Streets
of
Camden, NJ

27th Street


27th STREET runs from the Delaware River, across River Road, Westfield Avenue, and Federal Street. In our time 27th Street is one of the main thoroughfares in Cramer Hill and East Camden, but in earlier times it was not only not called 27th Street, it ran parallel to the street which was referred to as Main Street!

27th Street lays in what prior to 1899 was Stockton Township. Originally called Fulton Street, it ran from the south end of what was then Cramer Park, the north end of which was 29th Street, then their terminus of the Cramer Hill Ferry. Fulton Street, our North 27th Street, runs across River Road past Engine Company 11 of the Camden Fire Department, the Pavonia Reservoir (present-day Veteran's Park) to a point where it intersected with Main Street, which we know today as North 26th Street. North 27th Street continues, passing the Pavonia Railroad Station on the left, and the Camden County Jail on the right at Howell Street, on the spot which has been Paul's Auto Glass since the late 1970s. 27th Street then continues across Westfield Avenue and Federal Street, where the East Camden Firehouse, the home of Engine Company 9 and Hook & Ladder Company 3, was built shortly after Stockton Township became a part of Camden. Once across Federal Street, the road is now South 27th Street, and runs straight through to Marlton Avenue and the border between Camden and Pennsauken Township.

Construction along 27th occurred over period of approximately 70 years, from about 1875 through about 1945, give or take a few either way. As shown by the map below, dated 1914, the streets south of Federal Street had not all received there present names; as a matter of fact, very few buildings had been erected on South 27th Street. Other twentieth century changes included the demolition of the Pavonia Rail Station and the completion of the "hump" over the railroad tracks, and the completion of Veteran's Park several years after the Reservoir walls failed, the resulting flood causing much property damage.

Row homes had been constructed to a point just short of Marlton Avenue by the early 1940s. The construction of the Line Street Apartments at South 27th, Line Street, and Marlton Avenue completed development on 27th Street in the 20th Century.

Probably the most notable person ever to live on 27th Street was football player Mike Rozier, a star running back at Woodrow Wilson High School , in college, and in the professional ranks with the Houston Oilers in the National Football League.

Do you have a 27th Street Street memory or picture. Let me know by e-mail so it can be included here.

 Phil Cohen


 Cramer Hill & East Camden


Intersection of Buren Avenue & North 27th Street
North 27th
&
Buren Street

The Former Site
of the
Rickenbach, Noecker & Ake
Shipyard

Photograph Taken in 2003

North 27th
&
Buren Street

The Former Site
of the
Rickenbach, Noecker & Ake
Shipyard

Photograph Taken in 2003

  Foot of North 27th Street

1947 Neef Machine Works

 

   
   

1200 Block of North 27th Street
  1322 North 27th Street

1947 Lawrence Johnson

  1320 North 27th Street

1910
Charles Eckel & Family
Charles & Mary Eckel
Charels F. Eckel - Julia Eckel
Annie Eckel - Ellen Eckel

1947 George T. Mills

  1318 North 27th Street

1947 Russell B. Kelchner

  1316 North 27th Street

1947 Mrs. Catherine Mengle

  1314 North 27th Street

1947 Vacant

  1312 North 27th Street

1947 Mrs. Jennie Meeks

1310 North 27th Street

1916
John Donahue

Philadelphia Inquirer
August 15, 1916

O. Glen Stackhouse

  1310 North 27th Street

1947 Edward J. McDermott

  1306 North 27th Street

1947 William L. Bridge

  1304 North 27th Street

1947 Leroy A. Mortimer


Intersection of Harrison Avenue & North 27th Street
 

 

   
   

1200 Block of North 27th Street
1915-1960s
Stephen Walter & Family
Stephen L. & Bertha Walter
Joseph F. Walter - Theodore W. Walter
Steven L. Walter - Thomas E. Walter
Agnes R. Walter - Rose V. Walter

Camden Courier-Post
February 26, 1936

1296 North 27th Street

1947-1960s
Stephen L. Walter & Family
Stephen L. & Anna Walter
Stephen Walter - Robert Walter
Michael Walter - Gregory Walter
Ann Walter

Our parents were Stephen & Anna Walter, we lived at 1296 N. 27th Street in Cramer Hill. Right to left in pix are : Gregory '57, Michael '55, me '61, Robert '52 & my oldest brother Stephen '49. We may not have had much but our parents sure raised us right.

Ann Walter DiGiacomo
October 2013

  1292 North 27th Street

1947 Guy T. Taylor

  1290 North 27th Street

1947 James M. Richenbach

  1288 North 27th Street

1947 William M. Horton

  1286 North 27th Street

1947 William Lovatt

  1270 North 27th Street

1947 Ralph V. Poore

  1251 North 27th Street

1914-1918
William E. Banks
saloon
William & Katherine Banks
Barbara Anne Banks

1947 Anthony Ott

 

  1237 North 27th Street

1947 George T. Alburger

 

  1237 North 27th Street

late 1960s-1987
John Potter & Family
John and Hortensia Potter
Lehea Potter
Gay Potter

....the late 1960s when my parents sold the 1201 house and moved down the block to 1235-1237 N. 27th Street, which was also owned by Ruth Cooperman. He also rehabbed that property into a one-family home and rental units. 

After my Dad died in 1987, we sold the property and I learned later that it burned down shortly after we sold it.

Leah Potter Kuphal
October 5, 2013

1237 North 27th Street

1977
Duane E. Goobic
rented home from John Potter

  1235 North 27th Street

1947 Mrs. Marie A. Bernson

Destroyed by fire, late 1980s

  1235 North 27th Street - Rear

1947 Howard Beck


Intersection of Polk Avenue & North 27th Street
 

 

   
   

1100 Block of North 27th Street
  1214 North 27th Street

1947 Charles P. Orth

1211 North 27th Street

1947 Thomas Billington

Photo taken June 25, 2011

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1203 & 1205,
1207 & 1209,
& 1211
North 27th Street

Blue home is 1211 North 27th

February 22, 2004

1209 North 27th Street

1941-1947 Edwin Remaley

Photo taken June 25, 2011

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  1208 North 27th Street

1947 Mrs. Lillie B. Montgomery
2011 Gone

1207 & 1209
North 27th Street

Photo taken June 25, 2011

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1207 North 27th Street

Photo taken June 25, 2011

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1205 North 27th Street

Photo taken June 25, 2011

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1205 North 27th Street

Photo taken June 25, 2011

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1203 North 27th Street

Photo taken June 25, 2011

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1201 North 27th Street

1947-late 1950s
Ship Supply & Grocery Company
Henry Cooperman

2011 Bernard Grocery

Photo taken June 25, 2011

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My parents, John and Hortensia Potter, bought 1201 N. 27th St. in Cramer Hill from Ruth Cooperman, one of the daughters of the late Henry Cooperman, in the late 1950s. Mr. Cooperman had run a grocery store in the front of the property for many years.
My Dad converted the grocery space and rehabbed the first floor into a one-family home for the four of us (my Mom, Dad, sister and me) and we rented out the second floor. We lived there until the late 1960s when my parents sold the 1201 house and moved down the block to 1235-1237 N. 27th Street, which was also owned by Ruth Cooperman. He also rehabbed that property into a one-family home and rental units.

After my Dad died in 1987, we sold the property and I learned later that it burned down shortly after we sold it.

1201 North 27th Street

late 1950s-late 1960s
John Potter & Family
John and Hortensia Potter
Lehea Potter
Gay Potter

I was astonished to learn that the 1201 property was subsequently turned into a grocery store again and named Bernard Grocery. That was the first name of the person who bought the property from my parents so many years ago!

I was even more shocked and saddened when I saw the picture of the house in the paper because of the horrible robbery and shooting death there in 2011.

