Streets
of
Camden, NJ

Carpenter Street


CARPENTER STREET first appears in City Directories in 1867. The street is not listed in the 1863-1864 Directory. Carpenter Street was a narrow street originally ran from 118 North 8th Street eastwards until it ran into Cooper Street where Cooper angles towards it's intersection with Federal Street near the Cooper River bridges. An alley adjacent to 1129 Carpenter Street provided access to Cooper Street. 

Carpenter Street at one time was interrupted at North 9th Street by the Hollingshead Factory and a railroad crossing. The Hollingshead factory was destroyed on July 30, 1940 in a spectacular fire. Several homes in the 900 block of Carpenter Street went up in flames with the factory. By 1947 only one family that had been living on Carpenter Street in 1924 was still living on the street.

In later years most of Carpenter Street beyond North 9th Street was razed to make way for Interstate 676. Today virtually all that remains is the 800 block, with no buildings standing on it. For many years Carpenter Street was best known as being "the alley behind the Towne Park Motel".

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 Phil Cohen


Carpenter Street - 1946


 800 Block of Carpenter Street 

 

 809 Carpenter Street

1924 Mrs. Mildred C. Loving

 811 Carpenter Street

1915 Mrs. Annie M. Barry

Philadelphia Inquirer
March 19, 1915

Dr. S.G. Bushey

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 811 Carpenter Street

1922
William J. McAleer

Philadelphia Inquirer
April 2, 1922

 

 812 Carpenter Street

1924 Harry C. Emore

 

 813 Carpenter Street

1924 Vacant

 

 814 Carpenter Street

1867 Mrs. Harriet MAxwell
1924 Gone

 

 815 Carpenter Street

1888-1927 Michael McCaffrey
1924 Walter D. Hamilton

 

 816 Carpenter Street

1980s-1890s Daniel Carter
1880s-1890s
Peter B. Carter
1924 Gone

 

 817 Carpenter Street

1924 Mrs. Anna M. Johnson

 

 818 Carpenter Street

1887-1888 Jesse Johntra
1924 Gone

 819 Carpenter Street

1878
Peter S. Gray & Family

 

 819 Carpenter Street

1924 William S. Tehn

 

 821 Carpenter Street

1924 Clarence A. Gibbs

 822 Carpenter Street

1891-1892
William S. Davis & Family
William S. & Dollie Amanda Davis

 

 823 Carpenter Street

1924 Edward J. Beglin

 

 825 Carpenter Street

1870s-1890s Thomas A. Daley
proprietor, milk delivery business
1924 Philip MacDonald

 827 Carpenter Street

1879
Benjamin Middleton

 

 827 Carpenter Street

1924 William H. Allen

 829 Carpenter Street

1898-1899
Luke J. Gragan & Family
Luke J. & Mary Gragan

Philadelphia Inquirer
January 6, 1899

 

 829 Carpenter Street

1924 Mrs. Margaret Burkett

Judge Pancoast Proves to 2I That Honesty Is Best Policy

If there’s anything Police Judge Pancoast doesn’t like it's to have people trying to fool him, he said. So yesterday Pancoast sent two alleged speakeasy inmates to jail for 6o days and gave the confessed proprietor only 50 days.

Emil Hatter, 35, of 829 Carpenter Street, was arrested for violating the ordinance prohibiting congregation of disorder1y persons on the premises by Lieutenant Herbert Anderson Thursday. Hatter told the court that he was proprietor and was in the illegal liquor business to provide for his two children.

"That's no excuse," said the judge, "you should provide for them without breaking the law."

He fined Hatter $50 and sentenced him to 50 days when he was unable to pay. The judge then turned to Edward Mackay, 38, of 531 Ray Street, and Alfred Brooks, 45, of 700 Pearl Street [wrong address - PMC], who, Andersen said, were drunk in Hatter's establishment.

Both men admitted having a few drinks, elsewhere, but insisted they were sober and that they did not buy the drinks from Hatter.

"I'm good and tired of having peop1e trying to fool me," said Pancoast. "I don't know what they take me for. I'm going to end it, though, by giving each of you 60 days."

