Streets
of
Camden, NJ

Liberty
 Street


LIBERTY STREET runs parallel to Kaighn Avenue, from Pavonia Avenue (just west of Ferry Avenue) east to Haddon Avenue. Bisected by two railroad lines and since the 1960s by Interstate Highway 676 in more recent years, Liberty Street and its partner to the South, Mechanic Street, are quite different from one section to the next. Liberty Street is one of the older streets in Camden, appearing in the 1ist of streets appearing in the 1850 Camden City Directory.

West of Broadway, Liberty Street in the first part of the the 20th Century was an ethnically diverse neighborhood, filled with families who worked in the nearby factories and stores on Broadway and Kaighn Avenue. Across Broadway towards 6th Street there were a number of African-American families, and the Hunton Branch of the YMCA, serving the black community, was located their. Of course as Camden being very diverse place, Jewish synagogues were located at different times on Liberty Street, at 335 Liberty Street and near the corner of 6th and Liberty.

Factories and industry prevailed on Liberty between 6th and 8th Streets. At 9th and Liberty there stands a large former cigar factory, and it is at around this point where Liberty and Mechanic Streets took on a distinctly Polish flavor for many years, anchored by the presence of St. Joseph Church on 10th Street between Mechanic and Liberty streets. This influence extended itself almost all the way up to Haddon Avenue, where Liberty Street terminates.

Many thanks to the late Virginia Bicking, for sharing a few stories and getting me started on this page!

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

 Phil Cohen


Liberty
&
Louis
Streets

200 Block of Liberty Street
  222-224 Liberty Street

1884
Thomas Arrison
Windows, Doors, & Blinds


222-224 Liberty Street
1920s
A. E. Wessel & Sons
Shoe Manufacturing
222 Liberty Street

1955
Daniel H. Jones Laboratories, Inc.

1955 New Jersey Bell Telephone
Yellow Pages Ad

 

  225 Liberty Street

Private First Class
Salvatore Saporito

230 Liberty Street

1955
United Cooperage
&
Reconditioning Company

1955 New Jersey Bell Telephone
Yellow Pages Ad

266 Liberty Street

1880
James F. Sharp & Family
Ferrymaster at Kaighns Point Ferry
James F. & Mary Jane "Jennie" Bunting Sharp

272 Liberty Street

1910-1911
Frederick B. Taylor & Family
Frederick B. & Rosalina C. Taylor
Mary J. Taylor
Harry S. Taylor
May B. Taylor
Marvin Taylor

Philadelphia Inquirer
November 21, 1910

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for Complete Article

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273 Liberty Street

1917
Edward H. Bacon

Draft Card - June 5, 1917

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273 Liberty Street

1915
Mary Cowgill

Philadelphia Inquirer
June 16, 1915

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  273 Liberty Street

1906-1919
Vincenzo Pollastrini & Fammily
Vincent & Nina Pollastrini
Eugene Pollastrini
Amerigo Pollastrini

273 Liberty Street

Private Eugene Pollastrini

273 Liberty Street

1887
Allen B. Shinn

Philadelphia Inquirer
March 27, 1887

John W. Wescott

  279 Liberty Street

1882-1888
Benjamin Cavanaugh
Joseph Cavanaugh

THREE HURT IN COLLISION

In a collision between cars driven by Francis A. Righter, 24, of 279 Liberty Street, and Paul A. Etter, 36, of North Ninth Street, at the intersection of Ninth Street and Atlantic Avenue yesterday, three persons were slightly injured.

The, injured are: Dorothy Etter, 32, of 302 Linden Avenue, Woodlynne; Mrs. Joseph Zoller, 61, of 453 Henry Street, Camden, and Lawrence Kline, 18, of 20 Common Street, Fairview. 

279 Liberty Street

Francis A. Righter

Camden Courier-Post
October 26, 1931

  293 Liberty Street

1910s-1920s
Vernon & Florence Shinn Family
Grover D. Shinn

1932-1933
William Pernier


300 Block of Liberty Street - 1962

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300 Block of Liberty Street
300 Liberty Street
Technical Sergeant
John Di Cicco
300 & 302 Liberty Street
Technical Sergeant
John Di Cicco
309-311 Liberty Street

R. Cavallo & Sons Inc.

1959 Banquet Program Ad

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312-314 Liberty Street

1877-1911
Memorial Methodist Protestant Church

Philadelphia Inquirer
September 27, 1897

Rev. George A. Pettit

315 Liberty Street

1915 Everson Dobins

Philadelphia Inquirer
August 1, 1915

318 Liberty Street

Corporal
George O'Keefe

  320 Liberty Street

1910s-1920s
Herbert W. Baxter Sr.

320 Liberty Street

1910s-1920s
Herbert W. Baxter Jr.