Lehea Potter Kuphal
October 5, 2013

  1200 North 27th Street

1947 Joseph B. Coffee


Intersection of Tyler Avenue & North 27th Street
 

 

   
   

1100 Block of North 27th Street
  1164 North 27th Street

Intersection of Pierce Avenue & North 27th Street
North 27th Street
Looking East
from
Pierce Street

February 22, 2004

 

 

 

   
   

1100 Block of North 27th Street
1124 North 27th Street

Photograph taken October 1, 2011

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1118 North 27th Street

1927-1956
John W. Roloff & Family
policeman
John W. & Edna Roloff

Officer Roloff died on October 18, 1949

Photograph taken
October 1, 2011

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1112 North 27th Street

Photograph taken October 1, 2011

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1112 North 27th Street

1947-1955
Paul A. Eichfeld

1955 New Jersey Bell Telephone
Yellow Pages Ad

1106 North 27th Street

Photograph taken October 6, 2011

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1102, 1104, & 1106
North 27th Street

Photograph taken October 6, 2011

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1104 North 27th Street

Photograph taken October 6, 2011

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1102 North 27th Street

Photograph taken October 1, 2011

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1102 North 27th Street

Photograph taken October 6, 2011

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1100 & 1102 North 27th Street

Photograph taken October 1, 2011

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1100 North 27th Street

Damaged by Fire, October 1, 2011

Photograph taken October 1, 2011

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1100 North 27th Street

Damaged by Fire, October 1, 2011

Photograph taken October 6, 2011

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Intersection of Wayne Avenue & North 27th Street
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Northwest Corner - Photograph taken October 6, 2011
   

1100 Block of North 27th Street
  1101 North 27th Street

1919-1984 Pepeta's Cafe

  1100 North 27th Street

Intersection of Dupont Street & North 27th Street
 

 

   
   

1000 Block of North 27th Street
1072 North 27th Street

Photograph taken October 1, 2011

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1070 & 1072 North 27th Street

Photograph taken October 1, 2011

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1070 North 27th Street

Photograph taken October 1, 2011

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1068 North 27th Street

Photograph taken October 6, 2011

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1066 North 27th Street

Photograph taken October 1, 2011

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1064 & 1066 North 27th Street

Photograph taken October 1, 2011

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1064 North 27th Street

Photograph taken October 1, 2011

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  1058 North 27th Street
  1052 North 27th Street

Intersection of Lincoln Avenue & North 27th Street

Circa 1963

This was taken in our little backyard on Lincoln Avenue in Cramer Hill. We lived on the corner of Lincoln Avenue and North 27th Street. I think I was about 5 years old and my brother Dan was about 2 years old.

Paul W. Kelley
February 2010

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1000 Block of North 27th Street
  1039 North 27th Street
  1031 North 27th Street

1929-1947
German Maennerchoer

  1029 North 27th Street
  1028 North 27th Street

1947 Joseph A. Collins
produce
1947 William E. Gehret Sr. Family
William & Bernice Gehret
William E. Gehret Jr.

  1028 North 27th Street

1956-1975
George Joseph Kelley Jr. & Family
George Joseph Jr. & Dolores "Dolly" Kelley
Mrs. Rachel Kelley
George John Kelley
Paul Kelley
Daniel Kelley
Susan Kelley

The Kelley family lived at the large boarding house at 1028 North 27th Street and Lincoln Ave. from 1956 to 1975. My understanding is that the house was built in 1903. 

Our half of the boarding house included a large basement with an oil burning furnace. The first floor included a small kitchen, dinning room, living room, laundry room, bathroom, a long hall closet (with doors at both ends), a playroom, two bedrooms and a hallway that led to the stairs to the second floor. The second floor consisted an apartment with a bathroom, kitchen/dining room, living room and a bedroom. My grandmother Rachel Kelley occupied that apartment. There were two other bedrooms on that floor. The third floor attic had been converted in a bedroom. There was a small yard on the Lincoln Avenue side (the photo of my brother and I was taken there). The exterior used to be black shingle but was later renovated to a blue slate material. There were wooden porches on the 27th Street and Lincoln Avenue sides but they were replaced by concrete steps during the renovation. Also, there used to be wooden steps that led from the yard to the second floor apartment but were later torn down. 

I knew very little about the other half of the boarding house except a woman named Berniece owned it and there were multiple living areas. My sister Susan rented the back apartment on the first floor briefly during the later 60's. 

My father George Joseph Kelley, Jr. lived there until about 1968 or so when my parents divorced. My mother Dolores (Dolly) and her three youngest children (myself included) remarried and moved to Mississippi in September 1970. 

My brother George John Kelley (not a III) continued to live there on and off as well as my grandmother Rachel Kelley until 1975 when she moved to Atlanta and George to Mississippi. 

My understanding is the house went unoccupied sometime after 1975 and burnt down around 1988 due to a vagrant lighting a fire to keep warm. It is an empty lot now.

Paul Kelley
October 2010

1026 North 27th Street

1956-1970s
William E. Gehret Sr. Family
William & Bernice Gehret
William E. Gehret Jr.

Left: William E. Gehret Jr.

  1026 North 27th Street

1950s-1960s
William E. Gehret Sr. Family
William & Bernice Gehret Sr.
William E. Gehret Jr.
1960s-1970s
William E. Gehret Jr. Family
William & Sharon Gehret Jr.

  1021 North 27th Street

 

  1019 North 27th Street

 

  1017 North 27th Street

 

  1016 North 27th Street

 

  1014 North 27th Street

1890-1920s
Samuel M. Welch Sr.

  1014 North 27th Street

1924 11th Ward Branch Socialist Party
1929 Davies Brothers Building Contractors
William Davies & Arthur Davies
1939-1947
11th Ward Democratic Club

  1010 North 27th Street

 

  1008 North 27th Street

 

1006 North 27th Street

Jacob Leon, in his Shoe Repair Shop at 1006 27th Avenue. He lived there with his wife Rebecca and family from the 1920s through the 1960s. 

Photo Courtesy of Molly Conrad

 

1006 North 27th Street
1000, 1002-1004 in background

Edith Leon Schwartz, Rebecca Leon, Beatrice Leon Schwartz, & Jacob Leon, in his shoe repair shop at 1006 27th Street. The Leon sisters both married men named Schwartz, who were not related.

Photo Courtesy of Molly Conrad

  1004 North 27th Street

 

1002 North 27th Street

David Tattersdill

1903-1908

1000 North 27th Street

September 22, 2003
This building
was a bar for many years

1939 August W. Oswald Jr
1940-1947
Dick's Cafe
1959-1976 Rio Bar
1976 Connie's Corner

1000 North 27th Street

Photograph Taken August 22, 2011

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1000 North 27th Street

Photograph Taken August 22, 2011

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1000 North 27th Street

Photograph Taken August 22, 2011

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Intersection of River Avenue & North 27th Street
Northeast Corner of River Avenue & North 27th Street - June 24, 2011 - Click on Image to Enlarge
Left: 
Northwest Corner
of
River Avenue & North 27th Street

September 22, 2003

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Left: 
Southwest Corner
of
River Avenue & North 27th Street
and
Northwest Corner
Cambridge Avenue & River Avenue

2010

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Intersection of
 
River Avenue , Cambridge Avenue
&
North 27th Street
August 22, 2011

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Southwest Corner of River Avenue & Cambridge Avenue
as seen from Northeast Corner of Cambridge Avenue  & River Avenue
Southwest Corner of River Avenue & Cambridge Avenue
as seen from Northeast Corner of Cambridge Avenue & River Avenue
Looking West across River Avenue to 1000 Blocks of Cambridge Avenue & North 27th Street
Northwest Corner of River Avenue & North 27th Street 
as seen from Southeast Corner North 27th Street and River Avenue
Northwest Corners of River Avenue & Cambridge Avenue and River Avenue & North 27th Street
as seen from Southeast corner of River Avenue & Cambridge Avenue
Northwest Corner of River Avenue & North 27th Street
as seen from Southeast Corner of Cambridge Avenue and River Avenue
Northeast Corner of River Avenue & North 27th Street
as seen from Southwest corner of River Avenue & Cambridge Avenue
Northeast Corner of River Avenue & North 27th Street
as seen from Southwest Corner of North 27th Street & River Avenue
Southeast Corner of River Avenue & Cambridge Avenue
as seen from Northwest Corner of North 27th Street & River Avenue
Northwest Corner of River Avenue & North 27th Street
as seen from Northeast Corner of River Avenue & North 27th Street
Southeast and Southwest Corners of River Avenue & Cambridge Avenue
as seen from Northeast Corner of North 27th Street & River Avenue
Southwest Corners of River Avenue & Cambridge Avenue
as seen from Northeast Corner of North 27th Street & River Avenue
Southwest Corners of North 27th Street & River Avenue
as seen from Northeast Corner of North 27th Street & River Avenue
 

900 Block of North 27th Street
  973 North 27th Street

1933
Daniel J. Grimes

  968 North 27th Street
964 North 27th Street

August 22, 2011

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4 FROM JERSEY FINISH AT BROWN PREP SCHOOL

Four South Jersey students are members of the graduating class of Brown Preparatory School, Philadelphia, which held its forty-sixth commencement exercises last night in New Century Auditorium. 

