Streets
of
Camden, NJ

Bailey Street


BAILEY STREET appears to be named for real estate developer William T. Bailey, who was responsible for building rows of homes between North 5th and North 6th Streets on State, Grant, Bailey and York Streets. He also appear to been involved developing other blocks in North Camden.  

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

 Phil Cohen


200 block of Bailey Street
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  203 Bailey Street

203 Albert J. Cooper

  204 Bailey Street

1947 Verna M. Ferrara

  205 Bailey Street

1947 Oreste Fanali

  206 Bailey Street

1947 Coulter Thurber

  207 Bailey Street

1947 No return

  208 Bailey Street

1947 No return

1953-1983
Russ Edwards

208 was my Uncle Russ Edwards’s address from at least 1953 to 1983 at his passing. Also in the 70’s I believe, not sure, his house was invaded and he was shot in the leg.

Jim Bessing
June 21, 2011

  209 Bailey Street

1947 Vacant

  210 Bailey Street

1947 John W. Kane

211 Bailey Street

1915 E.J. Gallaghan

Philadelphia Inquirer
August 24, 1915

Morse Street
Lincoln Avenue
Fairview Street

  211 Bailey Street

1947
Lansing W. Cowley Sr. & Family
Lansing & Martha Cowley
Lansing Cowley Jr. - Alice Cowley
Elmer Cowley - Byron Cowley
Irene Cowley - Dorothy Cowley
Elaine Cowley - Theodore Cowley
Jerry Cowley

There were seven other Cowley children

  212 Bailey Street

1933 Henry Egerton
1947 Raymond Caldwell

  213 Bailey Street

1947 No return

  214 Bailey Street

1947 Anna E. Vogel

  215 Bailey Street

1947 E.J. Rush

  216 Bailey Street

1947 Mrs. Laura E. Miller

  217 Bailey Street

1947 Mrs. Elsie Smith

  218 Bailey Street

1947 Harry Weil

  219 Bailey Street

1947 Mrs. Catherine C. Foley

  220 Bailey Street

1947 Clifford U. O’Brien

  221 Bailey Street

1947 Mahlon C. Long

  222 Bailey Street

1947 Vacant

  223 Bailey Street

1947 John Hedican

  223 Bailey Street

This house was involved in a multi-alarm fire on October 30, 1996 - Mischief Night.

  224 Bailey Street

1947 Earl Cox

  225 Bailey Street

1881-1883
Thomas A. Walton
& Family
Thomas A. & Caroline Walton
James Walton
Florence Walton
William Walton
Thomas Walton

  225 Bailey Street

1887-1888 Harry Curtis
1947 Sallie A. Stepler

  226 Bailey Street

1947 Mrs. Clara Kerr 

  227 Bailey Street

1883-1896
Thomas A. Walton
& Family
Thomas A. & Caroline Walton
James Walton
Florence Walton
William Walton
Thomas Walton

  227 Bailey Street

1947 Frank Gardner

  228 Bailey Street

1947 Mrs. Anna E. DuBois

  229 Bailey Street

229 Paul F. Mumman


300 block of Bailey Street
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  309 Bailey Street

1947 Frank A. Abramo

  310 Bailey Street

1947 Mrs. Eleanor Locke

  311 Bailey Street

1947 Mrs. Anna M. Bowen

  312 Bailey Street

1947 Mrs. Josephine Vonerroll

  313 Bailey Street

1947 Thomas A. St. John

314 Bailey Street

1947
John S. Jemison & Family

John S. Jemison & his son, Jack

315 Bailey Street

1930-1947
Harry H. Goehringer & Family
Harry H. & Jennie Goehringer

Left: Harry H. Goehringer & Al Mannes

315 Bailey Street

1930-1947
Harry H. Goehringer & Family
Harry H. & Jennie Goehringer

Left: Jennie Goehringer

316 Bailey Street

1938-1947
Francis O. Engstrom

Photograph Taken May 17, 2007

316 Bailey Street

1938-1947
Francis O. Engstrom

Camden Courier-Post
February 21, 1938

William Buss
George Hemphill
Cedar Street
Gene R. Mariano

 

