Streets
of
Camden, NJ

West Street


WEST STREET in South Camden runs from 428 Mickle Street south to Line Street, between South 4th and South 5th Streets. West Street was not on the original Camden map, which dates back tp the 1700s. The street first appeared in the 1850 Camden City Directory, and was most likely laid out in the 1830s or 1840s.

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 Phil Cohen


 

 West Street

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 100 Block of West Street

  120 West Street

1905 Ella McPherson
died of tuberculosis in December of 1905

 

122 West Street

1878-1879
Jacob W. Kellum

124 West Street

1863-1899
John Coates & Family
John & Rebecca Coates
John W. Coates
Lewis C. Coates
Frances Coates
Frances Coates married Dr. Onan B. Gross

Philadelphia Inquirer
March 1, 1899


 Intersection of Mickle Street & West Street

   

 200 Block of West Street

  200 West Street

1924 Mary Dischert
boardinghouse

  200 West Street

1924 Mary Dischert
boardinghouse


 Intersection of Stevens Street & West Street

   

 

 West Street

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300 Block of West Street
  311 West Street

1924
1929
1947

312 West Street

1924
1929

1930
William Worrick & Family
porter at Sig Schoenagle's store
William & Dora Worrick
Joseph Worrick
Dora Clara Worrick

1947

313 West Street

1910s-1920s Byron P. Cobb

  313 West Street

1929
1947

314 West Street

1924
1929
1947

  314 West Street

1924
1929
1935 Joseph A. Hinch Sr.
died September 1935

1947

316 West Street

1924
1929
1030 Margaret Sloan

1937 William Bunker
died August 31, 1937 after being scalded
two weeks before at Campbell Soup

1947

316 West Street

1930 Census Image

318 West Street

1924
1929

1939-1940
William Worrick & Family
porter at Sig Schoenagle's store
William & Dora Worrick
Joseph Worrick
Dora Clara Worrick

1947 Ellis J. Worrell

318 West Street

1930 Census Image

320 West Street

1924
1929
1930 Benjamin Young
1947

320 West Street

1930 Census Image

322 West Street

1924
1929

1930-1934 Albert Forsyth
Died March 29, 1934

1947

322 West Street

1930 Census Image

312-322 West Street

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 Intersection of Benson Street & West Street

Northeast Corner
July 3, 2006

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Looking South
from
Benson Street
July 3, 2006

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400 Block of West Street
408-434 West Street

July 3, 2006

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408 West Street

1955
P. Lombardo

1955 New Jersey Bell Telephone
Yellow Pages Ad

410 West Street

1913 John Palfrey

Philadelphia Inquirer
December 29, 1913

O. Glen Stackhouse

  410 West Street

1924
1929
1947 

  412 West Street

1885
Walter C. Fish
carpenter

  412 West Street

1924
1929

1938 William Good
died May 24, 1938

1947 

  414 West Street

1914
J. Wesley Chambers & Family
engineer
J. Wesley & Anna Chambers

1924
1929
1947 

  415 West Street

1924
1929
1947 

  416 West Street

1924
1929
1947 

  418 West Street

1924
1929
1947 

  420 West Street

1924 

  420 West Street

1930
Caesar Persiani & Family
butcher
Caesar & Alma Persiani
Anna Persiani - Mildred Persiani
Dominick J. Persiani
Barbara Persiani - John Persiani

  420 West Street

1924
1929
1938 Katarina Pologruto
1947 

  425 West Street

1865-1870s
Logan Alcott & Family
 
Logan and Elizabeth Alcott
William Alcottt
Emeline Alcott
Daniel Alcott
Mary Alcott
Nicholas Alcott
Charles Alcott

moved to 435 South 5th Street in 1871

  REAR OF 421 Henry Street
  REAR OF 423 Henry Street
  REAR OF 425 Henry Street
  REAR OF 427 Henry Street
REAR OF 429 Henry Street

1865-1928
Shemely Family
Sometimes spelled Shemely or Shemeley

1865-1867 Lydia Shemeley or Shemely  “Shemeley, Lydia widow of Michael" 

Lydia's son Charles Shemely and his family lived there from 1865 until his death in 1896. Then his wife Hannah Shemely lived there with part of the family until her death in 1917. Then her daughter Mary lived at this address until her death in 1944.

REAR OF 429 Henry Street

1865-1928
Shemely Family
Sometimes spelled Shemely or Shemeley

  REAR OF 431 Henry Street
  426 West Street

1924
1929
1947 

DELL 'ASSUNTA WOMEN INSTALL NEW OFFICERS

Miss Mary Colaiacovo was installed last night as president of the Auxiliary of Nan'a S. S. Dell' Assunta. 