They are Flora Mae Borgard, of 964 North 27th Street, and Denny Di Renzo, of 556 South 3rd Street, Camden; Emerson Green, of Cooper street, Woodbury, and Charles N. Nelson, of Seabrook Farms, Bridgeton. Green was vice president of the graduating class. 

964 North 27th Street

1920s-1930s
A&P Grocery Store
Charles F. Borgard

1933 Flora Mae Borgard

Camden Courier-Post
June 9, 1933

964 North 27th Street

1947 Lew's Market
grocery

June 24, 2011

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960 North 27th Street

1946 Posnack's Hardware

960 North 27th Street

June 24, 2011

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960 & 958 North 27th Street

June 24, 2011

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958 North 27th Street

1951
J. Ginsburg, Clothing

958 North 27th Street

June 24, 2011

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956 North 27th Street

June 25, 2011

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  954 North 27th Street

1934 Unknown Saloon
This story most likely refers to the saloon at 854 North 27th Street

954 North 27th Street

1955
Starke's Flower Shoppe

1955 New Jersey Bell Telephone
Yellow Pages Ad

 

954 North 27th Street

June 25, 2011

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Intersection of Cambridge Avenue & North 27th Street
 

 

   
   

900 Block of North 27th Street
939 North 27th Street

July 11, 2011

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939 N. 27th Street... I remember this as being one of the Camden Free Clinics back in the Late 1960’s. I remember my mom taking me there to get shots.

Bill Hans
February 2, 2013

 

939 North 27th Street

July 11, 2011

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935 North 27th Street

1955
Bill's Signs

1955 New Jersey Bell Telephone
Yellow Pages Ad

2011 Gone

933 North 27th Street

Jacob Tischner operated a bar here
from
1939-1947
known as the
Silver Rail Grille

933 North 27th Street

July 11, 2011

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931 & 933 North 27th Street

July 11, 2011

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931 North 27th Street

July 11, 2011

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929 North 27th Street

1935
Charles W. Anderson
beer distributor

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929 North 27th Street

July 27, 2009

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929 North 27th Street

July 11, 2011

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927 North 27th Street

1914-1917 Herman F. Niessner

MOORE RALLIES TONIGHT IN 3 WARDS,  ASHLAND 

Rallies in the interest of A. Harry Moore, gubernatorial candidate, and local candidates on the Democratic ticket will be conducted tonight in Ashland and in three wards of the city.

The meetings and speakers are as follows;

Sixth Ward Democratic Club, Fourth and Walnut Streets; E. George Aaron, Samuel P. Orlando, Boyd E. Morrison, Charles Degnan and Sabba Verdiglione.

Third Ward A. Harry Moore Club, Third and Benson Streets: Samuel T. French, Orlando, Edward L. Canning, C. Lawrence Gregorio, Frank Homan and Anthon Ruffo, of Trenton.

Eleventh Ward A. Harry Moore Club, 927 North Twenty-seventh street: Aaron, Canning, Isaac Eason, Marie V. Kelly and Judge Frank F. Neutze.

Ashland Democratic Club, home of Ida May Heidrick, Burnt Mill road and Second Avenue: Thomas Madden, Leon H. Rose and Eugene Mariano.

927 North 27th Street

Eleventh Ward
A. Harry Moore Club
1931

Camden Courier-Post
October 31, 1931

 

 

927 North 27th Street

Photo from July 27, 2009

Gone by July of 2011

 

923-925 North 27th Street

Photo from July 27, 2009

Gone by July of 2011

MRS. HYLAND TO OPEN NEW DEMOCRATIC CLUB

The Eleventh Ward Democratic Club, 923 North Twenty-seventh Street, will be opened formally tonight by Mrs. Emma E. Hyland, Democratic state committeewoman, and Samuel T. French, prominent attorney and worker for the party. Honor guests will be Mrs. Lillian Pisko and Charles Goldy, both members of the county committee, organizers of the club.

923 North 27th Street

Eleventh Ward
Democratic Club
1931

Camden Courier-Post
October 14, 1931

 

923 North 27th Street

Philadelphia Inquirer
August 28, 2009

Voted "Ugliest House in Cramer Hill"

Gone by July of 2011

923 North 27th Street

Philadelphia Inquirer
August 28, 2009

Voted "Ugliest House in Cramer Hill"

Gone by July of 2011


Intersection of Concord Avenue & North 27th Street

 


900 Block of North 27th Street
900 to 919 North 27th Street
 

919 North 27th Street

1955
Andrea's Beauty Salon

1855 New Jersey Bell Telephone
Yellow Pages Listing

919 North 27th Street

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919 North 27th Street

Photograph Taken July 11, 2011

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918 North 27th Street

Photograph Taken July 11, 2011

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918 North 27th Street

Photograph Taken July 11, 2011

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918 North 27th Street

Photograph Taken July 11, 2011

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917 North 27th Street

Photograph Taken July 11, 2011

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915 North 27th Street

1955
Delaware Valley
Cleaners & Laundromat Company

1855 New Jersey Bell Telephone
Yellow Pages Listing

2011 Gone

912 North 27th Street

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911 North 27th Street

Photograph Taken July 11, 2011

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912 & 910 North 27th Street

Photograph Taken July 11, 2011

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910 North 27th Street

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908 North 27th Street

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908 North 27th Street

1947 Biaggio P. Ardire

908 & 906 North 27th Street

Photograph Taken July 11, 2011

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906 North 27th Street

Photograph Taken July 11, 2011

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908 & 906 North 27th Street

Photograph Taken July 11, 2011

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901 North 27th Street

Camden Fire Department
Engine Company 11

Photograph Taken July 11, 2011

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901 North 27th Street

Camden Fire Department
Engine Company 11

Photograph Taken July 11, 2011

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901 North 27th Street

Camden Fire Department
Engine Company 11

Photograph Taken May 7, 2005

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900 North 27th Street

Photograph Taken July 13, 2011

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Intersection of Hayes Avenue & North 27th Street
Looking South
down
Haves Avenue
from
North 27th Street

May 7, 2005

Douglas "Dougie" Wells, in front of 868 North 27th Street.
View is looking west on 27th Street at Hayes Avenue, circa 1955

   

800 Block of North 27th Street
889 & 891 North 27th Street

May 7, 2005

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889 & 891 North 27th Street

Photograph Taken July 13, 2011

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891 North 27th Street

Photograph Taken July 13, 2011

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I remember when 891 N. 27th street was Lentz’s corner store back in the late 60’s early 70’s. Then in the later part of the 70’s to early 80’s it was The Dugout, a sporting goods and embroidery. This was where Vet’s Middle school and other local organizations got their sports related or organization related embroidery, screen work, or trophies made.

Bill Hans
February 2, 2013

891 North 27th Street

Photograph Taken July 13, 2011

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889 North 27th Street

1951
Stiefel's Flower Shop

868 to 850
North 27th Street

May 7, 2005

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868 to 864
North 27th Street

May 7, 2005

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868
North 27th Street

May 7, 2005

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The "Ghost Sniper" shot through the glass door of this store in January of 1928.