  317 Bailey Street

1947 William P. Cahill

  318 Bailey Street

1947 Warren A. Bowen

  319 Bailey Street

1947 Frederick J. Barth

  320 Bailey Street

1947 Harry R. Janice

  321 Bailey Street

1947 Edward J. Lechner

  322 Bailey Street

1947 Leslie H. Hudson

323 Bailey Street

1947 David H. Wick

Photograph Taken July 12, 2006

323 Bailey Street

1947 David H. Wick

Photograph Taken July 24, 2007

  324 Bailey Street

1947 George F. Vane

  325 Bailey Street

Mrs. Stella Boogar
&
Children

1920s-1930s

1947 George Butrica

  326 Bailey Street

1938

1947 Henry Stinsman

  327 Bailey Street

1947 Richard H. Stinsman

  328 Bailey Street

1947 Victor J. Goehringer

2005 Gone

328-330 Bailey Street

Photograph Taken May 13, 2005

  329 Bailey Street

1947 William H. Marsden

  329 Bailey Street

1955-1956
Francis P. Stibi
Camden Fire Department

  330 Bailey Street

1947 Kenneth H. McQuaid

  331 Bailey Street

1947 Raymond J. Lanon
trucking
1947 Edward Niemi

In 1965 you could have bought this three bedroom house for $4,000

  332 Bailey Street

1947 Fred H. Kelchner

  333 Bailey Street

1947 Frank Amatucci

  334 Bailey Street

1914-1944
Matthew Warke & Family

  334 Bailey Street

1944-1947 Walter W. Larson


Intersection of North 4th Street & Bailey Street
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Looking East on Bailey Street from North 4th Street - Photograph Taken October 24, 2011

Southeast Corner of North 4th Street &  Bailey Street - Photograph Taken October 24, 2011

   

400 block of Bailey Street
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  410 Bailey Street

1947 William W. Gilbert

2011 Gone

411 Bailey Street

1947 William Robinson
2012 Cesar Mercado

Photograph Taken January 23, 2012

411 & 413
Bailey Street

Photograph Taken January 23, 2012

  412 Bailey Street

1947 Herman O. Siegel

2011 Gone

413 Bailey Street

1947 Heber B. Harvey
2011 Vacant

Photograph Taken January 23, 2012

Scheduled for Demolition in March of 2011

413, 515 & 417
Bailey Street

Photograph Taken December 10, 2007

Scheduled for Demolition in March of 2011

 

413, 415 & 417
Bailey Street

Photograph Taken December 10, 2007

Scheduled for Demolition in March of 2011

 

 

  414 Bailey Street

1947 Mrs. Mary A. Briggs

2011 Gone

  415 Bailey Street

1910s-1960s
Joseph F. Bridgeman Family
Joseph & Mary Bridgeman
Joseph T. Bridgeman
Paul Bridgeman
Augustine Bridgeman
Philip Bridgeman
Mark Bridgeman
Leo P. Bridgeman
Clem Bridgeman

2011 Vacant

Damaged by Fire January 23, 2012

Scheduled for Demolition in March of 2011

Leo P. Bridgeman

Funeral services for Leo P. Bridgeman, 32, 0f 425 Bailey Street, who died yesterday following a long illness, will be held at 10 a.m. Monday at the Church of the Holy Name, Fifth and Vine streets. Solemn Requiem High Mass will be sung.

Friends will gather at 9 a.m. at the home. Burial will be in Calvary cemetery. Mr. Bridgeman is survived by his widow, Mrs. Ann Bridgeman; his mother, Mrs. Mary Bridgeman, and six brothers, Joseph, Clement, Paul, Augustine, Philip and Mark Bridgeman. 

415 Bailey Street

1910s-1960s
Leo P. Bridgeman Family
Leo & Ann Bridgemann

Camden Courier-Post
February 18, 1938

Damaged by Fire January 23, 2012

Scheduled for Demolition in March of 2011

15 Bailey Street

1910s-1960s
Leo P. Bridgeman Family
Leo & Ann Bridgemann

Camden Courier-Post
February 18, 1938

  416 Bailey Street

1947 Preston E. Hill

2012 Anna C. Colon

  417 Bailey Street

1947 Leroy D. L'Esperance

2011 Vacant

Scheduled for Demolition in March of 2011

  418 Bailey Street

1947 Daniel L. Taylor

2011 Gone

  419 Bailey Street

1947 William E. Little

2007 Gone

420 Bailey Street

1947 Charles Jones

2001 Vacant

Photograph Taken September 10, 2001

420 Bailey Street

2006 Vacant

Photograph Taken June 2, 2006

2011 Gone

  421 Bailey Street

1947 James A. Russell

2011 Gone

  422 Bailey Street

1947 George C. Knake

2012 Serafin Flores


423 Bailey Street

1941 Erma Daisey

Camden Courier-Post
July 24, 1941

Owen Daisey
Michael Hetz
Clifford Shemeley
Chesapeake Road
Ferry Avenue

  423 Bailey Street

1947 Horace Dougherty

2011 Gone

CAMDEN INCORPORATIONS

North Camden Young Republican Association: principal office, 940 Linden Street; agent. Sidney Liss. Objects: To advance true principles of good government, to inspire the welfare of the individual members, to promote the spirit of democracy throughout its members, to create a stronger interest among its members toward the Republican party, to create a feeling of sociability and friendship among the members, and to encourage social intercourse among the Republicans of North Camden. Trustees: Sidney Liss, 940 Linden Street; William Kirk, 734 Vine Street; Joseph V. Anderson, 532 Rex Place; Frank Nelson Jr. 921 Vine Street; Wilfred Fournier, 424 Bailey Street; Oliver Gutherie, 935 Fern Street; Charles Johnson; 536 Rex Place.