Others installed at the headquarters, 833 South Fourth Street, were Mary Fattore, vice president; Mary Piccini, treasurer; Angelina Lauria, financial secretary; Miss Julia Marra, assistant secretary; Rose Colaiacovo, assistant recording secretary; Mrs. Anna Di Persia, censor. 

Trustees are Mary Palermo, Susie Ruggierio, Cora Calabrese, Mrs. E. Owens and Mary Tomasetti.

Richard A. Troncone installed the officers. 
Querino Colaiacovo, president of the men's lodge, father of the auxiliary president and founder of the auxiliary, was one of the speakers. Joseph Cristalli, secretary, of the men's lodge was another speaker. Mrs. Lucy Gimelli was in charge of refreshments. Dancing followed the installation. 

426 West Street

1920s-1947
Querino Colaiacovo & FAmily
Querino & Anna Colaiacovo
Mary Colaiacovo
Lucy Colaiacovo
Alphonso Colaiacovo

Camden Courier-Post
February 18, 1938

 

Heads Auxiliary

MISS MARY COLAIACOVO

426 West Street

1920s-1947
Querino Colaiacovo & FAmily
Querino & Anna Colaiacovo
Mary Colaiacovo
Lucy Colaiacovo
Alphonso Colaiacovo

Camden Courier-Post
February 18, 1938

428 West Street

1918
Sarah Cubbage

Philadelphia Inquirer
April 15,1918

 
430 West Street

1919
Acorn Broom Company
William L. Gardner

1919 Camden High School Yearbook

 
   

 Intersection of Washington Street & West Street

July 3, 2006

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400 Block of West Street
433-447 West Street

  433 West Street

1924
1929
1947

Rebuilt in 1999

2012 Desiree Hernandez

  434 West Street

1924
1929
1947 

  434 West Street

1864
Logan Alcott & Family

Moved to 425 West Street in 1865

 
  435 West Street

1892 John W. Cheeseman

  435 West Street

1924
1929
1947

Rebuilt in 1999

2005 Vacant, Abandoned

  436 West Street

1924
1929

436 West Street

1941 Michael Delecce

Camden Courier-Post
July 26, 1941

 

  437 West Street

1924
1929
1947

Rebuilt in 1999

2005 Vacant, Abandoned

  438 West Street

1924
1929
1947

439 West Street

1918
Allen Johnson

Philadelphia Inquirer
February 27,1908

  439 West Street

1924
1929
1947

Rebuilt in 1999
2012 Michell Johnson

  440 West Street

1924
1929
1947 

441 West Street

1915
Claude Arthur

Philadelphia Inquirer
May 22, 1915

O. Glen Stackhouse
Walter Boyer - Fannie Boyer

  441 West Street

1924
1929
1947

Rebuilt in 1999
2012 Daniel Crespo

  442 West Street

1924
1929
1947

443 West Street

1900
Rudderow & Derrick
Sanitary Plumbers

  443 West Street

1924
1929
1947

Rebuilt in 1999

2005 Vacant, Abandoned

  444 West Street

1924
1929
1947 

  445 West Street

1924
1929

445 West Street

1940
Jesse M. Jones & Family
Jesse M. & Mabel Jones

  445 West Street


1943
1947

Rebuilt in 1999

2005 Vacant, Abandoned

  447 West Street

1924
1929
1947

Rebuilt in 1999

2005 Vacant, Abandoned

  449 West Street

Did Not Exist Until 1999

Rebuilt in 1999

2012 Perry Jenkins Jr.

  451 West Street

Did Not Exist Until 1999

Rebuilt in 1999

2005 Vacant, Abandoned

  453 West Street

Did Not Exist Until 1999

Rebuilt in 1999

2005 Vacant, Abandoned

  455 West Street

Did Not Exist Until 1999

Rebuilt in 1999

2005 Vacant, Abandoned


 433 to 455 West Street - an Urban Atrocity

Homegrown scam artists running under the guise of "activism" got money from somewhere... probably the taxpayers, to build new houses on West Street in 1999. Shoddy workmanship resulted in most of these houses being declared unfit for human habitation. They stand as a monument to.... NEVER HANDING TAXPAYER MONEY OVER TO ANYONE JUST BECAUSE THEY MAKE A LOT OF NOISE, BECAUSE IT'S OTHER PEOPLE'S MONEY THAT YOU ARE HANDING OVER AND GETTING PISSED AWAY.