 

866
North 27th Street

May 7, 2005

 

866 North 27th Street

1906
Edwin R. Thomas
policeman

Philadelphia Inquirer
August 22, 1906

864
North 27th Street

May 7, 2005

1900s-1940s
John Wonsetler & Family
John & Bertha Wonsetler
Robert A, Wonsetler
Charles Wonsetler
Marie Wonsetler

860 & 858
North 27th Street

May 7, 2005

 

  860 North 27th Street

2005 Vacant

I used to live at my Aunt Ray and Uncle Bill Schulman...at 860 N. 27th Street for a few years. I remember as a 3 or 4 yr old looking out of my front windows at Vet’s and wondering when my brother and sisters were coming home from school. We moved around the city a bit during my youth but moved back there a few times. I remember the riots on the Vet’s school grounds. The house is now
gone, but if there are any collector nuts out there...If you dig around in the back yard area of the property you WILL find some cool, vintage matchbox cars buried that I put there but forgot where.

Bill Hans
February 2, 2013

859 North 27th Street

Photograph Taken August 22, 2011

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  858 North 27th Street


1939
Cornelius Lang & Family
paintmaker
Cornelius & Annie Lang

2005 Vacant

858 North 27th Street


1940
Steven Lang & Family
Steven & Ethel Lang

Photo from 1933

 

2005 Vacant

 

  856 North 27th Street

1933 Gus Saccomano

  856 North 27th Street

1950s-1994
Dorothy "Dot" Perkins

At 856 N. 27th Street...Dorothy “Dot” Perkins used to live here for years...She lived there since the Late 50’s till 1994. She had a daughter Edna Bauer (nee Perkins 1939-2002), Two grandsons, Michael, and Charles (Chucky) Bauer (1961-2001). We lived with “Grandmom” Perkins for a couple of years. That is where I met the Zielburg’s on Garfield Ave. (Mr. and Mrs. Zielburg, their children Marie, Danny, and Maureen). I used to have a REALLY big crush on Maureen. One day when I was around 9 or 10, I told her...boy she chased me all the way around the corner threatening to KILL ME!
Luckily for me “Grandmom’s” yard was right there...I turned into the yard and locked the gate. Boy...That girl was FAST!!! To end the story...Maureen married my cousin Albert so she became a Hans anyway and forgave me later in life. We still laugh about this to this day...I tease her about it whenever our paths cross. I love you Maureen!

Bill Hans
February 2, 2013

  854 North 27th Street

1918-1930
Leon Faerber's Saloon
1936 Pavonia Cafe 
1939
Joe Wandy's Chateau
1947 Gone 

  850 North 27th Street

1943
Cornelius Lang & Family
paintmaker
Cornelius & Annie Lang


Intersection of North 26th Street, Garfield Avenue
& North 27th Street

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Intersection of North 26th Street, Garfield Avenue & North 27th Street
August 22, 2011
Intersection of  Garfield Avenue & North 27th Street - Circa 1910
Intersection of  Garfield Avenue & North 27th Street - August 22, 2011
   

1100 Block of North 27th Street
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812-818 North 27th Street

1891-1947
Grace Presbyterian Church

Photo circa 1910

812-818 North 27th Street

1891-1947
Grace Presbyterian Church

Photograph Taken August 22, 2011

812-818 North 27th Street

Photograph Taken August 22, 2011

812-818 North 27th Street

Photograph Taken August 22, 2011

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  806 North 27th Street

1924-1929
Robert A, Wonsetler
& Family
Robert & Louise Vollmer Wonsetler
Helen Wonsetler
Frederick J. Wonsetler
Frederick H. & Louise Vollmer

2011 Gone

804 North 27th Street

Roedel Funeral Home

Camden Courier
March 22, 1927

804 North 27th Street

Roedel Funeral Home

804 North 27th Street

Roedel Funeral Home

804 North 27th Street

Roedel Funeral Home

804 North 27th Street

Roedel Funeral Home

Courier-Post Advertisement
May 19, 1964

804 North 27th Street

Roedel Funeral Home

Courier-Post Advertisement
July 31, 1971

804 North 27th Street

Photograph Taken August 22, 2011

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804 North 27th Street

Photograph Taken August 22, 2011

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  801 North 27th Street
North 27th
  801 North 27th Street

Intersection of Arthur Avenue & North 27th Street

 

North 27th Street
&
Arthur Avenue

Veterans Memorial Park

Photograph Taken August 22, 2011

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Photograph Taken August 22, 2011

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700 Block of North 27th Street
  769 North 27th Street
768 North 27th Street

Photograph Taken August 20, 2011

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766 North 27th Street

Photograph Taken August 22, 2011

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764 & 766 North 27th Street

Photograph Taken August 22, 2011

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764 & 766 North 27th Street

Photograph Taken August 22, 2011

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764 North 27th Street

Photograph Taken August 22, 2011

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760 North 27th Street

Photograph Taken August 20, 2011

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758 North 27th Street

Photograph Taken August 20, 2011

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Intersection of Cleveland Avenue & North 27th Street

 
 

 

   
   

700 Block of North 27th Street
733 North 27th Street

1890s-1913
Dr. William H. Kensinger

1931 Irving Gehret
1940 Vacant

1943-1947
Bible Presbyterian Church of East Camden

733 North 27th Street

1890s-1913
Dr. William H. Kensinger

1931 Irving Gehret
1940 Vacant

1943-1947
Bible Presbyterian Church of East Camden

Photo from 2016

718 North 27th Street

Photograph Taken July 13, 2011

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MRS. WILLIAM L. POWELL

Who was Miss Esther C. Bauer, daughter of Mrs. Valeska Bauer, of this city, before her marriage to the son of Mrs. Ida Powell, of Merchantville. The bride, a graduate of Glassboro State Teachers college, is a member of the faculty of the Camden public school system.

718 North 27th Street

1943-1945 Mrs. Valeska Bauer
Esther Bauer

Camden Courier-Post
August 15, 1945

715 North 27th Street

1893-1900 Citizens Fire Company No. 1

Members of Citizens Fire Company No. 1 with hose carriage are pictured in front of their then-new firehouse in 1893. The building was located on "Cooper Avenue across from Cleveland Avenue", which, after 1899, was known as 715 North 27th Street.

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11TH WARD WOMEN HOLD CARD PARTY TONIGHT

A card party will be held tonight by the Eleventh Ward Woman's Democratic Club at Red Men's Hall, 715 North Twenty-Seventh Street.

The men's club is co-operating at the function, which will the last of the season. Mrs. Grace MacDonald will be in charge, assisted by Mrs. Helen Rush, president of the Woman's club, and Walter T. Bateman, president of the men's club.

715 North 27th Street

1930s
Red Men's Hall

Camden Courier-Post
June 6, 1933

Eleventh Ward Womens Democrat Club
Grace MacDonald
Walter T. Bateman
Helen Rush

DEMOCRATIC WOMEN TO HOLD ANNUAL PARTY

The annual masquerade party given by the Eleventh Ward Women's Democratic Club will be held tonight at 715 North Twenty-seventh street.

The affair is being arranged by Mrs. Helen M. Rush, president, and Mrs. Verna Carnes, chairman of the entertainment committee. The judges committee includes Mary O'Drain, Mrs. Mary O'Neil and Mrs. Florence Oberle.

A card party will be given by the club on Tuesday, Nov. 12. Proceeds will be used to finance the annual Christmas party for the children in the ward and to supply baskets for needy. Mrs. Helen Purkins heads the committee in charge, assisted by Mrs. Bertha Bowers, Mrs. Rose Bowers, Mrs. Clara Kimber, Mrs. Mary Yates, Mrs. Ruby Hensman, Mrs. Catherine Riggins, Mrs. Margaret Richards and Mrs. Alberta Roberts and Mrs. Rush.