424 Bailey Street


1938 Wilfred J. Fournier

Camden Courier-Post
February 2, 1938

  424 Bailey Street

1947 Mrs. Dorothea Franz

2001 Vacant

2011 Gone

424 & 426
Bailey Street
(426 with collapsed rear)

Photograph Taken September 10, 2001

2011 Gone

  425 Bailey Street

1947 Paul N. Snyder

2011 Gone

426 Bailey Street

1947 Mrs. Regina A. Brower

2006 Vacant

Photograph Taken June 2, 2006

2011 Gone

  427 Bailey Street

1947 Reginald A. Ballinger

2011 Gone

428 Bailey Street

1914-1917
Dan McConnell

  428 Bailey Street

1914-1917
Henry Francis McConnell

  428 Bailey Street

1947 William S. Pearce
2011 Warren E. Scott Jr. 

  429 Bailey Street

1947 James E. O'Malley 

2011 Gone

  430 Bailey Street

David J. Adams Family
1920s-1940s
Corporal
Laurence Sherman Adams

  430 Bailey Street

1947 Mrs. Margaret W. Adams

2011 Gone

  431 Bailey Street

1947 Harry Shuman
2011 Angel Matias 

  433 Bailey Street

1947 Emilie Brewer
2011 Charles E. Chapman


Intersection of
Bailey Street & North 5th Street
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Northwest Corner - Photograph Taken November 4, 2011
Northeast Corner - Photograph Taken November 4, 2011
Looking East on Bailey Street from North 5th Street - Photograph Taken November 4, 2011
Looking East on Bailey Street from North 5th Street - Photograph Taken November 4, 2011
Southeast Corner
Photograph Taken November 4, 2011

 

Southwest Corner - Photograph Taken November 4, 2011
Looking West on Bailey Street from North 5th Street - Photograph Taken November 4, 2011
Looking West on Bailey Street from North 5th Street - Photograph Taken November 4, 2011
   

500 block of Bailey Street
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Camden Courier-Post * May 1964
"Aunt Mary" Carotenuto - Bob Bartosz

500 block of Bailey Street
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  512 Bailey Street

John Ciafrani Family

  512 Bailey Street

1947 Clarence Dillon

514 Bailey Street

1947 Raleigh T. Broffit

1950
Leon J. Chorzelewski & Family
Stanley J. Chorzelewski

Camden Courier-Post
August 12, 1950

William H. Beale
Mrs. Anna Cole
North 5th Street

  515 Bailey Street

1947 George B. Smith

516 Bailey Street

1947 Alonzo F. Whare

Photograph Taken October 24, 2011

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516 & 518
Bailey Street

Photograph Taken October 24, 2011

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  517 Bailey Street

1947 Mrs. Jane Reilly

518 Bailey Street

1947 Louis Amorosa

Photograph Taken October 24, 2011

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  519 Bailey Street

1947 Charles C. Philipson

  520 Bailey Street

1905-mid1920s Franklin M. Walton
1905-1939 Harry F. Walton
1947 James O. Bruce

2011 Gone

  521 Bailey Street

1947 Robert L. Butterer

522 Bailey Street

1947 Mrs. Elizabeth Ragen
2011 Vacant

Photograph Taken October 24, 2011

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  523 Bailey Street

1947 William J. Stuhl

  524 Bailey Street

1947 Mrs. Josephine Colhouer

2011 Gone

525 Bailey Street

1947 Hubert F. Woods

Photograph Taken October 24, 2011

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525 Bailey Street

Photograph Taken October 24, 2011

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  526 Bailey Street

1947.Murray V. Ellis

2011 Gone

527 Bailey Street

1947 Harry D. Fisher

Photograph Taken October 24, 2011

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527 Bailey Street

1903 Russell L. Githens

Philadelphia Inquirer
October 5, 1903

527 Bailey Street

1922 Mrs. Anna Aswald

Philadelphia Inquirer
November 26, 1922

Arthur Holl

  528 Bailey Street

1890s-1900s Cullis B. Errickson
1947 Mrs. Rosie K. Brown

2011 Gone

529 Bailey Street

1947 Ralph E. Hart

Photograph Taken October 24, 2011

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  530 Bailey Street

1947 Albert L. Young

2011 Gone

  531 Bailey Street

1947 Mrs. Virginia M. Engleberth

  532 Bailey Street

1947 Mrs. Margaret Allen

2011 Gone

  533 Bailey Street

1914 Albert Heap
1920s-1928 John A. Rogers
1947 George C. Allebach

  534 Bailey Street

1947 Ernest C. Williams

2011 Gone

535 Bailey Street

1947 Edward Odensen

Photograph Taken October 24, 2011

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535 & 537
Bailey Street

Photograph Taken October 24, 2011

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  536 Bailey Street

1947 Ernest J. Martin

2011 Gone

537 Bailey Street

1947 William V. Childress

Photograph Taken October 24, 2011

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538 Bailey Street

1947 Clifford N. Kelchner

Photograph Taken October 24, 2011

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539 Bailey Street

1920s-1947
George W. Taylor Sr. & Family
George W. &  Cornelia Donaldson Taylor
George W. Taylor Jr.
Cornelia Taylor
Cornelius Donaldson (brother-in-law)

