Streets
of
Camden, NJ

Stevens Street


STEVENS STREET was named after the two Stevens brothers, Robert L. and Edwin A. Stevens, who owned a large tract of land south of the Camden & Amboy Railroad, which they laid out into building lots about 1840.

On May 4, 1875 Camden City Council, by ordinance, vacated Stevens Street east of 6th Street for a hospital which was to be called "Camden Hospital", subsequently changed to "The Cooper Hospital" in honor of its donors. In 1888 an ordinance was passed moving the easterly curb of 6th street, between Mickle and Benson Streets, thirty feet westward, making the street from curb to curb thirty feet wide, the ground so vacated to be kept forever free from buildings. 

The charter of the Camden Homeopathic Hospital and Dispensary Association was granted February 5, 1885. The house at 4th and Arch Streets was fitted up for hospital use and opened on March 2, 1885. In 1887 the property at West and Stevens Streets was purchased, and the hospital moved there and continued its work until the fall of 1890, when it was voted to close the hospital. On May 15, 1891 the West Jersey Homeopathic Dispensary and Hospital association was incorporated. The house at 3 North 5th was rented and fitted up as a dispensary; and later the building at West and Stevens Street was purchased from the old Association and opened to the public on March 25, 1892. This early hospital moved to Mount Ephraim Avenue, and is known in modern times as the West Jersey Hospital. The cornerstone of the present West Jersey Homeopathic Hospital at Mount Ephraim and Atlantic Avenues was laid on June 29, 1912. 

The Camden Day Nursery Association organized on April 14, 1890. The Association opened its Nursery at 416 Stevens Street in 1894. 

In 1914 the Amoroso Bakery opened at 320 Stevens Street. It remained their until 1929, when it moved back to Philadelphia. Amoroso rolls remain a Delaware Valley delicacy to this day.

The Young Women’s Christian association (YWCA) moved into its present new building on Stevens Street above Broadway on May 17, 1924

In 1942 the Holl Block, at the northeast corner of Broadway and Stevens Street, was razed to make room for the block of stores that still serves Camden shoppers over sixty years later. In July of that year 225 Broadway, on the northwest corner of Broadway and Stevens, was also razed to make way for two new stores.

Around 1970 the 200 block of Stevens Street was condemned and razed. The Royal Court Townhomes were built as a rent to own public housing project.  Problems plagued the facility, and by the mid 1990s only six of the ninety-three units were occupied. Only after The federal Department of Housing and Urban Development stepped in and de-politicized the situation, was the Housing Authority of the City of Camden, under the leadership of Executive Director Dr. Maria Marquez, able to complete the renovations and sell the homes to individual private owners, the last unit having been sold by early 2004. 

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

 Phil Cohen


Stevens Street West of Broadway - 1909

100 block of Stevens Street
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  100 Stevens Street


200 block of Stevens Street
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201 Stevens Street

1897 Margaret McDonnell
junk

Philadelphia Inquirer
July 22, 1897

John L. Westcott 

201 Stevens Street

1905
Jesse B. Hunsberger
saloon

Philadelphia Inquirer
July 22, 1897

 

  201 Stevens Street

1918-1919 Giulio Cinelli
1923 Arthur "Gyp" Del Duca
1947 No Bar 

203 Stevens Street

1914
Charles H. Smith

203 Stevens Street

1919-1920
Harry Jones & Family
Harry & Alice Jones
Robert Jones

205 Stevens Street

1899-1900s
Joseph Maxwell & Family
Joseph & Katherine Maxwell
Warren Maxwell - Harry Maxwell
Elsie Maxwell - Helen Maxwell
Frank Maxwell

205 Stevens Street

1919-1922
Anthony Cimini & Family
Anthony & Mary Cimini
 Louis Cimini
Agnes Cimini
Albert Cimini
Frances Cimini
Edward Cimini

205 Stevens Street

1919-1922 Agnes Cimini

Philadelphia Inquirer
May 16, 1922

Cooper Hospital

207 Stevens Street

1920
Walter Brown
Alzeda Phillips (boarder)

209 Stevens Street

1920
Mrs. Philomena Broccoli & Family
Mrs. Philomena Broccoli
Anthony Broccoli
Stella Broccoli
Mary Broccoli
Anthony DiLorenzo (boarder)

209 Stevens Street

1933
William McCloud

Camden Courier-Post
May 7, 1934

Broadway
Stevens Street
Silver Street
John Kaighn
Cooper Hospital

213 Stevens Street

1920
Biagio Mazzarella & Family
Biagio & Mary Mazzarella
Jospeh Mazzarella
Peter Mazzarella
Yolanda Mazzarella

216 Stevens Street

1880s-1890s
Frank S. Fithian

216 Stevens Street

1895
William E. Laird

  216 Stevens Street

Private
Leone Sebastiano

219 Stevens Street

William F. Barnett

220 Stevens Street

1924
Everett Joslin & Family
policeman
Everett & Laura Joslin

THEFT OF 3 SCREENS BRINGS 30-DAY TERM

John Rafferty, 35, of 222 Stevens Street, was sentenced Saturday by Police Judge Pancoast to 30-days in county jail on a charge of stealing three screens belonging to Giacomo Daraio, of 706 South Third Street.

