Streets
of
Camden, NJ

Van Buren Street


VAN BUREN STREET is a street that became part of Camden when Newton Township was annexed to Camden on March 7, 1871. It runs south parallel to South 7th Street. The original street began opposite 675 Van Hook Street and proceeded across Central Avenue and Ferry Avenue to Jefferson Avenue. In the early 1940s the Chelton Terrace public housing project was built, and the 2100 block of Van Buren Street came into existence, running south from Chelton Avenue to the railroad tracks at Bulson Street. In the 1990s the Chelton Terrace project was demolished and rebuilt, and today the 2100 block runs from Chelton Avenue south to the newly created Ware Street.

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

 Phil Cohen


Intersection of Van Hook Street & Van Buren Street
   

1700 Block of Van Buren Street
1701 Van Buren Street

1903
William Rudolph

bottler
1905-1910
Charles A. Rudolph
bottler

Philadelphia Inquirer
July 19, 1903

William Harvey - Thomas Pooley
Charles Fitzsimmons - Charles Cornog
Edward S. Hyde - Alfred S. Snow

1701 Van Buren Street

1905-1910
Charles A. Rudolph
bottler

Philadelphia Inquirer
March 24, 1905

1701 Van Buren Street

1906-1910
Charles A. Rudolph
bottler

Philadelphia Inquirer
August 7, 1910

  1701 Van Buren Street

1924
Jacob Foos & Family
Jacob & Clara Foos

  1701 Van Buren Street

1929 Peter Kucharski
bar

  1701 Van Buren Street

1947 Foos Meat Market
1947 Meyer Young

  1701-1/2 Van Buren Street

1924 John Wright
1929-1947 John Pettigrew

1703 Van Buren Street

1916 Albert Stroud

Philadelphia Inquirer
March 20, 1916

 

  1703 Van Buren Street

1924-1930 Mrs. Millie Giles
1947 Larry Lisley

1704 Van Buren Street

1924 Carey Austin
1929-1930 Henry Austin
1847 No Return

  1705 Van Buren Street

1924 Robert Casey
1929-1930 Frank H. Lehman
1947 Sidney Lewis

  1711 Van Buren Street

1924-1929 No Listing

1947
Harry A. Rudolph
garage

  1712 Van Buren Street

1924 No Listing

1929-1947
Isaac W. Cherry
barrels

  1716 Van Buren Street

 

1916 John Sembroskie
1924 Wasil Pankoe
1929 Joesph Kurpciewz
1947 Gone

Philadelphia Inquirer
August 9, 1916

  1719 Van Buren Street

1924 Mrs. D. Pettigrew
1929 Frank Lilley
1947 Gone

1720 Van Buren Street

1904 William Hingle
1924 William Hellmuth
ice
1929 Israil Steel
1947 Gone

Philadelphia Inquirer
August 28, 1904


 