George W. Taylor drowned in April of 1925

Photograph Taken October 24, 2011

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540 Bailey Street

1941
George Smith & Family
George & Ethel Smith


540 Bailey Street

1947 Joseph M. Gallagher

Photograph Taken October 24, 2011

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540 & 542
Bailey Street

Photograph Taken October 24, 2011

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  541 Bailey Street
1947 Edith M. Hedges & Mrs. Emily Carr
542 Bailey Street
1947 Charles G. Seeds

Photograph Taken October 24, 2011

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  543 Bailey Street
1947 Mrs. Elsie A. Wahl 
  544 Bailey Street
1911 Albert Heap
Pyne Poynt Social Club 

1924-1929 James L. Heap
544 Bailey Street

1943-1947
James O. Jones & Family
James O. & Doris A. Jones

From the Rose Club To the Editor:

Sir-The Rose Social Club held a card party Saturday evening and thanks those who were kind enough to help us. Is there some one you know who is very sick, and could be made happy with a flower? Would you let us know?

MRS. E. MILEY
545 Bailey Street

545 Bailey Street

1938 Mrs. E. Miley

Camden Courier-Post
February 10, 1938

  545 Bailey Street
1947 Mrs. Nora A. Hughes
  546 Bailey Street
1947 Willard P. Sirmann
  547 Bailey Street
1947 Mrs. Evelyn Tracy
  548 Bailey Street
1947 Elizabeth F. Chase
549 Bailey Street

1947 Earl W. Bernheisel

Photograph Taken July 25, 2002

549, 551 & 553
Bailey Street

Photograph Taken July 25, 2002

  550 Bailey Street
1929 Mrs. Mary C. Loper

MRS. FANNIE A. SAYRE

Bedfast 10 weeks, Mrs. Fannie A. Sayre, 70, died, yesterday at her home, 550 Bailey Street. Born here, Mrs. Sayre lived most of her life in Bridgeton. She is survived by two daughters and a son, six grandchildren, four great-grandchildren, and three brothers. Her children are Mrs. Clinton Shinn, with whom she resided; Mrs. John Warfie, of Bridge ton, and Abbot Sayre, of Greenwich. Her brothers are Lewis, William and Edgar DuBois, ail of Bridgeton. Mrs. Sayre's husband, Joseph A. died in 1932. Funeral services will be held in Bridgeton Saturday at 2 p. m. Burial will be in Laurel Lawn Cemetery, Bridgeton.

550 Bailey Street

1933 Mrs. Clinton Shinn
1933 Mrs. Fannie Sayre

Camden Courier-Post
February 3, 1933

  550 Bailey Street
1947 Richard H. Boulton
551 Bailey Street

1947 Elizabeth F. Campbell

Photograph Taken July 25, 2002

VACUUM CLEANER SALE SENDS SELLER TO CELL

Accused of fraud in connection with the sale of a vacuum cleaner, Leonard Hauser, 39, of 218 North 
Eighth street
, yesterday was arrested and held on $1000 bail for a hearing Monday in Camden police court.

Complaint against Hauser were Mrs. Mary Kirby, of 552 Bailey street, and Frank Thompson, dealer in 
vacuum cleaners at Fifth and Cooper streets.

Hauser allegedly sold Mrs. Kirby a machine, taking her old one in exchange. When she complained the new one did not work, according to the complaint, Hauser took it and failed to return it, or the $25 he collected.

552 Bailey Street

1928- 1947 Mary C. Kirby

Camden Courier-Post
February 12, 1938

552 Bailey Street

Late 1950s
The Carotenuto Family

This picture is of my mom Mary Carotenuto ( aka Aunt Mary ) who started a program to clean streets of Camden! This was out in front of our home 552 Bailey Street around 1958

Richard Carotenuto
October 2014

553 Bailey Street

Corporal
Lawrence Somerfield Adams

553 Bailey Street

1947 Arthur L. Payne

Photograph Taken July 25, 2002

553 & 555
Bailey Street

Photograph Taken July 25, 2002

  554 Bailey Street
1947 Charles E. Taylor
555 Bailey Street

1930s-1938
John F. Kerby

summer 1940 to late 1959-1960 John Ciafrani

Photograph Taken July 25, 2002

  556 Bailey Street
1947 Maurice W. Hearn
1967 Nat Blevins
  557 Bailey Street
1947 Frank E. Martin
  559 Bailey Street
1947 Charles A. McCurdy