453
West Street

October 22, 2005

453
West Street

October 22, 2005

455
West Street

September 21, 2005

Philadelphia Inquirer - May 05, 2011
Camden must repay U.S. for failed housing projects

By Claudia Vargas, Inquirer Staff Writer

Just when they thought they had addressed all of this fiscal year's financial woes, Camden officials have to hand over $290,000 to the federal government for five failed affordable-housing projects from the 1990s.

The money was to have gone toward overtime pay for members of the Police and Fire Departments, which recently experienced massive layoffs.

It was the only place where there was any "wiggle room," said Glynn Jones, the city's finance director.

The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development has demanded a refund of its grant money for years, and on April 6 the city received an ultimatum. If it doesn't pay by May 6, it will face a penalty.

"I don't even want to know what it is," Jones said.

The police and fire cuts will bail out a defunct Camden nonprofit agency that spent $2.5 million to develop a 28-unit affordable-housing complex in Lanning Square. The project was never completed, and the group, Lanning Square West Neighborhood Corp. - at the time led by Mangaliso Davis and Roy Jones - eventually went bankrupt, city officials said.

Normally, the city would have gone after Davis and Jones to get the grant money back, Glynn Jones said.

"I'm not sure what steps were taken in the past to address this," he said.

Efforts to reach Davis and Roy Jones were unsuccessful.

The other projects that received HUD funds between the late 1990s and early 2000s but failed to create promised affordable housing were Liberty Park, Brightstar Housing, and a city effort to transfer privately held tax-delinquent properties to nonprofits for redevelopment.

Since the city was the direct grantee, it is responsible for returning the money, a HUD official said.

Camden wants to stay in good standing with federal housing officials, so city authorities decided to pay the money and be done with the matter.

"We're coming in and fixing 15-year problems," Jones said of the city's frustration in having to pay debts mostly incurred by others.

A planned $289,682 repayment, to come equally from Police and Fire Department funds, includes $193,000 Camden owes for the Lanning Square failure, city officials said.

In 1998, the Lanning Square West Neighborhood Corp. received a $50,000 federal grant to start developing 28 townhouses between Washington and Berkley Streets and West and Fourth Streets.

Within a year, the group had acquired all of the parcels it needed and 100 percent of the financing through grants and a $1.5 million loan from Sun National Bank. Yet by 2002, only 40 percent of the project had been completed, according to HUD's 2002 annual report.

In the late 1990s, Roy Jones told The Inquirer that city politics were jeopardizing multimillion-dollar grant applications needed to complete the project.

A few of the townhouses were sold, but residents found serious problems with the structures. In 2007, the Camden Redevelopment Agency agreed to purchase the townhouses that were unoccupied. It also vowed to help those who had bought homes sell them to the city, said former agency director John Kromer.

"The construction problems were serious enough that we couldn't fix them," Kromer said Wednesday. The plan was to raze everything and use the land for the city's Lanning Square Redevelopment Project.

The city's 2008 plan for Lanning Square designated most of the Berkley Street development as "to be acquired" and in a residential zone.

Jones did not know what the city's current plan was for that development. City spokesman Robert Corrales did not return multiple phone calls seeking comment.

Contact staff writer Claudia Vargas at 856-779-3917 or cvargas@phillynews.com.


 Intersection of Berkley Street & West Street

   

500 Block of West Street
512 West Street

512 West Street

1892-1897
John W. Cheeseman

  512 West Street

1924
1929
1947 Lucky Athletic Club
James Tarassco, proprietor
billiards 

   

 Intersection of Senate Street & West Street

   

500 Block of West Street
513-525 West Street

  513 West Street

1924
1929
1947 

  514 West Street

1924
1929
1947 Attaway Williams

In the late 1940s or early 1950s the houses at 514 and 516 West Street were razed and a garage was built by the H. Edwin Schade Company

514-516 West Street

In the late 1940s or early 1950s the houses at 514 and 516 West Street were razed and a garage was built by the H. Edwin Schade Company

 

  516 West Street

1924
1929
1947 Roosevelt Revels

518 West Street

1901-1904
Mrs. Sarah C. Tomlin Clark & Family
Widow of Elisha B. Clark, died April 28, 1898, Chews Landing NJ
Winfield H. Clark
Alvin R. Clark
George R. Clark
Charles E. Clark
Josephine G. Clark