Rafferty has been frequently in police court during the last year on charges of drunkenness, and, Judge Pancoast expressed surprise that he should now be accused as a thief. Leon Branch, a detective, testified that Rafferty had stolen the screens.

222 Stevens Street

1933 John Rafferty

Camden Courier-Post
June 19, 1933

223 Stevens Street

1871
Charles Evans

  225 Stevens Street

1933
Charles & Norman Parker


228 Stevens Street

1915 Amy Bamford

Philadelphia Inquirer
January 27, 1915
&
February 9, 1915

Cooper Hospital

  230 Stevens Street

1879 Benjamin Lytle
1879 Mrs. Mary Lytle

231 Stevens Street

Benjamin D. Coley

  232 Stevens Street

1922 Antonio DiTalla

  234 Stevens Street

1935-1942
Egizi's Cafe
1954-1964
High Speed Line Cafe

1970 Razed to make room 
for the Royal Court Townhomes 

Police Capture Clothing Thieves Robbing a Store

 Two clothing thieves, caught in the act of robbing the tailor shop of Lewis Pologruto, 237 Stevens Street, early this morning, were held in $2,000 bail for court by Recorder Stackhouse. The men are Leo Sours, 19, 35 Washington Street, and Thomas Bandock, 39, 24 Kimball Street, Philadelphia. 

Angelo Caputo, a private watchman, saw the men loading clothing in a small motor truck and notified Miller and Johnson, special officers, and Policeman Fred Wagner. The officers closed in on the robbers and discovered them in the store pacing a large bundle of clothing. Six suits were already in the vehicle. 

The police later learned the truck had been stolen from the garage of Antonio DiTalla, 232 Stevens Street.

237 Stevens Street

Camden Daily Courier
January 20, 1922

Lewis Pologrutto
tailor

 

 

237 Stevens Street

Camden Courier-Post
March 21, 1932

Emil Tisani  - Luigi Celani
South 2nd Street
Royden Street

 

239 Stevens Street

Camden Courier-Post
June 30, 1928

Giacomo Visalli
Jacob L. Furer
Antonio Rocco
Filipo Currizio
Letteria Visalli

 

CANIO LORUSSO FETED ON HIS 73D BIRTHDAY

The family of Canio Lorusso, widely known South Camden resident, gathered at his home at 319 Stevens street last night at a birthday party given in his honor.

Lorusso was 73 yesterday. He has resided in this country 50 years and had conducted a saloon business now operated by his son at the 241 Stevens street address for almost 50 years. He is the father-in-law of Detective Sergeant Clifford Del Rossi.

Among those attending the party were two sons, Joseph and William Lorusso; five daughters, Mrs. Catherine Abate, Mrs. Angeline Romano Mrs. Margaret Del Rossi, Mrs. Beatrice Dandrea, and Mrs. Carmela Trancanna; 28 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

241 Stevens Street

1924-1956
Canio Larusso & Family
Canio & Marie Lorusso
William Lorusso
Joseph Lorusso
Catherine Lorusso
Angeline Lorusso
Margaret Lorusso
Beatrice Lorusso
Carmela Lorusso

Camden Courier-Post
February 11, 1938

 

  241 Stevens Street

1930s-1956
William Lorusso
Lorusso's Cafe

1959 Stevens Bar
1964-1966 Golden Goose Bar

1970 Razed to make room
for the Royal Court Townhomes


300 block of Stevens Street
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  300 Stevens Street

1918-1919 Frank Moles Saloon

  301 Stevens Street

1894
Henry Colkett & Family
Henry & Eliza Colkett
Robert Colkett

  301 Stevens Street

1924
Carmin A. Fuscellaro Sr. Family
Carmin & Anna Fuscellaro
George A. Fuscellaro
Nettie Fuscellaro

A shoe cutter in 1924, by 1927 Carmin Fuscellaro Sr. was a Camden Police Officer. Son Carmin Fuscellaro Jr. also became a Camden Police Officer. Son George Fuscellaro became a member of the Camden Fire Department.

  302-304 Stevens Street

1940-1947 Miraglia's Cafe
1956 R&M Cafe

302-304 Stevens Street

1959-1970
Lev's Bar
Clarence Levister & Herman McCargo

303 Stevens Street

1900
Wright Ellis Cox

303 Stevens Street

October 1, 2005

 

305 Stevens Street

1870s-1890s
Dr. Dowling Benjamin
& Family
Dr. Dowling & Sarah Benjamin
Sarah Benjamin
Ada Benjamin
Helen Benjamin

305 Stevens Street

Private First Class
Bartholomew P. Tirro

306 Stevens Street

October 1931

310 Stevens Street

1879
William Bassett

311 Stevens Street

1933 Third Ward Democratic Club

Camden Morning Post
October 11, 1933

Samuel P. Orlando
Stevens Street

314 Stevens Street

1869
Benjamin H. Connelly

  314 Stevens Street

1930s
Albert A. Mungioli

BAKERY WAGON DRIVER FACES CHARGE OF THEFT

Police Judge Mariano yesterday held Anthony Stavoli, 30, a bakery wagon driver, of 314 Stevens Street, in $500 bail for a further hearing March 1 when his employer charged that Stavoli failed to turn in collections totaling $200. 
 .

