Streets
of
Camden, NJ

Howard Street


HOWARD STREET in North Camden run for only two blocks, from State Street north to Erie Street, parallel to North Front and North 2nd Streets. Howard Street was already laid out and built up by 1887.

There are a few pictures below taken in the 1940s... if you recognize anyone I haven't yet identified, PLEASE e-mail me!

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

 Phil Cohen



at 117 State Street


Howard Street - 2006 Satellite Image

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On Howard Street
1942

Front: Corky the Dog, Gene Edwards
Middle: Jack Carll (Jack Sizemore)
with army hat, unknown, unknown
Top: Cora "Peggy" Carll,
Rosie Petrauschke, Jim Bessing

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Staff Sergeant Benjamin Kaplan

with nephew
Gene Edwards
on
Howard Street
1942


800 Block of Howard Street
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802 Howard Street

1947
Howard Hankins

 

803 Howard Street

1947
John A. Clark

 

804 Howard Street

1947
Stephen F. Novick

 

805 Howard Street

1947
William F. McCarren

 

806 Howard Street

1900
Robert Steer & Family
Camden Fire Department
Robert & Carrie Steer
William Steer
Carrie Steer

1947
Walter J. Frohlich

 

807 Howard Street

1947
Rachel Pettyman

 

809 Howard Street

1947
William H. Osborn

 

810 Howard Street

1914
Robert Steer & Family
Camden Fire Department
Robert & Carrie Steer
William Steer
Carrie Steer

810 Howard Street

1932-1933
Mrs. Mary Hillman
Miss Eleanor M. Hillman

Camden Courier-Post
June 4, 1932

Charles A. Wolverton

FIVE LOSE LIVES IN CAR CRASHES OVER WEEKEND
Camden Girl Killed With Mother as Train Hits Fiance's Machine
MERCHANTVILLE WOMAN DIES IN DOUBLE WRECK

3 Who Insist on Leaving Hospitals
Forced to Return, One Fatally Hurt

A Camden mother and daughter were killed in a grade crossing crash at Lansdale, Pa., and three others lost their lives in South Jersey in weekend motor accidents. In three cases injured persons refusing to remain in hospitals were forced to return later. One of them died.

Miss Eleanor M. Hillman, 20, of 810 Howard Street, and her mother, Mrs. Mary Hillman, 46, were killed at Lansdale, when an automobile was struck by an electric train on the Philadelphia and Western Railroad.

Mrs. Jean Bethell, 21, of 103 Chapel Avenue, Merchantville, was killed in a crash of automobiles at Crescent Boulevard and Drexel Avenue; Pennsauken, late Saturday.

Killed in Suitors Car

Miss Hillman and her mother were in the automobile of Miss Hillman’s fiancé, Fred G. Brummer Jr.; of 629 Clinton street, Camden. The three drove to spend the day with Mrs. Milton Wenhold, of 218 West Eighth Street, Lansdale. Upon arrival Mrs. Wenhold and her two children, Milton, Jr., 4, and Mildred, 6, were invited to take a ride.

They reached the Seventh Street crossing, at 3:15 p. m. Brummer did not see the train until it, was, too late. He tried to swerve the machine but the train, caught the automobile and dragged it for 50 feet, crushing it.

The occupants were thrown along the side of the roadbed. Miss Hillman was dead when she was picked up by horrified spectators. Her mother died a few hours later in the Montgomery Hospital from a fractured skull.

Mrs. Wenhold and Brummer are in the same hospital and may die. The children suffered minor injuries. 

810 Howard Street

1932-1933
Mrs. Mary Hillman
Miss Eleanor M. Hillman

Camden Courier-Post
June 4, 1933


PLAN DOUBLE FUNERAL FOR MOTHER, DAUGHTER

A double funeral will be held tomorrow for a Camden mother and her daughter, killed Sunday when a train struck an automobile in which they were riding at Lansdale. Pa.

They were Mrs. Mary A. Hillman, 46, of 810 Howard Street, and her daughter, Miss Eleanor M. Hillman. The funeral will be held at 2 p. m. at 736 Market Street. Burial will be in Harleigh Cemetery.

Mrs. Hillman was the widow of Lester C. Hillman.

Fred G. Brummer, Jr., 24, of 629 Clinton Street, fiancé of Miss Hillman and driver of the car, was in a critical condition in Montgomery Hospital, Norristown. Mrs. Milton Wenhold, of Lansdale, who was also in the wreck, was also in a serious condition. Both have possible fractured skulls. 