Unable to pay a fine of $100, George Young, 29, colored, 954 South Ninth Street, was sentenced to 100 days when he pleaded guilty to operating a "wash­boiler" still in violation of the city speakeasy ordinance. His wife, Ethel, 19, and Annie Fussel, 37, of 614 Chestnut Street, alleged inmates, were given 30 days each in default of $25 fines. 

 829 Carpenter Street

1933 Emil Hatter

Camden Courier-Post
June 3, 1933

 

 

 829 Carpenter Street

1924 Mrs. Margaret Burkett

 831 Carpenter Street

1883-1888
Peter S. Gray 

 831 Carpenter Street

1883-1884
John Gray

 

 831 Carpenter Street

1924 Mrs. Alice A. Stafford

 

 833 Carpenter Street

1924 Frank McGuckin

 835 Carpenter Street

1883
Benjamin Middleton

 

 835 Carpenter Street

1924 Jesse D. Sawyer
1947 Mrs. Gertrude M. Sawyer
(widow)

842 Carpenter Street

1910 William Robinson

Philadelphia Inquirer
February 14, 1910

 

 842 Carpenter Street

1924 Mrs. Mary J. Hamilton
1947 George W. Webber

 

 844 Carpenter Street

1924 Not Listed
1947 Vacant


Camden Courier-Post - July 20. 1949

Tired of playing in dirt and filth littering the thoroughfare, children in the 800 block of Carpenter Street are shown cleaning it after they organized their own volunteer brigade. The youngest of the cleanup squad, two-year-old Howard Handy, is shown in the arms of his sister Patsy, 9 (at rear of automobile). The children, numbering about 20, started the job at 8 a.m. and had the street spic and span four hours later


Hollingshead Factory Fire - July 30, 1940

Looking East on Carpenter Street
A Scene repeated many times throughout the neighborhoods surrounding the fire, dwellings were dwarfed by the immense size of the burning factory complex. Hot and windy weather, low water pressure, flying embers, and severe radiant heat conditions joined forces to spread the fire in all directions among several city blocks. 


Intersection of North 9th & Carpenter Streets


900 Block of Carpenter Street 

 

 917 Carpenter Street

1924 Mrs. Annie Eichenberg
1947 gone

 

 919 Carpenter Street

1924 Vacant
1947 gone

 

 921 Carpenter Street

1924 Harry Kier
1947 gone

 

 923 Carpenter Street

1924 Vacant
1947 gone

 924 Carpenter Street

1900
Martin Kneiblher & Family

Philadelphia Inquirer
January 24, 1900

 

 924 Carpenter Street

1924 Vacant
1947 gone

 

 925 Carpenter Street

1924 Walter S. Baldwin
1947 gone

 

 926 Carpenter Street

1924 Vacant
1947 gone

 

 927 Carpenter Street

1924 Jennie Slaughter
1947 gone

 

 928 Carpenter Street

1924 George T. Potter
1927-1928
Thomas Kirk
1947 gone

929 Carpenter Street

1903 Daniel Dickinson

Philadelphia Inquirer
August 28, 1903

 929 Carpenter Street

1906
Benjamin Middleton

 

 929 Carpenter Street

1924 Charles Baners
1947 gone

 

 930 Carpenter Street

1924-1929
Samuel Barrett & Family
Samuel & Susan Barrett
Roy Barrett
Kenneth Barrett
1947 gone

 

 931 Carpenter Street

1924 John M. Turner
1947 gone

 

 932 Carpenter Street

1924 Vacant
1947 gone

 

 933 Carpenter Street

1924 Vacant
1947 gone

 

 934 Carpenter Street

1924 George F. Crowe

MARRIAGE LICENSES
CAMDEN

George Albert Leary, 21, of 650 Berkley Street, and Ellen Jane Frame, 19, of 525 North Sixth Street.

Joseph C. Rapa, 25, of 606 South Fourth Street, and Margaret R. Schiave, 24, of 220 Royden Street.

Louis Doerr Jr., 22, of 810 Fern Street, and Marian Hawk. 17, of 2904 Buren Avenue.

Roman Bielicke, 20, of 1184 Lansdowne avenue, and Steffie Krystanovicz. 20, of 1077 Van Hook street.

ELKTON

Leon J. Kirk, 23. 934 Carpenter Street, and Ida V. Hope, 36, Oaklyn.