Philadelphia Inquirer
November 7, 1903

518 West Street

1926-1928
Schaeffer's Welding Brazing & Cutting Works
John Schaeffer

  519 West Street

1924
1929

1947 House of Ruttenberg
warehouse

  520 West Street

1891-1910
Maltier F. Brown
fish

1917
J.N. Barber Baking Company
Jesse N. Barber

No listings after 1917

  522 West Street

1911
Maltier F. Brown
oyster saloon

1912
Russell T. Grear
bakery

No Listings after 1912


516-522 West Street

1932-1955
The H. Edwin Schade Company

The original building was 520-522 West Street. 516 and 518 West were acquired, razed and new building was built after 1947

2001 Vacant & Abandoned
2012 Gone

1955 New Jersey Bell Telephone
Yellow Pages Ads

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516-522 West Street

2001 Vacant and Abandoned

Photograph Taken July 1, 2001

2012 GONE

516-522 West Street

2001 Vacant and Abandoned

View from Henry Street of the garage
(516-518 West Street)

Photograph Taken July 1, 2001

2012 GONE

520-522 West Street

View from Henry Street of the garage
(516-518 West Street)

Photograph Taken July 1, 2001

2012 GONE

   

 Intersection of Clinton Street & West Street
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Looking South on West Street towards the Intersection of Clinton Street & West Streets
December 11, 2011

   

500 Block of West Street
526-530 West Street

 

523 West Street

1924
1929
1947 

 

524 West Street

1924
1929
1947-1967
Union of Brotherly Love
Camp Walt Whitman No. 1

1970 RJ Lounge

524-526 West Street

2011-2015
El Cacique Lounge (Closed)

Photo taken March 16, 2003

525, 527, 531, *& 533
West Street

1924
1929
1947 

525 West Street

1924
1929
1947 

525, 527, 531, & 533
West Street

1924
1929
1947 

525 & 527 West Street

1924
1929
1947 

 

526 West Street

1872
William Carter

1910
Lewis Merkle & Family
Lewis & Elizabeth Merkle
Cathrine Merkle
Irene Merkle
Lewis Merkle

527 West Street

1924
1929

1917-1941
Edward F. Coughlin & Family
Edward F. & Ida V. Coughlin
Francis Coughlin
James Coughlin
John Coughlin

527 West Street

1917-1941
Edward F. Coughlin & Family
Edward F. & Ida V. Coughlin
Francis Coughlin
James Coughlin
John Coughlin

  527 West Street

1943 Franklin A. Dyer

 


Intersection of Evans Street & West Street
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Evans Street & West Street

Photograph Taken
March 14, 2004

Looking East
from
West Street

Photograph Taken
March 14, 2004

Looking East
from
West Street

Photograph Taken
March 14, 2004

 
Looking East from West Street - December 11, 2011
   
   
   

500 Block of West Street
528-545 West Street
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  526-1/2 West Street

1924
1929
1947
1969
1980
2011

526-1/2, 528 & 530
West Street

December 11, 2011

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  528 West Street

1924
1929

1934
Anna Thorn
died May 20, 1934

1947

  530 West Street

1924
1929
1947

531 West Street

1897-1900
John Holland

  531 West Street

1924
1929
1947 

531 West Street

1924
1929
1947

December 11, 2011

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531 West Street

1924
1929
1947

December 11, 2011

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531 & 533 West Street

December 11, 2011

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533 West Street

1924
1929
1947

Photograph Taken December 11, 2011

  532 West Street

1910
Dr. Marcus K. Mines & Family
Marcus & Katherimne Mines
Emma Mines

 

533 West Street

1924
1929
1947

Photograph Taken December 11, 2011

534 West Street

1914
Sidney G. West

1914-1915
Rosantonia LaMarra

Philadelphia Inquirer
Novemer 11, 1914

Victor S. King
Newton B.T. Roney

Arthur J. Podmore

Kaighns Point Land Association

534 West Street

1910
James Strother & Family
James & Mary STrother
Alebrta Strother
Virginia Strother

1924
1929
1947

Photograph Taken December 11, 2011

  535 West Street

1924
1929
1947 

  537 West Street

1897-1900
Henry Washington Buchanan
printer, Civil War veteran

  537 West Street

1924
1929
1947 

  539 West Street

1924
1929
1947 

  541 West Street

1924
1929
1947 

  543 West Street

1924
1929
1947 

545 West Street

1924
1929
1947

2006 Vacant & Abandoned

Photograph Taken
November 17, 2006

545 West Street

2006 Vacant & Abandoned

Photograph Taken
November 17, 2006

 

 Intersection of Royden Street & West Street
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600 Block of West Street
600-623 West Street
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  600 West Street