Complaint against Stavoli was made by Mrs. Elizabeth Cettei, proprietor of a bakery at 320 Stevens Street. Her daughter, Mary, who keeps the shop's books, said she checked with customers who showed receipts for bills which they paid Stavoli. Mariano said some of the customers should be in court for the further hearing. 

314 Stevens Street

1938
Anthony Stavoli

Camden Courer-Post
February 18, 1938

Gene R. Mariano

315 Stevens Street

1887 John Hood

Philadelphia Inquirer
June 1, 1887

315 Stevens Street

1904 Daniel Leach

Philadelphia Inquirer
September 22, 1904

315 Stevens Street

Steward's Mate First Class
Ralph F. Adams

316 Stevens Street

1904
Frank Moore

Philadelphia Inquirer
September 22, 1904

Vine Street Ferry - Daniel Leach

  317 Stevens Street

1955
W. Watson
Contractors

CANIO LORUSSO FETED ON HIS 73D BIRTHDAY

The family of Canio Lorusso, widely known South Camden resident, gathered at his home at 319 Stevens street last night at a birthday party given in his honor.

Lorusso was 73 yesterday. He has resided in this country 50 years and had conducted a saloon business now operated by his son at the 241 Stevens street address for almost 50 years. He is the father-in-law of Detective Sergeant Clifford Del Rossi.

Among those attending the party were two sons, Joseph and William Lorusso; five daughters, Mrs. Catherine Abate, Mrs. Angeline Romano Mrs. Margaret Del Rossi, Mrs. Beatrice Dandrea, and Mrs. Carmela Trancanna; 28 grandchildren and two great grandchildren.

319 Stevens Street

1924-1938
Canio Larusso & Family
Canio & Marie Lorusso
William Lorusso
Joseph Lorusso
Catherine Lorusso
Angeline Lorusso
Margaret Lorusso
Beatrice Lorusso
Carmela Lorusso

Camden Courier-Post
February 11, 1938

319 Stevens Street

1955
D & K Construction Company

Builders and Contractors of Custom Homes

1955 New Jersey Bell Telephone
Yellow Pages Ad

320 Stevens Street

1917
Renardo Canzanese

Philadelphia Inquirer
March 16, 1917

320 Stevens Street

1914-1929
Amoroso's Bakery

BAKERY WAGON DRIVER FACES CHARGE OF THEFT

Police Judge Mariano yesterday held Anthony Stavoli, 30, a bakery wagon driver, of 314 Stevens Street, in $500 bail for a further hearing March 1 when his employer charged that Stavoli failed to turn in collections totaling $200. 
 .

Complaint against Stavoli was made by Mrs. Elizabeth Cettei, proprietor of a bakery at 320 Stevens Street. Her daughter, Mary, who keeps the shop's books, said she checked with customers who showed receipts for bills which they paid Stavoli. Mariano said some of the customers should be in court for the further hearing. 

314 Stevens Street

1938
Mrs. Elizabeth Cettei
bakery
Mary Cettei

Camden Courer-Post
February 18, 1938

Gene R. Mariano

  320 Stevens Street

1947
Pompeano's Pastry Shop

  320 Stevens Street

1950s-1960s
Deluxe Italian Bakery Inc.

CABARET SINGER IS HELD ON BAD CHECK CHARGE

Charged with obtaining money under false pretense and forging a friend's signature on two checks a year ago, a Camden cabaret singer is in the county jail in default of $300 bail. 

Inez Wiley, 25, of 321 Stevens Street, was arrested by Herbert Kayser and Walter Schock of Haddon Heights police on complaint of Mrs. Ora Curry, 837 Jackson Street, a former domestic in the household of Mrs. Willat Lippincott, Station Avenue, Haddon 
Heights. 

Mrs. Curry testified before Police Recorder Joseph A. Patton, that while working for Mrs. Lippincott she became ill and was compelled to remain at her home for a number of weeks. During that time, she said, her friend, Inze Wiley, visited Mrs. Lippincott and without Mrs. Curry's knowledge, requested financial assistance. On two occasions Mrs. Lippincott gave the woman checks to the order of Mrs. Curry to the amount of four and five dollars respectively.

These checks had been cashed by the woman and endorsed with Mrs. Curry's forged signature, according to Mrs. Curry. Meeting Mrs. Lippincott after many months she learned the truth and caused the Wiley woman's arrest. 