1950s-1960s
R.G. Schmidt & Family
Mr. & Mrs. R.G. Schmidt
Richard Schmidt
Lorraine Schmidt
Louis Schmidt

  561 Bailey Street
1947 Mrs. Georgia L. Johnson
563 Bailey Street

1941-1947
F. Wayland Potter & Family
F. Wayland & Ethel J Potter


600 block of Bailey Street
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611 Bailey Street

Corporal
Leon Atkinson Lippincott

  611 Bailey Street

1947 Thomas R. Penrose

  612 Bailey Street

1947 Reuben H. Maclntire

  613 Bailey Street

1947 Harold G. Brewin
2007 Gone

  614 Bailey Street

1947 Samuel S. Norcross Jr.

  615 Bailey Street

1947 Henry T. Fletcher
2007 Gone

616 Bailey Street

1947 Abraham F. E. Praissman

Photograph Taken March 13, 2012

616 & 616
Bailey Street

1947 Abraham F. E. Praissman

617 Bailey Street

1947 Mrs. Harriet L. Bonham
1955 Bon-Wil Refrigeration

1955 New Jersey Bell Telephone
Yellow Pages Ad

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617 Bailey Street

December 13, 2007 

617 Bailey Street

Photograph Taken March 13, 2012

618 Bailey Street

1947 Frederic J. Poast

Photograph Taken March 13, 2012

619 Bailey Street

1947 Vahan Erzengatzian

Photograph Taken March 13, 2012

617 & 619
Bailey Street

December 13, 2007 

 

617 & 619
Bailey Street

Photograph Taken March 13, 2012

 

620 Bailey Street

1947 Hugh Lovett

Photograph Taken March 13, 2012

621 Bailey Street

1947 Robert I. Compton

Photograph Taken March 13, 2012

  622 Bailey Street

1947 George P. Miller

2011 Gone

623 Bailey Street

1947 William G. Rogers

Photograph Taken March 13, 2012

623 Bailey Street

Photograph Taken March 13, 2012

624 Bailey Street

1947 Daniel Harkins

Photograph Taken March 13, 2012

624 & 626
Bailey Street

Photograph Taken March 13, 2012

625 Bailey Street

1947 Walter Elberson

Photograph Taken March 13, 2012

626 Bailey Street

1947 Harry F. Ecky
real estate

Photograph Taken March 13, 2012

  627 Bailey Street

1947 Laura E. Wilde

2011 Gone

628 Bailey Street

1947 William J. Saviot

Photograph Taken March 13, 2012

628 & 630
Bailey Street

Photograph Taken March 13, 2012

  629 Bailey Street

1947 Walter Graver

630 Bailey Street

Photograph Taken March 13, 2012

1917-1947
Burton Somers Morris Sr. & Family
Burton S. & Marie Morris
Dorothy Morris
Burton S. Morris Jr.

  631 Bailey Street

1947 Mrs. Barbara Easterbrook

  632 Bailey Street

1947 George M. Morrison

YEAR'S HOTTEST DAY 'BAKES' CITY, KILLS 2 
Edward T. McAllister, Veteran at Esterbrook's,
Dies on Way Home

The hottest day of the year brought death to two persons in Camden and Philadelphia, yesterday and caused general discomfort from the Rocky Mountains to the Atlantic Coast. No relief is expected today, except possible showers. 

Edward T. McAllister, 67, of 633 Bailey Street, collapsed late yesterday in an alley at the rear of 914 North Sixth Street. Neighbors called police who took him to Cooper Hospital where he was pronounced dead. Coroner Benjamin R. Denny said death was due to heart attack, induced by the heat. 

Veteran at Esterbrook's 

McAllister was returning home from the Esterbrook Pen Company plant where he was employed 20 years. He was in ill health recently. His widow, Lottie, survives. Funeral services will be held at 2.30 p. m. tomorrow at the Denny funeral home 736 Market Street. Burial will be in Arlington cemetery.

The Philadelphia victim was William Barchmaier, 42, of 4059 Teesdale Street, who collapsed at Keystone and Cottman Streets, Tacony. He was pronounced dead at Frankford Hospital. 

92 at 4.30 P. M. 

The mercury reached a high of 92 degrees at 4.30 p. m., two degrees below the record for the date set in 1914. The hourly temperatures follow:

9 a. m 73 4 p. m 91
10 a.m  77 4:30 p.m 92
11 a.m 79 5 p. m 91 
12 noon 83 6 p. m 91 
1 p. m  87 7 p. m  90 
2 p. m 88 8 p. m 89
3 p. m 88  9 p. m 88 

The weather bureau does not hold out much hope for a change today. Continued warm weather, with possible thundershowers in the afternoon is forecast.