 934 Carpenter Street

1938 Leon J. Kirk

Camden Courier-Post
February 8, 1938

 

935 Carpenter Street

1914 Melvin & Nettie Gleason
1914
Lester A. Gleason
1924 Vacant

 935 Carpenter Street

1928 William Mates

Camden Courier-Post
February 7, 1928

 

 936 Carpenter Street

1924 George F. Dueschle

 937 Carpenter Street

1902
Rev. O.G. Burt & Family
Rev. O.G. & Susie Burt
T. Gladstone Burt

Philadelphia Inquirer
December 4, 1902

 937 Carpenter Street

1924-1928
Mrs. Mary Miller

 

 938 Carpenter Street

1924 Joseph Johnson

 

 939 Carpenter Street

1924 Vacant

 

 940 Carpenter Street

1924Mrs. Annie Martin

 

 942 Carpenter Street

1924 James W. Monroe

 

 944 Carpenter Street

1924 Robert B. Rich

 

 946 Carpenter Street

1924 Not Listed
1947 Alfred Dannibale


Intersection of North 10th & Carpenter Streets


 1000 Block of Carpenter Street 

1002 Carpenter Street

1882-1892
Herman Keeley & Family
Saloon
Herman & Charlotte Keeley

Philadelphia Inquirer
August 21, 1888

Jesse Pratt
John Cleary
Daniel F. Hurley
Lewis Mickle

Herman Keeley was born Herman Kuhle, and appeared in City Direcotories under that name until 1888. The 1890-1891 Directory indicates that he had "Americanized" his name to Keeley, and his obituary in December of 1892 also uses this spelling/ The "Keller" spelling in the article at left is incorrect.

 1002 Carpenter Street

1882-1892
Herman Keeley & Family
Saloon
Herman & Charlotte Keeley

 

 1002 Carpenter Street

1924 Gone

 

 1004 Carpenter Street

1924 George S. Lewis

1006 Carpenter Street

1874-1876
Josiah M. Davis

 

1006 Carpenter Street

1924 Jacob Newman

 

1008 Carpenter Street

1924  Mrs. Amanda Welch

 

 1009 Carpenter Street

1924 Vacant

 

 1010 Carpenter Street

1890 John W. Pine Family
John W. and Emma Pine
Walter A. Pine

 

 1010 Carpenter Street

1902
Charles Ford & Effie May Wagner
common-law wife
Casper Wagner aka Casper Ford
Henry Ford

 

 

 1010 Carpenter Street

 

1924 Henry M. Turner

 

 1011 Carpenter Street

1924 Frank J. Moore

 

1012 Carpenter Street

1924 William A. Mapes

 

1013 Carpenter Street

1924 John W. Howell

 

 1014 Carpenter Street

1924 Mrs. Alice Mentz

 

 1015 Carpenter Street

1906 John W. Pine Family
John W. and Emma Pine
Walter A. Pine

 

 1015 Carpenter Street

1924 George Lye
1944
Zellie Ellis rental property

 

 1017 Carpenter Street

1924 Harold F. Roberts

1019 Carpenter Street

1900s-1930s
Conrad A. Gerhart & Family
Conrad & Sarah Gerhart
George Gerhart
Catherine Gerhart

Philadelphia Inquirer
January 24, 1917

 

1021 Carpenter Street

1924 Vacant

 

 1023 Carpenter Street

1924 Vacant

 

 1024 Carpenter Street

1924 Vacant

 

1025 Carpenter Street

1898-1906
Thomas J. Stanton & Family
Thomas J. & Annie Stanton
Thomas J. Stanton Jr.
William Stanton
Mary Stanton
John B. Stanton
Anna Stanton
Catherine Stanton
Alice Stanton

 

1025 Carpenter Street

1924 Musghy Zonenian

BOYS ON ROOF ACCUSED OF
PLOT TO ROB STORE

Two 15-year-old boys were arrested last night on charges of breaking and entering and attempted larceny. 

The boys, Fred Powell, of 1025 Carpenter Street, and John McCloskey, of 33 North Twenty-fifth street, were arrested by Policeman Everett Joslin and John Taylor on the roof of a shanty in the abandoned Humphrey Lumber yard, Point and Pearl Street, which is occupied by William L. Rice, of 206 York Street, as an ice cream and candy store. The boys had broken off a section of the roof and were about to enter the store, the police said. They will be arraigned today. 