321 Stevens Street

1933 Inez Wiley 

  321 Stevens Street

Third Ward
Colored Regular Republican Club League

Camden Courier-Post
October 29, 1935

  322 Stevens Street

George Whitman's First House

1871- September 1873

George Whitman, Walt’s younger brother, worked full-time in Camden, which enabled him to marry and take a house at 322 Stevens Street in 1871. He brought his mother and his brother Edward to live with them in August of 1872 and soon began construction of a three-story house on a corner lot at 431 Stevens Street. Before he could finish it, his mother became ill and died in May 1873. Still partially paralyzed by a stroke he had suffered four months earlier in Washington, Walt Whitman hastened to Camden to see his mother, arriving on May 20, three days before her death. He intended to stay only until his strength returned, but his convalescence was very slow. In September he moved with George’s family into the new house at 431 Stevens, and in 1874 he was dismissed from his clerkship in Washington, leaving him a permanent resident of Camden.

SAMUEL MIGNOGNA

Samuel Mignogna, 322 Stevens street, a resident of Camden 25 years, died Monday. He is survived by his widow, Maria, five daughters, two sons and 11 grandchildren. His children are Mrs. Jennie Speno, Mrs. Mildred Marre, Mrs. Margaret Quarelli, Mrs. Mary Kavanagh, Mrs. Estella Birney, Michael and Frank Mignogna. Mr. Mignogna operated a tailor shop here.

Funeral services will be held tomorrow at 9.30 a. m. at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Church. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Mr. Mignogna was the father-in-law of Justice of the Peace Peter Quarelli of the Third ward.

322 Stevens Street

1938 Samuel Mignona

Camden Courier-Post
February 16, 1938

322 Stevens Street

October 1, 2005

I'm not sure if this is the home George Whitman, Walt’s younger brother, lived in in 1871. I believe this building was erected later, and that George Whitman's 322 Stevens was most likely a frame, similar to the one his brother Walt lived in around the corner, at 328 Mickle Street. The building was condemned in July of 2005.

324 Stevens Street

1917-1918

Private Giuseppe Maccarone

324 Stevens Street

March 1939

 

327 Stevens Street

1906
Morris J. Steelman

  327 Stevens Street

1880 Rev. Jacob B. Graw & Family
Joseph R. Graw

327 Stevens Street

1899-1900
William Curliss

327 Stevens Street

1920s-2011
Camden Day Nursery

Camden Courier-Post
June 4, 1932

Mrs. H.B. Hanford
Mrs. George Taylor - Mrs. Eleanor Baylie
Miss Emma MacNichol

327 Stevens Street

1920s-2011
Camden Day Nursery

1965 Camden Fire Department
Fire Prevention Program

Ladder Company 1

 

  328 Stevens Street

1920s-1947
Frank Mucci

  329 Stevens Street

1880s-1910s
Robert Outwater & Family
Richard H. Outwater

  330 Stevens Street

1870s-1880s
Dr. A.E. Street

332 Stevens Street

1882
William Gleason
& Family
William & Ellen Ivins Gleason

William J. "Kid" Gleason

Harry Gleason - Walter Gleason
Elizabeth Gleason - Theodore Gleason
Samuel Gleason - John Gleason
Marion Gleason - Isaac Gleason

332 Stevens Street

1888 Peter B. Carter

333 Stevens Street

1915
John Dilks

Philadelphia Inquirer
March 26, 1915

336 Stevens Street

Photographs taken October 1, 2005

336 Stevens is adjacent to 301 South 4th Street,
which is the corner building


336 Stevens Street

1941
Mrs. Lillian Robinson

Camden Courier-Post
July 28, 1941

 


Intersection of South 4th and Stevens Streets
Southwest Corner

October 1, 2005

301 South 4th Street is the corner building

 

Southeast Corner

October 1, 2005

402 Stevens Street is the corner building

 


400 block of Stevens Street
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400 Stevens Street

1911 John Quick

Philadelphia Inquirer
August 11, 1911

Cooper Hospital

  401 Stevens Street

2004
Fountain of Life
Pentecostal Church

402 Stevens Street

October 1, 2005

In 1947 this building was known as the Todd Apartments.

402,
404, 408 & 414
Stevens Street

October 1, 2005

  409 Stevens Street

1910-1921
Edward H. Shivers & Family
Edward H. & Linda Shivers
HowardShivers
Anna Shivers
Louise Shivers
Hillman Shivers
Linda W. Shivers
Jeita Shivers

410 Stevens Street

1872
Josiah M. Davis

  411 Stevens Street

1944
Anthony & Anna Fino

November 25, 1944

  411 Stevens Street
1947

John F. Blackson
414 Stevens Street

1900s-1910s Tenny Hutchison
1900s-1910s George Holl Hutchison

HORSE-DRAWN WAGONS like this were used in the early 1900s by Victor Talking Machine Company to haul Victrolas. The work-day ended with delivery, of mail, about three or four small pouches and possibly a canvas sack of second class mail-Victor catalogues, to the old post office, 3rd and Arch Streets. A mailing department employee accompanied the driver on the trip. The former mail clerk, George H. Hutchison (center), of 120 Glenwood Avenue, MerchantvilIe, furnished the photograph.

