentley
North 24th Street

Click on Image
for PDF file
of Complete Article
 

 

2818 Saunders Street

1924-1929 Harry Presser
1947
1969 

 

2819 Saunders Street

1924
1929
1947 No Listing
1969 Soble Construction Company

 

2820 Saunders Street

1924
1929
1947
1969 

 

2827 Saunders Street

1924
1929
1947
1969 No Listing

 

2829 Saunders Street

1924
1929
1947
1969 

 

2839 Saunders Street

1924
1929
1947
1969 

 

2843 Saunders Street

1924
1929
1947
1969 No Listing


Intersection Saunders Street Morrison Street & North 29th Street

   
   

2900 Block of Saunders Street

 

2901 Saunders Street

1924
1929
1947
1969 

2909 Saunders Street

February 25, 2009

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2917 Saunders Street

First Sergeant
Jerome L. Carpenter

2917 Saunders Street

1924 Mrs. Mary Carter
1929
1947
1969 C. Rex

photo taken 2003

2917-2919 Saunders Street

photo taken 2003

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2919 Saunders Street

photo taken 2003

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2919 Saunders Street

1929 William O. Quinton
1947
1969 Mrs. L. Moon

photo taken 2003

 

2922 Saunders Street

1924 No Listing
1929 No Listing
1947

 

2927 Saunders Street

1924 No Listing
1929 Gardner J. Smith
1947

 

2928 Saunders Street

1924 Gardner Ingram
1929 No Listing
1947 No Listing

 

2929 Saunders Street

1924 Aubrey Jones
1929
1947 No Listing

 

2930 Saunders Street

1924 Harvey Brown
1929 Gone
1947 No Listing

2934 Saunders Street

1929-2008
Octavius V. Catto
Elementary School

2008-2009
Camden City
Public School District
Truancy Center

 

2935 Saunders Street

1924-1929 Mrs. Martha Browning

 

2937 Saunders Street

1924 Mrs. S.C. White
1929 No Listing

2940 

1890s-2009
Hosanna AME Church

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2940 

1890s-2009
Hosanna AME Church

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Intersection Saunders Street & North 30th Street

2940 

1890s-2009
Hosanna AME Church

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3000 Block of Saunders Street

3001 Saunders Street

1924 Mrs. Carrie Madison
1929
1947
1969 Robert Gantt

 

3004 Saunders Street

1924 Edward Carpenter
1929 Gone
1947 gone

3013 & 3015
Saunders Street

February 25, 2009

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3013 Saunders Street

1924 Lester Freeman
1929 Ulysses G. Winchester (3006)
1969 I. Hopkins

 

3014 Saunders Street

1924-1929 Samuel Hopkins
1947
1969 No Listing
1980s Eric Walters
1990s Vacant

3014 Saunders Street


2000s Collapsed

Photograph Taken March 15, 2012

A cleanup of this property was scheduled by City of Camden in March 2012

 

3015 Saunders Street

1924-1929 John W. Ingram
1947
1969 No Listing

3015 Saunders Street

Camden Courier-Post
July 25, 1941

John J. Crean

 

3015 Saunders Street

1947
1969 No Listing

 

3016 Saunders Street

1910s-1920s
Albert Carpenter Family
Albert & Viola Carpenter
Albert Carpenter Jr.
Jerome L. Carpenter

 

3016 Saunders Street

1924 Mrs. Venetta Milburn
1929 Gone
1947 Gone


Westfield Acres

   
   

Baldwin's Run

   
   

Intersection of Saunders Street & Beideman Avenue


May 1940 - The Intersection of Beideman Avenue and Saunders Street. Beideman Avenue then ran through the newly bult Westfield Acres public housing project, which had opened in 1938
   
   


Intersection Saunders Street & North 32nd Street

409 North 32nd Street

1923 No Listing

1947
Phoebe Falkenmaier
grocery

1970s-1990s Bob's Market

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409 North 32nd Street


2011-2014 New Family Market


3200 Block of Saunders Street

 

3210 Saunders Street

1924 No Listing
1929 No Listing
1947
1955-1958 Frank Garrett
1969

 

3212 Saunders Street

1924 No Listing
1929 Strathmore Alexander
1930s-1940s
Morris W. Rickenbach Sr. Family

3212 Saunders Street

Pharmacist Mate Third Class
Morris W. Rickenbach Jr.

 

3212 Saunders Street

1969 

 

3214 Saunders Street

1924 No Listing
1929 Walter A, Gilbert
1947

1969

 

3216 Saunders Street

1924
1929-1930s
Daniel J. Grimes
1947
1969 No Listing

 

3218 Saunders Street

1924 No Listing
1929 Vacant

3218 Saunders Street

1930 Nicholas Romaine

 

3218 Saunders Street

1947
1969 No Listing

 

3220 Saunders Street

1924 No Listing
1929 James A. Henry
1947

1969 No Listing

3220 Saunders Street

From right to left:

3218, 3216, 3214, 3212, & 3210
Saunders Street
Camden NJ
2001

These properties were razed shortly after the picture was taken to make room for the new Carpenter's Hill homes, adjacent to the Baldwin's Run development

 

 

3222 Saunders Street

1924 No Listing
1929 David Vanetta
1947

1969

 

3272 Saunders Street

Built around 2003

 

3276 Saunders Street

Built around 2003

Camden man killed in his home by intruder

CAMDEN, N.J.-- A 22-year-old Saunders Street man was killed in his home here Wednesday. Luis Rolon Jr., 22, was shot at about 11:30 p.m. after a brief struggle with an intruder. Investigators believe Rolon was not a random victim.

No arrests have been made. Anyone with information is urged to contact Camden County Prosecutor's Office Investigator James Bruno at(856)225-8400 or Camden City Police Detective Cheryl Campbell at (856) 757-7420.

This is the city's 5th homicide in 2008.

3276 Saunders Street

2007-2008 Luis Rolon Jr.

South Jersey News Online
Thursday January 17, 2008, 4:08 PM

 

 

3283 Saunders Street

1924-1929 William J. Lees
1947
1969


Intersection of North 33rd Street & Saunders Street

   

Camden Courier-Post
June 28, 1944

 

North 32nd Street
North 33rd Street
Saunders Street
Karl Friederichs
Dominick Palese




 


3300 Block of Saunders Street

 

3301 Saunders Street

1924
1929

WAR VETERAN RETURNS
AFTER AMNESIA ATTACK

Stricken with amnesia on January 27 and wandering aimlessly about the country until he recovered his memory near Pittsburgh two days ago, Herbert MacDonald, 36, of 3301 Saunders street, a World War veteran, returned home yesterday.

MacDonald, who is subject to the attacks as a result of his war experience, left home on January 27 to go to the RCA Victor plant, where he is employed as a bookbinder. Arriving home yesterday he said he recovered his memory while hitch-hiking on a truck near Pittsburgh PA..

3301 Saunders Street

1933 Herbert A. McDonald

 

3301 Saunders Street

1947
1969

 

3307 Saunders Street

1924
1929
1947
1969

 

3311 Saunders Street

1924 No Listing 
1929
1947
1969

 

3313 Saunders Street

1924 No Listing 
1929
1947
1969

 

3319 Saunders Street

1924 No Listing 
1947
1969

 

3321 Saunders Street

1924 No Listing 
1929
1947
1969


Intersection of North 34th Street & Saunders Street

   

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