633 Bailey Street


1933 Edward McAllister

  633 Bailey Street


1947 Joseph A. Connell

  634 Bailey Street

1947 Robert N. Kennedy

  635 Bailey Street

1947 Douglas L Coleman

  636 Bailey Street

1947 David A. Baxter

  637 Bailey Street

1947 Robert D Dool

  638 Bailey Street

1947-1950s Albert A. Weller

  639 Bailey Street

1947 Charles E. Seagraves

  640 Bailey Street

1947 Duncan McKerracher

  641 Bailey Street

1947 Sarah J. Miller

  642 Bailey Street

1947 William H. White


617-619 Bailey Street - December 13, 2007
story and photographs by Bob Bartosz

Camden NJ Fire Fighter Battle Smokey 2 Alarm Blaze

Shortly after 1:00 PM on December 13, 2007 a police car on patrol spotted heavy smoke coming from a row of vacant dwellings in the 600 block of Bailey Street in the North Camden section of the city.  At the same time Camden Country Fire Radio and Camden Police 911 Center were receiving calls for the same fire location.  Companies were now dispatched along with Battalion 2 Chief Mike DiPascale.  Fire Radio informed Battalion 2 that they were receiving numerous calls and were adding the extra Engine Company to the Box.  

Engine Company 6, under the Command of Captain Sandrock was first on location and reported that he had a row of two story vacant dwellings with the first two dwellings heavily involved and that he was going in service.  Battalion 2 was now on location and informed Fire Radio to strike an All Hands Box and requested an additional Engine and Ladder Company to be dispatched.  

It was a rainy, misty day and the smoke was so heavy that fire fighters had a hard time trying to see up the street to where the fire was located. All of the dwellings were heavily boarded up, making it extremely hard for the fire fighters to make entry.  Truck Companies went up to the roof to ventilate.  Six 1-3/4" lines were now in service as fire fighters were making good progress attacking the fire.  They were able to contain the blaze to two dwellings with some damage to the third dwelling.  About 40 minutes into the fire Chief DiPascale placed the fire Under Control.  The fire is being investigated by the Camden City Fire Marshal's Office and the Camden Police Department Arson Squad.

 

Members of Engine Company 6, commanded by Captain Sandrock, going into 617 Bailey Street
Members of Ladder Company 3
in the command of Captain Andy Magee heading to the roof to ventilate
 
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617-619 Bailey Street - December 13, 2007

Smoke was so heavy that the fire fighters had a hard time seeing up the street.
Members of Ladder Company 1 led Captain Merklein  and Rescue Company 1
under Captain Glassman  making entry to the heavily boarded up dwellings.   
Fire fighters force their way through heavy smoke to attack the blaze.
Fire fighter used a chainsaw to cut through the boarded-up door

700 block of Bailey Street
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  704 Bailey Street

1947 William J. Dill

  706 Bailey Street

1947 Charles A. Hughes

  707 Bailey Street

1940-1947 Thomas J. MacKay Jr.

  708 Bailey Street

1938 Samuel McCall
1947 Theo J. Baner

  709 Bailey Street

1947 Roy E. Knaub
1952-1060 The Kasper Family

  710 Bailey Street

1930s-1940s
John Rettew & Family
John & Kathryn Rettew
Patricia Rettew
John Rettew
June Rettew

  711 Bailey Street

1947 Ernest P. Hambleton
1952-1060 The Johnson Family

I remember looking out the upstairs rear windows at the fireworks in the late 50's.

Al Johnson
January 4, 2012

  712 Bailey Street

1947 Jacob Strauss

  713 Bailey Street

1947 Mrs. Florence E. Emmett
1952-1960 The Davis Family

  714 Bailey Street

1947 Harold Olsen

  715 Bailey Street

1947 Joseph Longstreet

9 NABBED IN CHECK ON RECKLESS DRIVING
State Agents Warn Patrons of Cafes, Patrol Road at Early Hour

A three-hour drive conducted by State motor vehicle inspectors against reckless driving on Crescent boulevard between West Col-lingswood and 
Brooklawn early yesterday netted nine arrests.

The drive also included cursory inspection of patrons leaving cafes and inns at the 2 o'clock closing hour. Many drivers accepted the advice of inspectors to permit other licensed drivers to take them home.

Justice of the Peace Oliver J. Stetser, of Gloucester, was summoned from bed to arraign the nine men, all of whom had been arrested between 1 and 4 a. m. Several drivers were examined by Dr. George M. Adams, of 
Gloucester, but none was pronounced intoxicated or unfit to drive.

