Streets
of
Camden, NJ

Senate Street


SENATE STREET originally ran from South 2nd Street eastward to West Street, between Berkley and Clinton Streets. The street first appears in City Directories in 1867, and was not listed in the 1863-1864 edition, more or less fixing the date of Senate Street being laid out to the years in between.

The 200 Block of Senate Street was razed along with several other blocks west of South 3rd and south of Mickle Street around 1970 to make room for the Royal Court Townhomes and the Mickle Tower apartment building.  A few homes were still occupied in the 400 Block of Senate Street as late as the fall of 1970, but it appears these residents were all gone by 1977. A 1980 Reverse Directory shows no listings in the 300 or 400 blocks of Senate Street.

The 300 block of Senate still exists, although there are no addresses on it, only the rears of homes on Berkley and Clinton Streets.

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

 Phil Cohen


200 Block of Senate Street
  200 Senate Street

1924
1969 Nick's Groceries & Meats

  201 Senate Street

1924
1969 N.P. Brooks

  202 Senate Street

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  203 Senate Street

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  204 Senate Street

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  205 Senate Street

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  206 Senate Street

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1969 H. Andrews

207 Senate Street

1906 William McCall

Philadelphia Inquirer
February 10, 1906

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  208 Senate Street

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  209 Senate Street

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  210 Senate Street

1924

HOSPITAL CASES
WEST JERSEY

James Foster, 2, 757 Division St., laceration of head.
Ralph Williams, 28, 413 North 29th St., laceration of knee.
Lillian Smith. 17, 1093 Trent road, abrasion of eye.
Elwood Brisco, 31, 1133 South 2nd St., laceration of leg

COOPER

Dorothy Gorman, 2, 507 Division St., contusion and sprain of shoulder.
Richard Clark, 17, 327 Vine street, dog bite of leg
James Kenney, 3, 718 Carman St., laceration of scalp,
Frank Caratole, 12, 210 Senate St., splinter in finger.
James Moy, 14, 641 Line St., fractured wrist abrasion of knee and hand.
Ernest Vincent, 14, 534 South 2nd St., puncture wound of knee.
Ralph Springer, 7, 509 Ferry Ave., laceration of scalp
Clement Jones, 4, 1013 Lawrence St., laceration of chin
Thomas Wright, 7, 319 Grant St., fractured shoulder.
Hilda Fitzgerald. 28, 311 North 3rd St., laceration of hand.
John Schulz, 52, 228 North 7th St., chest injuries.

210 Senate Street

1938 Frank Caratole

Camden Courier-Post
February 14, 1938

211 Senate Street

1880
George Leibecke

  212 Senate Street

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  213 Senate Street

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  214 Senate Street

1876 John Bucklew
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  215 Senate Street

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  216 Senate Street

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  217 Senate Street

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218 Senate Street

1905 John Nixon

Philadelphia Inquirer
August 13, 1905

  219 Senate Street

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  220 Senate Street

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  221 Senate Street

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  222 Senate Street

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  223 Senate Street

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  224 Senate Street

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  225 Senate Street

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  226 Senate Street

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  227 Senate Street

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  228 Senate Street

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  229 Senate Street

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  230 Senate Street

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  231 Senate Street

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  232 Senate Street

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  233 Senate Street

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234 Senate Street

1902 Frederick Hickman

Philadelphia Inquirer
April 20, 1902

Cooper Hospital

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of Complete Article

  235 Senate Street

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  236 Senate Street

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  237 Senate Street

1924


Intersection of South 3rd Street and Senate Street
   
   
   
   

300 Block of Senate Street
  335 Senate Street

1924 Klean Way Laundry


Intersection of Senate Street & South 4th Street
   

SHOT MANGLED DOG

The report of a shotgun at Fourth and Senate Streets late on Saturday attracted crowds to that corner. A mongrel dog of the neighborhood, which had a hind leg cut off by an automobile, was shot. The automatic of motorcycle patrolman George Frost mercifully put the half-staved canine out of its misery.  

Camden Post-Telegram
January 9, 1922

 

Looking West on Senate Street from South 4th Street - March 20, 2012
   

400 Block of Senate Street
  403 Senate Street

1930
1969 L.G. Mazzoni
Moved to 4001 Westfield Avenue by Fall 1970

  405 Senate Street

1924 

  407 Senate Street

1924 

COURT FREES GIRL WHO DRANK POISON

Pleading guilty to attempting to end her life by drinking poison, Sarah Turner, 17, of 338 Lansdowne Avenue, was given suspended sentence by Police Judge Pancoast yesterday.

The girl was arrested after she was treated at Cooper Hospital. She told Detective Ben Simon she drank the poison because she was jealous of her sister. William Harrity, 24, of 409 Senate Street, Sarah's sweetheart, was held as a material witness but was released today when he said he knew nothing of the quarrel between the sisters.