  415 Stevens Street

1930
Egidio Mignogna & Family
Egidio & Ella Mignogna
Michael Mignogna
Earl Mignogna
Elvira Mignogna
Helen Mignogna
Beatrice Mignogna
Lucy Mignogna
Carman Mignogna
Yolanda Mignogna

  416 Stevens Street

Camden Day Nursery

The Camden Day Nursery Association organized on April 14, 1890. The Association opened its Nursery at 416 Stevens Street in 1894. 

420 Stevens Street

1888-1893
James W. Hope Family

James & Susan Hope
James W. Hope Jr. 
Henry "Harry" Hope - Emma Hope
Eddie Hope - William Hope
Harriet Hope - Carrie Hope

Camden Daily Telegram
March 21, 1893

  420 Stevens Street

1924
John Dalanni & Family
John & Marie Dalanni
Dominic Dalanni

CAMDEN MAN TRIES SUICIDE IN PHILADELPHIA

Herman Blizzard of 423 Stevens street attempted to commit suicide in Philadelphia yesterday by drinking poison, according to police. Blizzard was taken to a hospital and later arrested. He will be given a hearing today. 

423 Stevens Street

1933
Herman Blizzard

Camden Courier-Post
June 16, 1933

2 JAILED FOR BEGGING MONEY FROM AUTOISTS

Charged with being drunk and disorderly, James Kelly, 34, of 324 Penn Street, and Charles Murphy, 59, of 423 Stevens Street, were each sentenced to 60 days in jail Saturday by Police Judge Garfield Pancoast.

They were arrested at Eleventh and Linden streets yesterday on complaint of motorists who said the men would wait until a red light flashed and then walk into the street and ask for money.

423 Stevens Street

1933
Charles Murphy

Camden Courier-Post
June 25, 1933

  423 Stevens Street

Chester Mignogna

August 10, 1936 
August 11, 1936

425 Stevens Street

1906-1907
William Lickfeld & Family
William & Emma Lickfeld
Fred Lickfeld
William E. Lickfeld

425 Stevens Street

1932 Max Aronson

Camden Courier-Post
June 10, 1932

Tony Miller - North 2nd Street
Max Aronson - Stevens Street
Kaighn Avenue
Ralph Bakley
Leonard Winner
Joseph Conners

The following appear to have been aliases:
Thomas Telto - Federal Street
Thomas Maner - North 4th Street
Thomas Wright - Penn Street
William Brown - North 3rd Street
Clinton Krane - State Street

428 Stevens Street

1882
Edward J. Dodamead

 

  428 Stevens Street

Mary Dischert

Mary Dischert kept a boarding house here from the 1900s through the 1920s. Her daughter Elsie married longtime Camden policeman Walter T. Welch.

429 Stevens Street

Michael Mignona

429 South 4th Street

1936 Chester Mignogna

Camden Courier-Post
August 10, 1936

Clifford Carr
George Getley

Jacob Mutzer

Michael Meloni
Dominic Vizzone

430 Stevens Street

 

1877 Richard Perks

Philadelphia Inquirer
April 4, 1877

  430 Stevens Street

1887
Dr. A.E. Street

  430 Stevens Street

1933 Robert Powell
taxicab driver

  431 Stevens Street

1874-1884
George Whitman's Second House

Poet Walt Whitman moved here with his brother when the building was completed in September of 1874. He later purchased the home at 328 block of Mickle Street that is known around the world as The Walt Whitman House. In 1884 George Whitman moved his family to a farm twelve miles from Camden.

431 Stevens Street was lost to fire in 1994.

432-434 Stevens Street
(southeast corner of Stevens & West Streets)

1888-1914
West Jersey
Homeopathic Dispensary & Hospital



432-434 Stevens Street
(southeast corner of Stevens & West Streets)

1921
Stanley Apartments

Philadelphia Inquirer
August 28, 1921

432-434 Stevens Street
(southeast corner of Stevens & West Streets)

1940s-1950s
Astor Apartments
Louis R. Cohen

Camden Courier-Post
April 15, 1950

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Ventorino Francesconi
Edward Garrity
Dr. David S. Rohne
Dr. David D. Helm
Maurice F. O'Brien

 

433 Stevens Street

1911
Howard S. Shankin & Family
Howard & Emma Hill Shankin

Philadelphia Inquirer
May 2, 1911


433 Stevens Street

1922
George Cope

Philadelphia Inquirer
June 4, 1922


437 Stevens Street

1896-1916
Amos R. Dease & Family
Amos R. & Emma E. Dease
Harry Dease - Walter Dease
William Dease

Philadelphia Inquirer
August 27, 1908

437 Stevens Street

1896-1916
Amos R. Dease & Family
Amos R. & Emma E. Dease
Harry Dease - Walter Dease
William Dease

Philadelphia Inquirer
November 10, 1916.