Those fined by Stetser were Joseph T. Pfisterer, 24, of 53 North Johnson boulevard, Gloucester, driving on rim of wheel, $50; Henry Geiger, 23, Mantua; Henry V. Marsh, 823 Tatum street, Woodbury, $15, speeding; 
Myers B, Fisher, 25, Westville, and Aloysius Elliott, 31, 419 Hunter street, Gloucester, $10 each, speeding; Edward Corbett, 24, 724 Federal street, Camden, improper registration; George Dunner, 25, Lake tract, 
Woodbury; Alphonse Besogni Westville Grove, and Anna M. Unger, 25, 716 Bailey street, Camden, $10 each, no drivers' licenses.

716 Bailey Street

1938 Anna M. Unger

Camden Courier-Post
February 14, 1938

  716 Bailey Street

1947 Ralph H. Neeld

  717 Bailey Street

1933-1947 Harry Garwood

717 Bailey Street

1956-1959 Thomas Winstanley
firefighter 

  717 Bailey Street

1933 Frank Garwood

Camden Courier-Post
June 23, 1933

  718 Bailey Street

1947 Sullivan E. Nardello

  719 Bailey Street

1947 Harold C. Hudson

  720 Bailey Street

1940-1947 Harry T. Van Deventer

  721 Bailey Street

1947 Edward G. Lummis Jr.

  722 Bailey Street

1947 Harry C. Cooper

  723 Bailey Street

1947 Anna S. Waleski

  725 Bailey Street

1947 John H. Hartman

  727 Bailey Street

1940-1947 Edward C. Taylor

  729 Bailey Street

1940-1947 Laurence L. Ring


Some Memories of the 800 block of Bailey Street
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My family lived at 830 Bailey St from 1953 (I was 8 yrs old and in the third grade at Read Elementary school) until 1968. My parents were Herbert and Helen Sampson and have 6 Daughters Anne (me), Helen, Stella, Carol, Michelle and Mary. My father drove oil rigs for Matlack trucking which was later bought out by Hess Oil. After my family left 830 Bailey a Hispanic person bought it. 

My Father (upright Bass), Al Bush (drums), Al Davidson (guitar) and Ed Bowles (guitar and piano) had a band and they would set up on our porch at Christmas and play music for the neighbors and everyone drank and had a good time. My dad and other guys, Calvin and Carlton "Cush" Krause, David Gladney would get together and set up block parties with beer kegs and music. One time the adults on the block gathered with their lawn chairs up on the corner of 9th and Bailey and one of the kids on the block called the cops reporting a bunch of kids partying on the corner. The cops came and saw all the adults and left.

Another time the young guys on the block lifted Robert Morris's Volkswagen onto his porch and when Robert opened his door to go to work or school, his car was there.

When the great north eastern blackout happened everyone on the block was watching the first showing of Outer Limits on TV. It just said "We control your TV" and all the lights went out. The Krause's and us and other's on the block ran out on our porches and freaked out.

I remember the man going down the back alley way yelling " Clothes props, come and buy your clothes props.

The kids on the block played in the alley ways a lot and on Pyne Poynt 
by the river. On Halloween we soaped windows and rang doorbells and ran.
On Christmas Eve I remember walking down York Street in the snow to go to midnight mass at Holy Name Catholic Church and on the way there was a little shop that was all lit up for Christmas.

Next door to us 832 Bailey were the Krause family, Calvin, Mary (She worked for Sears) and their children Calvin Jr., Maryann, Paul, Billie, Joseph and Stephen. On the other side of us was David and Ruth Gladney and son. He played piano by ear and he and my dad always played jokes on each other. Next to Mr. Gladney was the Murphy family, Mr & Mrs. Murphy and their children Joe (who died a young man in a car accident), Agnes, Margaret, Donna and Louise. Margaret lives at the shore somewhere with I think her 5 children. 

At 834 Bailey lived Carlton Krause and wife with son Robert lived next door to Calvin. Carlton Krause had a son named Carlton Jr. and a son named Phillip. My sister told me that Robert Krause, Carlton Krause Jr., Margaret Murphy and Donna Murphy all live in Cape May, New Jersey. Louise Murphy lives in Delaware and Calvin Krause in Collingswood.

 At 836 Bailey was Mr. & Mrs. Reibel and sons Danny and ?. 838 Bailey Street was Mr. & Mrs. Morris and son Robert. 846 Bailey had John and Lulu Reppert and son Jack. who married Agnes Murphy. 848 Bailey was the home of Mr. & Mrs. Burkhardt and sons Billy, Richard (married Linda Taylor from York Street), Robert and daughter Mary Ellen. 847 Bailey had Flexitallic Gasket company at one end and the paper factory at the other.

818 Bailey: James J. Owens, his mother lived there and her Granddaughter Suzanne Owens would visit and we would play with her and she had so many toys we thought she was a rich girl. She lived in Pennsylvania. Suzanne's parents were divorced. 824 Bailey Mrs. Beckett with her disabled brother Richard, and her son George. 812 Bailey was Mr. Shoemaker. 814 Bailey Mr. & Mrs. Baker and son ? and daughter Margaret.