715 North 27th Street

1930s
Red Men's Hall

Camden Courier-Post
October 29, 1935

Eleventh Ward Womens Democrat Club
Helen Rush

 

  715 North 27th Street

1900-1914 Citizen's Hall
1924-1930s Red Men's Hall
Black Hawk Tribe
Improved Order of Red Men
1947 Harry's SIgn Shop
1947 Post Office Substation Number 8

714 North 27th Street

Photograph Taken July 13, 2011

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712 North 27th Street

Photograph Taken July 13, 2011

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712 North 27th Street

1969
David R. Ayres & Family
David & Irene B. Schultz Ayres

Camden Courier-Post
July 21, 1969

Corp. Mathews-Purnell
Post #518, V.F.W.


Improved Order of Red Men

711 North 27th Street

1907-2005
C. Jackel Florist

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708 North 27th Street

Photograph Taken July 13, 2011

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708 & 706 North 27th Street

Photograph Taken July 13, 2011

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706 North 27th Street

Photograph Taken July 13, 2011

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706A North 27th Street

1943
Jesse M. Jones & Family
Jesse M. & Mabel Jones

700 North 27th Street

1951
H.B. Davies Paint Company

700 North 27th Street

1951
H.B. Davies Paint Company

700 North 27th Street

Photograph Taken July 13, 2011

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Intersection of Sherman Avenue & North 27th Street
North 27th Street
&
Sherman Avenue

Camden Courier-Post
January 7, 1928

701 North 27th Street

1930s-1940s
Murphy Auto Body Works

By 1956 this business had moved to Pennsauken, and back to Cramer Hill by 1959 at 1137 North 36th Street

 

 
 

 

   
   

Intersection of North 25th Street & North 27th Street

 

 
 

 

   
   

Intersection of
Pennsylvania Railroad/Conrail & North 27th Street
Pavonia Rail Station
1908

27th & Sherman Streets
as seen from Pleasant Street

The track on the left curves and runs to East Camden, past Dudley Grange, and on to Merchantville, Moorestown, and Mt. Holly 

Looking South
along North 27th Street
from over the tracks

May 11, 2007

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Looking North
along North 27th Street
from over the tracks

May 11, 2007

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Intersection of Pleasant Street & North 27th Street

 

 
 

 

   
   

500 Block of North 27th Street
  576 North 27th Street

This building was a bar
as early as 1889

1889 Frank Shaw 
1904 Philip Mager
1906 Frank. J. Foy 
1918-1921 George A. Smyth 
1924 John A. Barlow 
1929 Vacant, bar was closed
1936-1943 Pleasant Cafe
John T Morrow
1954-1966 Jo-Vic Cafe 
Joseph & Victoria Burzanski
1969 No Telephone Listing
1977 Gone

555 North 27th Street

1915
John Hildebrand

Philadelphia Inquirer
July 1, 1915

George V. Murray
O. Glen Stackhouse
Henry Moffett
Mrs. Maggie McClosky
Edward Finn
Howell Street


555 North 27th Street

1913-1936
Stockton Coal Company
James R. Tapper

1913 City Directory Ad
&
1917  City Directory Ad

555 North 27th Street

Keystone Coal 1938-1947

Camden Courier-Post
January 22, 1938

552 North 27th Street

Photograph Taken August 22, 2011

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550 North 27th Street

The Five-Fifty Cafe

1918-1921 Elizabeth Walz
1929-1931 Philip Hart
1939 Joseph J. Guetherman
1943-1947  Mrs. Elizabeth Roth

 


Intersection of Thompson Street & North 27th Street

 

 
 

 

   
   

500 Block of North 27th Street

Buying Power. Needed

To the Editor: 

Sir-Buying power IS needed for the 90 percent. Ten percent of the people control 90 percent of our money. These 10 percent are of the high salaried class. The 90 percent people are of the low-salaried class. These 90 percent are the backbone of our nation and when they have buying power all is well with the nation and when the 10 percent have the buying power we then have a depression.

T.H. Jepson
522 North 27th Street

522 North 27th Street

Holmes Lounge & Gardens

506 North 27th Street

Holmes Lounge & Gardens

  503 North 27th Street
500 North 27th Street

1915-1916
Andrew Cummiskey
saloon

Philadelphia Inquirer
August 15, 1916

  500 North 27th Street

Intersection of Howell Street & North 27th Street

Intersection of
Howell Street
&
North 27th Stree
t
from over the tracks

May 11, 2007

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Intersection of
Howell Street
&
North 27th Stree
t
from over the tracks

May 11, 2007

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400 Block of North 27th Street
420 North 27th Street

1900-1930
Frank X. Kiene & Family
baker
Frank & Amelia Kiene
Frank X. Kiene
Edward Kiene

Camden Courier
June 6, 1925

John T. Cleary
Charles Sheean
Birch Street

  420 North 27th Street

1920s-1930s Joe Breghella
grocery
1947 Edward J. Cuprys
grocery

   
420 North 27th Street

Photograph Taken August 22, 2011

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418 & 420
North 27th Street

Photograph Taken August 22, 2011

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418 North 27th Street

Photograph Taken August 22, 2011

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418 North 27th Street

1917
Edward Vandergrift

Philadelphia Inquirer
August 15, 1916

Dr. Lee Hammett

418 North 27th Street

Photograph Taken August 22, 2011

 

416 North 27th Street

Photograph Taken August 22, 2011

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416 North 27th Street

1915
John J. Tischner & Family

Philadelphia Inquirer
January 23, 1915y

414 & 416
North 27th Street

Photograph Taken August 22, 2011

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  415 North 27th Street

First Sergeant
Jerome L. Carpenter

414 North 27th Street

Photograph Taken August 22, 2011

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412 North 27th Street

1918
William F. Foehl Sr. & Family
William F. & Florence Foehl
William F. Foehl Jr.

412 North 27th Street

Corporal William F. Foehl Jr.

  408 North 27th Street
408-406 North 27th Street

Destroyed by Fire
February 10, 2009

Photo February 25, 2009

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406 North 27th Street

1920s-1930s
William Banford Family
William & Verna Banford
Raymond E. Banford

Left: Raymond E. Banford

 


Intersection of Mitchell Street & North 27th Street

 

 
 

 

   
   

Intersection of Morrison Street & North 27th Street

 

 
 

 

   
   

300 Block of North 27th Street
314 North 27th Street

Photograph Taken August 22, 2011

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314 North 27th Street

Photograph Taken August 22, 2011

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314 North 27th Street

Photograph Taken August 22, 2011

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308 North 27th Street

Photograph Taken August 22, 2011

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308 North 27th Street

1947-1957 Peter Curran

Camden Courier-Post
December 11, 1957l

304 North 27th Street

Photograph Taken August 22, 2011

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  303 North 27th Street

Razed in early 2012
According to the 
Courier-Post

  301 North 27th Street

Razed in early 2012
According to the 
Courier-Post

300 North 27th Street

1955 Cowen's Lawn Mower Repair Shop

1955 New Jersey Bell Telephone
Yellow Pages Ad

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  300 North 27th Street

1896-1900
William Penn
Hook & Ladder Company No. 1

  300 North 27th Street

1900-1920s
The William Penn Hall

G. O. P. WOMEN TO MEET

The monthly social session of the Women's Auxiliary of the Twelfth Ward Republican Club will be held on Monday evening at the headquarters, 300 North Twenty-seventh Street. Mrs. Mercy Bolton is arranging a surprise program for the evening. Refreshments will be served. 

300 North 27th Street

1924-1935
Twelfth Ward Republican Club

Camden Courier-Post
June 10, 1933

G. O. P. Club to Take Outing to Shore

The Ladies' Auxiliary to the Twelfth Ward Republican Club will hold its annual outing to Atlantic City tomorrow. Buses will leave the clubhouse, 300 North. Twenty-seventh Street, promptly at eight o'clock in the morning

300 North 27th Street

1924-1935
Twelfth Ward Republican Club

Camden Courier-Post
June 26, 1933

300 North 27th Street

1936-1947
East End Republican Club

Camden Courier-Post
February 8, 1936

300 North 27th Street

1936-1947
East End Republican Club

Camden Courier-Post
July 26, 1941

300 North 27th Street

Photo taken in 1994

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300 North 27th Street

Photo taken August 22, 2011

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300 North 27th Street

Photo taken July 24, 2013

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Intersection of Saunders Street & North 27th Street

 

 

Northwest Corner of Saunders Street & North 27th Street - July 24, 2013
   

200 Block of North 27th Street

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220 North 27th Street

1980-2011
St. John's Apostolic Faith Church

Photo February 25, 2009
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VIDEO: December 1, 2008 - Mother/Dr. Shirley Peterson and Pastor Bertha Maddred (both are sisters) dancing at St. John Apostolic where their niece, Pastor Arnetha Thompson, is the pastor.

