Streets
of
Camden, NJ

Carman Street


CARMAN STREET apparently is named after William Carman, who owned a home at the Southwest Corner of Broadway and Federal Street. The house stood on and elevation fifteen or 20 feet above street grade. Erected in 1830, the house was leveled in 1902 to make way for the Munger and Long Department Store, which in the 1920s became the Stecker Department Store and in turn a J.C. Penney Department Store. In 1965 the building was torn down, and the Commerce Building, an eight-story office building with stores on the first floor, was erected on the site.

Carman Street originally was one block south of Federal Street, and ran from Broadway to South 8th Street. Carman Street picked up on the other side of the Cooper River, in what was originally Stockton Township, and eventually ran from 15th through to 31st Street, where it ends at Woodrow Wilson High School. The section of Carman Street east of South 27th Street, laid out prior to Camden's annexation of Stockton Township, was originally known as Dover Street, as illustrated in a map of the area from 1914.

Various projects over the years in downtown Camden have erased Carman Street from the map in that part of town. The last of Carman Street in downtown Camden went with the demolition of the Midway Theater and the construction of the Walter Rand Transportation Center. This long-gone section of Carman Street was by and large residential. Of the few businesses in this, the "Center City" length of Carman Street, the most notable was Roy Steele's Tavern at 560 Carman, which was in business from the 1930s through the 1960s. 

In East Camden, Carman Street ran through an area that was primarily industrial. The Stelwagon Manufacturing Company at 1600 Carman was in the business of roofing materials, and the Bell & Evans Company had a large poultry processing facility at 1610-1644 Carman for decades. Other factories with addresses on Federal Street and the cross streets had frontage on Carman Street in this area including the Iowa Soap Company between 16th and 17th Streets, known since the 1960s as the Concord Chemical factory. Carman Street turned residential at 19th Street, and remains so for the rest of its length, with the exception of three or four small business.

The most interesting building, from a historical and and architectural standpoint, sits at the corner of South 27th & Carman Streets. 60 South 27th was for many years a funeral home, run by a James R. Sudler. A boy who grew up in the neighborhood at 3038 Stevens Street, Clarence J. Eichel, later became a partner, and eventually the owner of this business. The Eichel Funeral Home later moved to Pennsauken NJ, and remains in business as of 2004.

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

 Phil Cohen


Carman Street Memories
by Harriet Lynne Agin-Stuhltrager

My family moved from "Little" Cooper Street in East Camden to 624 Carman Street; about two blocks from Broadway. 

Broadway & Federal Street - the heart of Camden

On the corner of Broadway and Carman was the Broadway Theater.  Looking across the street one could see the speed-line.  Down a little ways was the popular Grand movie theater. One might say that the location was right in the heart of Camden. We were a couple of blocks from Market Street where both the Stanley and Savar movies were located.

The Court House and the City Hall is what separated Federal and Market streets. Later on in years the Court House was demolished and Lit Brothers replaced it on that spot. J.C.  Penney's was the best department store around back in 1940 and 1941 when I lived in that part of town.

It was difficult for me to accept leaving Cooper Street. To me, that was our house. Therefore I stayed at {my girlfriend} Cass's house until I had to go home.  Eventually, however, I would have to get registered for school. I got acquainted quickly with the neighborhood kids.  They all went to Broadway School.  Leaving St. Joe's and the nuns I loved was devastating for me.

Broadway School

Mrs. Garrison was my home room teacher for grade 6.  She was very neat, wore pretty earrings and lipstick, which made me more homesick for St. Joe's. I had Mrs. Mauger for math, Mrs. Bastian for English, and Mrs. Stuart for history and art. I will never forget how kind and compassionate Mrs. Stuart was to me.  She learned of my mother being very ill and in the hospital.  She took me aside and tried to comfort me.  I told her she should have been a nun.  She told me she wasn't Catholic.

President Roosevelt Visits Camden 1940

A big day in my life.  I knew the President was to be motoring down Broadway and I had to see him.  Before going down the street I ran upstairs and put our flag out the window. Off I went. I stood in front of the speed-line as far out on the curb as I could get. The President was right in front of me.  He was known for his beautiful friendly smile and it was directed right at me, as he waved.  Probably everyone standing there with me thought the same thing in regards to their self.

Talk about political season

FDR was running for his third term. His opponent was Wendell Wilkie. Us kids trotted along to school in a sing-song manner repeating over and over again:

"Roosevelt in the White House waiting to be elected,
Wilkie in the trash can, waiting to be collected."

We didn't go down Broadway to school, we went the back way, by Haddon Avenue. We passed the Cooper Hospital where I liked seeing the nurses coming out all dressed in white from head to toe. They were immaculate! On cool days they would wear a navy blue cape trimmed with red piping. They looked so professional, it made you think about becoming a nurse.

Across the street from the hospital was a Methodist Church. We went there a few times with the neighbors kids.  They were good to our family.  At Xmas and Thanksgiving they delivered baskets to our house. We also passed the armory on our way to school.

1942 would find me back at St. Joe's. My mother had passed away. May 1941.


Carman Street - 1961

This aerial photo, cropped from a larger photograph showing the dismantlement of the railroad that had run from the old ferry terminal through the heart of Camden, shows Carman Street from "top to bottom", beginning at Broadway to its end, a few doors past the intersection of Warren Street, at the bottom of the picture. City Hall and what was then Lit Brothers (today the County welfare building) are at upper right, and Haddon Avenue can be seen bisecting Carman Street diagonally. Also easily discerned is the Broadway Theater, at the head of Carman Street the " Munger & Long building" (then J.C. Penney's), the YMCA building and the still standing New Jersey Bell Telephone building along Federal Street


