Streets
of
Camden, NJ

Thompson Street


THOMPSON STREET runs from North 27th Street to the old Pennsylvania Railroad tracks just beyond North 30th Street in East Camden, between Howell and Pleasant Street. The street was already laid out by the time the 1887 Camden City Directory was compiled. Fredolin (often recorded as Frederick) Spuhler operated a grocery on Thompson Street as early as 1887, and the Mortimer family had a presence on Thomosin Street as early as 1887 through the late 1940s.

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 Phil Cohen


Intersection of North 27th Street & Thompson Street
   

2700 Block of Thompson Street
  2722 Thompson Street
1924-1947 John Gray
  2740 Thompson Street
1924 Mrs. Mary E. Stelter
1929 Albert Stelter
1947 Vacant
  2742 Thompson Street

1880s-1890s Fredolin Spuhler
grocery
1924-1929 Albert Stelter
grocery
1947 Mrs. Mary Stelter


Intersection of North 28th Street & Thompson Street

10 HURT IN SERIES OF 7 ACCIDENTS 
One Car in Two Mishaps; All Occur Within an Hour

Ten persons were injured within an hour last night in seven accidents throughout Camden. 

The first accident occurred at Twenty-eighth and Thompson streets where a car driven by Mrs. Sarah A. Mole, 39, of 2903 Pleasant street, struck a five-year-old boy who ran from the sidewalk into the path of the automobile. 

The boy, John Smith, 5, of 2801 Pleasant street, suffered cuts on the right arm and leg. Mrs. Mole placed him in her car, then requested Charles Johnson, 32, of 2840 Thompson street, to drive the car to Cooper Hospital. Johnson agreed and with Julius Braxton, 18, a friend, of 2933 Thompson street, Mrs. Mole and the Smith boy started for the hospital. . 

At Twenty-seventh street and Saunders Avenue, the second accident occurred when Mrs. Mole's car, driven by Johnson, crashed with another car driven by H. Lem White, 43, of 730 Colford avenue, Collingswood. Johnson, Mrs. Mole and Braxton all were cut and bruised in the crash and were taken, with the Smith boy to the hospital by another motorist. 

Meanwhile at Baird avenue and Marlton pike, an automobile driven by Miss Virginia M. Brickner, 18, of 27 Cuthbert Road, Westmont, was overturned .in a collision with another car driven. by George W. Garner, 31, of 235 Morse street, a city fireman. Miss Brickner was treated at Cooper Hospital for shock and bruises. 

Two accidents occurred at Sixteenth street and Crescent Boulevard. In the first, Charles C. Markley, 30, of 1040 Sycamore avenue, Haddon Heights, attempted to stop his car when another machine cut In front of him. Markley's car overturned at the curbstone, and was wrecked, but Markley escaped injury. 

A Palmyra mother and her four year-old daughter were injured when the shaft of a bread wagon broke two windows in their car and showered them with glass, at the same intersection. 

The car was driven by Mrs. Dorothy Creager, 32, of 737 Garfield Avenue, Palmyra. She was cut, as was her daughter, Helen, 4. The driver of the wagon, Jackson Kircher, of 159 West Avenue, Westville, was not injured. 
William H. Anderson,∑ 7, of 810 Chambers avenue, Gloucester, was treated last night at Cooper Hospital for a leg fracture suffered when struck by an automobile at Brown street, near Paul, Gloucester. Mrs. Anna Hammond, of 136 Snyder Avenue, Westville, took the boy to the hospital and reported to. Gloucester police. 

Camden Courier-Post
June 9, 1933

   
   
   

2800 Block of Thompson Street
2801 Thompson Street

1956-2006 Andrew H. Foreman Jr.

