Streets
of
Camden, NJ

Wright Avenue


WRIGHT AVENUE first appeared in Camden City Directories after 1891 and before 1906. The street originally ran northeast from 400 Haddon Avenue, more or less opposite of Camden's City Hall, across Haddon Avenue at 400 Haddon, crossing Carteret Street, Warren Avenue, the railroad line which is has become the PATCO high-speedline, on through to Federal Street, opposite North 12th Street. Since the construction of Interstate 676, Wright Avenue now begins in what was it's 800 Block, at 840 Wright Avenue, the old National Guard Armory which now houses Camden's Public Works department.

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

 Phil Cohen


Wright Avenue in past years

Left: Map published in 1914
Below: Map published in 1946

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 700 Block of Wright Avenue 

 

 750 Wright Avenue

1900 B. Frank Sweeten

 

 750 Wright Avenue

1924-1929 George A. Wille

 

 750 Wright Avenue

1940-1947 G.A. Wille Apartments

1 Mary E. Trainor 
2 Ludwig Pilstl & Virginia Pilstl
Ginny Pilstl
 

Hi, My name is Ginny Lee Pilstl, daughter of Ludwig and Virginia Pilstl who lived at 750 Wright Avenue.  The only date you have for that address is the apartment building. I thought you might want to know that the Pilstl's (including me) and Mrs. Trainor lived there during the early 1940's.  I was born in 1943, my father, Ludwig was drafted later that year.  After the war, my parents and I returned to Camden, we lived lived there after the war until 1948 when we moved to Kentucky.

GL Pilstl, now of Findlay, Ohio
April 25, 2010

3 John C. Chamberlin & Viola Chamberlin
accountant
4 Wesley Torres
6 Margaret Scull
6 Martha F. Jones

 

 752 Wright Avenue

1924-1929 Richard A. Wills
1924-1929 Frances Hurd
nurse

MISTAKEN IDENTITY LANDS DRIVER IN JAIL

Resemblance of C. C. Chalfonte, state motor vehicle inspector, to a salesman, resulted yesterday in an automobile driver being arrested on charges of drunk driving.

Chalfonte was sitting on his porch at 752 Wright Avenue when Raymond Stafford, 26, of 218 Glenwood Avenue, Merchantville, drove up in a car.

Stafford had an engagement to meet a salesman at Haddon and Wright avenues, and on seeing the inspector, thought he was the person. Stafford urged Chalfonte to "hurry up and get in the car," but the inspector, observing Stafford's condition, called police.

Patrolmen John Trout and George Weber Jr. took the driver to police headquarters where he was ordered held for a hearing in police court this morning.

 752 Wright Avenue

1941 C.C. Chalfonte

Camden Courier-Post
July 1, 1941

 

 752 Wright Avenue

1947 Peter Kallas & Kathleen Kallas
1947 Jerry Vallianos & Demitra Vallianos

 

 754 Wright Avenue

1901-1906 Horatio Draper

 754 Wright Avenue

1938 Kenneth Bell

Camden Courier-Post
February 26, 1938

 

 

 754 Wright Avenue

1924-1947 Mary E. Rockhill
nurse

 756 Wright Avenue

1924-1933
Frederick E. Williams & Family
Frederick E. & Emma H. Williams
Mary Ellen Williams

1929 Herbert Harris

Camden High School
Purple & Gold Yearbook Ad
June 1932

 756 Wright Avenue

1924-1933
Frederick E. Williams & Family
Frederick E. & Emma H. Williams
Mary Ellen Williams

Left: Mary Ellen Williams

 756 Wright Avenue

1924-1933
Frederick E. Williams & Family
Frederick E. & Emma H. Williams
Mary Ellen Williams

Left: Mary Ellen Williams

Camden Courier-Post
June 15, 1933

 

 756 Wright Avenue

1947 Gelfand Apartments

1a Eva McPherson
1b M.R. Waite
2a J, Harding
2b A. Haagenson
3a E. Hoffman
3b Mrs. Jennie K. Koruba