810 Howard Street

Camden Courier-Post
June 6, 1933

MISS ELEANOR HILLMAN

MRS. MARY HILLMAN

Mother and daughter, of 810 Howard Street, who were killed Sunday when an automobile in which they were passengers, was struck by a train at Lansdale, Pa.

 

810 Howard Street

1947
Russell S. Chandler

810 Howard Street

1947
Rand Chandler

 

812 Howard Street

1940s-1958
Richard Hyde Family
Richard & Margaret Hyde
Richard Hyde
Ida Hyde
Thomas Hyde

812 Howard Street

Thomas Hyde

Camden Courier-Post
February 14, 1958

HUNTER IS FINED $40; SHOT AT BLACKBIRDS

Frank Stirpe, 813 Howard Street, Camden, was fined $40 and costs for hunting in the closed season on Sunday at a heating before Justice of the Peace John Valleley yesterday. Stirpe was arrested while shooting at blackbirds in Center Township by Deputy Fish and Game Warden Wallace Lapp, Sunday afternoon.

813 Howard Street

1931
Frank Stirpe

Camden Courier-Post
Octiober 21, 1931

1947
Gone

 

814 Howard Street
1947
Lawrence Ronca

 

815 Howard Street

1947
Henry Maass

 

815 Howard Street

1962-1965
Leon "Lee" Frank & Family
Lee & Clare Frank
Leon Frank Jr.
David Frank
Deborah Frank
Karen Frank
Patty Frank

I lived at 815 Howard St from about 1962 until 1965 before moving my wife to Haddonfield. I paid $1,500 for the home and sold it for $3,000 to Wilber Lewis.

Lee Frank
January 9, 2013

 

816 Howard Street

1910
Robert Steer & Family
Camden Fire Department
Robert & Carrie Steer
William Steer
Carrie Steer

1947 Carl Fornito

 

817 Howard Street

1947
Dominick Bartolino

817 Howard Street

1959
George P. Baxter 

A VERY LUCKY LITTER

Fireman George P. Baxter  of Ladder Company 1, displays the fruits of his labor, a newborn litter of pups, rescued from a working fire on Howard Street in North Camden on September 23, 1959. Fireman Baxter's home was at 817 Howard Street at the time of this fire.

Photo by Bob Bartosz

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819 Howard Street

1947
Stanley Kaminski

 

821 Howard Street

1947
Mrs. Sallie F. Hultz

 

823 Howard Street

1947
Frederick Kohlman


Intersection of Howard Street & York Street
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Looking South towards York Street from the 900 Block of Howard Street March 13, 2012
   

Looking North
on the 900 Block of Howard Street
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ABOVE: Father and Son, Louis Edwards (left) and Gene Edwards on the 900 Block of Howard Street, photo from the early 1940s. The John R. Evans Company leather factory is visible at the rear of the picture, on Erie Street. The two-story industrial building on left was used as a warehouse by the Mathis Shipbuilding Company in the 1940s.


More Howard Street Kids - 1942
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900 Block of Howard Street
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900 Howard Street

1940
William Pedrick & Family
MWilliam & Dorothy Pedrick
James Pedrick
Raymond Pedrick
Edward Pedrick
Roberta Pedrick
Mrs. Selena Taylor

1947 John Carroll
2011 Gone

 

902 Howard Street

1900s-1910s
Nicholas H. Brandt and Family

1930
Charles Petrauschke & Family
Charles & Elizabeth Petrauschke
Harry Petrauschke
Dolores Petrauschke
Sarah Petrauschke

1940 Vacant
1947 Samuel D. Bakley
2011 Gone

 

904 Howard Street

1882-1885
Harry Curtis

MRS. ANNIE M. JOHNSTON

The funeral of Mrs. Annie M. Johnston, who died at her home, 904 Howard street, Tuesday will be tomorrow from 521 State s.treet, with requiem high mass, 9 a. m., at the Church of the Holy Name, Fifth and Vine streets. 

