Streets
of
Camden, NJ

Taylor
Avenue


TAYLOR AVENUE, known in earlier times as Taylor's Avenue, was already laid out when Camden's first City Directory was published in 1850. It ran from South Front Street to 8 Hudson Street, just south of Federal Street. There were a few businesses, most notable perhaps the ketchup factory of F.P. Lawson in the 1880s and 1890s, and the Kerby families, bicycle factory, the federal Manufacturing Company in the last century.

After World War I, Taylor Avenue acquired a "reputation", as many ladies of the night were active there, especially in the 300 block. This went on for quite some time.

Around 1970 the City of Camden began acquiring much of the land on which Taylor Avenue lay, and the avenue has been for all intents and purposes off the map since the late 1970s. Most of the 300 block lies "underneath" the Camden County Jail and Hall of Justice. From South 4th Street to Hudson Street it is a parking lot. About the only evidence of Taylor Avenue in 2005 was the alley behind the Camden Free Public Library in the 300 block of Federal Street, which was originally the Public Service Gas & Electric Company building.

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

 Phil Cohen


Intersection of Front Street & Taylor Avenue
   

100 Block of Taylor Avenue
  110 Taylor Avenue

1887-1888 Ellen Reed
Widow of Charles Reed
1887-1888
William Reed
Telegraph Operator, Pennsylvania R.R.

Gone by 1947

110 Taylor Avenue

1898 James Guilford

Philadelphia Inquirer
October 20, 1898

Gone by 1947

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  112 Taylor Avenue

1872-1873
Henry Frost

1878-1888
John Fallan & Family
John & Kate Fallen

Gone by 1947

  114 Taylor Avenue

1887-1888 Louis Bierle
Laborer

Gone by 1947

  116 Taylor Avenue

1887-1888 Samuel L J Rodman
Messenger, Pennsylvania Railroad
1887-1888
William S. Rodman
fruit

Gone by 1947

  117 Taylor Avenue

1887-1888 William Canning
Shoemaker
William H. Canning Jr.

Gone by 1947

  124 Taylor Avenue

1887-1888 John Bowers
Carpenter
1887-1888 Richard H. Bowers
Clerk

124 Taylor Avenue

1889 William McCann

Philadelphia Inquirer
November 12,1889

Gone by 1947

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  126 Taylor Avenue

1887-1888 William Bateman
Carpenter

Gone by 1947

128 Taylor Avenue

1883-1888
James McCann
Laborer, Pennsylvania Railroad

Gone by 1947

  130 Taylor Avenue

1879-1882
James McCann

1887-1888 George H. Hisler
Laborer

Gone by 1947

  134 Taylor Avenue

1869
Abram Lower

Gone by 1947


Intersection of South 2nd Street & Taylor Avenue
   

200 Block of Taylor Avenue
  201 Taylor Avenue
201 Taylor Avenue

1887
John Campbell

  206 Taylor Avenue
  207 Taylor Avenue
  208 Taylor Avenue
  209 Taylor Avenue

1878 William J. Maguire

1902-1907
Henry Whittington & Family
Henry & Cornelia Whittington
Harrison Whittington
Stanley Whittington
Charles Whittington
Mary Whittington
Laura Whittington

  209-1/2 Taylor Avenue
210 Taylor Avenue

1869
John Durkin

210 Taylor Avenue

1910
Mrs. Emma Thompson

Philadelphia Inquirer
December 23, 1910

John Brothers

  212 Taylor Avenue
  213 Taylor Avenue
  214 Taylor Avenue

1900s-1910s
Antonio Oliveto & Family
Antonio & Maria Oliveto
William Oliveto 
Felice Oliveto 
Anna Maria Oliveto 
Catherine Oliveto 
Dominick Oliveto 
Rose Oliveto 
Angelina Oliveto 
Lucy Oliveto 
Daniel Oliveto 

  215 Taylor Avenue
215 Taylor Avenue

1887-1888

1888 William Nefton

Philadelphia Inquirer
June 20, 1888

Taylor's Avenue
Fogarty Avenue
Channing Terrace
Camden Iron Works
Cooper Hospital
Captain Stahr

