Joint Street, formerly known as Joint Alley, is a one-block street that extends east from South 3rd to South 4th Street, nestled between Spruce and Walnut Streets. Its presence is documented in city directories from as early as 1850, although it is believed that houses were not constructed until 1888. The absence of listed houses in the 1887-1888 City Directory suggests that development occurred in the following year, as several houses are listed in the 1888-1889 edition. Over time, the number of houses dwindled, leaving only six remaining on Joint Alley by 1947. Today, Joint Alley stands devoid of any buildings, as they have been absent for many years.
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“Polack Joe” Deven, born Joseph Deven to Italian immigrant parents Pietro and Angelina Davino, was a notable figure in Camden, New Jersey’s early 20th-century history. His life story is marked by a series of intriguing and often controversial events. Joseph Deven was born on February 19, 1893, in Pennsylvania. The 1900 Census recorded the Davino…
Philadelphia Inquirer – July 6, 1897 Both Victims Are Colored and One Is Probably Fatally Wounded. POLICE USED PISTOLS They Were Fired at When They Tried to Arrest the Fighters, “Crap” Game Started the Trouble. In a race riot between white and colored men in South Camden last evening two colored men were shot. One…