538 Carman Street

1955
Dale Dance Studio

1955 New Jersey Bell Telephone
Yellow Pages Ad

560 Carman Street

Barrett Tire Shop
William Rothman

Camden Courier-Post
June 11, 1932

Camden Courier-Post
March 28, 1932

  560 Carman Street

Nat Green
February 1936

560 Carman Street

Roy Steele's Tavern

January 27, 1939
Banquet Program Ad

  561 Carman Street

Martin O'Brien
Undertaker

1890s

562 Carman Street

1955
Frank's Florist Shop

1955 New Jersey Bell Telephone
Yellow Pages Ad

  564 Carman Street

1887-1900s
John Elberson & Family
John  & Rachel Elberson
William P. Elberson
Edith Elberson
Mamie Elberson
Walter Elberson
Theodore Elberson

(Family name also spelled ELVERSON)

565 Carman Street

Camden Courier-Post
March 12, 1930

Clan Manufacturing Company

565 Carman Street

Camden Courier-Post
February 20, 1936

Clan Manufacturing Company

566 Carman Street

1924, 1929
William Hopkins

567 Carman Street

1902
Jhn Neukirk & Family
John & Emma Neukirk

Philadelphia Inquirer
December 4, 1902

  571 Carman Street

1882-1900s
Jacob Browning & Family
Jacob & Rebecca Browning
Mary Browning
John T. Browning
Walter W. Browning
Fannie Browning

571 Carman Street

1882-1900
Walter W. Browning

  571 Carman Street

1880s-1929
John Zander & Family
Camden Police Department
John & Mary Browning Zander
Harry Jarret Zander
Camden Fire Department

Harry Jarrett Zander
Harry Jarrett & Maude A. Zander
John T. Zander

  571 Carman Street

1930
George Miller Sr. & Family

  572 Carman Street

Charles C. Croasdale
Printer

1900s-1910s

  573 Carman Street

1910s-1929
John Zander & Family
Camden Police Department
John & Mary Zander

John Zander had passed by 1924. His widow stayed at the address until 1929, before moving to 723 New Street.

  578 Carman Street

1881-1883
Henry Frost 

580 Carman Street

Otto's Beauty Salon

1950s

580 Carman Street

Otto's Beauty Salon

1950s

1955 New Jersey Bell Telephone
Yellow Pages Ad

581 Carman Street

1927
William Hopkins

  581 Carman Street

1933 M.E. Wagner


583 Carman Street

1905 John E. Wright

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588 Carman Street

1899
Walter W. Browning & Family
Walter W. & Laura Browning

588 Carman Street

Louis Traiman Auction
Company

Camden Courier-Post Advertisement
October 14, 1931

11 NABBED BY POLICE IN GAMBLING RAIDS
7 Arrested in Bingo Numbers Racket; 
4 Seized in Betting Place

Ten men and a woman were arrested in gambling raids over the weekend by Camden city and county authorities.

Seven were arrested for operating a "bingo numbers" racket. A warrant also was issued for Frank Palese, 400 Spruce street, a member of a widely known South Camden family, as the "big shot" of the racket, according to Chief Lawrence T. Doran, of county detectives. Doran said last night Palese is still a fugitive.

In another raid by Camden police, three men and a woman were arrested in an alleged horse racing betting establishment at 1149 Lansdowne avenue. The place was on the second floor over a grocery store, according to Sergeant Gus Koerner, City Detective Thomas Murphy, Jr., and Patrolman James McLaughlin, who made the raid. Koerner and Murphy also figured in the second raid.

Several racing forms and four telephones with two direct wires to tracks now in operation were seized, according to Koerner and Murphy, The police first arrested Roland Flynn, 36, of 589 Carman street; Neil Zeidman, 43, of 1064 Langham avenue, and James O'Donal, 27, of 1119 Empire avenue, and held them in $1000 bail for violating the State crimes act.

589 Carman Street

1938 Roland Flynn

Camden Courier-Post
February 14, 1938

592 Carman Street

1900-1929
Walter W. Browning & Family
Walter W. & Laura Browning

594 Carman Street

1906
Hugh Boyle & Family
Hugh & Sarah Boyle

Philadelphia Inquirer
June 14, 1909

Essie Campbell - Fogarty Avenue

MOTORIST CLEARED IN HIT-RUN ACCIDENT
Driver Identified by Woman Victim Denies
Being at Scene of Crash

Benjamin Mifflin, 594 Carman street, was found not guilty by a jury in the Camden County Criminal Court before Judge Clifford A. Baldwin yesterday, after he hinted the case against him was "to get money." Mifflin was charged with ' assault and battery by automobile.

Mrs. Hazel E. King, of 441 Stevens street, testified that last September 23, Mifflin's car struck and injured her in front of her home and then drove away as she was unloading some packages from her own car.

She identified Mifflin several days later. Several persons who saw the crash from a distance failed to identify him.

Mifflin denied the charge, saying he was not near the King home at the time of the accident. Asked by Prosecutor Patrick H. Harding on cross-examination:
"Why do you think Mrs. King identified you?" Mifflin replied: "She may have had a malicious intent. She may have thought I had money."

Mifflin formerly operated a Broadway shooting gallery.
Detective William Robinson, who found Mifflin's car after the accident, said there were no scratches on it, although Mrs. King testified the car tore off the door of her own car.

594 Carman Street

1938 Benjamin Mifflin

Camden Courier-Post
February 13, 1938

  596 Carman Street

1887-1888
Howard Lee & Family
Louis A. Lee

  598 Carman Street

1941
Mrs. James Muir

  599 Carman Street

1890s-1900s
George Stratton & Family
Rev. Howard Davis Stratton

  605 Carman Street

1900s-1910s
George W. Anderson & Family
George & Lizzie Anderson
Herbert Anderson
Russell J. Anderson

  605 Carman Street
1929 Phillip Gerber

So nice to see what you have put together on (Carman Street) the street were I was born and lived from 1939 to 1947. You have mentioned my address which was 605, 
also you have shown a photo of my oldest sister Rose Louise Wishart and her wedding announcement. At the time my folks lived next door at 607 they moved to 605 when I was born. 

I also was thrilled to see that you mentioned Broadway School where I spent two years,1946-1947, first and second grade. I clearly remember the two teachers as though it were yesterday, Mrs. Bastian and Mrs. Stuart, Mrs. Stuart being the nicer of the two. I got of on the wrong foot when my youngest sister Bernice took me to school on the first day and I threw a fit and kicked Mr. Bastian. Needless to say from there on the two of us didn't exactly have what you would call a close relationship. 