  2802 Thompson Street
1924 William F. Clark
1924 John Ruch
1929 Walter Connell
1947 Fred Small
2803 Thompson Street

1960-1992
George Meriwether
Camden Fire Department

2817 Thompson Street

1956-1979
Charles M. Davis

  2823 Thompson Street

1924-1929 Frederick A. Kissinger
1947 William J. Cyr

  2824 Thompson Street

1924 Ambrose Faust Jr.
1929 William A. Lafferty
1947 Irvin Crispin

  2825 Thompson Street

1924 William H. Jacoby
1929 William J. Trefts

GASOLINE CAN EXPLODES IN CELLAR OF HOME

Firemen of the Twenty-seventh and Hayes Streets station [Engine Company 11- PMC] were called out last night to answer an alarm at the home of Mrs. Elizabeth Amon, 2825 Thompson Street, where a small can of gasoline in the cellar exploded. The explosion was caused by sparks from a cigarette in the hands of her son, George, who was cleaning a motorcycle in the cellar. George took a small extinguisher from the motorcycle and put out the f1ames before firemen arrived. No damage was reported.

2825 Thompson Street

1933

  2825 Thompson Street

1929 William J. Earnest

  2826 Thompson Street

1924-1929 Mrs. Mary T. Lyons
1947 William D. Gaffney

2826 Thompson Street

After 1947
John D. Huelas

Camden Fire Department

  2840 Thompson Street

1924 No Listing
1929 Edward H. Probst
1947 Jesse Johnson

10 HURT IN SERIES OF 7 ACCIDENTS 
One Car in Two Mishaps; All Occur Within an Hour

Ten persons were injured within an hour last night in seven accidents throughout Camden. 

The first accident occurred at Twenty-eighth and Thompson streets where a car driven by Mrs. Sarah A. Mole, 39, of 2903 Pleasant street, struck a five-year-old boy who ran from the sidewalk into the path of the automobile. 

The boy, John Smith, 5, of 2801 Pleasant street, suffered cuts on the right arm and leg. Mrs. Mole placed him in her car, then requested Charles Johnson, 32, of 2840 Thompson street, to drive the car to Cooper Hospital. Johnson agreed and with Julius Braxton, 18, a friend, of 2933 Thompson street, Mrs. Mole and the Smith boy started for the hospital. . 

At Twenty-seventh street and Saunders Avenue, the second accident occurred when Mrs. Mole's car, driven by Johnson, crashed with another car driven by H. Lem White, 43, of 730 Colford avenue, Collingswood. Johnson, Mrs. Mole and Braxton all were cut and bruised in the crash and were taken, with the Smith boy to the hospital by another motorist. 

2840 Thompson Street

1933 Charles Johnson

  2840 Thompson Street

1947 Jesse Johnson

  2841 Thompson Street

1924-1947 Cephas Mortimer

  2842 Thompson Street
1924 Vacant
1929 Percival R. Riggin 
1947 Ralph S. Jones

Intersection of North 29th Street & Thompson Street
   
   
   

2900 Block of Thompson Street
  2900 Thompson Street

1924 Mrs. Hannah Mortimer
1929 Vacant
1947 No listing

  2902 Thompson Street

1924 William F. Clark
1929 Vacant
1947 No listing

2924 Thompson Street

1924-1929 James Mortimer
1947 Joseph Goldsboro

Photo taken October 27, 2011

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  2926 Thompson Street

1924 Raymond Kaufman
1929 Percy R. Mole
1933 Mrs. Sarah Mole
1929 William D. Gaffney
2011 Gone

2927 Thompson Street

1924-1929 Mrs. Hattie Wynn
1947 Exodus W. Ray

Photo taken October 27, 2011

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2927 & 2929
Thompson Street

Photo taken October 27, 2011

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2928 Thompson Street

1924-1929 Mrs. Annie E. Louderback
1947 Mrs. Dorothy Roberts

Photo taken October 27, 2011

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2928 & 2930
Thompson Street

Photo taken October 27, 2011

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2929 Thompson Street

1929-1947
James E. Ingram & Family
James E. & Elsie Ingram
James Ingram
Lillian Ingram
Hattie Ingram
Junior Ingram

Photo taken October 27, 2011

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MARRIAGE LICENSES
CAMDEN

Floyd Warren, 21, of 762 Pine street, and Lillian Ingram, 21, of 2929 Thompson street.