Anne Sampson Harrison
September 2013


800 block of Bailey Street
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  810 Bailey Street

1947 William H. Harris

  812 Bailey Street

1947 Mrs. Alice E. Otis

1950s-1960s
The Shoemaker Family

  814 Bailey Street

1947 William L. Payne

1950s-1960s
The Baker Family
Mr. & Mrs. Baker
Margaret Baker

North Camden Wife Swindled
By Man Offering Husband Job
Woman Borrows $5 From Neighbor and Gives It to Stranger; Fraud Revealed on Trip to Philadelphia City Hall

A North Camden woman was fleeced of $5 yesterday and left without funds to walk home from Philadelphia City Hall by a confidence man who promised her husband a job.

The victim is Mrs. Florence Downing, wife of Frank Downing, 816 Bailey street.

She borrowed the $5 from a neighbor after the stranger offered to get Downing a job if he registered at Philadelphia City Hall as a solicitor.

Mrs. Downing said the stranger first asked her to advance a $12 registration fee, but later compromised for $5 and said he would obtain the balance from Downing's first week's salary.

Mrs. Downing accompanied the stranger by bus to Philadelphia when he said she might register for her husband. Near City Hall, he left the bus, telling her to go to Room 542 and ask for Mr. Sells.

"He said he would telephone and fix everything up for me," she told police. The woman reported she found there was no Room 542 and no Mr. Sells.

Mrs. Downing said the swindler obtained her address through her husband's father, George, 936 Cedar street, after he approached George Downing and asked him where he could contact 20 young men who wanted to earn from to $10 daily.

816 Bailey Street

1938
Francis J. Downing
Frank & Florence Downing Jr.

Camden Courier-Post
February 15,1938

1947
Mrs. Margaret Downing

  818 Bailey Street

1930
George Stafford Downing & Family
George S. & Margaret Downing
George S. Downing Jr.
Francis J. Downing

1947-1960s
  James J. Owens & Family

  818 Bailey Street

1947-1960s
 James J. Owens & Family

818 Bailey... James J Owens, his mother lived there and her Granddaughter Suzanne Owens would visit and we would play with her and she had so many toys we thought she was a rich girl. She lived in Pennsylvania. Suzanne's parents were divorced. 

Anne Sampson Harrison 2013

  820 Bailey Street

1947 Felix Traczykowski

  822 Bailey Street

1947 Albert C. Baldwin

  824 Bailey Street

1947 Brynjulf Hulleberg

1950s-1960s
The Beckett Family

At 824 Bailey lived Mrs. Beckett with her disabled brother Richard, and her son George.

Anne Sampson Harrison 2013

  826 Bailey Street

1947 Lawrence Werts

1950s-1960s
Murphy Family
Mr. & Mrs. Murphy
Joe Murphy
Agnes Murphy
Margaret Murphy
Donna Murphy
Louise Murphy

  828 Bailey Street

1950s-1960s
David Gladney & Family
David & Ruth Gladney

  830 Bailey Street

1947 John A. Swift

  830 Bailey Street

1953-1968
Herbert Sampson & Family
Herbert & Helen Sampson
Anne Sampson
Helen Sampson
Stella Sampson
 Carol Sampson
Michelle Sampson
Mary Sampson

  832 Bailey Street

1947-1960s
Calvin C. Kraus Sr. & Family
Calvin & Mary Krause
Calvin Jr.,
Maryann
Paul
Billie
Joseph
Stephen

  834 Bailey Street

1947
Carlton J. Kraus Sr. & Family
roofer
Robert Krause
Carlton Krause Jr.
Philip Krause

  836 Bailey Street

1947-1960s
Edward C. Riebel & Family
Danny Reibel

  838 Bailey Street

1947=1960s
George E. Morris & Family
Robert Morris

  840 Bailey Street

1947 Charles C. Brooks

  842 Bailey Street

1947 Wendell B. L’Esperance
plumber

  844 Bailey Street

1947 Raymond L. Palermo

  846 Bailey Street

1947-1960s
John B. Reppert & Family
John & Lulu Reppert
Jack Reppert

Jack Reppert married Agnes Murphy from 826 Bailey Street

Anne Sampson Harrison 2013

k 847 Bailey Street

1947-1960s
Springfield Coated Paper Co.

1950s-1960s
Flexitallic Gasket Company

  848 Bailey Street

Technician Fifth Class
James H. Parks Jr.

  848 Bailey Street

1930s-1940s
James H. Parks Sr. Family

  848 Bailey Street

1950s-1960s
Mr & Mrs Burkhardt 
Billy Burkharst
Richard Burkhardt
Robert Burkhardt
Mary Elen Burkhardt

Richard Burkhardt married Linda Taylor from York Street.

Anne Sampson Harrison 2013


 


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