1025 Carpenter Street

1933 Fred Powell

Camden Courier-Post
June 19, 1933

 

 1026 Carpenter Street

1924 Christian L. Gerney

 

 1027 Carpenter Street

1924 Charles J. Packer

 

1028 Carpenter Street

1924 Emory Saunders

1028 Carpenter Street

Camden Courier-Post
March 28, 1932

Richard O'Neill

 

 1029 Carpenter Street

1924 Rudolph Funk

 

 1030 Carpenter Street

1924 Daniel Beverly

1031 Carpenter Street

1918

Private John T. Deighan

 

 

 1031 Carpenter Street

1924 Frank Nelson

 

 1032 Carpenter Street

1924 Charles S.R. Hile

 

 1033 Carpenter Street

1924 William Crowell

 

 1034 Carpenter Street

1924 Mrs. Etta Conrow

 

 1036 Carpenter Street

1924 Karop Tashjian

 

 1038 Carpenter Street

1924 John R. Ruby

 

 1040 Carpenter Street

1924 Charles Kobel

 

 1042 Carpenter Street

1924 James Corrigan


Intersection of North 11th & Carpenter Streets


Intersection of Cooper Street & Carpenter Street

1100 Block
of
Carpenter Street

1885

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1100 Block
of
Carpenter Street

1891

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 1100 Block of Carpenter Street - 1906

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 1100 Block of Carpenter Street

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1107 Carpenter Street

1897 R. Wilson Moffett

Philadelphia Inquirer
August 4, 1890

 

 1107 Carpenter Street

1924 Robert J. Landis

 

1108 Carpenter Street

1924 Russell Saulsbury

 

1109 Carpenter Street

1924 Mrs. Elizabeth Pinn

 

 1110 Carpenter Street

1924 Mrs. Martha Williams

 

 1111 Carpenter Street

1924 David Stephens

 

1112 Carpenter Street

1924 Manuel J. Reaves

 

1113 Carpenter Street

1924
Edward Smith & Family
Edward & Catherine Smith
Orris W. Smith
Ethel Smith
Catherine Smith

 

 1114 Carpenter Street

1924 Frederick Foster

 

 1115 Carpenter Street

1924 Albert Johnson

 

 1116 Carpenter Street

1924 Vacant

 1117 Carpenter Street

1905-1919
William Walters

Philadelphia Inquirer
December 14, 1905

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 1117 Carpenter Street

1924 Daniel Stephens Jr.

 

 1118 Carpenter Street

1924 Mrs. Mary Meginnis

 

1119 Carpenter Street

1924 Edward McGill

1120 Carpenter Street

1896-1897
Edward Simpson & Family
Edward & Sarah Simpson
Edward Simpson
Walter Simpson 

Left: Edward Simpson, 1911

 

1120 Carpenter Street

1924 Leroy E. Simpson
1933
Jessie Fife

 

 1121 Carpenter Street

1924 Frederick Thompson

 

1122 Carpenter Street

1924 Mrs. Hattie Bulla

1123 Carpenter Street

1897 William Mount

Philadelphia Inquirer
November 6, 1897

John L. Westcott

 

1123 Carpenter Street

1924 Mrs. Bessie Green

 

 1124 Carpenter Street

1924 Henry Green

 

 1125 Carpenter Street

1924 Vacant

 

 1126 Carpenter Street

1924 Vacant

 1126 Carpenter Street

1906
1930
Frank Williams

Camden Courier-Post
December 4, 1930

John Jones - Lawrence Street

 

 1127 Carpenter Street

1924 Vacant

 

 1128 Carpenter Street

1924 Frank Cook

 

 1129 Carpenter Street

1924 Albert West

 

1131 Carpenter Street

1924 Mrs. Ella Jackson

 

 1136 Carpenter Street

1924 Vacant
1927-1928
Patrick Coyle

 

 1138 Carpenter Street

1924 Vacant

 

1140 Carpenter Street

1924 Vacant

 

 1142 Carpenter Street

1924 Vacant

 

 1144 Carpenter Street

1924 Vacant


Intersection of Cooper Street & Carpenter Street

The "intersection" was actually "Richman Alley", an alley that ran from Carpenter Street out to Cooper Street, between 1140 and 1142 Cooper Street.

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