Mrs. Johnston, wife of Daniel A. Johnston, was a member of the B.V.M. Sodality of the church. Burial will be in Calvary Cemetery

904 Howard Street

1930-1938
Daniel A. Johnson & Family
Daniel A. & Annie M. Johnson

Camden Courier-Post
February 18, 1938

2011 Gone

 

904 Howard Street

1940 Mrs. Jessie Crosset
1947 Ralph S. McLean
2011 Gone

906 Howard Street

1940 - 1947
George W. Emore Family

Left:
Harry Emore & George Emore

2011 Gone

906 Howard Street

1940 - 1947
George W. Emore Family

Left:
Doris Emore with brother Ricky

2011 Gone

908 Howard Street

1917
Fred Keeler & Family

Philadelphia Inquirer
February 9, 1917

O. Glen Stackhouse

 

908 Howard Street

1940 Walter Dunbar
1947 John Doman

2011 Gone

 

910 Howard Street

1940 Edwin J. Rush
1947 Walter Dunbar

2011 Gone

 

911 Howard Street

1930 Elmer Leilfried Sr.
1940 Frank Staipe
1947 John Kelly

2011 Gone


912 Howard Street

1913
Thomas Hatz & Family
Thomas & Ellen Hatz

Philadelphia Inquirer
April 27, 1913

912 Howard Street

1930s -1940s
Mrs. Mary Peacock
Cora "Peggy" Peacock Carll,
Jack Carll
(Jack Sizemore)

Left:
Mary Peacock and Jack
on the stoop of 910 Howard, 1941

2011 Gone

912 Howard Street

1930s -1940s
Mrs. Mary Peacock
Cora "Peggy" Peacock Carll
Jackie Carll
(Jack Sizemore)

Left: "Peggy"and Jack
on the stoop of 910 Howard, 1941

2011 Gone

 

912 Howard Street

1947 John Kelly

2011 Gone

 

913 Howard Street

1900s-1910s Stanley Wirtz
1930 Emil Werner
1940 Vacant
1947 Martin T. Lynch

2011 Gone

 

914 Howard Street

1940 Martin T. Lynch

2011 Gone

914 Howard Street

1940 Martin T. Lynch
1947 Mrs. Lydia A. Williams

2011 Gone

 

915 Howard Street

1930 John Janeicki

915 Howard Street

1940-1960s
Charles Petrauschke & Family
Charles & Elizabeth Petrauschke

Left: The Three Petrauschke Girls
with
Jack Carll 
(Jack Sizemore)
and two others,
1942

2011 Gone

915 Howard Street

1940-1960s
Charles Petrauschke & Family
Charles & Elizabeth Petrauschke

Left: Sarah Petrauschke,
Jim Bessing & Gene Edwards
1945

2011 Gone

 

Gene was recuperating from falling into a conveyor at a paper mill. Lucky it was shut down in time...

Jim Bessing
April 2005

 

917 Howard Street

1930-1947 Frederick "Fritz" Knohr

2011 Gone

 

918 Howard Street

1878 Charles Jubb Jr.

2011 Gone

919 Howard Street

1930 James J. Lannon 

Photo from 1940

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2011 Gone

919 Howard Street

1940-1960s
Lazzaro "Lawrence" Rossi Family

At left:
daughter Rena Rossi and Lazzaro

2011 Gone

919 Howard Street

1940-1960s
Lazzaro "Lawrence" Rossi Family

At left:
Pat Franco and mother Julia Rossi

2011 Gone

919 Howard Street

1940-1960s
Lazzaro "Lawrence" Rossi Family

At left:
Lazzaro Rossi with son Andy and stepson Alphonse "Funzi" Franco

2011 Gone

919 Howard Street

1940-1960s
Lazzaro "Lawrence" Rossi Family

At left:
Alphonse "Funzi" Franco

2011 Gone

919 Howard Street

1940-1960s
Lazzaro "Lawrence" Rossi Family

At left:
Alphonse "Funzi" Franco
1952

2011 Gone

 

919 Howard Street

1940-1960s
Lazzaro "Lawrence" Rossi Family

At left:
Alphonse "Funzi" & Shirley Franco
with baby daughter Barbara

2011 Gone

919 Howard Street

1940-1960s
Lazzaro "Lawrence" Rossi Family

At left:
Chuck Orlic & Angie Franco

2011 Gone

919 Howard Street

1940-1960s
Lazzaro "Lawrence" Rossi Family

Louise Franco Rossi
and her daughter Caroline

2011 Gone

919 Howard Street

1940-1960s
Lazzaro "Lawrence" Rossi Family

Pat Franco

2011 Gone

 

920 Howard Street

1940-1947 Dominick Boccaleri

2011 Gone

 

921 Howard Street

1930-1940 Ernest Patrizi
1947 Mrs. Mary Carson

2011 Gone

 

922 Howard Street

1920s-1940s
Joseph Renzi & Family
Joseph & Edna Renzi
Leopold Renzi Fred Renzi
Leopold Pieri

2011 Gone

922 Howard Street

1947
Joseph Snyder & Family
Joseph & Mae Snyder
Ginny Richardson

At left:
Brother and Sister
 Albert & Ginny Richardson

2011 Gone

  922 Howard Street

Technician 5th Class
Leopold Renzi

923 Howard Street

1930 William Walsh
1940-1947 William B. Reed

Left:
"Poppy" Reed & Gene Edwards

2011 Gone

 

924 Howard Street

1887-1888
Samuel M. Welch Sr.