323 Liberty Street

Angelo's Auto Repair

1991 Fire Watch Magazine Advertisement

  324 Liberty Street

1920s-1976
George K. Hartman Family
George K. Hartman
Wilhemina Hartman
Henry Hartman
Margie F. Hartman
 December 12, 1900 - June 1976


324 Liberty Street

1928
Harry Hartman

Camden Courier-Post
  February 10, 1928

Bernard Bertman
Watson Shallcross
Stanley Wirtz

 

327-329 Liberty Street

1908 William B. Stephens
1908 Ephraim B. Fisher

Philadelphia Inquirer
February 22, 1908

328 Liberty Street

September 6, 2009

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329-337 Liberty Street

September 6, 2009

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329 Liberty Street

September 6, 2009

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330 Liberty Street

September 6, 2009

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331 Liberty Street

September 6, 2009

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332 Liberty Street

1913 Emma Green

Philadelphia Inquirer
September 9, 1913

Cooper Hospital

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 of Complete Article

332 Liberty Street

September 6, 2009

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  333 Liberty Street

Robert Gess

333 Liberty Street

September 6, 2009

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334 Liberty Street

1955
Raymond Bock

1955 New Jersey Bell Telephone
Yellow Pages Ad

334 Liberty Street

September 6, 2009

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334 Liberty Street

1917
Michael Pantella

World War I Draft Card

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  335 Liberty Street

1890s-1960s
Congregation
B'nai Abraham
aka The Lichtenstein Shul
aka The Liberty Street Shul

  335 Liberty Street

1970s-1980s
Gist Liberty
Fire Baptized Holiness Church

1990s-2000s
LIberty Christ Church

335 Liberty Street

On August 28, 2009 at 6:00 AM, a fire was reported. Units of the Camden Fire Department under the command of Battalion Chief Edward Glassman responded and quickly put the blaze out, but not before the old synagogue and the home next door at 337 Liberty Street were badly damaged. Fortunately, no one was badly hurt, although one person escaped the fire by jumping out of a second-floor window. 

September 6, 2009

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335-337 Liberty Street

September 6, 2009

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335-337 Liberty Street

September 6, 2009

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336 Liberty Street

September 6, 2009

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337 Liberty Street

September 6, 2009

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338 Liberty Street

September 6, 2009

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  339 Liberty Street

September 6, 2009 - Gone

340 Liberty Street

September 6, 2009

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336-340 Liberty Street

September 6, 2009

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341 Liberty Street

1940s
Private Grover D. Shinn

 

  341 Liberty Street

September 6, 2009 - Gone

  342 Liberty Street

September 6, 2009 - Gone

  343 Liberty Street

September 6, 2009 - Gone

  344 Liberty Street

1940 Martin S. Rosenfeld

September 6, 2009 - Gone

  347 Liberty Street

1940 John J. Wicker

345 Liberty Street

Photo from 1960s
345 Liberty Street
is the first door on right

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Photo courtesy
of
Gene Robison

 

345 Liberty Street

September 6, 2009

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  347 Liberty Street

1940 Nicola Rossi

347 Liberty Street

Private First Class
Rocco J. Rossi

347 Liberty Street

September 6, 2009

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349 Liberty Street

September 6, 2009

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  349 Liberty Street

1887-1888
Henry Haines & Family
Henry & Eliza Haines
Jacob Haines
Sarah Haines
Mary Haines
Anna Haines
Harry Albert Haines

  349 Liberty Street

1940
Emilio Ianetta
grocery

 


400 Block of Liberty Street
Dr. Hyghcock - The Voodoo Doctor of Liberty Street

 

405 Liberty Street

1940

 

407 Liberty Street

1940

 

409 Liberty Street

1940

411 Liberty Street

1921 Rudolph Velke & Family
Ella Velke

Philadelphia Inquirer
March 19, 1921

George Frost
Harry Kreher

 

411 Liberty Street

1927
Mack Gentry & Family
Mack & Mary Gentry

1931
Mrs. Emma Riddell Greenwood & Family
Rosanna Greenwood
Richard Greenwood
Katherine Greenwood
1931 Mrs. Rose Riddell

411 Liberty Street

1940-1941 Thomas Hutchinson

Camden Courier-Post
July 30, 1941

Horace R. Dixon
Cecelia Dixon
Clinton Street
Kaighn Avenue
John Grey
South 2nd Street
Camden Housing Authority

 

 

412 Liberty Street

1933  Willard Bishop

Camden Morning Post
October 13, 1933

Grand Theater
Roy R. Stewart
Walter Smith
John Trout
Liberty Street

  412 Liberty Street

Earl Eckman

Camden Courier-Post
June 25, 1933

 

413 Liberty Street

1912
David S. Allaband & Family
David S. & Suzanne Allaband
Ida May Allaband
Elizabeth Lizzie Allaband
David Allaband

Young David Allaband was born in September of 1912. His father had passed three months previously.

  414 Liberty Street

1879
John C. Edwards
John C. & Martha Edwards
John S. Edwards
James S. Edward
Lydia Edwards

 

415 Liberty Street

1940

  415 Liberty Street

1883
George Gladney & Family
George & Mary Gladney 
David Gladney
Charles Gladney

  419 Liberty Street

1940
William Hare & Family
William & Theresa Hre
William Hare
James Hare
John "Jack" Hare

In 1940 my parents William Sr and Thresa Hare along with sons William Jr,(24) James (16) and me John (Jack) (5) resided at 419 Liberty St. My father was a captain on the Kaighn Avenue-South Street Ferry Company. What I remember is the store on the northwest corner of 4th and Liberty that was the grocery store owned by Dom and Josephine Inetta.  