Remembering also were the many Saturdays I spent at the Broadway Theater watching my favorite western heroes for the price of a mere twelve cents then going home and re-enacting their heroic deeds. These were great times for me. 

Another event that brought great fun to me was walking down Broadway with my Dad all the way to Kaighn Avenue, the stores in that area were open late on Thursday night and many of them were wholesale stores that sold dry goods and varying types of food, the aroma from the specialty foods was amazing, wafting on to the sidewalk. I will never forget this experience or any other such as our family huddling around the big radio listening to Gabriel Heater and his reports on how the war was going. 

For sure my time that I spent on Carman Street will be forever etched on my mind. I am now 68 years old and reside in Texas with my wife of 48 years, Janet, our three daughters, two granddaughters and two great-grand kids. 

Joe Wishart
April 28, 2008

605 Carman Street

1939-1947
Joseph Wishart & Family
Joseph & Pearl Wishart
Rose Louise Wishart
Joseph P. Wishart

  606 Carman Street
1929 Elmer Clinton
607 Carman Street
1918-1936
Roy A. Smith
Roy A. & Anna Smith

Married

MRS. JOHN RANSON LOWTHER

Who was Miss Rose Louise Wishart, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Joseph Wishart, of 607 Carman Street, before her marriage on January 12, at the home of Mr. Lowther’s mother, Mrs. Edward Lowther, 215 Cattell Avenue, West Collingswood. The couple will reside at the Cattell Avenue address.

607 Carman Street

1933-1939
Joseph Wishart & Family
Joseph & Pearl Wishart
Rose Louise Wishart
Joseph P. Wishart

Camden Courier-Post
February 1, 1938

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608 Carman Street

1926-1927
Franklin Pierce Alloway & Family
Franklin P. & Sarah L. Alloway
Sarah L. Alloway - Eleanor J. Alloway
Florence M. Alloway - Franklin C. Alloway
William R. Alloway

Franklin Pierce Alloway and his wife, the former Sarah Lavinia Griffee resided at 645 Willard Street when their first child, my mother, was born on November 24, 1919. Her name was Sarah Lavinia Alloway. They resided at 815 Market Street when their second child, Eleanor Jennie Alloway, was born on December 10, 1921. They  lived at 718 Federal Street when their third child, Florence Mae was born on February 23, 1923. They next resided at 513 South 6th Street when their fourth child, Franklin Charles "Bud" Alloway was born on November 7, 1924. They lived at 608 Carmen Street when their fifth child, William Robert Alloway was born, December 31, 1926. The family had moved to 436 Benson Street, when their sixth child, Anna Louse Alloway came on August 5, 1928. When the seventh and last child, Mary Elizabeth was born on August 30, 1930, the family was living at 422 Main Street. The reason given for the continual moving was because of the increase in the family size requiring larger accommodations. 

Jim Powell
February 2013

  608 Carman Street
1929 Mrs. Emma Ghegan
609 Carman Street

1924-1955 Most & Turner
pianos

Camden Courier-Post
February 4, 1933

609 Carman Street

1924-1955 Most & Turner
piano tuners

1955 New Jersey Bell Telephone
Yellow Pages Ad

Intersection of Day Street and Carman Street
610 Carman Street

1910s-1920s

Mary McClyment

  611 Carman Street
1947
George C. Wagner
  618 Carman Street
1931
John & Anna Raider
622 Carman Street

1871-1892
Jacob App

622 Carman Street

1914 Merton McCormick

Philadelphia Inquirer
June 6, 1914

  624 Carman Street

1890-1891
George D. Haley
1940s
Tom & Harriet Lynne Agin

629 Carman Street

1909
George L. Cattell Sr.
& Family
George L. & Emma Cattell
George L, Cattell Jr.

  682 Carman Street

1955
Daisy's Beauty Shop

  709 Carman Street

1920s-1930s Ervin F. Ray Sr.
1920s-1930s
Ervin F. Ray Jr.

  711 Carman Street

1890s-1900s 
George W. Anderson & Family
George & Lizzie Anderson
1890s-1900s Herbert Anderson
1890s-1900s Russell J. Anderson

  711 Carman Street

William Meyer Family
1900s-1910s
Captain Howard J. Meyer

HOSPITAL CASES
WEST JERSEY

James Foster, 2, 757 Division St., laceration of head.
Ralph Williams, 28, 413 North 29th St., laceration of knee.
Lillian Smith. 17, 1093 Trent road, abrasion of eye.
Elwood Brisco, 31, 1133 South 2nd St., laceration of leg

COOPER

Dorothy Gorman, 2, 507 Division St., contusion and sprain of shoulder.
Richard Clark, 17, 327 Vine street, dog bite of leg
James Kenney, 3, 718 Carman St., laceration of scalp,
Frank Caratole, 12, 210 Senate St., splinter in finger.
James Moy, 14, 641 Line St., fractured wrist abrasion of knee and hand.
Ernest Vincent, 14, 534 South 2nd St., puncture wound of knee.
Ralph Springer, 7, 509 Ferry Ave., laceration of scalp
Clement Jones, 4, 1013 Lawrence St., laceration of chin
Thomas Wright, 7, 319 Grant St., fractured shoulder.
Hilda Fitzgerald. 28, 311 North 3rd St., laceration of hand.
John Schulz, 52, 228 North 7th St., chest injuries.

718 Carman Street

1938 James Kenney

Camden Courier-Post
February 14, 1938

  719 Carman Street

1890 Mathias S. Hess

720 Carman Street

1920s-1940s
William H. Carlin & Family

My great-great-grandmother, "Grandmom" Bertha E. Carlin (1887-1979) lived at 720 Carman St., Camden (according to the 1940 census), with her second husband (my step-great-great-grandfather) William H. Carlin (1883-1965); "Grandpop" Carlin owned his own business, selling fruit and produce, according to his WWII draft card. 