409 Senate Street

William Harrity

Camden Courier-Post
October 13, 1931

409 Senate Street

1966 Robert "Shorty" Owens

Camden Courier-Post
July 17, 1967

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Robert "Shorty" Owens
Edward Burt
Mrs. Everline Adams
William E. Pascoe
James G. Aiken

  411 Senate Street

1924

  413 Senate Street

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  414 Senate Street

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  415 Senate Street

1878-1885
James Caskey & Family
1884 Willie Caskey
1884 John Caskey

Willie Caskey was killed in a train wreck on June 6, 1884 while on a church outing with the Second Presbyterian Church. His brother John was injured. By 1887 the family had moved to Arthur Avenue in Cramer Hill.

  415 Senate Street

1900
Harry E. Williams & Family
Harry E. & Kathrine M. Williams
Mildred Melissa Williams
Katherine Marie Williams

Married in 1896. Four children born after 1900

  420 Senate Street

1924
1969 M. Sheppard
1970 No listing in Phone Directory

  422 Senate Street

1924

423 Senate Street

1877-1888
John Holland

  423 Senate Street

1930

  425 Senate Street

19249

  427 Senate Street

1929
1969-1970 Rosetta Sheffield
No Listing in 1977 Phone Directory

  429 Senate Street

1924

  430 Senate Street

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  431 Senate Street

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1969-1970 Alfred S. Simmons
moved to 228 S 27th Street by Fall 1977

Smith and Trout arrested Martha Norman, 38, of 833 Jackson Street; Margaret Baner, 35, same address; Jessie Fife, 23, of 1120 Carpenter Street, and Jolie Brandy, 33, of 618 North Forty-sixth street, Philadelphia, in a raid at 432 Senate Street.  

432 Senate Street

Camden Courier-Post
June 28, 1933

  433 Senate Street

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1930 Henry Smith

Ray Shedrick, 22, of 433 Senate Street, pleaded guilty to operating a 50-gallon still in his home. He said he sold his whisky where he could but refused to name his buyers. He also was arrested by Trout and Smith.  

433 Senate Street

1933 Ray Shedrick

Camden Courier-Post
June 28, 1933


Camden Morning Post - December 13, 1930
Henry Smith - William Rogers- Senate Street

Camden Courier-Post - June 28, 1933

13 Still Operators Jailed By Pancoast in Effort to Smash Huge Chain
CAMDEN ‘PLANTS' ARE CALLED PART OF PHILADELPHIA OUTFIT
Police Nab Men and Woman in Early Morning Raids
90-DAY TERMS GIVEN

Camden police believed they had broken the first link in a chain sys tem of stills yesterday when Police Judge Pancoast sentenced 13 persons, several of them from Philadelphia, to 90 days each in the county jail None was able to pay a $200 fine.

 The prisoners were arrested in three raids by District Detectives John Trout, Walter Smith and Vernon Jones early yesterday. All the defendants are colored.

"I believe you're all implicated in this chain system," said Judge Pancoast in sentencing the first group. "I believe it is directed in Philadelphia and that the police have broken the first link.' I think your stills are scattered all through Camden."

 Smith and Trout arrested Martha Norman, 38, of 833 Jackson Street; Margaret Baner, 35, same address; Jessie Fife, 23, of 1120 Carpenter Street, and Jolie Brandy, 33, of 618 North Forty-sixth street, Philadelphia, in a raid at 432 Senate Street.

 The detectives testified they had been watching the place for some time. Trout, alone, saw Brandy drive up and take three bags of sugar inside. Trout left to get Smith and when they returned all four defendants were sitting in Brandy's automobile: The Norman woman, they said had a. one-gallon can of moonshine on her lap.             ,

 Inside the detectives stated, they found a 50-gallon still in operation and four barrels of mash. Brandy denied he was the operator and said the owner was a man, known only as "John."

 Ray Shedrick, 22, of 433 Senate Street, pleaded guilty to operating a 50-gallon still in his home. He said he sold his whisky where he could but refused to name his buyers. He also was arrested by Trout and Smith.

James Green, 32, of 749 Division Street, admitted operating a 25-gallon still at that address but, said it was for his own use only and that he sold none of it.

 Arrested with him were Marion Smith, 26, of 615 North Forty-fifth Street; Charles Marton, 34, of 2131 North Twenty-first Street; Felix Carroll, 31, of 2006 North Gratz Street; Gladys Little, 28, of 612 North Forty-sixth Street, and Beatrice Hill, 32, of 5733 Commerce Street, all Philadelphia.

 The alleged operators all were charged with violating the city speakeasy ordinance, which prohibits gathering of "disorderly persons." The others were charged with being material witnesses or frequenters.


Intersection of Senate Street & West Street
   
   
   
   
   
   

New York Times - June 6, 1884
 

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