407 Liberty....The Tomka family; 409 ........ ??; 411......... Tom??; 413........ Dr. & Mrs. Hyghcock; 415.......... Rose and daughter Rosalee Hyghcock; 417......... Empty Lot; 419......... William & Theresa Hare; 421......... George & Goldie Sirisky, (paperhanger), their daughter Lillian Kaufman & grandaughter Wilma Kauffman; 423......... Mrs Davis 425......... Mr. & Mrs. Henry Stiles; 427......... Mr. & Mrs George Guess.  

Jack Hare
November 2011

 

421 Liberty Street

1920s-1954
George Sirisky & Family
George & Ethel Sirisky & Family
Lillian Sirisky
George & Goldie Sirisky

Albert Kauffman & Family
Albert & Lillian Sirisky Kauffman
Wilma Kauffman

I am the granddaughter of George and Ethel Sirisky (Goldie was his second wife). They moved to 421 in the early 1920's. Their daughter, Lillian Sirisky married Albert Kauffman in 1933. I was born in 1935 and we all lived in the house until my father, Albert Kauffman died in 1940. We all stayed in the house until my grandmother, Ethel died in 1943. My grandfather, my mother and I remained in the house. My grandfather remarried in 1947. Goldie came to live with us then. My mother remarried in 1950 and left the house, but I stayed behind in the house. I left Camden in 1954. I have such great memories of growing up at 421 and of course, I remember Jack Hare (419 Liberty Street). We were little kids together. Played together often. It was such a fun neighborhood with a lot of neighborhood kids, such as the Galmins, the Cohens, and Jackie.

I now live in Lakewood Ranch, Florida , but I often reminisce about my childhood home.

Wilma Kauffman Levine
August 2013

421 Liberty Street

August 20, 2011

 

  422 Liberty Street

1883
William Jeffries
seamstress, widow of William Jeffries

 

423 Liberty Street

1940

424 Liberty Street

August 10, 2011

 

425 Liberty Street

1940

 

427 Liberty Street

1940

 

428 Liberty Street

1940

 

430 Liberty Street

1940


430 Liberty Street

1955
Louis Cohen & Sons
Building Contractors & Carpenters

1955 New Jersey Bell Telephone
Yellow Pages Ads

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431 Liberty Street

1940

 

432 Liberty Street

1877
William A. Butcher & Family
shoemaker
William A. & Amanda H. Butcher
Amanda Butcher

  432 Liberty Street

1880
George Gladney & Family
George & Mary Gladney 
David Gladney
Charles Gladney

 

432 Liberty Street

1940

 

433 Liberty Street

1940

 

434 Liberty Street

1940

  435 Liberty Street

1884
William Jeffries
seamstress, widow of William Jeffries

 

435 Liberty Street

1940

 

436 Liberty Street

1940

  437 Liberty Street

1940-1947
Julius P. Galmin Sr & Family
Julius & Gertrude Galmin
Julius P. Galmin Jr.
Damon L. Galmin
James J. Galmin
Regina Galmin

 

438 Liberty Street

1915-1943
Harvey Roork & Family
Harvey & Meta Roork

441 Liberty Street

1941
Teresa A. Morten

Camden Courier-Post
July 31, 1941

 

443 Liberty Street

1940 John W. Donovan

443 Liberty Street

1945-1947
Mrs. Florence Hires & Family
John D. Hires

Camden Courier-Post
August 15, 1945

 

S/Sgt. John D. Hires, 22, son of Mrs. Florence Hires, 443 Liberty Street, is the holder of a Bronze Star for service in Italy. A former employee at the New York Shipyard, he entered the service in September, 1943.

 

445 Liberty Street

1906
Mrs. Mabel Rose

Philadelphia Inquirer
August 1, 1906

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445 Liberty Street

1940

 

447 Liberty Street

1940

 

448 Liberty Street

1940

448 Liberty Street

Photograph Taken December 21, 2011

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448 Liberty Street

Photograph Taken December 21, 2011

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449 Liberty Street

1940

 

450 Liberty Street

1940

2011 Gone

451 Liberty Street

1906
George Waters

Philadelphia Inquirer
January 13, 1899

451 Liberty Street

1915
Perry McDowell

Philadelphia Inquirer
June 13, 1915

 

452 Liberty Street

1940

2011 Gone

 

453 Liberty Street

1940

 

455 Liberty Street

1940

 

456 Liberty Street

1940

2011 Gone

 

457 Liberty Street

1940

AUTOIST HELD IN CRASH AS LICENSELESS DRIVER

Charged with driving without a license, Arthur Benjamin, 28, of 430 Liberty Street, was held in $10 security for a police court hearing following a collision at Twenty-third and High Streets shortly after noon yesterday, One man was cut on the head and legs. 

Policeman James Banks made the arrest after Benjamin's car struck and overturned the machine of C.R. Finney, 62, of 201 Cooper Street. Finney was treated by Dr. A. Lincoln Sherk. Benjamin was ordered to appear before Judge Garfield Pancoast June 29. 