Ben Marley
August 21, 2012

720 Carman Street

1920s-
William H. Carlin & Family

Bertha was the daughter of Rebecca A. Van Leer by her first husband C. William Fox and was born in Deerfield, NJ. Bertha was first married to Jesse B. Cossaboon (1884-1945), with whom she had a daughter, Ida M. Cossaboon (1903-1991). Bertha and Jesse divorced and she remarried to Bill Carlin, settled in Camden, and with him adopted a son they named Karl Carlin (1918-1962).

Ben Marley
August 21, 2012

720 Carman Street

1920s-
William H. Carlin & Family

 Bertha Carlin lived in Camden until around 1970, when she moved to Fulton, NY, to live with her daughter and son-in-law Ida and Les Marley. Though she died in Fulton, NY, she was buried in Bridgeton, NJ, next to her husband and near her mother.

Ben Marley
August 21, 2012

 

723 Carman Street

1900s-1910s
Samuel Curriden

723 Carman Street

Mathias S. Hess
&
Marie C. Trout Hess

Camden Courier-Post Obituary
February 22, 1927

723 Carman Street

1929-1960s Harry J. Wagner Jr.

727 Carman Street

1910-1936
Roy A. Smith
Roy A. & Anna Smith

728 Carman Street

1893-1896 Jacob App

  728 Carman Street

1900
George H. Morgan

  729 Carman Street

1910s-1930s Harry J. Wagner
George C. Wagner

  733 Carman Street

1910s-1920s Abijah & Flora Barker
1920s-1947 Mrs. Flora Barker
1910s-1940s
Albert E. Barker
1920s-1940s Stanley Barker

  734 Carman Street

1895
Samuel Curriden

 

737 Carman Street

1940s-1960s
John G. Brazier & Family
John & Mary Brazier
fruits

737 Carman Street

1940s-1960s
John G. Brazier & Family
John & Mary Brazier
fruits

Intersection of Fogarty Avenue & Carman Street
  738 Carman Street

1947 Harry Liming

  741 Carman Street

1906
Julius Lingsch
Saloon

  741 Carman Street

1924-1930
Morris Waldman
Grocery

  744 Carman Street

1894
Thomas J. Stanton & Family
Thomas J. & Annie Stanton
Thomas J. Stanton Jr.
William Stanton
Mary Stanton
John B. Stanton

  744 Carman Street

1940s
Mrs. Mary Gembalik

  745 Carman Street

1890s-1900s John J. Keefe's Saloon
1900s-1910s
Harry J. Wagner
George C. Wagner

  746 Carman Street
  747 Carman Street

1900s-1910s Mathias S. Hess

BOY RAFFLES’ AIDE IS SENT TO PRISON
'Model' Youth Who Engineered 21 Lone Wolf
Mobs' Goes to Rahway

A youth who accompanied a schoolboy Raffles on the last of 22 suburban robberies was sentenced to from 18 months to three years in State Prison yesterday.

The "model" youth who played "lone wolf" in all but one of the robberies and attempted thefts In which he was implicated was sent to Rahway Reformatory.

A third youth who accompanied the other two on one of the "jobs" received a suspended sentence to Rahway.

Charles Lynch, 17, of 748 Carman street, who police said confessed to 22 robberies was sentenced by Judge Baldwin to the reformatory because he had no previous record. James Scavetta, 20, of 209 Cypress avenue, Woodlynne, was sentenced to prison for participation in one robbery because, police said, he had been before the court before.

Continued

748 Carman Street

1937-1938 Charles Lynch

Camden Courier-Post
February 11, 1938

  749 Carman Street
  750 Carman Street
  751 Carman Street
  752 Carman Street
  753 Carman Street
  755 Carman Street
  757 Carman Street
  759 Carman Street

1933 Jerry White

  761 Carman Street
  763 Carman Street
  765 Carman Street
  767 Carman Street
  769 Carman Street

Camden Courier-Post - January 24, 1938
Charles Lynch

Carman Street & the Cooper River


Carman Street in East Camden
1500 Block of Carman Street
  Southeast Corner
15th & Carman Street

1924 C. Schrack & Co.
varnish

  1503 Carman Street

1924 Mrs. Mary Parker

  1505 Carman Street

1924 Julius Stringer
1924 Gustav Muench

  1507 Carman Street

1924 Joseph H. Smith

  1509 Carman Street

1924 Harry Barnes

  1535 Carman Street

1924 Frederick Parker

  1537 Carman Street

1924 Mrs. Mary Dilks


Carman Street in East Camden
1600 Block of Carman Street
1610-1644
Carman Street

Camden Courier-Post
February 20, 1936

1610-1618
Carman Street

Camden Courier-Post
October 1, 1936

  1690 Carman Street

1924 Charles G. Schultz

  1692 Carman Street

1924 Ella Oppenheimer

  1694 Carman Street

1924 Arthur D. Buchanan

  1696 Carman Street

1924 Herbert Schreyer

  1698 Carman Street

1924 George A.M. Frame

1694, 1696, & 1698
Carman Street

Northwest corner of
South 17th & Carman Streets

1694, 1696, & 1698
Carman Street

 

as seen from
Northwest corner of
South 17th & Carman Streets

1698 Carman Street

1932
Ray Dilks

Camden Courier-Post
June 10, 1932

Ethel Papp - Pierce Avenue
Central Airport - Dance Marathon

   

Intersection of 17th Street & Carman Street in East Camden
1600 Block of Carman Street

The Soap Works

as seen from the Southeast corner of
South 17th & Carman Streets

The brick factory on right belonged to the Iowa Soap Company in the 1930s and 1940s. 

Left: A bar of Protex Toilet Soap, in original wrap & box. Protex Soap was made by Iowa Soap Company, who had factories in Burlington, Iowa & Camden, NJ. 

The box reads: "The Ideal Family Toilet Soap" and "Clean hands and a clean body are essential to good health. A daily bath with Protex will keep the body sweet, removing body odors and affording protection against the odor of perspiration from all sources. True cleanliness promotes and protects the Health!"