2929 Thompson Street

1929-1947
James E. Ingram & Family
James E. & Elsie Ingram
James Ingram
Lillian Ingram
Hattie Ingram
Junior Ingram

Camden Courier-Post
February 16, 1938

2930 Thompson Street

1924 John Leech
1929 Mrs. Lena Leech
1947 Mrs. Hattie Brown

Photo taken October 27, 2011

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  2931 Thompson Street

1924-1929 William Brewer
1947 Vacant
2011 Gone

  2933 Thompson Street

1924 Nathan Hawkins
1929 Mrs. Julia A. Hawkins
1933 Julius Braxton
1947 Mrs. Mary J. Frederick
2011 Gone

10 HURT IN SERIES OF 7 ACCIDENTS 
One Car in Two Mishaps; All Occur Within an Hour

Ten persons were injured within an hour last night in seven accidents throughout Camden. 

The first accident occurred at Twenty-eighth and Thompson streets where a car driven by Mrs. Sarah A. Mole, 39, of 2903 Pleasant street, struck a five-year-old boy who ran from the sidewalk into the path of the automobile. 

The boy, John Smith, 5, of 2801 Pleasant street, suffered cuts on the right arm and leg. Mrs. Mole placed him in her car, then requested Charles Johnson, 32, of 2840 Thompson street, to drive the car to Cooper Hospital. Johnson agreed and with Julius Braxton, 18, a friend, of 2933 Thompson street, Mrs. Mole and the Smith boy started for the hospital.. 

At Twenty-seventh street and Saunders Avenue, the second accident occurred when Mrs. Mole's car, driven by Johnson, crashed with another car driven by H. Lem White, 43, of 730 Colford avenue, Collingswood. Johnson, Mrs. Mole and Braxton all were cut and bruised in the crash and were taken, with the Smith boy to the hospital by another motorist. 

2933 Thompson Street


1933 Julius Braxton

  2935 Thompson Street

1924 John Jackson
1929 Vacant
1947 No Listing
2011 Gone

2937 Thompson Street

1924 Vacant
1929 Julius Frederick
1947 No Listing

Vacant in 2000s, fires in 2010 & 2011

Photo taken October 27, 2011 after AM fire

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2937 Thompson Street

Vacant in 2000s, fires in 2010 & 2011

Photo taken October 27, 2011 after AM fire

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2937 Thompson Street

Vacant in 2000s, fires in 2010 & 2011

Photo taken October 27, 2011 after AM fire

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2937 Thompson Street

Vacant in 2000s, fires in 2010 & 2011

Photo taken October 27, 2011 after AM fire

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Intersection of North 30th Street & Thompson Street
   
   
   

3000 Block of Thompson Street
  3002 Thompson Street

1924 James Winchester
1929 George Carpenter

60-DA Y SENTENCE GIVEN IN THEFT OF WATCH

Sixty days in the county jail was the sentence meted out to Wilmer Brown, 52, of 3002 Thompson Street, when he was charged in police court yesterday with stealing a watch.

Arrested on complaint of Martin Nelson, 561 Spruce Street, Brown denied the charges and said he knew nothing of the timepiece. Nelson testified that he went to a house on Cherry Street near Sixth with Brown and fell asleep. His watch was taken while he slept, he said. He admitted he had been drinking.

William Pollard, of 751 Cherry Street, said he was in the back yard of the house on Cherry Street when Nelson and Brown appeared. An hour after they entered the place, he said, Brown asked him for a pair of pliers to cut it chain.    

In sentencing Brown, Police Judge Pancoast said he believed the man wanted the pliers to cut Nelsonís watch chain. 

3002 Thompson Street

1933 Wilmer Brown

Camden Courier-Post
June 3, 1933

  3007 Thompson Street

1924 Thomas Tyngle
1929 Thomas Tringle




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