 Intersection of Wright Avenue and Carteret Street

 

 758 Wright Avenue

1924-1929 Dr. William J. Halbeisen
1947 Mrs. Marie Halbeisen
1947 Joseph Carvis

 

 760 Wright Avenue

1924-1929 Theodore Thompson
1947 Mrs. Clara H. Thompson

 

 762 Wright Avenue

1924-1929 John M. Laning
jeweler
1947
Mrs. Rachel F. Hanna

 

 764 Wright Avenue

1924-1929 Samuel N. Hughes
1947 Robert F. Elsholz

 

 766 Wright Avenue

1924-1947 J. Earl Gates & Myrtle Gates

 

 768 Wright Avenue

1924 Joseph L. Reading
1929 Lawrence W. Grady 
1947 Vacant

 

 771 Wright Avenue

1924 Daniel Chandler
1929 Oscar Ellis
1947 Lawrence Mecca

 

 772 Wright Avenue

1947 Vincent Connolly

 

 773 Wright Avenue

1924-1929 Peter J. Conley

 

 775 Wright Avenue

1924-1929 Alfred L. Ingling
1947 Mrs. Alice T. Ingling

 

 777 Wright Avenue

1924-1929 Edward F. Middleton
1947 Mrs. Susan K. Devenney

 

 779 Wright Avenue

1924-1929 John Brown
1947 Mrs. Anna Brown

 780 Wright Avenue

1923-1929 Jordan Motor Sales Co
Acme Motor Trucks
1947 No Listing

COUNTY KENNEL CLUB MEETS NEXT WEDNESDAY NIGHT

A meeting of the Camden County Kennel Club will be held next Wednesday evening, June 7, at Dixon's Hall, 780 Wright Avenue, Camden, at which time the report of the show and regular business will be staged. 

 780 Wright Avenue

1933 Dixon's Hall

 

 780 Wright Avenue

1947 No Listing

 

 781 Wright Avenue

1924-1929 Howard M. Keller
1947 Harry W. Ament

 

784 Wright Avenue

1924 Vacant
1929 Aronow Brothers Auto Radiator Co.
1929 Albert C. Thilo
1947 No Listing


 Intersection of Wright Avenue, Warren Avenue & Windsor Street

 

 


"New Armory  Wright Avenue  Camden N.J."
1918
Battery B Armory on Wright Avenue

 800 Block of Wright Avenue 

 

 801 Wright Avenue

1924-1947
George B. Newton Coal Company

 801 Wright Avenue

1955
Sypherd Fuel Company

1955 New Jersey Bell Telephone
Yellow Pages Ads
 

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 840 Wright Avenue

1924 National Guard Armory of New Jersey

1924 112th Regiment Band

1924 William E. Forrester
Janitor residing on premises
1929 George Middleton
Janitor residing on premises

 

1924 Franklin McKenna Company
automobile dealer
1929 No Listing

1940 Camden Motor Truck
Company

1940 Camden Motor Truck
Company

 Intersection of Wright Avenue and South 9th Street


1000 Block of Wright Avenue 

1035 Wright Avenue

1955
Bearings Inc.

1955 New Jersey Bell Telephone
Yellow Pages Ads
 

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1140 Wright Avenue

1947 NJ Motor Vehicle Inspection Station


 Intersection of Wright Avenue and South 11th Street

 

 


1100 Block of Wright Avenue 

1125 Wright Avenue

2007 b.ella and nouvella luxury legware

B.ella specializes in luxurious US crafted socks and Italian made hosiery. Our styles are constructed of exotic blend and high-tech stretch yarns for the ultimate in fit and feel. B.ella offers the essential to the extraordinary. Nouvella specializes in fashion forward socks and hosiery. From space-dyed cottons to snapshot trouser socks; slipper socks to footless tights, we offer the daring, delightful and unique.

 

1140 Wright Avenue

1947 NJ Motor Vehicle Inspection Station


 Intersection of Wright Avenue, South 12th Street, & Federal Street

 

 


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