Intersection of Stevens Street & Judson Place
  438 Stevens Street

Emmanuel United Pentecostal
Church

2004

439 Stevens Street

1938
Mrs. Rita Brannock

Camden Courier-Post
February 24, 1938

Walter Brannock
Frank H. Miller
William Sheehan
Newton Avenue
Trenton Avenue

 

  440 Stevens Street

1910s-1920s
Harry C. Richmond
1926
Shepherds Hall

  440 Stevens Street

Nazarene Baptist Church

1947

MOTORIST CLEARED IN HIT-RUN ACCIDENT
Driver Identified by Woman Victim Denies Being at Scene of Crash

Benjamin Mifflin, 594 Carman street, was found not guilty by a jury in the Camden County Criminal Court before Judge Clifford A. Baldwin yesterday, after he hinted the case against him was "to get money." Mifflin was charged with ' assault and battery by automobile.

Mrs. Hazel E. King, of 441 Stevens street, testified that last September 23, Mifflin's car struck and injured her in front of her home and then drove away as she was unloading some packages from her own car.

She identified Mifflin several days later. Several persons who saw the crash from a distance failed to identify him.

Mifflin denied the charge, saying he was not near the King home at the time of the accident. Asked by Prosecutor Patrick H. Harding on cross-examination:
"Why do you think Mrs. King identified you?" Mifflin replied: "She may have had a malicious intent. She may have thought I had money."

Mifflin formerly operated a Broadway shooting gallery.
Detective William Robinson, who found Mifflin's car after the accident, said there were no scratches on it, although Mrs. King testified the car tore off the door of her own car.

441 Stevens Street

1938 Mrs. Hazel E. King

Camden Courier-Post
February 13, 1938

  442 Stevens Street

1890-1892 Josiah S. Pedigree

 

  447 Stevens Street

1893-1895 Josiah S. Pedigree

 


500-538 block of Stevens Street
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514 Stevens Street

Edward Stokes King Jr.






516 Stevens Street

October 30, 2008

Camden NJ Devil's Night Fires
photos & story by
Bob Bartosz
 

October 30, 2008 known by many Cities as "Mischief Night" ---- In Camden New Jersey it is known for its "Devil's Night" --- but for the last few years it has been very quiet.  Including this year.  Shortly after 7 p.m. calls were received for a dwelling fire at 516 Stevens Street, in the center city section of the City.  The first in Units reported that they had heavy smoke and fire conditions in a two story brick, middle of the row, occupied dwelling.  The home owners had placed steel gates and bars on the porch and windows to protect themselves from harm.  This was almost a fatal mistake, as the home owners were unable to exit the blazing dwelling.  During their attempt two of the children were injured.  A one year old with burns and smoke inhalation and another child with smoke inhalation.  They were transported to Camden Cooper Hospital Trauma Center by Camden EMS Unit.

Fire fighters were able to advance three water lines into the second floor of the dwelling containing the fire to two rear bedrooms.  The blaze was placed Under Control in about 20 minutes.  During a secondary search Fire Fighter Ray Otero, of Engine Company 8 found a small dog under a bed in one of the rear bedrooms. it was a wonder that he was still alive due to the heavy smoke and fire conditions.  The home owner and her daughter were extremely thrilled that the Fire Fighters were able to save their dog.  With tears in their eyes they were thanking Fire Fighter Otero for his actions.  Over fifty residents on the block had fled their smoke filled homes but were able to return a few hours later.  Fire fighters contained the fire to the one dwelling.  The only other action during "Devils Night" was a huge rubbish pile in the rear of a warehouse on South 6th Street which had the sky lit up for over an hour but was contained by Engine Company 8 ,Engine Company 10 and Ladder Company 2, Battalion Chief 1.

 

Firefighter Ray Otero
&
the dog he rescued

 

 

 

Firefighter Ray Otero
reunites dog and family

 

522 Stevens Street

1904
Rachel Hoffecker Collins & Family
Maurice B. Collins

Philadelphia Inquirer
July 13, 1904 

523 Stevens Street

Trinity German
Evangelical Lutheran Church

Built in 1857, the design of this Gothic building located on Stevens Street between Broadway and 5th in Camden, is in the tradition of St James the Less, built ten years earlier across the river in Philadelphia, but the original denomination was German Lutheran. The bright stone above the entrance proclaims, in German, this to be a German church, but the rest of the inscription is unreadable.
      The building now houses the New Visions Community Services of Camden.

 

524 Stevens Street

 


Intersection of Stevens Street & Church Place aka Chapel Place
   

525-538 block of Stevens Street
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  525 Stevens Street

526 to 536
Stevens Street

Photograph Taken May 29, 2012

 

 

  531 Stevens Street

1938 Edward J. Connell

533 Stevens Street

Dr. Aaron Howell

Camden Courier-Post Obituary
February 22, 1927

DEMOCRATIC TRUSTEES PLAN SUMMER PROGRAM

Trustees of the Democratic Club of Camden County discussed summer plans last night at Democratic Headquarters, 538 Stevens Street.

Edward J. Borden, a trustee, was congratulated on his election as president of the New Jersey Real Estate Commission. Other members present were Samuel P. Orlando,  president; Victor King, Patrick H. Harding, Harry L. Maloney and Sidney Kaplan.