Carman & South 17th
Street

Looking Northwest on
South 17th towards Federal Street

The building was later acquired by Concord Chemical Corp. who moved their operations there from 205 South 2nd Street at some point after 1959.

Carman & South 17th Street

as seen from the Northwest corner of
South 17th & Carman Streets

Carman & South 17th Street

100 South 17th Street, once headquarters of Goodwill Industries of Southern New Jersey, presently John Allebach Food Service Inc.

Carman Street

Looking
East from 17th Street

Carman Street

Looking
East from 17th Street

March 2004

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Intersection of South 18th Street & Carman Street
   

Intersection of South 19th Street & Carman Street
   

1900 Block of Carman Street
  1981 Carman Street

1924

  1982 Carman Street

1924

  1983 Carman Street

1924

  1985 Carman Street

1924

  1986 Carman Street

1924

1986 to 1996
Carman Street

February 20, 2001

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  1987 Carman Street

1924

  1988 Carman Street

1924

  1989 Carman Street

1924

  1990 Carman Street

1924
1947 Warren J. Hill
1950s-1961 Adam P. Kavlick Family
Adam T. "Tom" Kavlick

  1991 Carman Street

1924

1992 Carman Street

1918-1920
Edward Menzies & Family
Edward & Laura Menzies

  1992 Carman Street

1924

  1993 Carman Street

1924

1994 Carman Street

1924

2001 Vacant & Abandoned

Photograph Taken March 15, 2012

1994 & 1996
Carman Street

Photograph Taken March 15, 2012

1996 Carman Street

1924

2001 Vacant & Abandoned

Photograph Taken March 15, 2012

1996 Carman Street

1924

2001 Vacant & Abandoned

Photograph Taken March 15, 2012


Intersection of South 20th Street, Boyd Street & Carman Street
Intersection
of
Carman Street, 20th Street
& Boyd Street

Looking North on Boyd Street

February 20, 2008

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Carman Street

February 20, 2008

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Carman Street

West of South 20th Street
February 20, 2008

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2000 Block of Carman Street
  2014 Carman Street

1924 Elmer G. Reese

2016 Carman Street

1917
William & Elizabeth Glaze & Family
Edward G. Glaze

  2016 Carman Street

1924 Robert L. Reese


Intersection of Marlton Avenue, Berwick & Carman Streets
Sign
at
Marlton Avenue
&
Carman Street
Carman Street
as seen from
Marlton Avenue

July 31, 2006

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2200 Block of Carman Street
  2201 Carman Street

1924 Martin Goll

  2230 Carman Street
1912-1913
Anthony Angelo & Family
Anthony & Edith Angelo
Joseph T. Angelo

2300 Block of Carman Street
 2310 Carman Street
1914-1915 & 1920-1921
Anthony Angelo & Family
Anthony & Edith Angelo
Joseph T. Angelo

3 YOUTHS SENTENCED FOR ROBBERY OF STORE

Pleading guilty to robbery of a chain store at Twenty-seventh and Westfield Avenue, three youths were sentenced yesterday by Judge Samuel M. Shay in Criminal Court. 

Anthony Scott, 17, of 326 Benson Street, was sent to Rahway Reformatory; Charles Joslin, 19, of 1606 Pierce street, was fined $100, and Dominick Croge, 18, of 2311 Carman Street, was sent to the county jail for four months.

Police said two of the youths broke into the chain store about three weeks ago and stole 50 cartons of cigarettes and other merchandise. Joslin, it was testified, did not break into the store, but had used his automobile to cart away the stolen goods, at the request of the other two youths.

2311 Carman Street

1933 Dominick Croge

Camden Courier-Post
June 20, 1933

  2314 Carman Street

1947 Frank Croge

2319 Carman Street

1915 John Stratton

Philadelphia Inquirer
December 14, 1915

George R. Thompson
Robert Abbot
J. Oscar Weaver
Bodine Stratton

  2319 Carman Street

1924 Joseph A. Bailey


Intersection of South 24th Street & Carman Street
Looking East on Carman Street
from
South 24th Street

June 30, 2006

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2400 Block of Carman Street
  2407 Carman Street

1924 Harry Weil

2420 Carman Street

1924-1933 Jacob "Jake" Schiller 

FORMER COP IS FREED ON CHARGE BY IN-LAW

William Schiller, 29, of 2420 Carman Street, a former summer policeman, was cleared on a disorderly conduct charge brought by his father-in-law, John Green, 409 North Thirty-seventh street, by Police Judge Pancoast yesterday.

Green had Schiller arrested when he visited Green's home Wednesday to talk to Mrs. Schiller, from whom he is separated. Schiller said he meant to make no disturbance but an argument developed. He promised Judge Pancoast he would stay away from the Green residence.

2420 Carman Street

1933 William Schiller

Camden Courier-Post
June 9, 1933

This story had a sad ending, as William Schiller shot his father Jacob to death on September 18, 1933 while arguing over the marital problems of William and Augusta Schiller.

 


Intersection of South 25th Street & Carman Street
   

2500 Block of Carman Street
  2500 Carman Street

1924 Samuel E. Haines

ROBERT L. PAYTON
Robert L. Payton, 65, died Thursday at his home, 2507 Carman street, after a short illness of heart disease. He was employed by a Philadelphia leather concern. Funeral services will be held at the home at 2 p. m. 


PAYTON—On February 10, 1938, Robert L. Payton of 2507 Carman St., Camden, N. J.

Relatives and friends of the family are invited to attend the funeral services on Monday afternoon at 2 o'clock at his late residence. 2507 Carman St.. Camden, N. J. Interment at Arlington Cemetery. Friends may call Sunday evening,

2507 Carman Street

1938 Robert Payton

Camden Courier-Post
February 12, 1938

2513 Carman Street

1943-1948
Edward Menzies & Family
Edward & Laura Menzies

  2515 Carman Street

1924 Charles Green


Intersection of South 26th Street & Carman Street
   

2600 Block of Carman Street
  2608 Carman Street

1924 Christian Miller

Richard Hadtford, 16, of 2610 Carman Street, received bruises of both legs and possible fracture of right finger when a bicycle he was riding collided with a car driven by Walter Sharpley, 27, of 125 Warwick road, Haddonfield. Sharpley took the youth to Cooper Hospital where he received treatment.