2011 Gone


 

924 Howard Street

1940 Charles Jones
1947 George A. Acker

2011 Gone

925 Howard Street

1927
Elwood Martz Sr.

2011 Gone

 

925 Howard Street

1925 William Ragen
1940 John Purkey
1947 Paul T. Boccaleri

925 Howard Street

Photograph Taken March 13, 2012

Scheduled for Demolition in March of 2012

 

925 Howard Street

Photograph Taken March 13, 2012

Scheduled for Demolition in March of 2012

 

925 & 927 Howard Street

Photograph Taken March 13, 2012

Scheduled for Demolition in March of 2012

 

925 & 927 Howard Street

Photograph Taken April 1, 2004

925 & 927 Howard Street

Photograph Taken April 1, 2004

 

926 Howard Street

1929
Eddie Myers

Camden Courier-Post
June 23, 1929

Main A.C.

Louis Edwards work: 1947 Clerk at Ben's Plumbing Supply, 1951 KInd & Knox

926 Howard Street

1930s-1950s
Louis C. Edwards & Family
Louis C. & Jennie Edwards
Gene Edwards

2011 Gone

 

926 Howard Street

Summer of 1943
Gold Star and US Flags
In memory of
Staff Sergeant Benjamin Kaplan,
Jennie Edwards' twin brother

926 Howard Street

Gene Edwards (left)
with neighbor
Alphonse "Funzi" Franco

2011 Gone

927 Howard Street

1930-1940 Louis D. Lodholz
1947 Albert C. Delicata

Photograph Taken March 13, 2012

Scheduled for Demolition in March of 2012

 

928 Howard Street

1940-1947 Charles Norman

2011 Gone

 

929 Howard Street

1930-1947 Thomas J. McEwen

2011 Gone

 

930 Howard Street

1940 Vacant
1947 John J. Jasienski

2011 Gone

930 Howard Street

1950 Henry Pease Sr.

2011 Gone

 

931 Howard Street

1933 Marvin Taylor
1940 William Mullen
1947 George W. Makin

2011 Gone

 

932 Howard Street

1940 Harry Poore
1947 Earl T. Sweeney

2011 Gone

 

934 Howard Street

1933 Mrs. Anna Morgan

2011 Gone


 

934 Howard Street

1930s
Mrs. Bessie Bessing
Jim Bessing

2011 Gone


 

934 Howard Street

1940 Arthur Britton
1947 Martin O'Toole

2011 Gone

 

936 Howard Street

1933 Charles Bensley

2011 Gone

936 Howard Street

1930s-1940s
Mrs. Bessie Bessing
Jim Bessing

Easter 1943

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936 Howard Street

1947 Mrs. Martha Archer

2011 Gone

938 Howard Street

1870s-1880s
Samuel M. Welch Sr.

2011 Gone


 

938 Howard Street

1940 Joseph C. Doxsey
1947 Gone

 

940 Howard Street
1940
Richard Sykes
1947
Building was Gone

 

942 Howard Street

1940 Vacant
1947 Charles J. Demattos

942 Howard Street

1955
Short & Long's Moving Company

1955 New Jersey Bell Telephone
Yellow Pages Ad

2011 Gone

I have a late 1950’s & early 60’s Howard Street memory of Jim & Florence Long. Sons: Rudy, Butch, Jimmy Jr., Richie, and Daughter Beatrice. My Father Ray Becoskie worked with Jim Long and John Short at Magnetic Metals and occasionally helped with their moving business. My parents would often get together with them at one of our houses drinking beer and laughing late into the night. Jim Long had the same personality as Beverly Hills “Jed Clampett”. His wife Florence was an unforgettable woman with a threatening yet humorous tongue of a drill instructor that ran the block near the John R. Evans leather factory. If anyone didn’t belong on her block she would give them a tongue-lashing they would never forget, and she enforced it with her tough teenaged sons. Up until that time I assumed that everyone in Camden had indoor plumbing. Howard Street was my first experience with an outhouse in a backyard lot. 