458 Liberty Street

1933 Arthur Benjamin

Camden Courier-Post
June 23, 1933

  458 Liberty Street
Sergeant James E. Reynolds
458 Liberty Street

1900
Edwin C. Chamberlin & Family
Edwin C. & Maggie Chamberlin

Philadelphia Inquirer
July 8, 1900

 

458 Liberty Street

1940

2011 Gone

 

459 Liberty Street

1940

460 Liberty Street

1940-1941 George H. Ewing

Camden Courier-Post
July 29, 1941

Clay W. Reesman
Clinton Street
William Bovell
Sycamore Street
Edward G. Hunt
Chestnut Street
Joseph Klein

 

460 Liberty Street

1940

2011 Gone

 

462 Liberty Street

1940

2011 Gone

  463 Liberty Street

1900
Thomas Chamberlin & Family
Thomas & Sarah Chamberlin

463 Liberty Street

Private Albert L. Parker

 

464 Liberty Street

1940

2011 Gone

465 Liberty Street

1904
John Johnson

Philadelphia Inquirer
August 9, 1904

Dialogue Shipyard

 

466 Liberty Street

1940

2011 Gone

 

468 Liberty Street

1940

2011 Gone


Broadway & Liberty Street
1226 Broadway

Greenie's Tender Trap
also known as the
Broadway Beer Garden, 
 
Buradine'sBert's Cafe
 


500 Block of Liberty Street
502 Liberty Street 

1937
Maxwell Garment Company

STOLEN METAL COSTS DEALER FINE OF $150

Samuel Katz, a junk dealer at 513 Liberty street, was ordered by Judge Clifford A. Baldwin to pay a fine of $150 yesterday on a charge of receiving stolen goods.

Katz was accused of buying metal stolen from the Riverside Metal Company by three men, later arrested. Counsel for Katz declared that when Katz learned the metal was stolen, he went to Riverside and paid the owners the full value. Katz was held on a similar charge previously, it was testified..

505-513 Liberty Street 

1924-1955
Samuel Katz

Camden Courier-Post
February 11, 1938

 

505-513 Liberty Street 

1924-1955
Samuel Katz

Camden Courier-Post
June 16, 1932

Liberty Street
Ralph Bakley
Garfield S. Pancoast

 

505-513 Liberty Street 

1924-1955
Samuel Katz & Co. Inc.

1955 New Jersey Bell Telephone
Yellow Pages Ad

518 Liberty Street

1892
John W. Helmbold Sr. & Family
John W. & Maggie Helmbold
John W. Helmbold Jr.

519 Liberty Street

1903 George Forman

Philadelphia Inquirer
July 20, 1903

Arthur Stanley - Stanley Grey
Joseph Morton - John McIntire
South 3rd Street - Cherry Street
Jennie Hansey- Lizzie Stevenson
Alice Moore - Alfred Davis
John Daisy - Jeremiah James
Manuel Nash - James Houser

TWO HELD FOR THEFT

George Morton, 20, of 519 Liberty Street, and Tony McDaniel, 21, no home, were arrested last night charged with stealing a box containing several quarts of ice cream from Charles Daubert, of 238 Jackson Street, a peddler. They were held for a hearing today. 

519 Liberty Street

1933 George Morton

Camden Courier-Post
June 12, 1933




520-526 Liberty Street

1936-1960s
New Jersey Bottling Company

Camden Courier-Post
August 27, 1936

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

520-526 Liberty Street

1936-1960s
New Jersey Bottling Company

January 27, 1939 Program Ad

520-526 Liberty Street

1936-1960s
New Jersey Bottling Company

1955 New Jersey Bell Telephone
Yellow Pages Ad

528 Liberty Street

1969
Brenda Ferguson & Family
Athena Ferguson
Barry Ferguson
Dion Ferguson

Camden Courier-Post
July 21, 1969

  535-537 Liberty Street

1959-1970 The Spot

  536 Liberty Street

1878-1879
Oliver S. Guthrie & Family
Oliver S. &  Matilda Guthrie
Theodore Guthrie


536 Liberty Street

1929-1932
Thomas Grey Horner & Family
Thomas Stanley Horner

Camden Courier-Post
June 17, 1932
&
June 18, 1932

Thomas Horner appears to have been a widower. He lived in the late 1920s and as late as 1924 at 327 Atlantic Avenue.

 

  539 Liberty Street

 

  541 Liberty Street

 

  543 Liberty Street

 

  545-547 Liberty Street

1929-1930 Benjamin Herwitz
grocery
1940 Mrs. Rachel Odom

  545-547 Liberty Street Rear

1920s-1940s Meyer Mackler
junk 

  545-547 Liberty Street

1943-1956 Roland Farmer's Tavern 
1947-1956  The Spot 

  550 Liberty Street

1892 Camillus V. Appley

 


600 Block of Liberty Street
  601 Liberty Street

1924

  603 Liberty Street

 

 
605
Liberty Street
  607 Liberty Street

1910s-1920s

  609 Liberty Street

1924

  611 Liberty Street

 

613 Liberty Street

Private Eugene Davidson

 
613
Liberty Street

1918-1919
Mrs. Mary Mitchell

613
Liberty Street

Moorish Science Temple
of America, Inc.