1721 Van Buren Street

1924 Edward Moody
1929 Wheeler Lee
1947 Gone

 
1721 Van Buren Street

1932 Sandy Jackson
1932 Minnie Coleman

Camden Courier-Post
June 2, 1932

Samuel M. Shay

   
1722 Van Buren Street

1910 Alfred Trusty
1922 George Mersich
1929 Edward Byrd
1947 No Return

Philadelphia Inquirer
December 20, 1913

  1723 Van Buren Street

1917 Alfred Trusty

1723 Van Buren Street


1913 John Sendich

Philadelphia Inquirer
March 4, 1913

1723 Van Buren Street


1933 Egidio Bordi

Philadelphia Inquirer
March 4, 1913

  1723 Van Buren Street

1924-1939
Enrico Fattore & Family
Enrico & Lena Fattore

1947 Ollie Witham

  1725 Van Buren Street

1924 Joseph A. Villinger
1929-1930 Irvin Gordon

1947 Mrs. Elizabeth Cook

 
  1725 Van Buren Street

1924 Joseph A. Villinger
1929-1930 Irvin Gordon

1947 Mrs. Elizabeth Cook

 
  1727 Van Buren Street

1918-1924 Mrs. May Haley

1929-1931
Thomas "Bluch" Golding
aka Thomas Golden
bar

1727 Isaac Hardy

  1728 Van Buren Street

1924-1929 No Listing
1947 Samuel Brown & Company
warehouse

1969 Vee Tool & Machine Company

1729 Van Buren Street

1912 Stephen McKenna

Philadelphia Inquirer
November 17, 1912

  1729 Van Buren Street

1924 Russell Washington
1929 Norris Timmons
1947 Gone

  1731 Van Buren Street

1924 George H. Dorsey
1929 John Burch
1947 Zena Nelson

  1733 Van Buren Street

1924 Frank Lilley
1929 James Smith
1947 Fitzhugh Jacobs

1734 Van Buren Street

1897 John Rosevelt

Philadelphia Inquirer
July 22, 1897

1734 Van Buren Street

1947 Robert W. Whitney Jr.

 
  1734 Van Buren Street

1969 Rev. John Broadnax

  1735 Van Buren Street

1924
Christy Inicic & Family
Christy & Annie Inicic

1929 Joseph White
1930 Frank Christy
1947 Clifford L. Nelson

 
1736 Van Buren Street

1891 Abel Curtis

Philadelphia Inquirer
August 26, 1891

  1736 Van Buren Street

1924 Henry Hall

1929-1937
Wasil Panko

Wasil Pankoe died on 12/19/1937 when he swallowed poison, mistaking it for headache medicine; ran to hospital. 

1947 Arthur Austin

  1737 Van Buren Street

1947 John M aloy

1738 Van Buren Street

1898
Samuel Beardsworth & Family
John Beardsworth

Philadelphia Inquirer
September 14, 1898

1738 Van Buren Street

1911-1924
Archibald Babnew

Charles G. Garrison
John Kripps
William Kripps
Dennis Whalen

 

Left: Philadelphia Inquirer
September 15, 1911

Below: Philadelphia Inquirer
September 16, 1911

1738 Van Buren Street

1913 Clarence Davis

Philadelphia Inquirer
June 19, 1913

Mechanic Street
Ferry Avenue

  1738 Van Buren Street

1929 Vacant
1930 Solomon Tinson
1947 Gone

  1739 Van Buren Street

1918 Madeline DiCordi

1924-1930 Lawrence Devetro Jr.

1947 William Dale

  1741 Van Buren Street

1924-1929 Albert Deaton
1930 Henry Ball
1947 Thaddeus V. Jones

 
1743 Van Buren Street

1915 Nicholas Mehalac

O. Glen Stackhouse
South 4th Street
James Mescil

Philadelphia Inquirer
July 11, 1915

 
  1743 Van Buren Street

1924 John Cviovich

1929
Thomas "Bluch" Golding & Family
Thomas & Bertha Golding
Bertha Chamberlain
Harry Chamberlain

1947 Stephen F. Percival

  1745 Van Buren Street

1924 Joseph A. Caruso
1929 Mrs. Mary Aull
1930 Mrs. Mary Skodisk

  1745 Van Buren Street

1941-1947
Michael "Mikey" Brown


Intersection of Central Avenue & Van Buren Street
   

1800 Block of Van Buren Street
1811 Van Buren Street

1919-1921
Harry A. Rudolph
bottler

1919 Banquet Program Ad

  1811 Van Buren Street

1924-1929 Antioch  Baptist Church

1947
Samuel Brown & Company
stable

  1815 Van Buren Street

1924 Mrs. Mary Gifford
confectionary
1929 Vacant
1947 Gone

  1816 Van Buren Street

1924-1929 William Limeburger

  1816 Van Buren Street

1947
Samuel Brown & Company
junk

1969
Pasquale Paper Stock Company

  1817 Van Buren Street

1924 Mrs. Sarah Beebe
1929 Ukrainian Workingmen's Association
1947 Lawrence DiVietro

  1818 Van Buren Street

1918-1924
Mrs. Maria King & Family
widow of Julius King
Arria King
Beatrice King
Morris King

1929 Sigmind Koszte
1947 Gone

  1819 Van Buren Street

1920-1924
Carl Quinton & Family
policeman
Carl & Elizabeth Quinton
Dorothy Quinton
Margaret Quinton

  1819 Van Buren Street

1929 Alex Melniczak
1947 Mrs. Carmella Thorne

1820 Van Buren Street

1924 Vacant

2000s-
Antioch Manor
Low-income Senior Citizen Public Housing

ANTIOCH MEDICAL CARE
CAMcare Health -Antioch Manor Office
1820 Van Buren Street 1st Floor

1821 Van Buren Street

1896-1897
Pearce Brown

1929 Gone
1947 Gone

  1822 Van Buren Street

1922 Catarina Romano
1924-1946 Prosper Romond
1924 Rocco Romond

1824 Van Buren Street

1904-1948
Rocco Venella & Family
Rocco & Marguerite Venella
Edmund Anthony
Mary Venella
Harry Venella
William Venella
Mildred "Millie" Venella
Donato "Daniel" Venella
Maria Rosaria "Rose"
Julian "Julius" Venella
Dominick Venella

This is my Grandfather, Rocco Venella. This image was retrieved from a 'Tie Tac'.