2610 Carman Street

1938 William Schiller

Camden Courier-Post
February 7, 1938

2616 Carman Street

1930s-1977
Kennard H. Naylor & Family
Kennard & Theresa Naylor

2618 Carman Street

1932
Arthur C. Riggins
paperhanger

Camden Courier-Post
June 7, 1932

2618 Carman Street

1943
John A. Megaw Sr. & Family
John A. & Edith N. Megaw
John A. Megaw Jr.

2626 Carman Street

28 Individual Garages
built after 1906
still standing in 1962

Camden Courier-Post
July 4, 1941

John J. Crean

 

2629 Carman Street

1906-1914
Daniel Menzies & Family
Daniel & Lucy Menzies
William Menzies
George Menzies
Edward Menzies

2631 Carman Street

1924 Frank Baker

2631 Carman Street

The
John & Ruth Heimlich Family

Richard Heimlich
John Heimlich
Diane Heimlich
Barbara Heimlich

1939-1967

BOYS HELD IN GEM THEFT
Lads, 11 and 10, Charged by East Camden Woman With Taking Purse and $725 Diamond

Charged with the theft of a $725 diamond ring, two small boys were ordered held for Juvenile Court by Police Judge Pancoast yesterday. One of the boys, William McGinnis, 11, of 2639 Carman Street, had been released from the county detention home last Thursday on probation by Judge Shay. He had been one of six boys held in connection with a series of nine robberies in East Camden.

The other boy is John Auletto, 10, of 2824 Howell Street.

Mrs. Catherine Tydeman testified the pair had come to her apartment at Twenty-eighth Street and Westfield Avenue Thursday afternoon and told her she was wanted on the phone. Returning, she saw the two boys leaving her apartment, and a short time later she discovered that her pocketbook containing a $725 diamond ring was missing. District Detective William Hurlock arrested the pair at the Garfield School. He said he found the ring in their possession.

Parents of the McGinnis boy pleaded for him before Judge Shay last Thursday and said he was "backward" because of a fractured skull he had suffered in an accident. 

2639 Carman Street

1930 McGinnis Family
William McGinnis

Camden Courier-Post
March 29, 1930

  2643 Carman Street

1924 William Wood


Intersection of Baird Boulevard, Bank Street & Carman Street
Looking East on Carman Street
from
South 24th Street

June 30, 2006

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Looking East on Carman Street
from
Baird Boulevard

June 30, 2006

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Looking East on Carman Street
from
Baird Boulevard

June 30, 2006

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The Heimlich Family, my parents John and Ruth and my siblings, John, Diane and Barbara, lived at 2631 Carman Street from 1939 to 1967 (28 years). To the immediate left of the 4 row houses together with 2631 sat the bank (still there), to our immediate right were the Westfield Apartment Garages (gone) and at one time an Acme Market. We sat right behind behind Federal Street. On Federal Street, to our back door was a bar (Mike Love’s Tavern at one time, bar still there), the original M&M Tailor Shop, before Marty and Jim moved it across the street to the Westfield Avenue side, next to the old Sugar Bowl and two other stores.

 Directly in front of our home, facing towards Baird Boulevard , were the double garages that had bays on both Carman and Bank Streets. If you walked out our front door and made a left, in one short block you were on Baird Boulevard right where it hits the island across from the old Dentists office (Dr. Saul’s I think) and joins 27th Street.

We remember the days of street hucksters, ice deliveries for the real “ice box”, the milk man the bread man, Horn and Hardardt’s right around the corner. The Camden Police Station had a branch right out our back door where Federal and Westfield Avenues split. The building is still there today.  

We have nothing but fond memories of a great childhood in East Camden on Carman Street. It seemed to us that there was very little crime, we rarely locked our doors. We walked to all our schools including Garfield, Cramer and Woodrow Wilson, where I graduated in 1960.  

Among our childhood friends and all living in a 3 or 4 block area were the Molineaux’s from 24th street, the Devenney’s also on Carman, the DePasquale’s  on 26th Street, the Catlings, on 26th, the Auletto’s on 24th, the Griffith’s on 24th, the Shipman’s on 26th, etc.

Richard Heimlich
June 2006


Intersection of South 27th Street & Carman Street
   
Corner
of
27th & Carman Streets

60 & 62 South 27th Street
formerly
the
James Sudler Funeral Home
Sudler Eichel Funeral Home
Eichel Funeral Home
March 14, 2004

Camden
Courier-Post

1947 Advertisement

  Looking
Across Carman Street
at
Rear of 60 & 62 South 27th Street
Corner of 27th & Carman Strrets

February 27, 2004 

Carman Street

Looking
East from South 27th Street

Carman Street

Looking
East from South 27th Street


2700 Block of Carman Street
  2725 Carman Street

1924 

2725 Carman Street

1941
Audrey M. Harper
Audrey M. & Mary B. Harper

Camden Courier-Post
July 31, 1941

David Baird Company
State Street

2757 & 2759
Carman Street

1921-1931
Albert C. Dildine & Family
Albert C. & Edith DIldine
Harold R. Dildine
Lindsey Dildine
Kenneth Dildine

2759 Carman Street

1921-1931
Albert C. Dildine & Family
Albert C. & Edith DIldine
Harold R. Dildine
Lindsey Dildine
Kenneth Dildine

  2759 Carman Street

1940-1947
Edmund M. Hartman & Family
Edmund M. & Catherine Hartman

  2759 Carman Street

1953-1969
Carmen Mignogna & Family
Carmen & Esther Mignogna
Nancy Mignogna
Joyce Mignogna
Michael Mignogna
James Mignogna
Carmen Mignona Jr.