Photo Taken August 12, 2011

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  615 Liberty Street
  615-629 Liberty Street

At some point after 1961, the frame houses that were located aat 615 through 629 Liberty Street were razed. A one-story warehouse was erected on this site. It had been long abandoned when scrappers set a fire inside of it on August 12, 2011

  617 Liberty Street
618 Liberty Street

1915 Mrs. Mary William
1915 Clarence Emery

Philadelphia Inquirer
May 21, 1915

  619 Liberty Street
  621 Liberty Street

 

622 Liberty Street

1906
John Robinson

Philadelphia Inquirer
August 6, 1906

South 4th Street
Division Street
William Simms
James O. Weaver

 

 
623
Liberty Street
625 Liberty Street

1911 Joseph Gibbs

Philadelphia Inquirer
May 21, 1911

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  625 Liberty Street
627 Liberty Street

1913 Paul Burton

Philadelphia Inquirer
March 4, 1913

O. Glen Stackhouse

  629 Liberty Street

1924

  631 Liberty Street

 

633
Liberty Street

Photo Taken August 12, 2011

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Destroyed By Fire July 30, 2011

633
Liberty Street

Photo Taken August 12, 2011

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Destroyed By Fire July 30, 2011

   


700 Block of Liberty Street
There never was one!

Intersection of
South 8th Street & Liberty Street
1302 South 8th Street

1938
Walter Gintoft
junkyard

Edwin T. Mills
Frank Crawford


800 Block of Liberty Street
808 Liberty Street

1955
C.W. Moore & Sons

1955 New Jersey Bell Telephone
Yellow Pages Ad

   

900 Block of Liberty Street
925 Liberty Street
1955
Charles W. Klinzing

1955 New Jersey Bell Telephone
Yellow Pages Ad

927 & 929
Liberty Street
&
1223 to 1213
South 10th Street

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Intersection of South 10th Street &  Liberty Street
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Northwest Corner - 1214 to 1226 South 10th Street - April 18, 2004
Northeast Corner - 1214 to 1226 South 10th Street - April 18, 2004
Looking Northeast - 1017 to 1045 - Liberty Street  - April 18, 2004
Looking Souheast - 1000 to 1058 Liberty Street - April 18, 2004
   

1000 Block of Liberty Street
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1017 & 1023
Liberty Street

1938 Mrs. Mary A. Wisniewski
1938 Miss Stella Petkowski

Camden Courier-Post
February 21, 1938

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1005 Liberty Street

April 18, 2004

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1017
Liberty Street

September 25, 2011

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1017, 1019, & 1021
Liberty Street

September 25, 2011

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1019 Liberty Street

September 25, 2011

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1021 Liberty Street

September 25, 2011

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1021 & 1023
Liberty Street

March 19, 2012

Scheduled for Demolition in March 2012

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1023 Liberty Street

September 25, 2011

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1023 Liberty Street

1938 Stella Petkowski

Camden Courier-Post
February 21, 1938

1025 Liberty Street

September 25, 2011

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1025 & 1027
Liberty Street

September 25, 2011

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1026 to 1058
Liberty Street

September 25, 2011

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1027 Liberty Street

September 25, 2011

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1027 Liberty Street

1941
Maryanna Grzeczkowska

 

1029 Liberty Street

September 25, 2011

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1029 Liberty Street

1958 Frank DeKonski

Camden Courier-Post
February 10, 1958

1008 Liberty Street
&
1320 S. 10th Street

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St. Joseph's
Roman Catholic Church

 
1008 and 1010
Liberty Street

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1008 Liberty Street
was the original
St. Joseph' High School

Looking East from
10th & Liberty Street 

1010 to 1058
Liberty Street

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1010 Liberty Street is the
St. Joseph Church
Rectory

1026 to 1058
Liberty Street

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1027 Liberty Street

1941-1943
Henry Soltys & Family
Henry & Estelle Grzeczkowska Soltys
Mrs. Maryanna Grzeczkowska

Camden Courier-Post
July 1, 1941

1028 Liberty Street

1923-2009
John Jaskolski & Family
John & Pelagia Jaskolski

From left: "Edward, John, Mary (Minnie), Elizabeth (Libby), Anna, Catherine (Kasia), Frances (Pat), Polly, Josephine (Jo), Agnes (Aggie), Anthony (Tony), Paul, My great-grandmother Stankowski, Grandmom Pelagia holding my mom Margaret (Peggy), Grandpop John"

Gary Soule
April, 2009

photo from 1922
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1028 Liberty Street

1923-2009
John Jaskolski & Family

Photo from about 1927
Theresa & Loretta Jaskolski
Theresa is standing in this picture

1028 Liberty Street

1923-2009
John Jaskolski & Family
John & Pelagia Jaskolski

Photo from the 1940s
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MRS. ANIELA GORCZYNSKI

Mrs. Aniela Gorczynski, 56, of 1035 Liberty Street, died Wednesday. She was the wife of Frank Gorczynski and was formerly Miss Aniela Blogowska. Funeral services will be held at 8,30 a. m. tomorrow at the family residence, with solemn requiem high mass at St. Joseph's Polish R. C. Church, at 9:30 a.m. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery. Members of the Rosary Society of the church and the Woodmen of the World will attend the funeral.