Anthony R. Venella
September 2006

 

1824 Van Buren Street

1904-1948
Rocco Venella & Family

Left: Mrs. Marguerite Venella

1824 Van Buren Street

1904-1948
Rocco Venella & Family

Mrs. Marguerite Venella
with her grandchildren
Mary and Tommy DeCampli
at the family home

Photo from 1939

1832 Van Buren Street

1899 George M. Farrell

Philadelphia Inquirer
March 29, 1899


Intersection of Ferry Avenue & Van Buren Street
   

1800 Block of Van Buren Street
  1850 Van Buren Street

1929 Carmine Salvatore
1947 Vedice W. Romond

  1852 Van Buren Street

1929 Nicholas Amelia
1947 Dominick Damelio


Intersection of Jefferson Avenue & Van Buren Street
   

Intersection of Chelton Avenue & Van Buren Street
   

2100 Block of Van Buren Street
Chelton Terrace Public Housing Project
  2106 Van Buren Street

1947 John Dingle
1980 P.S. Jackson

  2107 Van Buren Street

1947 George Brown
1969 W.N. Jackson III
1980 Cherylle Ruiz

  2108 Van Buren Street

1947 Mrs. Lottie James

  2109 Van Buren Street

1947 Vacant

  2110 Van Buren Street

1947
Lloyd Birdsong Sr. & Family
Lloyd & Annie Birdsong
Lloyd Birdsong Jr.
Cindy Birdsong

2110 Van Buren Street

Cindy Birdsong

2110 Van Buren Street

Lloyd Birdsong Jr.

 

  2111 Van Buren Street

1947 Charles Berry

  2112 Van Buren Street

1947 James S. Gray

  2113 Van Buren Street

1947 Winfield Thomas
1980 Iriverto Figueroa

  2114 Van Buren Street

1947 John W. Brown
1980 C. Lee

  2115 Van Buren Street

1947 William Wood
1980 V.L. Wilson

  2116 Van Buren Street

1947 Wilbert S. Johnson
1980 E. Williams

  2117 Van Buren Street

1947 William Smith
1969 James H. Gordon
2117 R. Colon

  2122 Van Buren Street

1947 Mrs. Barbara Hopkins

  2123 Van Buren Street

1947-1951 
Henry Hudson & Family
Robert Hudson

  2124 Van Buren Street

1947 Vacant
1980 F. Mosley

  2125 Van Buren Street

1947 Mrs. Helen A. Walker
1980 D.L. Evans

  2126 Van Buren Street

1947 Joseph H. Anderson
1969 Joseph M. Curley
1980 B. Pollard

  2127 Van Buren Street

1947 Ruth P. Smith
1980 D.B. Brooks

  2128 Van Buren Street

1947 Oscar Rose
1969 Mrs. Elaine M. Brundage
1980 D.M. Haliburton

  2129 Van Buren Street

1947 John Hill
1969 S.D. Combs

  2134 Van Buren Street

1947 Aaron J. Johnson
1980 A. Thomas

  2135 Van Buren Street

1947 James Hayes
1969 S. Edwards
1980 L. Allen

  2136 Van Buren Street

1947 Robert Richard
1969 Mrs. Corinne E. Smith
1980 A. Zayas

  2137 Van Buren Street

1947 John Moore
1947 June Edwards
1947 Mrs. Lena Edwards
1980 Mrs. Elaine M. Brundage

  2138 Van Buren Street

1947 Horace Dunbar
1969 L. Allen
1980 M. Jackson

  2139 Van Buren Street

1947 Sheperd Williams
1980 M.C. Hinson

  2140 Van Buren Street

1947 David Reid

  2141 Van Buren Street

1947 Lillian D. Bailey
1980 M. McQuilla

  2142 Van Buren Street

1947 Fred Henderson

  2143 Van Buren Street

1947 Vacant
1969 Irving E. Pole
1969 V.E. Tresvant

  2144 Van Buren Street

1947 Alf Morton
1969 E.L. Redd

  2145 Van Buren Street

1947 Stanley Whittington

   

Chelton Terrace

1974 after a fire


Chelton Terrace - 1974 - Bad Wiring

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Intersection of Ware Street & Van Buren Street
   

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