538 Stevens Street

Democratic Club
of
Camden County

Camden Courier-Post
June 8, 1933

 

538 Stevens Street

Photograph Taken May 29, 2012

 


Broadway & Stevens Street
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Stevens Street

West
of Broadway
1909

Northwest Corner
of
Broadway
&
Stevens Street
July 1942
Northeast
Corner
of
Broadway
&
Stevens Street

1890s-1942
The Holl Block

Northeast
Corner
of
Broadway
&
Stevens Street
1943-2004

500 Block of Stevens Street
540-581 Stevens Street
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The lock, key, auto jack and two one-gallon cans of anti-freeze were stolen from a garage used by George Firth, 540 Stevens Street, Firth told police. The articles were valued at $5.

540 Stevens Street

1938 George Firth

Camden Courier-Post
February 7, 1938

544 Stevens Street

1900s-1910s
Frank J. Hineline

 

565 Stevens Street

1910
Dr. J.S. Baer

Philadelphia Inquirer
November 28, 1910

565 Stevens Street

Young Women's  Christian Association Building

The Young Women’s Christian association (YWCA) moved into its present new building on Stevens Street above Broadway on May 17, 1924. Joseph N, Hettel was the architect.

Photo Taken Spring 2003

  573 Stevens Street

1920s-1936
Dr. Marcus K. Mines

Challenges to Debate To the Editor: 

After following your paper and "letters" faithfully far some time, in silence, I finally have the urge to submit my humble "two cents." 

Throughout all the recent months of this heated lend-lease, draft and war discussion I have yet to here an honest to John debate between two opposing speakers. Both sides make offers, pretend to accept and then never make good. Of course, there have been open discussions, but they don't count! 

When will the old debate of yes­teryear be revived? Or will they ever? Can it be that our "blow­off boys" of today are ignorant of the facts and therefore afraid to face each other? This appears to be the case! After all, any fool can read a convincing prepared statement in behalf of either side. 

I feel this way about it. I am utterly and sincerely opposed to the present administration and its policies relative to domestic and foreign affairs- the war in par­ticular! 1 believe I know what I'm talking about and am willing to be proven wrong if anyone can do it. I contend the present world crisis is a cocked and primed job and can prove it! 

Does anybody want to take me on! Well, this is all in fun and if it doesn't start a red-hot feud I'll eat my shirt but I do believe Amer­ican politics could stand a good verbal crossfire.. Oh boy, would a lot of dummies in Washington bite the dust! 

Now, What do you think? 

J. PAUL E. MONAHAN
575 Stevens Street 

573 Stevens Street

1940-1943
Edward R. Monahan & Family
Edward R. & Agnes G. Monahan
Mary A. Monahan
Edna M. Monahan
Paul E. Monahan

Camden Courier-Post
July 4, 1941

  577 Stevens Street

1920s-1930s
Dr. Emma M. Richardson
1947
Dr. Wendell Johnson

579 Stevens Street

1905 Mrs. Mary Hartman
1905 Arthur W. Claphan

Philadelphia Inquirer
March 24, 1905

579 Stevens Street

1905-1930s
Arthur W. Claphan & Family
Arthur & Isabel Claphan

Virginia-born in 1864, A.W. Claphan was one of Camden's most successful Black businessmen from the 1910s through the 1930s.

579 Stevens Street

1905-1943
Arthur W. Claphan

Camden High School
January 1928
Purple & Gold Yearbook

 

  581 Stevens Street

1890-1891
Woodrow C. Hughes & Family

581 Stevens Street

Dr. Emma M. Richardson

1900s-1920s

581 Stevens Street

Clarence Fuhrman
Fuhrman School of Music

Camden Courier-Post
February 17, 1928

581 Stevens Street

The
Casimiera Dance Studio

Camden Courier-Post
October 30, 1931

 

581 Stevens Street

Clarence Fuhrman
Fuhrman School of Music

Camden Courier-Post
February 17, 1928

  581 Stevens Street

Dr. Franklin M. Richardson
1947


South 6th & Stevens Streets
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Southwest Corner of
South 6th
&
Stevens Streets

First Methodist Episcopal Church
301 South 6th Street

Postcard based
on
1890s photograph

Razed in 2005

Northwest Corner
of
South 6th
&
Stevens Street

227 South 6th Street

November 2004


227 South 6th Street

November 2004

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2700 block of Stevens Street
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2777 Stevens Street

Building Permit issued May 1915

Photo taken November 2011

2779 Stevens Street

Building Permit issued May 1915

1930s-1940
George M. Townsend

Photo taken December 20, 1928

2781 Stevens Street

Building Permit issued May 1915

1927 Joseph Weber
1927-1932 Margaretta Weber

Camden Courier-Post
June 9, 1932

 

2781 Stevens Street

Building Permit issued May 1915

1930s-1968
Howard L. Gick

Photo taken December 20, 1928

2783 Stevens Street

March 1940

  2785 Stevens Street

Building Permit issued May 1915

 

  2787 Stevens Street

Building Permit issued May 1915

 

  2789 Stevens Street

Building Permit issued May 1915

 