220 North 27th Street

1980-2011
St. John's Apostolic Faith Church

Photo August 22, 2011

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220 North 27th Street

1980-2011
St. John's Apostolic Faith Church

Photo August 22, 2011

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214 North 27th Street

1980 Walter Beihl

Photo August 22, 2011

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212 & 214 North 27th Street

Photo August 22, 2011

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213 North 27th Street

1942 Russell T. Lodge

World War II Draft Card

212 North 27th Street

1920s-1930s Millard Thompson
The Atger-Stinger Family 

Photo August 22, 2011

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  212 North 27th Street

Home of
Sergeant Ray Smith
&
Private Charles A.B. Smith

  212 North 27th Street

1980 H. Bieber

  211 North 27th Street

1955
Kershner's Cleaners

1955 New Jersey Bell Telephone
Yellow Pages Listing

210 North 27th Street
Photograph taken December 27, 2002

Home of
Private William R. McKee

 

210 North 27th Street
Photograph taken December 27, 2002

Home of
Private William R. McKee

 

210 North 27th Street

1980 J.A. Foley

Photo August 22, 2011

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  209 North 27th Street

1980 Delduke Insurance Agency

  203 North 27th Street

1980 Metzger's Radio City

200 & 202 North 27th Street

1919-1939
John H. Vickers & Family
John H. & Anna M. Vickers
Arthur Vickers - Mary Vickers
Irene Vickers Matlack
Ruth S.  Vickers

Photograph Taken August 27, 2011

200 & 202 North 27th Street

Photograph Taken August 22, 2011

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200 & 202 North 27th Street

Photograph Taken August 22, 2011

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  201 North 27th Street

1903-1980s
Walter P. Hubbs Sr. & Family

1950s-Early 1980s
The Hubbs Corner
appliances

200 North 27th Street

1980 R. Santiago

Photograph Taken August 22, 2011

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Intersection of High Street & North 27th Street
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Intersection of North 27th Street and High Street, as seen from 2600 Block of High Street
January 9, 2012
   

100 Block of North 27th Street
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  138 North 27th Street

1980 C.E. Lindsay
2008 Gone

135 North 27th Street
Early 1930s

Van's Battery Service

  135 North 27th Street

1980 Gone

134 North 27th Street

1947
1970s-2007 J&C Iron Art
2007 Camden Iron Railing

132 North 27th Street

1947 Vacant
2008 Gone

125, 127 & 129
North 27th Street

January 2, 2008

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125 North 27th Street

January 2, 2008

127 North 27th Street

January 2, 2008

125 North 27th Street

Pierson A. Hedden Family

Camden Courier-Post
February 22, 1927

  125 North 27th Street

1955
Brosel's Cleaning & Pressing

1955 New Jersey Bell Telephone
Yellow Pages Listing

  125 North 27th Street

1971-1986
Raymond V. Fuchs Sr. & Family
Raymond V. & Julia Fuchs
Raymond Fuchs Jr.
Georgette Fuchs

125 North 27th Street

January 2, 2008

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125 North 27th Street

January 2, 2008

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  123 North 27th Street

1947 Vacant
1980 Rev. Allen Lindahl
2008 Gone

  120-130
North 27th Street

1947-1980s Grace Baptist Church
2008-2014 Spanish Pentecostal Church

120-130
North 27th Street

1947-1980s Grace Baptist Church
2008-2014 Spanish Pentecostal Church

120-130
North 27th Street

1900-1980s Grace Baptist Church
2008-2014 Spanish Pentecostal Church


Intersection of Cramer Street & North 27th Street
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Northwest Corner of North 27th Street & Cramer Street
Grace Baptist Church
Photo circa 1900
Northwest Corner
of
North 27th Street
&
Cramer Street

1900-1980s Grace Baptist Church
2008-2014 Spanish Pentecostal Church

 Photograph taken January 2, 2008

Southwest Corner
of
North 27th Street
&
Cramer Street

January 2, 2008

Looking West
on
Cramer Street
from
North 27th Street

January 2, 2008

View of Northeast Corner
of
Cramer Street
and
North 27th Street
from
2600 Block of Cramer Street

January 2, 2008

Northeast Corner
of
North 27th Street
&
Cramer Street

January 2, 2008

Northwest Corner
of
North 27th Street
&
Cramer Street

January 2, 2008


100 Block of North 27th Street
115, 117 & 119
North 27th Street

January 2, 2009

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118 North 27th Street

January 2, 2009

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116 North 27th Street

January 2, 2009

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116 North 27th Street

1955
Carr's Sani-Kleen Cleaners

1955 New Jersey Bell Telephone
Yellow pAges Ad

113 North 27th Street

January 2, 2009

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113 & 115-119
North 27th Street

February 27, 2004

112-110 North 27th Street

January 2, 2009

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Intersection of Westfield Avenue & North 27th Street

Intersection of
North 27th Street
&
Westfield Avenue

As seen from
2705 Westfield Avenue
1950s

A View West on North 27th Street
from 2 North 27th
Right: 113 & 115 N. 27th Street
Below: 2649 Westfield Avenue
February 27, 2004

   
   


Unit Block of North 27th Street
  16-18 North 27th Street
  14 North 27th Street
12 North 27th Street

1940s-1970s Dr. Milton Gordon

Photograph Taken September 2, 2011

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10 & 12 North 27th Street

Photograph Taken September 2, 2011

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10 North 27th Street

1980 Dr. H.A. Sheldon

Photograph Taken September 2, 2011

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  8 North 27th Street
6 North 27th Street

1980 Dr. Martin Zelnick

6 North 27th Street

Dr. Joseph A. Mirarchi

February 27, 2004

6 North 27th Street

Photograph Taken September 2, 2011

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4 & 6 North 27th Street

Photograph Taken September 2, 2011

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4 North 27th Street

1927
Mrs. Annie Garbrecht & Family
Mrs.  Annie Garbrecht
hair salon
Leonard Garbrecht

1980 E.H. Williams
2004 Vacant

Photograph Taken September 2, 2011

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Left: 2, 4, & 6
North 27th Street

Freddy's Bar

September 22, 2003

Below: 4, 6, 8, 10, 12
North 27th Street

February 27, 2004

Above: 2, 4, 6, 8
North 27th Street

Left: 2 North 27th Street

Freddy's Bar

September 22, 2003

  2 North 27th Street
The Firehouse
at
27th & Federal Street
   


Intersection of Federal Street & North 27th Street
27th & Federal Street in 1956
Boulevard Grille, still open in 2008 as Freddy's


A View West on North 27th Street from 2 North 27th
Right: 113 & 115 N. 27th Street
Below: 2649 Westfield Avenue - Feb. 27, 2004


Intersection of Federal Street & South 27th Street
   
Below: Looking at South 27th Street from across Federal Street
Above: 2600 Federal Street 
Below: South 27th Street as seen from 2 North 27th Street
Below: South 27th Street as seen from the Firehouse
Above: 47 to 61 South 27th Street, as seen from 2 North 27th Street, 
where Baird Boulevard and South 27th Street meet at Federal Street 
Below: 2 views, looking East on South 27th Street from the Firehouse

Left: 49 South 27th St. as seen from 2 North 27th Street Right: 61 to 51 South 27th St.