Intersection of South 28th Street & Carman Street
   

2800 Block of Carman Street
  2812 Carman Street

1924 

  2814 Carman Street

Richard S. Ivory
-1946 

2812 Carman Street

1932 Florence M. Hogan

Camden Courier-Post
June 17, 1932

Ralph Heinold - Willaim Gotshalk
Harry Bowman - Paul Leighim
Leslie Hayden - Ethel Wenderoth
Edna Wenderoth - Marie Hogan

  2823 Carman Street

Chief Aviation Machinst Mate
Francis Joseph McSwiggan

  2823 Carman Street

1941-1950
Francis James McSwiggan & Family
Francis James & Margaret McSwiggan
Francis Joseph McSwiggan
William McSwiggan
Nancy McSwiggan
Margaret McSwiggan
Mary McSwiggan

  2826 Carman Street

1924 


Intersection of South 29th Street & Carman Street
   

2900 Block of Carman Street
  2900 Carman Street

1924 

2916 Carman Street

1924 

  2929 Carman Street

1924 

  2931 Carman Street

1924 No Listing
1927 

  2933 Carman Street

1924 No Listing
1927 

  2935 Carman Street

1924 No Listing
1927 

  2937 Carman Street

1924 No Listing
1927 

2939 Carman Street

1924 No Listing
1927 


Intersection of South 30th Street & Carman Street
   

3000 Block of Carman Street
  3000 Carman Street

1924 Wilson Brothers Inc.
Wagon Builder's Supplies
1947 Gone

3001 Carman Street

1924-1947 C.F. Landenberger
1956-1970s Henry H. Fratz
The Fratz family had moved by 1977

  3003 Carman Street

1924 Albert Ribiero
1947 Jacob Winokur
1956-1970s Michael Macrina
The Macrina family had moved by 1977

3005 Carman Street

1924 J. Wesley Letts
1947 Mrs. Anna Letts

1956-1970s Frank Small

As a child, I never knew Mr. Letts. Mrs. Letts was a widow and would let me clinb through our adjacent porches to go to her house. She sold her house to Frank Small and his wife, I am not sure when. The Smalls and my parents, together, made big changes to the fron of those properties.

Doreen Kelly Schwingler
February 2008

  3006 Carman Street

1924 Oscar S. Nelson
1947 Thomas G. Comerford


3007 Carman Street

1918- late 1960s
The Milton Adams Kelly Family

I was born and raised at 3007 Carman Street in East Camden. I attended Cramer Elementary School and then Woodrow Wilson High School. Upon marrying, my husband and I bought the home down the street from my parents at 3081 Carman Street, just doors from Woodrow Wilson.

It was a nice place to grow up and I have many happy memories of friends and neighbors there. I loved Dudley Grange park and remember the library well. It's sad that the politicians let it all go... what a loss. 

3007 Carman Street was built and purchased by my grandfather, Milton A. Kelly. He lived there with his wife Charlotte until he passed away sometime around 1934. She sold the house to my father, Milton E. Kelly.

I was born in 1938 and was raised in a very loving home there. When I married in 1957 and moved to 3081 Carman Street my parents moved to Haddonfield and sold the house to my brother, William R. Kelly. In the late 1960s he moved to New York and sold the house.  

The deck in front of 3007 was added after we left there.

Doreen Kelly Schwingler
February 2008

  3008 Carman Street

1924 James B. Henderson
1947 Floyd D. Selmes

  3010 Carman Street

1924 William J. Hollworth
1947 William E. Ebaugh

  3013 Carman Street

1924 F. A, DeMarris
1947 James F. McNameee

  3014 Carman Street

1924 Orville H. Showers

  3014 Carman Street

Orville H. Showers Jr.

  3014 Carman Street

1947  Francis W. Lockwood

3015 Carman Street

1924 Andrew J. Richards


3015 Carman Street

1945
Mrs. Myrtle Gominger & Family
Howard E. Gominger

Camden-Courier-Post
August 15, 1945

  3015 Carman Street

1947 Sylvan D. Jackson

  3016 Carman Street

1924 J. Howard Dalrymple
1947 Evelyne M. Van Gemert

3017 Carman Street

1924-1947 Walter L. Tunstall


Intersection of Dudley Street & Carman Street
Looking at the Intersection
of
Carman and Dudley Streets
while standing at
South 30th Street and Carman
March 8, 2008.

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3000 Block of Carman Street
3041 to 3094 Carman Street - All built after 1924
3041 Carman Street

3042 to 3087 Carman Street

March 8, 2008

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  3041 Carman Street

1930 William Grams
owner of Bill's Cafe
1947

  3064 Carman Street

1947 Dan Cooperson

Barry and Dan

BARRY and DAN
A Lifelong Friendship

Barry and Dan

  by D J Cooperson
  ISBN: 1-4134-1942-9
 (Trade Paperback)
  Pages: 243
  Subject: FICTION / General

Barry Abrams grew up at 3064 Carman Street. In 2004 his boyhood friend Dan Cooperson published BARRY and DAN
A Lifelong Friendship
, about their life and times in East Camden of the 1950s and 1960s.

Kevin Riordan wrote a column about the book for the Courier-Post in March of 2004.

3064 Carman Street

January 4, 2008

At 7:10 PM Battalion 2 (Chief Lewiston) reported a 2 story middle of row occupied dwelling with heavy smoke on the 2nd floor. All hands were placed in service. Crews located a kitchen fire. The fire was brought under control quickly with no injuries. The Red Cross was called for the residents. This was the first All Hands Fire for the Camden Fire Department in 2008.

3064 Carman Street

January 4, 2008

At 7:10 PM Battalion 2 (Chief Lewiston) reported a 2 story middle of row occupied dwelling with heavy smoke on the 2nd floor. All hands were placed in service. Crews located a kitchen fire. The fire was brought under control quickly with no injuries. The Red Cross was called for the residents. This was the first All Hands Fire for the Camden Fire Department in 2008.