  216 Taylor Avenue
  218 Taylor Avenue
  222 Taylor Avenue

1949-1954
The Smalls Family
Abraham Smalls

  226 Taylor Avenue
  227 Taylor Avenue
  228 Taylor Avenue
  229 Taylor Avenue

1894
James McCann

  230 Taylor Avenue

1881-1884
John Campbell

  230 Taylor Avenue

1888-1889
Ellen McLaughlin
laundry
1888-1889
John McLaughlin
laborer

230 Taylor Avenue

1928
William Hill aka William Dill
Henry Wilson

Camden Courier-Post
February 18, 1928

FALSE ALARM LEADS  TO ARREST OF THREE
Girl
Accused of Vagrancy When Found in Closet of House With Smoking Stove

A passerby who thought he saw a house afire on Taylor Avenue near Third street, turned in an alarm that brought four fire companies on a monkey run yesterday. It required more than five minutes to find the house reported a fire when the apparatus pulled up at the alarm box at Third and Federal streets.

Two policemen, Sergeant Nathan Petit and Marshall Thompson, who followed firemen to the scene were quicker than that for they found the house and a young woman hiding in the closet on the second floor. She was arrested along with a woman and a man.

Taken to police headquarters the young woman, who identified herself as Margaret Pone, 17, of Park Avenue, Maple Shade, was held on a charge of vagrancy.

Margaret Johns, and Louis Archer, 39, both Negroes, who were also found in the three-story dwelling at 230 Taylor Avenue, were also held as material witnesses.

The reported fire turned out to be the smoking stove.

230 Taylor Avenue

Camden Courier-Post
February 21, 1936

Margaret Pone
Margaret Johns
Louis Arhcer

231 Taylor Avenue

1890s-1910s
William P. Elberson

  233 Taylor Avenue

Raymond Campbell
Campbell's Tavern
1930 Census


Intersection of South 3rd Street & Taylor Avenue
  Northeast Corner

14 South 2nd Street

Private Home in 1885

  Southeast Corner

18 South 2nd Street

Private Home in 1885

  Northwest Corner

13-17 South 2nd Street

Private Homes in 1885

  Southwest Corner

21 South 3rd Street

Private Home in 1885


300 Block of Taylor Avenue in 1885
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300 Block of Taylor Avenue
  302 Taylor Avenue

William W. Thoman
Hat manufacturer
1887-1891

  303 Taylor Avenue

1893-1907
Mary Sines & Family

304 Taylor Avenue

Camden Courier-Post
August 14, 1933

Jennie Worana
Burns Street
Jesse Brown
John Hobbs
John Curry
Thomas Keely

306 Taylor Avenue

1898-1903
M
ary Sines & Family
Harry Sines

Philadelphia Public Ledger
May 4, 1898

  306 Taylor Avenue

1899-1901
John Milton Sines & Family

 

306 Taylor Avenue

1898-1903
Mary Sines & Family

Philadelphia Public Ledger
March 26, 1903

  306 Taylor Avenue

Camden Rescue Mission
January 1928

  307 Taylor Avenue
  309 Taylor Avenue
  311 Taylor Avenue
  314 Taylor Avenue

Armstead Saunders
1931

  313-315 Taylor Avenue

Federal Manufacturing Company
bicycles & velocipedes
1947

  316 Taylor Avenue

1887-1888 Jesse Sweeten
Shoemaker

Gone by 1947

  317 Taylor Avenue

Gone by 1947

  319 Taylor Avenue

James & Alice Coleman
daughters Mary Ann,Catherine and Alice
1856-1863

  320 Taylor Avenue

A shed stood here n 1885
Gone by 1947

  321 Taylor Avenue

Gone by 1947

  323 Taylor Avenue

Gone by 1947

  324 Taylor Avenue

Gone by 1947

  324 Taylor Avenue

F.P. Lawson
Ketchup & Preserves Factory
1885-1891

326 Taylor Avenue

1887-1891
Howard H. Currie & Family
Howard L. Currie

Gone by 1947

  326-328 Taylor Avenue

1914
B.F. Schroeder & Sons
warehouse

327 Taylor Avenue

1889 Mrs. Louisa Rudolph

Philadelphia Inquirer
June 13, 1889

Lewis Rively - James M. Cassady

  328 Taylor Avenue

Gone by 1947

  329 Taylor Avenue

James F. Farnon
Shoemaker
1888-1889
Gone by 1947


Intersection of South 4th Street & Taylor Avenue
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400 Block of Taylor Avenue in 1885
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Intersection of South 4th Street & Taylor Avenue
  Northeast Corner