 
 
 
 

Intersection of Federal Street & South 27th Street
December 31, 2011
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Unit Block of South 27th Street
38 to 46 South 27th Street 
  38 South 27th Street
40 South 27th Street

1955
Nero's Laboratories
Bio-Analytical Laboratory

1955 New Jersey Bell Telephone
Yellow Pages Ad

  42 South 27th Street
  44 South 27th Street
  46 South 27th Street

Intersection of Carman Street & South 27th Street
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Intersection of South 27th Street & Carman Street - December 31, 2011
   

Unit Block of South 27th Street
47 to 85 South 27th Street 
49 South 27th Street

February 2004

47 and 49
South 27th Street

February 2004

47 South 27th Street

Photograph Taken October 12, 2011

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47 and 49
South 27th Street

Photograph Taken October 12, 2011

October 12, 2011

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47 South 27th Street

1955
Farrell & Zule
real estate

1955 New Jersey Bell Telephone
Yellow Pages Ad

49 South 27th Street

Photograph Taken October 12, 2011

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 49 South 27th Street

1900s-1950s
Josiah S. Pedigree & Family
Camden Police Officer
Josiah & Carrie Pedigree
1900s-1936
Mrs. Carrie Pedigree
1900s-1950s

51 South 27th Street

Photograph Taken October 12, 2011

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51 & 53 South 27th Street

Photograph Taken October 12, 2011

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 51 to 61 South 27th Street

February 2004

53 South 27th Street

Photograph Taken October 12, 2011

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55 South 27th Street

1969 H. Spuhler

Photograph Taken October 12, 2011

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55 & 57 South 27th Street

Photograph Taken October 12, 2011

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57 South 27th Street

Photograph Taken October 12, 2011

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59 South 27th Street

Photograph Taken October 12, 2011

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59 & 61 South 27th Street

Photograph Taken October 12, 2011

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60 South 27th Street

This building was used
for many years as a funeral parlor 

1926-1930s
James Robert Sudler
1936-1947
Sudler-Eichel Funeral Home
Clarence Eichel
1969 Daley Funeral Home
Mrs. T.R. Daley

61 South 27th Street

Photograph Taken October 12, 2011

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61 South 27th Street

1929-1947
John T. Rodan & Family

  62 South 27th Street

1929-1930s
Tmomas M. Richards

63 South 27th Street

1927-1947
Gustav F. Lingsch & Family
1993-2002
Mrs. Ethel Vlerebome

Photograph Taken October 12, 2011

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63 & 65 South 27th Street

Photograph Taken October 12, 2011

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  64 South 27th Street

1929-1930s
Elof A. Nelson

65 South 27th Street

1929
Herman H. WIlson

Photograph Taken October 12, 2011

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  66 South 27th Street

1929-1947
Charles G. Neil & Family

67 South 27th Street

1929
William Williams

Photograph Taken October 12, 2011

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  68 South 27th Street

1929-1947
Mrs. Augusta Orr & Family
William H. Orr
real estate

  69 South 27th Street

1929-1947
Leon Broadbelt & Fmily

  70 South 27th Street

1929-1940s
Sidney F. Bellinger & Family

  71 South 27th Street

1929
R. Sherwood Clayton

  72 South 27th Street

1929-1930s
Charles L. Maggione

73 South 27th Street

1929
Mrs. Mary Palmer

Photograph Taken October 12, 2011

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73 South 27th Street

1935
Leon Abner & Family
Leon & Mary Abner
Elizabeth Abner
Dorothy Abner
Gladys Abner

Camden Courier-Post
August 30, 1935

 

  74 South 27th Street

1924-1930s
Samuel Burrows & Family
Samuel & Sarah Burrows
Mrs. Edith Burrows Welch
Olin Welch
Mrs. Minnie Burrows Irwin
William Irwin

  74 South 27th Street

1940
Albert F. Wolfe

  74 South 27th Street

1947-1955
East Side Pharmacy
Nicholas Angelastro

74, 76, 78 & 80 South 27th Street

Photo From 2012

75 South 27th Street

1929-1947
Harry F. Pratt & Family
Harry F. & Rhoda Pratt

Photograph Taken October 12, 2011

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75 & 77 South 27th Street

Photograph Taken October 12, 2011

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  76 South 27th Street

1929-1947
Southie P. Elam's Confectionary
Southie P. & Annie Elam

77 South 27th Street

1947
Joseph P. Kurek

Photograph Taken October 12, 2011

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  78 South 27th Street

1929
A & P Grocery
(Great Atlantic & Pacific Tea Co.)
Wallace G. Rice

1930 Vacant

1940-1943 Joseph Brown
pharmacy

1947 No Return

79 South 27th Street

1929-1947
Henry Grosmick & Family
Henry & Bridget Grosmick

Photograph Taken October 12, 2011

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79 South 27th Street

Photograph Taken October 12, 2011

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  80 South 27th Street

1929-1930s
Mark Richey

  80 South 27th Street

1947
Frank Adler
grocery

81 South 27th Street

1929
John J. Toole & Family
John J. & Rae Toole

Photograph Taken October 12, 2011

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83 South 27th Street

1929
Joseph S. Gilmore
1940-1947
Leon A. Abner

Photograph Taken October 12, 2011

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83 South 27th Street

Photograph Taken October 12, 2011

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85 South 27th Street

1929
Josephus Jennings Jr.
1940-1947
H. Edwin Schade

Photograph Taken October 12, 2011

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100 Block of South 27th Street
101 to 147 South 27th Street 
101 South 27th Street

1941
John J. Horn & Family
John J. & Frances Pauline Horn

106 South 27th Street

1924-1930s
Earl A. Cryne
Major, Air Corps Reserve, U.S. Army
President, South Jersey Aviation Club

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  114 South 27th Street

1920s-1930s Earl Stopfer

  117 South 27th Street

1969 Anthony Saponare

  147 South 27th Street

Intersection of Mickle Street & South 27th Street
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Intersection of South 27th Street & Mickle Street - December 31, 2011
   

100 Block of South 27th Street
101 to 147 South 27th Street 
  101 South 27th Street
120 South 27th Street

1932-1936
Harry Leonard
funeral director

Camden Courier-Post
February 26, 1936

  141 South 27th Street

1969 Urquhart Ward
1969 City Plumbing & Heating Co.

147 South 27th Street

1955
Rite Upholstering Company

1055 New Jersey Bell Telephone
Yellow Pages Ad

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147 South 27th Street

1955
Rite Upholstering Company

1055 New Jersey Bell Telephone
Yellow Pages Ad

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Intersection of Stevens Street & South 27th Street
 

 

   
   

100 Block of South 27th Street
150 to 174 South 27th Street 
  150 South 27th Street
  152 South 27th Street
  161 South 27th Street
  162 South 27th Street
162, 172 &174
South 27th Street

December 11, 2005

172 & 174
South 27th Street

December 11, 2005

  172 South 27th Street
  174 South 27th Street

Intersection of Benson Street & South 27th Street
 

 

   
   

200 Block of South 27th Street
201 to 272 South 27th Street 
  201 South 27th Street

1969 Anthony LaTorre

224 South 27th Street

1927-1960
Daniel Smith & Family
Daniel & Jane E. Smith
Florence Smith
Marian Smith
Edna Smith
Helen Smith
Daniel Smith Jr.