3064 Carman Street

January 4, 2008

At 7:10 PM Battalion 2 (Chief Lewiston) reported a 2 story middle of row occupied dwelling with heavy smoke on the 2nd floor. All hands were placed in service. Crews located a kitchen fire. The fire was brought under control quickly with no injuries. The Red Cross was called for the residents. This was the first All Hands Fire for the Camden Fire Department in 2008.

3064 Carman Street

January 4, 2008

At 7:10 PM Battalion 2 (Chief Lewiston) reported a 2 story middle of row occupied dwelling with heavy smoke on the 2nd floor. All hands were placed in service. Crews located a kitchen fire. The fire was brought under control quickly with no injuries. The Red Cross was called for the residents. This was the first All Hands Fire for the Camden Fire Department in 2008.

  3065 Carman Street

1930 William Rogers
policeman

3065 Carman Street

1932
Arthur Glenville & Family
Mr. & Mrs. Arthur Glenville
Elizabeth Glenville

Camden Courier-Post
June 4, 1932

3077 Carman Street

1929-1933
David Lindsay KIng & Family
David & Ethel King

  3079 Carman Street

1930 Curtis Sangtinette

3080 Carman Street

1943
Edward E. Peraria Jr. & Family
Edward E. & Helen K. Peraria

  3081 Carman Street

1957-1962 The Mignona Family
Robert & Doreen Kelly Mignona

  3083 Carman Street

1930 William Biddle & Family
1930 Alfred Miller (boarder)

3083 Carman Street

1943-1970s
Harold Megee

3083, 3085, 3087
Carman Street
3087 Carman Street
3085 and 3087
Carman Street
  3088 Carman Street

1947

  3090 Carman Street

1947

  3092 Carman Street

1947

  3094 Carman Street

1947

Carman Street

Looking
West from South 31st Street

Carman Street

Looking
West from South 31st Street

Carman Street

Looking
West from South 31st Street

Carman Street

Looking
West from South 31st Street


Intersection of South 31st Street & Carman Street
   

Camden Courier-Post - Evening Courier - June 4, 1933

FREED IN ONE ROBBERY, ARRESTED FOR ANOTHER

A suspect, released a week ago in connection with the $11,000 Camden Radio Condenser Company holdup, was rearrested Saturday and held in $3000 bail on a charge of robbing an East Camden bar.

The accused is Stanley Powell, 26, of 1256 Whitman Avenue, alleged to have stolen, with the help of two other men of unknown identity, a marble machine and 100 cigars from Marty's Olde Tappe Room, operated at 1990 Federal Street by Marty Segal.

Powell pleaded not guilty.

City Detective, George Zeitz testified that he learned that Powell's new expensive car had been seen near the taproom early on Thursday, when the robbery occurred. Zeitz said he obtained this information after Powell had been quizzed and released in the radio firm holdup.

Upon further investigation, Zeitz asserted, he found a witness, Daniel Danter, 1985 Carman Street, who allegedly saw Powell and two other men carrying "something" from the store and loading it in the car. Zeitz, according to Zeitz, identified Powell. Elwood Cox, of 1981 Carman Street, is alleged by Zeitz to ha ve seen Powell's car in that neighborhood on the morning of the robbery, but didn't know any of the men in it. 

Acting Police Judge James Smith fixed the amount of bail.


Camden Courier-Post - March 4, 2004

Longtime friends still on same page
Daniel J. Cooperson and Barry Abrams met at Cramer School in East Camden in 1956
By
KEVIN RIORDAN
Courier-Post Columnist

The two eighth-graders had some things in common - they were both Jewish and obsessed with baseball, for instance - but they were more different than alike. And not just because Dan was a Brooklyn Dodgers fan and Barry loved the Yankees.

Dan, who lived near 32nd and Westfield, was shy, nervous and struggling with a disorder similar to Tourette's Syndrome.

Barry was smooth and sociable and even had his own phone ("which was unheard of," he recalls) in his home on Carman Street between 31st and Dudley.

"I thought, `This guy's popular and has everything,' " Dan says.

"Dan was so much smarter than the average bear," Barry says. "We bonded immediately."

That bond - now nearly a half-century old - is the focus of the new book Barry and Dan. A quirky, discursive and heartfelt mix of memoir, meditation, Camden history and sports trivia, it was written by Dan and is available through the online subsidy publisher Xlibris (www.xlibris.com).

A retired social worker who turns 60 in July, Dan now lives in Cinnaminson with his wife, Donna. They are the parents of two grown children.

Barry, who turns 61 next week, is a financial adviser familiar to KYW Newsradio listeners as "The Bond Guy." He and his wife, Rebecca, have three children and live in Marlton.

When Dan first told Barry that he planned to write Barry and Dan, "I told him, `Knock yourself out,' " Barry says. "I thought, `What's so interesting about the two of us?' "

Reading the book, Barry says he was struck by the fact that "I didn't know some of the ways he felt about me - or that he held me in such esteem."

Says Dan, "Barry was the big brother I never had."

Interviewing the Barry and Dan of Barry and Dan is a bit like sitting down to chat with a veteran comedy team. The timing is quick, the quips fly and some of the routines feel as lived-in as a favorite chair.

And an interviewer quickly learns that, in addition to sports, one of their favorite subjects is the Camden they and so many older South Jerseyans remember with so fondly, fiercely and vividly.

"We lived across the street from Dudley Grange Park," Barry says. "There was a library there, in a mansion that later burned down. I lived in that library.

"We could walk down to the Arlo Theater and see a movie for 15 cents," he continues. "We used to play pimple ball, and when the pimple ball broke we used it to play half ball."

The two chums went through Woodrow Wilson High School together. Although they played different sports, both were basketball managers - because the other had done so. Barry tended to move in different social circles, but their connection endured.

It endured the years when they went to college and served in the armed forces and didn't see each other, sometimes for years. And while they attended each other's weddings, there were times in the 1970s and '80s when Barry and Dan weren't much in touch.

But they reconnected at the 35th reunion of the Woodrow Wilson Class of '61.

"Now we're as close as we've ever been," Barry says.

"Closer even," says Dan.


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