1924
1929
1947 Nicholas Longino

  602 West Street

1924
1929
1947 Luigi Iannatone

  603 West Street

1910
Mrs. Mary Jane "Jennie" Bunting Sharp
Margaret Sharp
Jennie Sharp

1924
1929
1947 

  604 West Street

1924
1929
1947 

  605 West Street

1924
1929
1947 

606 West Street

Private Wilson D. George

  606 West Street

1924
1929
1947 

  606 West Street

1923
1929
2007 Vacant & Abandoned

BIRTHS
WEST JERSEY

William, to Mr. and Mrs. William Griffin, of 237 South Thirty-fifth street.
Florence Mary, to Mr. and Mrs. Robert Stanley Sleeper, of 607 West street.
Fred, to Mr. and Mrs. Labena Arcangeli of 1713 South Fourth street.

AT HOME

Charles Clifford, to Mr. and Mrs. Charles Clifford Shockley, of 812 Mt. Vernon street.
Margaret, to Mr. and Mrs. John T. Carbone, of 518 Roberts street

607 West Street

1938
Robert Stanley Sleeper & Family
Mr. & Mrs. Robert S. Sleeper
Florence Mary Sleeeper

Camden Courier-Post
February 17, 1938

  607 West Street

1942 Howard Toy
died July 8, 1942
1942 Lemuel Toy
died August 19, 1942
1943 John Iapalucci
1948 William Earl Toy

  607 West Street

1947 John Iapalucci
1948 William Earl Toy

608 West Street

1924
1929
1947 Camillo P. Daziani

  609 West Street

1924
1929
1947

  610 West Street

1880-1882
Samuel M. Subers
& Family
Samuel M. & Christine Voll
Subers
William Subers 

  610 West Street

1924
1929
1947
2007 Vacant & Abandoned

  611 West Street

1924
1929
1947 

  612 West Street

1924
1929
1947

  613 West Street

1924
1929
1947 

  614 West Street

1924
1929
1947 

  615 West Street

1924
1929
1947 

616 West Street

1880s John F. Harned

  616 West Street

1924
1929

1940 Maria DiVencenzo
died October 2, 1940

1947 

  617 West Street

1924
1929
1947

618 West Street

1912 Bertie Harry
died of tuberculosis January 1912

2012

618 West Street

1920-1924
Martin Carrigan & Family
Martin & Anna Carrigan

1929
1947

  619 Stevens Street

1899-1904
Edward H. Shivers & Family
Edward H. & Linda Shivers
HowardShivers
Anna Shivers
Louise Shivers
Hillman Shivers
Linda W. Shivers
Jeita Shivers

  619 Stevens Street

1904-1917
Samuel B.F. Alcott & Family

619 West Street

1914-1915
Michael H. Lindsey
Michael H. & Martha LIndsey
Fannie Lindsey
Edward Lindsey
Harry Lindsey

Philadelphia Inquirer
April 28, 1915

Camden Fishing Club - Cooper Hospital

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of Complete Article 

  619 West Street

1924
1929
1947
2012 Genesis Muhummad

620 West Street

1904
Alfred C Shaffer & Family
Alfred & Clara Shaffer

Philadelphia Inquirer
February 27,1908

620 West Street

1923-1930s
William H. Lucas & Family
William H. & Laura Lucas
William H. Lucas Jr.

Camden High School
January 1930
Purple & Gold Yearbook Ad

620 West Street

2012

  621 West Street

1917-1927
George Sharpley & Family
George & Christine Sharpley
Catherine Sharpley Jones (daughter)
Harry Jones (son-in-law)
bus driver
Alice Sharpley Dunn (Daughter)
James Dunn (son-in-law)
Walter Sharpley (son)
Ida Sharpley (daughter)

  621 West Street

1929 Joseph Fanelli
1931 Adolph Chietto
1943 Dominick Tenaglia 

2012 Gone

623 West Street

1924-1925 John Ummarino

Abandoned in June of 1925

Fire on January 27, 1928

1929

1947 Peter Ferranti
dry goods

2012 Gone

   

 Intersection of Beckett Street & West Street
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December 26, 2004

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600 Block of West Street
625-633 West Street
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  625 West Street

1924
1929
1947 Guido Latini

  626 West Street

1924
1929
1947Jospeh C. Marini

  627 West Street

1924
1929
1947 Basilio Fazio

  629 West Street

1924
1929
1947 Norman C. Casper

  631 West Street

1924
1929
1947 Luigi DiLaurentis 

  633 West Street

1924
1929

1933 James A. Carroll
died November 4, 1935


1947 Dilwyn Hoover


 Intersection of Line Street & West Street
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December 26, 2004


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