Streets
of
Camden, NJ

Blaine Street


BLAINE STREET originally ran from 424 South 7th Street to Trenton Avenue, and through to Haddon, end at 429 Haddon Avenue, with houses on the north side between South 7th and Trenton. The south side of Blaine Street has the rear of homes fronting on New Street, which runs parallel from South 7th Street to Trenton Avenue. In recent times the exit onto Haddon Avenue has been blocked off, and no houses stand anymore on Blaine Street. Blaine Street is bisected between South 7th and Trenton by an alley known as Edmunds Street.

Blaine Street first appear in Camden's city directories in the 1888-1889 edition. The street was named for James Gillespie Blaine, who served twice as Secretary of State and was the 1884 Republican candidate for President of the United States, losing to Grover Cleveland. Although Cleveland was from New Jersey, Camden was very much a Republican town, this being the era when General William Joyce Sewell dominated local politics. The James G. Blaine School , which was located on the south-east corner of North 23rd Street at Wayne Avenue, facing North 23rd Street, in the Pavonia-Cramer Hill section of Camden, in what was then Stockton Township was also named in his honor.  

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

 Phil Cohen



1946 Map of Camden

Blaine Street bisects Trenton Avenue, which runs diagonally northwest to southeast, west of Haddon Avenue, in middle right side of the map


Looking East on Blaine Street - December 27th, 2005

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Intersection
of
South 7th Street
&
Blaine Street

December 27th, 2005

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700 block of Blaine Street
GIRL, 15, ACCUSES YOUTH

Albert Karge, 20, of 705 Blaine Street was arrested by Patrolman Frank Wilmot last night charged with a statutory offense against a 15-year-old South Camden girl. 

The charges were made by the girl's father. Karge will be given a hearing in police court today. 

705 Blaine Street

Albert Karge
1933

Camden Courier-Post
June 14, 1933

  705 Blaine Street

1898-1906
James Lennox & Family
James & Katherine Lennox
John H. Lennox - William Lennox
J. Edgar Lennox - Edward Lennox
Maggie Lennox - Samuel Lennox
Harry Lennox - Hugh Lennox
Mary Lennox - Robert Lennox

705 Blaine Street

1898-1906
John H. Lennox

705 Blaine Street

1898-1906
J. Edgar "Eggie" Lennox

  705 Blaine Street

1947
Franklin D. Dowling

  707 Blaine Street

Theodore Gizelbach
1947

  709 Blaine Street

Howard Buffington
1947

  711 Blaine Street

William W. Hunsinger Jr.
1947

  713 Blaine Street

Ray L. Thomer
1947

My Grandfather was Raymond L. Thomer who lived at 713 Blaine Street, Camden City. He told me about the fire, My Father and Grandmother were walking home and saw the fire trucks go by them with no idea that the fire was at their house. My Grandfather was home alone and had to drop out of the second floor window. They lost everything they had in the fire.

My grandmother's 1st cousin O'Neil was also a firefighter at that fire. I was told he was injured when a window broke out  and cut his arm.

Donna Mendelero
February 2010

On January 12, 1948, Fire Fighter Elwood Menzies of Engine Company 8 died in the line of duty during a working fire at 713 Blaine Street, South Camden. Firemen Menzies was connecting a hose line to the

apparatus when he collapsed in the street. He was 51 years of age and had more than 25 years of service.  

713 Blaine Street

Fire Fighter Elwood Menzies
January 12, 1948

  715 Blaine Street

Unknown
1947

717 Blaine Street

1899-1906
William J. Maguire & Family
William J. & Adarine Maguire
William C. Maguire

  717 Blaine Street

Russell L. Grasmick
1947

  719 Blaine Street

William Pfeffer
1947

  721 Blaine Street

Frank J. Worrell
1947


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