16 South 4th Street

Private Home in 1885

  Southeast Corner

18 South 4th Street
Saloon
1885-1891
Samuel Durand 1890-1891

  Northwest Corner

13 South 4th Street

Private Home in 1885

  Southwest Corner

15 South 4th Street

Cigar Store
1885


400 Block of Taylor Avenue

18 Houses in this block were destroyed by fire on May 13, 1900

  401 Taylor Avenue

Gone by 1947

  402 Taylor Avenue
  403 Taylor Avenue

1876-1899
James Read & Family
James & Emily Read
James Read
Walter F. Read
Frank F. Read

Gone by 1947

  404 Taylor Avenue
  406 Taylor Avenue

Amanda Collins
dressmaker
1888-1889
Catherine Jensen
dressmaker
1888-1889
Amelia Kirk
dressmaker
1890-1891

  406 Taylor Avenue

1906-1922
John Kleinfelder & Family
John & Julia Kleinfelder
Harry Kleinfelder

  408 Taylor Avenue

Michael F. Kelly
1920s-1950

410 Taylor Avenue

1907 Michael Kelly

Philadelphia Inquirer
January 27, 1907

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  412 Taylor Avenue
  414 Taylor Avenue

George W. Priest
George W. Priest & Son
riggers
1887-1890
Mrs. Sallie Melvin
widow of Frederick Melvin

1887-1890

414 Taylor Avenue

John A. Horne & Family

Camden Courier
October 23, 2894

416 Taylor Avenue

Staff Sergeant
Robert C. Redding

  418 Taylor Avenue
  420 Taylor Avenue

1888 John Carrigan Family
Martin B. Carrigan

HOSPITAL CASES
COOPER

Lewis Raupp, 53, 833 North 6th Street, dog bite of right index finger
Anna Veroline, 34, 318 Walnut Street, sprained ankle
Albert Passarella, 15, 433 Spruce Street, sprained ankle
Thomas J. Owens, 35, 420 Taylor Ave., bruised wrist and knee
Joseph Manfredi, 14, 335 Chestnut Street, infected palm.
Margaret Cramer, 9, 323 Erie Street, infected finger
Laurence Wiggle, 5, 505 South 6th Street, cut hand
Joseph Carbone, 18, 336 Walnut Street, cut chin
Thomas DiRenzo, 13, 522 Clinton St., splinter in left foot.
Cecelia Homan, 32, 511 Ray Avenue, foreign body in eye
Mary DiVincenzo, 10, 311 Beckett St., foreign body in eye

WEST JERSEY

Theresa Marolda, 59, 1713 South 4th Street, cut finger
Benjamin Druasowictz, 34, 1282 Van Hook St., cut finger
Charles Mangold, 52, 3 North 4th Street, cut finger
Stanley Kaminski, 25, 1119 Liberty Street, cut hand
Marie Birsch, 15, 697 Van Hook St., foreign particle in eye 
Willard Dickson, 3, 1739 Railroad Ave., puncture wound of thigh

420 Taylor Avenue

1938 Thomas J. Owens

Camden Courier-Post
February 14, 1938

  421 Taylor Avenue
422 Taylor Avenue

1899, 1910
John H. Lutts

424 Taylor Avenue

1871-1874
William H. Osler & Family
William H. & Rebecca Osler

 

 
424 Taylor Avenue

1890-1894
Frederick Himmelein Jr. & Family
Frederick & Minnie Himmelein
Minnie Himmelein
Frederick Elwood Himmelein
Lillian Himmelein

  425 Taylor Avenue
  426 Taylor Avenue
  427 Taylor Avenue

Gone by 1947

  428 Taylor Avenue

Gone by 1947


Intersection of South 5th Street & Taylor Avenue
  Northeast Corner

500-510 Taylor Avenue
Samuel W. Davis
Livery

  Southeast Corner

St. Mary's
Roman Catholic Church
1859-1864

Thomas M.K. Lee Post No. 5
GRAND ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC

1880s - after 1931

  Northwest Corner

15 South 5th Street

Private Home in 1885

  Southwest Corner

17 South 5th Street

Private Home in 1885

  First Police District headquarters
-1970s

500 Block of Taylor Avenue in 1885
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500 Block of Taylor Avenue

509 to 523 Taylor Avenue were destroyed by fire May 13, 1900

  500-510 Taylor Avenue

Samuel W. Davis
Livery
1887-1887
John Seagraves
Livery
1888-1889
William T. Stanton
1890-1891

Gone by 1947

511 Taylor Avenue

1893 John Fitzgerald

Philadelphia Inquirer
August 30, 1893

1923
1947 Gone

  512 Taylor Avenue

Gone by 1947

  513 Taylor Avenue
  514 Taylor Avenue

Gone by 1947

  515 Taylor Avenue

1885-1888
James Lennox & Family
James & Katherine Lennox
John H. Lennox - William Lennox
J. Edgar Lennox - Edward Lennox
Maggie Lennox - Samuel Lennox
Harry Lennox - Hugh Lennox
Mary Lennox - Robert Lennox

POLICE RAID HOUSE
Taylor Avenue Man Sent to Jail for 50 Days When Unable to
Pay $50 Fine

Thomas Fleeyne, 54, of 515 Taylor Avenue, who was arrested when police raided his home, was sent to jail for 50 days in default of a $50 line Saturday by Police Judge Pancoast. Fleeyne entered a plea of guilty to permitting disorderly persons to congregate at his home. He said he had been without work since coming to Camden.

Fleeyne's wife, Margaret, 42, was unable to appear in court on account of illness, and her $25 bond was returned; Josephine Lorento, 30, of 350 Tree Street, Philadelphia, also held as a material witness, was freed when she said she had visited the house to see Mrs. Fleeyne,

Michael Bratses, 49, of 210 Market street, and Thomas Kretekos, 48, of 529 South Broad street, Philadelphia, were fined $25 each as inmates. John Kershaw, 32, of 515 Taylor Avenue, forfeited $25 bail when he failed to appear. The raid was made by Lieutenant George Ward, commander of the First district police, and Patrolman John Trout, on complaint made by Dominick Madden, 46, of 455 Haddon Avenue.

515 Taylor Avenue

Thomas & Margeret Fleeyne
John Kershaw

Camden Courier-Post
March 28, 1932

Gone by 1947

  516 Taylor Avenue

James Dunn
Saloon
1885-1889
Cecelia Dunn
Saloon
1890-1891
James Jennings
bartender 1890-1891
Mary Dunn
Saloon
1904

Gone by 1947

  517 Taylor Avenue

Mary Foley
Grocery
1888-1889
Gone by 1947

  519 Taylor Avenue

Gone by 1947

  521 Taylor Avenue

Gone by 1947

  523 Taylor Avenue

Stephen Wallace
Grocery
1887-1888

Ann Wallace
Grocery, widow of Stephen
1890-1891
Gone by 1947

525 Taylor Avenue

1870
Mary Jane Cox

Philadelphia Inquirer
March 18, 1870

  525 Taylor Avenue

Peter Quinn
Carpet Weaver Shop
1885-1888'

Gone by 1947

  526 Taylor Avenue

Gone by 1947

  527 Taylor Avenue

Gone by 1947

Intersection of Park Place & Taylor Avenue
  528 Taylor Avenue
  529 Taylor Avenue

Gone by 1947

531 Taylor Avenue

1884
Isaiah Collins

Gone by 1947


Intersection of Hudson Street & Taylor Avenue
   

Philadelphia Inquirer - May 14, 1900
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Taylor Avenue
Federal Street
South 5th Street
Arch Street
Arthur Rose
Thomas Pinkerton
William Pinkerton
William Cowgill
William Grosscup
M.S. Irvin
B.F. Sutton
Charles WIlliams
Samuel Davis
Joseph Swing
Dr. Henry H. Davis
Mrs. James Morris
Cooper Hospital
George M. Beringer
F. Walter Toms
Camden Lodge of Elks No. 293
Edward Foster
S.B. Morris
Broadway

...continued...
Mrs. Robert Wible
Isaac S. Toy
Charles Foulon
Harry A. Miller
John Foster
John W. Cheney
C.W. Nichols
F.W. Potter
North Baptist Church
Thomas M.K. Lee Post No. 5, G.A.R.
New Jersey Safe Deposit & Trust Company
Berkley Street
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