  2791 Stevens Street

Building Permit issued May 1915

 

2792 Stevens Street

1942-1947
Daniel F. Bourquin Jr. & Family
Daniel F. & Lillian Bourquin
Lillian Bourquin - Ruth Bourquin
Charles Bourquin - Marion Bouquin
Elizabeth Bourquin - Elinor Bourquin

Left: WWII Draft Card

  2793 Stevens Street

Building Permit issued May 1915

  2795 Stevens Street

Building Permit issued May 1915

 

2796 Stevens Street

1930s-1941
Allen Palmer

 

  2797 Stevens Street

Building Permit issued May 1915

 

  2799 Stevens Street

Building Permit issued May 1915

 

   

2800 block of Stevens Street
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  2800 Stevens Street
  2818 Stevens Street

1924 William A. Lanning
1929 John C. Curley

2818 Stevens Street

1932-1933
Ernest T. McLaughlin Sr. & Family

Camden Courier-Post
June 6, 1932

 

'ERNIE, 7 YEARS OLD BUT HE HAS REAL PARTY

Ernest McLaughlin, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ernest T. McLaughlin, 2818 Stevens street, celebrated the seventh anniversary of his birth Saturday with a party for playmates.           -

His guests were John Albrecht, Peggy Shaw, Leonard Heintze, Betty Pontz, William Reed, Catherine Baldwin, Harvey Le Fever and Samuel Noecker. 

2818 Stevens Street

1932-1933
Ernest T. McLaughlin Sr. & Family

Camden Courier-Post
June 4, 1933

 

  2818 Stevens Street

1947-1977 Charles P. Ott

2824 Stevens Street

1922-1940
Daniel Francis Bourquin Jr. & Family
Daniel F. & Lillian Bourquin
Lillian Bourquin - Ruth Bourquin
Charles Bourquin - Marion Bouquin
Elizabeth Bourquin - Elinor Bourquin

 

MRS. EMILY DUNCAN, 74 DIES AFTER ACCIDENT

 Mrs. Emily Duncan, 74, died in West Jersey Hospital yesterday after a six weeks' illness superinduced by a fractured hip suffered in an accident.

 Mrs. Duncan was born in Camden and in recent years made her home with her daughter, Mrs. Deborah Weygand, at 2842 Stevens Street. She is survived by another daughter, Miss Bessie Duncan, and a son, Marshall.

2842 Stevens Street

1939
Mrs. Deborah Weygand
Mrs. Emily Duncan

Camden Courier-Post
June 4, 1939

  2844 Stevens Street

1942-1957 J. Walter Trappe


2900 block of Stevens Street
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2937 Stevens Street

Chief Arthur Colsey


3000 block of Stevens Street
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3000 Block of Stevens Street
East of Dudley Street 

1960s- On the playground of Francis X. McGraw Elementary School, facing northwest. The baseball field stretched from the edge of the playground to Stevens Street, with row homes in the background.   East Camden Middle School was built over the baseball field in 1978.

Photo courtesy of Cynthia Schreiner Washington

3009 Stevens Street

1932 William R. Davies

Camden Courier-Post
June 8, 1932

Mrs. Ray Erb and daughters, Marjorie and Patricia Anne Erb, formerly of 3014 Stevens Street, this city, have joined Mr. Erb at Denver, Colorado. 

3014 Stevens Street

1930s Ray Erb Family

Camden Courier-Post
June 19, 1933

3014 Stevens Street

1949-1979
William Suters & Family
William & Thelma Suters
Roger Suters
Vivienne Suters
Thelma Suters

"Bill Suters, daughters Vivienne and Baby Thelma, Aunt Elsie, cousins Marilyn, Judy, Janice and Beverly."

Vivienne Sommers
October 2012

photo from about 1952

  3014 Stevens Street

1980 R. Andino

3015 Stevens Street

1955-1982
Dominick Smarrito Family
Dominick & Helen Smarrito
Pat Smarrito
Annette Smarrito

3032 Stevens Street

1955
Leone Television Service

1955 New Jersey Bell Telephone
Yellow Pages Ad

LOST AND FOUND
Ads taken for tonight's Evening Courier up until 8.30 p. m. Ads placed after that appear first in tomorrow's Morning Post. Phone Camden 6000.

WRIST WATCH — Lady's "Elgin," lost, from Stevens and Dudley to 30th, to Broadway on No. 6 bus, to Cooper. Reward. Return 3033 Stevens St.

3033 Stevens Street

Camden Courier-Post
February 15, 1938

3038 Stevens Street

1956
Thomas McCabe 

  3038 Stevens Street

1940s-1960s
William P. Moll Sr.

3038 Stevens Street

1920s-1930s
Clarence J. Eichel

 

3055 Stevens Street

Leonard Iannelli

3061 Stevens Street

Carmen Iannelli

  3064 Stevens Street

East Camden Middle School

Built in 1978, East Camden Middle School lies between Woodrow Wilson High School and the Francis X. McGraw Elementary School, and adjacent to Woodrow Wilson High's football field.


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