1910-1923
Edward Smith

239 South 27th Street

1969 Morris J. Steelman

252 South 27th Street

1940
William H. Laxton & Family
William H. & Sarah V. Laxton

 

  253 South 27th Street

1969 Rabbi Max Weine

257 South 27th Street

1941
Milton Kahn

Camden Courier-Post
July 26, 1941

Edward Shaen
Kaighn Avenue
Herman Gottfried
Westfield Avenue
James Lloyd
Pine Street
Edward Ward
Langham Avenue

 

  259 South 27th Street
  270 South 27th Street

1947 Gophea Rovner

  272 South 27th Street
  276 South 27th Street

1969 Deal's Self Service Market


Intersection of Berkley Street & South 27th Street
 

 

   
   

300-400 Block of South 27th Street
306 to 337 South 27th Street 
  303 South 27th Street

1947 No Listing
1969 Milton D. Ross

  306 South 27th Street

1969 Yale D. Plotnick

  308 South 27th Street
  310 South 27th Street
  312 South 27th Street

1970s-2007 Howard W. Carey

  312 South 27th Street
  315 South 27th Street
  316 South 27th Street
  317 South 27th Street
  321 South 27th Street

1969 Maurice Denbo

  337 South 27th Street

Intersection of Clinton Street & South 27th Street
 

 

   
   

300-400 Block of South 27th Street
339 to 370 South 27th Street 
  339 South 27th Street
  351 South 27th Street

1947 No listing
1969 Ernest DiPaola

  353 South 27th Street
  354 South 27th Street
  355 South 27th Street
  356 South 27th Street
  357 South 27th Street
  358 South 27th Street
360 South 27th Street

1947
John T. Clemmons

  370 South 27th Street

Intersection of Royden Street & South 27th Street
 

 

   
   

300-400 Block of South 27th Street
371 to 383 South 27th Street & 402-420 South 27th Street 
 

 

383 South 27th Street

Second Engineer
Harry Jackson Mote

SS Meriwether Lewis

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383 South 27th Street

1942
Harry Jackson Mote & Family

1947 Mrs. Josephine Buthe
1847 Walter Buthe

1954- May 1971
Sam Glostein & Family
Sam & Ethel Glostein
Merle Glostein

Photograph June 2002

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404 & 406
South 27th Street

Photo taken June 25, 2011

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408 & 410
South 27th Street

Photo taken June 25, 2011

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  412 South 27th Street

1947 David Kerr
1969-1980 Mrs. Bella B. Kerr

412 & 414
South 27th Street

Photo taken June 25, 2011

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  414 South 27th Street

1947
1980

  416 South 27th Street

1947 
1980 

416 & 418
South 27th Street

Photo taken June 25, 2011

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  418 South 27th Street

1943-1990
James M. McCabe & Family
James M. & Gertrude T. McCabe
Gertrude McCabe
Thomas McCabe

  420 South 27th Street

1947 Albert M. Mattson
contractor

  420 South 27th Street

1959-1967 Emanuel Rubin & Family
Emanuel "Manny" & Natalie Rubin
Monica Rubin
Connie Rubin
Jay Rubin

420 South 27th Street


1969 unlisted
1980 M. Talley

Photo taken June 25, 2011

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Intersection of Line Street & South 27th Street
 

 

   
   

400 Block of South 27th Street
458-466 South 27th Street
 

 

458 South 27th Street
Line Street Apartments

1965 Henry L "Harry" Barroway

 

   

Intersection of Marlton Avenue & South 27th Street
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Aerial View of East Camden published July of 1926
"Bridge Boulevard Estates"

This aerial view of East Camden was part of a July 1926 ad by the Suburban Home Realty Company, located at 325 Market Street in Camden, run by Edward S. Miller.

You can see South 27th Street as the diagonal dotted line on right side of picture. There are no homes built on South 27th when this photo was taken.    
     

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Camden Courier-Post * May 19, 1942

383 South 27th Street
June 2002

Camden Courier-Post * May 12, 1934

Maryland-born had come to Camden by 1920 when he was living at 2637 Westfield Avenue. During the 1920s he established a funeral home at 60 South 27th Street. During the 1930s James Sudler took on an apprentice, a boy who had grown up nearby, Clarence Eichel. In 1936 Clarence Eichel became a partner, and eventually took over the business after Mr. Sudler passed. The EIchel Funeral Home later moved to Pennsauken, and still is in business as of 2004.

 

Camden Courier-Post * May 12, 1934

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210 North 27th Street, Camden NJ
Photograph taken December 27, 2002

Philadelphia Inquirer - August 28, 2009

Camden's 'ugliest house' a hazard, but still standing

By Matthew Spolar
Inquirer Staff Writer

As about 40 people looked on, a Camden activist climbed the step at 923 N. 27th St. in the city's Cramer Hill section yesterday and tacked a bright-orange "Imminent Hazard" sign to the entrance of the abandoned shell.

It wasn't easy. The unhinged door, propped against piles of debris inside the ruined home, nearly caved in at the touch.

The house was the newly crowned "winner" of a contest devised by Camden Churches Organized for the People (CCOP), in which residents cast votes to decide which of 13 abandoned properties was the area's "ugliest house." The nonprofit group hopes the negative attention will spur Camden officials to become more aggressive about demolishing eyesores.

"It's not just about getting publicity. It's about letting the city know we're serious about this problem," the Rev. Jud Weiksnar of St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church said yesterday.

The impetus for the project was a campaign begun by Weiksnar in March 2006 to have the city remove a deteriorating house next to the church's school on nearby River Road.

More than three years later, Weiksnar estimated, he's still about 15 months away from his goal.

Last month, Weiksnar and CCOP staff took one hour to come up with a baker's dozen houses they thought should be demolished. The group took photos and asked parishioners at St. Anthony, Hope Memorial Baptist Church, and St. Joseph's Pro-Cathedral to select the worst.

The 125-year-old house at 923 N. 27th won, with 51 out of about 300 votes cast. The contest organizers requested that the property be demolished within 48 hours.

The runner-up, a house erected in 1793 that served as a stop on the Underground Railroad, landed 35 votes. Had it won, the organizers planned to recommend that the historic structure be renovated rather than razed, said CCOP executive director Josh Chisholm.

The 27th Street home was ravaged by fire last August and is a refuge for drug users, residents say. The graffiti-covered gray-and-red structure has a gaping hole in its second-floor exterior. The first floor is a heap of trash and rotten timber.

According to city records, the property was purchased in 1980 for $7,000 and in 2004 had an assessed value of $28,000. According to the tax assessor's office, the owner is behind $56,000 in taxes and utilities.

Aida Soriano, 26, moved next door in late June. She said she often looks out her bathroom window and sees people using drugs behind the house. Last month, she said, she left rat poison inside, in an effort to kill rodents that were creeping onto her property.

Mayor Gwendolyn Faison, who attended yesterday's event, said she was disgusted by the conditions she saw and hoped to have the house demolished before she leaves office after November's election.

"I am one mayor that's sick and tired of trash and abandoned houses," Faison said. "As soon as I leave here, I'm going to be on the phone."

The problem with abandoned and hazardous properties in Camden runs deep. There are 199 abandoned homes in Cramer Hill - a neighborhood that accounts for about an eighth of the city's population - and 57 are in the same condition as yesterday's winner, said Manny Delgado, director of the Cramer Hill Community Development Corp.

There are as many as 9,800 vacant buildings in Camden - 35 percent of the city's structures, according to Stephen Singer, head of CamConnect, a Camden research firm. Most are abandoned, he said.

City Public Works Director Pat Keating said that demolishing the house on 27th Street was "doable," but "not feasible."

"Unless they know how they're going to pay for it," he said.

Keating has $26,000 at his disposal to complete emergency demolitions of homes on the city's imminent-hazard list. The 27th Street property, which he said would cost about $19,000 to raze, was added to the list in October 2008.

The 28 homes now on the list will not be handled on a first-come, first-served basis, Keating said. When money arrives, he asks code enforcement officials what is in most severe need of demolition. During the last fiscal year, 36 homes were eliminated from the imminent-hazard list at a cost of roughly $667,000, he said

Keating said that his department could receive up to $500,000 in federal block grant funding by the end of the month. Yesterday's contest winner might be taken down with that money, he said.

The house is the first in a row of five abandoned properties on 27th Street near River Road. Keating said it would be more cost-effective to get rid of all five at once, though only yesterday's winner is on the high-priority list.

In 2005, a revitalization report proposed knocking the entire row down and replacing it with commercial development.

"The neighborhood isn't going to move forward until these homes are demolished," Delgado said.

Following the event, which concluded with the cutting of a cake decorated with the likeness of the dilapidated winner, a bulldozer happened to drive down the street.

On the sidewalk, members of the throng - many of whom carried signs shaped like bulldozers - shouted in excitement, hoping that help had arrived.

"Aqui!" yelled Martha Checo, a 32-year-old member of St. Anthony's.

The driver smiled, but shook his head and continued on.