1035 Liberty Street

1920s-1930s
Frank Gorczynski

  1039 Liberty Street

1920s-1930s

Bronislaw Matyasik

1039 Liberty Street

1920s-1930s

Private Joseph A. Matyasik

1045 Liberty Street

1941
Thomas Jarozynski

Camden Courier-Post
July 28, 1941

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1048 Liberty Street

1957
Theodor W. Moscicki & Family
Theodore & Josephine Moscicki
Walter Moscicki
Theodor Moscicki
Conrad Moscicki
Cecelia Moscicki
Caroline Moscici

Camden Courier-Post
December 26, 1957

Polish American Citizens Club

1050 Liberty Street

1900s-1920s

Joseph Jagodzinski

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1100-1160 Block of Liberty Street
1107-1160 Liberty Street

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  1107 Liberty Street

1947 Joseph Szymborski

  1109 Liberty Street

1947

1109 to 1125
Liberty Street

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Detective William T. Feitz, First Camden Police Officer to fall in the line of duty, lived at 1125 Liberty Street.

Blue Building at far left
is
1220 Mt. Ephraim Avenue

1109 to 1131
Liberty Street

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  1111 Liberty Street

1947

  1113 Liberty Street

1947

  1114 Liberty Street

1947

1114 to 1130
Liberty Street

MAy 6, 2004

1114 to 1130
Liberty Street

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  1115 Liberty Street

1947

1115
Liberty Street

Camden
Courier-Post

February 21, 1928

HOSPITAL CASES
COOPER

Lewis Raupp, 53, 833 North 6th Street, dog bite of right index finger
Anna Veroline, 34, 318 Walnut Street, sprained ankle
Albert Passarella, 15, 433 Spruce Street, sprained ankle
Thomas J. Owens, 35, 420 Taylor Ave., bruised wrist and knee
Joseph Manfredi, 14, 335 Chestnut Street, infected palm.
Margaret Cramer, 9, 323 Erie Street, infected finger
Laurence Wiggle, 5, 505 South 6th Street, cut hand
Joseph Carbone, 18, 336 Walnut Street, cut chin
Thomas DiRenzo, 13, 522 Clinton St., splinter in left foot.
Cecelia Homan, 32, 511 Ray Avenue, foreign body in eye
Mary DiVincenzo, 10, 311 Beckett St., foreign body in eye

WEST JERSEY

Theresa Marolda, 59, 1713 South 4th Street, cut finger
Benjamin Druasowictz, 34, 1282 Van Hook St., cut finger
Charles Mangold, 52, 3 North 4th Street, cut finger
Stanley Kaminski, 25, 1119 Liberty Street, cut hand
Marie Birsch, 15, 697 Van Hook St., foreign particle in eye 
Willard Dickson, 3, 1739 Railroad Ave., puncture wound of thigh

1115
Liberty Street

 

1938 Stanley Kaminski

Camden Courier-Post
February 14, 1938

1118 Liberty Street

1906 Charles Kopton

Philadelphia Inquirer
July 29, 1906

Dr. Joel W. Fithian

  1118 Liberty Street

1947

1119 Liberty Street

1956-1960
Stanley J. Kaminski

  1120 Liberty Street

1947

  1121 Liberty Street

1947

1123 Liberty Street

1927
Andrew Miller & Family

1123 to 1131
Liberty Street

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  1124 Liberty Street

1947

  1125 Liberty Street

1947

  1126 Liberty Street

1947

  1127 Liberty Street

1947

1127 to 1131
Liberty Street

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1131 Liberty was used as a retail liquor store by the Knast family, and as an outlet for soda bottled at their Liberty Bottling Works, located next door at 1135, owned by the Kbnast family. Teofil Knast was operating at 1135 Liberty as far back as 1924. 

 

  1128 Liberty Street

1947

  1129 Liberty Street

1947

  1130 Liberty Street

1947

  1131 Liberty Street

1947

1135
Liberty Street

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The blue building at the rear and the brown garages belonged to the Liberty Bottling Works from the 1930s to the late 1970s.On Liberty Street, 1135 the site of Liberty Bottling Company was run by brothers Joe and Mike.  There was a small liquor store next to the bottling plant in which we used to buy soda. We would take our little wagon over with or without our Dad and purchase a case of soda. It was a big deal to us as kids. Today the property is boarded up after being converted into a half way house owned by a dentist (?) from New York. Of the original families on that street only one remains - my mother at 1136 Liberty Street.-

Virginia Bicking, May 2004

1135 Liberty Street

1905
Wladsaw Wilgocki

Philadelphia Inquirer
August 2, 1905

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1135 Liberty Street

Liberty Bottling Works

1135 Liberty Street

Liberty Bottling Works

Camden Courier-Post
August 14, 1933

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1135 Liberty Street

Liberty Bottling Company

Camden Courier-Post
July 23, 1941

Samuel E. Johnson

 

Looking East
on Liberty Street
from in front of
1136 Liberty Street

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  1136 Liberty Street

1947

1136 Liberty Street

A baker by trade, Harry Bicking and his wife Wilhelmina moved into this home in late 1906 or 1907 from the home around the corner at 1137 Mechanic Street.  The Bicking family still resides in this home, in May of 2004.