Regards,
Ray Becoskie

 

942 Howard Street

1950s-1960s
James Long & Family
James & Florence Long
Rudy Long - Butch Long
Jimmy Long Jr. - Richie Long
Beatrice Long 

2011 Gone

 

944 Howard Street

1940 George D. Allebach
1947 Lawrence Hulteren

2011 Gone

 

946 Howard Street

1878-1881
William J. Lyons

 

946 Howard Street

1940 Dominick Boccelli
2011 Gone

The Boccelli family had moved to 34 Wood Street by 1947.

946 Howard Street

Dominick Boccelli
1948 Mummers Parade

946 Howard Street

Dominick Boccelli
1948 Mummers Parade

946 Howard Street

Dominick Boccelli
& the
Camden City String Band

This looks like the corner of North 6th & State Street

 

946 Howard Street

1947 Alfred F. Schafer

2011 Gone

 

948 Howard Street

1930s-1956
Mrs. Agnes Widmann,
Eugene Widmann, Ice Dealer,
Walter Widmann, Student

2011 Gone


Intersection of Howard Street & Erie Street
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Looking South towards York Street from Erie Street - April 1, 2004
   

Howard Street
Easter 1943

Left: 
Jim Bessing & Gene Edwards

Bottom Left:
Jennie Edwards
(During World War II factories involved in defense work did not close for Easter)

Bottom Right:
Louis Edwards

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Howard Street in the 1940s

Left: Alphonse "Funzi" & Shirley Franco
with baby daughter Barbara

Bottom Left: 
Gloria Reed & Jackie Petrauschke

Bottom Right: Pat Franco & Bill Slaughter

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On Howard Street

Left: 
Marion Reed & Bucky Petrauschke

Bottom Left:
Bob Williams & Sarah Petrauschke

Bottom Right:
Bob Williams, Jack Reed,
&
Bucky Petrauschke;
Sarah Petrauschke & Marion Reed

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Summer on Howard Street
1940s
 

Sara Petrauschke, Gene Edwards, Jim Bessing

Mr. & Mrs. Lynch, Tessie, Dottie,
 Ginny Richardson & Rena Rossi

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 On Howard Street
1940s
 

Chuck Williams & Johnnie Fife

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 After Howard Street

Jim Bessing & his family

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Looking South on Howard Street - April 1, 2004
Howard & York Streets
as see from
Erie Street

Looking North on Howard Street - April 18, 2004
Looking North
from
State Street
800 Block
of
Howard Street
Looking North
from
State Street
800 Block
of
Howard Street
Looking North
from
State Street
800 Block
of
Howard Street
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Looking East on State from Howard Street - April 18, 2004
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Camden Courier-Post - June 29, 1933
MAN HELD IN THREAT AS WOMAN FAINTS
Landlord, Seeking Rent, Denies He Intended to Shoot Tenant

 Residents along the 900 block on Howard Street were thrown into a turmoil at 9:15 a.m. yesterday by a reported shooting, after a woman, screaming for help, ran from her home and fainted on the street.

The police arrested Charles Bensley, 73, of 936 Howard Street, charged with threatening to kill Mrs. Anna Morgan, 55, of 934 Howard Street, and carrying  concealed deadly weapons.         

A few minutes later Police Judge Pancoast held Bensley without bail for the grand jury. He admitted having the pistol at the hearing, but. had denied possession of the weapon when first arrested.

"Were you going to shoot her?" the court asked.

"No,“ Bensley replied, "I don't know what made me do this, I think I'm half-crazy. I own the house and wanted to collect the rent or make her move."

When Motorcycle Patrolmen Russell Young and George Getley arrived in front of Bensley's home, 100 neighbors were crowding the street outside.

Bensley, they said, eluded them and ran out the front door after pretending to make for the back. He was grabbed by August Hasher, 41, of 217 Erie street, a bystander.

Meanwhile, a motorist had taken the unconscious Mrs. Morgan to Cooper Hospital when she fainted in front of. her home. She was questioned at the hospital by Detectives Clifford Del Rossi and George Zeitz.

The detectives quoted Mrs. Morgan all saying that Bensley, who owns the house in which she lives, came into her home this morning to talk about rent which was two months overdue.

"He asked me," she said, "if I had received a court notice to move, and I said I had, but was waiting for an eviction notice.

"Then he said, 'Well, I'm going to take the law in my own hands', and with that he pulled out a pistol and began brandishing it. I ran out the front door calling for help and then I fainted. That‘s all I remember."

Bensley admitted asking Mrs. Morgan to move out. The police found a 38-caliber revolver and a box of bullets hidden behind a rafter in the cellar of his home, they said.


Special thanks to Jim Bessing and Jack Sizemore for their help in creating this page.


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