1136 to 1148
Liberty Street

May 5, 2004

1152 & 1150 Liberty Street
are
visible across Rose Street

1136 to 1148
Liberty Street

May 5, 2004

1138 Liberty Street

1940s
Mrs. Bertha Kuhnel
candy store

May 5, 2004

  1138 Liberty Street

1947

1138 & 1140
Liberty Street

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  1140 Liberty Street

1947

1140 Liberty Street

May 5, 2004

 

  1141 Liberty Street

1947

1141 to 1145
Liberty Street

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1141 to 1155
Liberty Street

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  1142 Liberty Street

1947

1142, 1144, & 1146
Liberty Street

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  1144 Liberty Street

1947

1145 to 1155
Liberty Street

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1145 Liberty was the home of , who was killed in action while serving with the United States Army in Burma during World War II.

  1145 Liberty Street

1947
John Napiorkowski Sr. & Family
John & Veronica Napiorkowski
Matthew
Edward
Sigmund
Veronica

1145 Liberty Street

Private First Class
John C. Napiorkowski Jr
.

  1146 Liberty Street

1947

  1147 Liberty Street

1947

  1148 Liberty Street

1943
Joseph Murray & Family
Joseph A. Murray

  1147 Liberty Street

1947 Herbert H. WIlliams

  1149 Liberty Street

1947 Jesse Toczyk
monuments

  1150 Liberty Street

1947

  1151 Liberty Street

1947

1152 & 1150
Liberty Street

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The southeast corner of
Liberty and Rose Streets

1152 Liberty Street

1938
Stanley Barzycki & Family
Stanley & Helen Kaurilski Barzycki

Camden Courier-Post
February 22, 1938

1152
Liberty Street

January 5, 2008

At 11:55 PM Squad 7 ( Captain Ashley) reported a 2-1/2 story ordinary occupied dwelling with medium smoke showing from the 2nd floor. All hands were placed in service. The fire was located on the second floor at the rear of the building and quickly brought under control with no injuries reported. The Camden City Fire Marshal was on the scene.

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1152
Liberty Street

January 5, 2008

At 11:55 PM Squad 7 ( Captain Ashley) reported a 2-1/2 story ordinary occupied dwelling with medium smoke showing from the 2nd floor. All hands were placed in service. The fire was located on the second floor at the rear of the building and quickly brought under control with no injuries reported. The Camden City Fire Marshal was on the scene.

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  1153 Liberty Street

1947Joohn J. Budnick

  1154 Liberty Street

1947 John Piotrowski

1155 Liberty Street

1947 George F. Kuhnel


Intersection of Liberty Street & Rose Street
   
1146 to 1114 Liberty Street

The corner house which no longer stands at the corner of Liberty and Rose was owned by a produce huckster. Their son was once featured in a newspaper story because he would take his little wagon full of produce around the neighborhood and sell it. As kids we grow up on plenty of vegetable and fruit dishes from produce he could no longer sell. We would get tomatoes, peaches, cantaloupes, etc. Life was grand for us despite the bad economy at times. The Huckster was known as Lucky.

Virginia Bicking, May 2004

   

1100 Block of Liberty Street
1169-1191 Block of Liberty Street

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1169 to 1185-1187
Liberty Street
1169 to 1185-1187
Liberty Street

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1169 to 1183
Liberty Street

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1169 to 1191
Liberty Street

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  1169 Liberty Street

1947

1171 Liberty Street

1922
James Busch

Philadelphia Inquirer
March 16, 1922

  1173 Liberty Street

1947

  1174 Liberty Street

1947

  1175 Liberty Street

1947

  1175-1/2 Liberty Street

1947

  1177 Liberty Street

1947

  1179 Liberty Street

1947

1181 & 1183
Liberty Street
1181, 1183,
& 1185-1187
Liberty Street

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1181 Liberty Street

In the 1930s and 1940s
this building
was the home of the
Woodrow Wilson
Democratic Club 

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  1183 Liberty Street

1947

  1185-1187 Liberty Street

1947 Morgan & Sons Auto Repair

1185-1187 Liberty Street

1955
Tony & Joe's Auto Service

1955 New Jersey Bell Telephone
Yellow Pages Ad

1185-1187 Liberty Street

Photo Taken May 5, 2004

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1185-1187 Liberty Street

Photo Taken May 5, 2004

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1191 Liberty Street

Joseph Bontkowski
operated a grocery here.
His son, 
Louis Bontkowski
was killed in action during
World Wa r II

On the corner of Louis and Liberty across from the RR lot was a grocery store run by a man known as Cookie and his mother.

Virginia Bicking, May 2004

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Intersection of Louis Street & Liberty Street
   

1200 Block of Liberty Street

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1201 Liberty Street

Mr. Wiggles Aquarius Lounge

also known as 
Rudolph Stumm's Saloon
& Pouche's Lounge

September 9, 2003

1201-1205 Liberty Street

Mr. Wiggles Aquarius Lounge

also known as 
Rudolph Stumm's Saloon
& Pouche's Lounge

September 9, 2003

RALPH PHILLIPS WEDS MISS ELSA D. STUMM

Miss Elsa D. Stumm, 24, of 1201 Liberty Street, was married yesterday in the German Lutheran Church, Fifth and Stevens Street, to Ralph R. Phillips, 24, of 1248 Haddon Avenue.

Miss Stumm is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Rudolph Stumm, and Phillips is the son Mr. and Mrs. O. O. Phillips. His father is well known in real estate circles and in civic work and independent politics. He is associated with his father in the real estate business. 

The couple left last night on a wedding trip to the Century of Progress Exposition- at Chicago. They will make their home at 626 North 42nd Street. 

1201-1205
Liberty Street

Rudolph Stumm & Family

Camden Courier-Post
June 17, 1933


1209 Liberty Street

1891 Mrs. C.F. Zimmerman

Philadelphia Inquirer
July 24, 1891

John Dillmore
William Harvey

1215 Liberty Street

1918
Kazimier Janasz & Family
Kazimiera "Kay" Janasz
Stanley "Ben" Janasz

 

Falling downstairs resulted in Alexander Torker, aged 14 years, of 1235 Liberty Street, breaking a foot. He was taken to the Homeopathic Hospital.

1235 Liberty Street

1915
Alexander Torker

Philadelphia Inquirer
May 23, 1915

  1236 Liberty Street

1930
Vincent Gorczynski & Family
Vincent & Anne Gorczynski
Eleanor Gorczynski

1247 Liberty Street

September 19, 2009 - FIRE

Photo taken September 20, 2009

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FIREMEN'S AUTO INJURES 4

A Camden city fireman's automobile figured in two successive accidents that injured four persons last night. The fireman is John C. Voll, 33, of 1230 North Nineteenth Street, attached to Engine Company Number 9, Twenty-seventh and Federal streets. Voll was treated at Cooper Hospital for severe cuts on the face and mouth.

His machine collided at Eighteenth Street and River Road about 11 p.m. with the car of Steve Liperi, 23, of 408 West Third Street, Palmyra, injuring Liperi's mother-in-law.

 Liperi told police Voll's car came at him in a zig-zag manner a block until it struck a pole at Seventeenth Street and River Road, went on the sidewalk and struck two women. One of these, Mrs. Lydia Ramsey, 32, of 2108 Howell Street, was treated at Cooper Hospital for severe cuts on the leg. The other, Miss Pauline Comfort, 22, of 1238 Liberty Street, was treated at West Jersey Homeopathic Hospital far severe bruises.

Liperi and his wife, Grace, 19, were unhurt, but her mother, Mrs. Mary Mancuso, 45, of 885 Velde Avenue, Delair, suffered cuts and bruises, No charges were made by either driver.

1262 Liberty Street

1933 Pauline Comfort

Camden Courier-Post
June 4, 1933

  1262 Liberty Street

1967 Bob Lucas

1268 Liberty Street

1933 Marjorie Bobbs
"Miss Walt Whitman" contestant

Camden Courier-Post
June 19, 1933

  1268 Liberty Street

January 15, 2013
Fire in the basement

 

1268 & 1270
Liberty Street

January 15, 2013

   
1278 Liberty Street

1938
Frederick W. Wuensch

Camden Courier-Post
February 19, 1938

 

1278 Liberty Street

1938
Frederick W. Wuensch

Camden Courier-Post
February 19, 1938

FINES TOTAL $1005 IN WEEKEND RAIDS
Three Proprietors Assessed $100 Each! Two
Disorderly Houses and Restaurant Hit

A weekend of raiding in which 59 men and women were arrested in two disorderly houses, and a restaurant dispensing beer enriched the coffers of the Camden city treasury yesterday by $1005.

Proprietors of the three establishments were fined $100 each by Judge Garfield Pancoast on charges of violating the city disorderly act. An inmate of one of the disorderly houses was sentenced to three months in jail, having ignored a warning to leave town.

The raid on the Blue Hour Luncheonette, 1282 Liberty Street, early Sunday in which 43 were arrested is said to have been the largest of its type in the city in more than a year.

Frank Kerr, 40, proprietor, pleaded guilty to charges of violating ordinance 422, while Parker McGonigal, of 1240 Morton street, facing similar charges, said he only worked in the establishment and received a suspended sentence.

Security of $10 was returned to Florence Williams, 22, of 312 North Third Street; Teresa Kelly, 21 of 3013 Constitution Road, and Charles Mengalie, 24, of 314 Stevens Street, who proved that they had not been in the restaurant but were picked up on the street outside.

Thirty-eight others required to post $10 for appearance as material witnesses forfeited their security.

1282 Liberty Street

1930 Blue Hour Luncheonette


Intersection of Liberty Street & Haddon Avenue
Looking West on Liberty Street
from
Haddon Avenue

Donkey's Place is on the right, the northwest corner of Haddon Avenue and Liberty Street.

October 20, 2005

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