Category: Streets

  • Berwick Street

    Berwick Street is located in East Camden. Before 1954, when the McGuire Gardens public housing project was constructed, the street commenced at Rand Street. It featured a block of homes in the 2000 block between Boyd and Morse Streets, and another block of homes in the 2100 Block between Morse Street and Marlton Pike, where…

  • Bergen Avenue

    Bergen Avenue is situated in Camden’s Cramer Hill section, east of North 32nd Street. It runs north from Cleveland Avenue, intersecting Hayes Avenue and River Road, and continues across Harrison Avenue towards the Delaware River, ultimately ending at Farragut Avenue. The avenue is likely named after one of the Bergen brothers, Martin V. Bergen or…

  • Belleview Avenue

    Belleview Avenue extends from Baird Boulevard in an easterly direction to Park Boulevard, situated in Camden’s Parkside neighborhood.

  • Bella Place

    Bella Place

    Bella Place, shaped like an “L,” formerly boasted nine houses running north from 751 Spruce Street, with a narrow alley connecting to 754 Division Street. A passageway from Spruce Street allowed vehicle entry, while access from Division Street was narrower, designed for pedestrians. However, as of 2004, Bella Place stands devoid of houses. Access from…

  • Beckett Street

    Beckett Street derives its name from Henry and Mary Beckett, who owned a significant parcel of land that was subdivided into town lots around 1853. The Becketts held ownership of land extending from Royden to Line Street and from West to Second Street. Originally, Beckett Street ran from east to west, stretching from Front Street…

  • Beacon Avenue

    Beacon Avenue

    Beacon Avenue in East Camden starts at the intersection of Line Street and South 30th Street, traverses Waldorf Avenue, and extends to the city line at Highland Avenue. The avenue further extends into Pennsauken Township. When the 1947 City Directories were compiled, no houses were present on Beacon Avenue. However, in the subsequent years, several…

  • Beach Street

    Beach Street

    Beach Street, a small street in North Camden, once stretched from York to Erie Street, just west of Point Street. Although listed in the 1878 City Directory, houses did not appear in City Directories until 1890. By 1947, only three houses were listed on Beach Street: 930, 932, and 934. In around 2000, Beach Street…

  • Baxter Street

    Baxter Street

    Baxter Street, formerly known as Newton Street until 1882, and colloquially referred to as “Hog Alley” until at least 1894, underwent a name change as part of a 1882 ordinance. It is believed to have been named after John Baxter, who once operated a hides and tallow business at the southwest corner of South 6th…

  • Barton Street

    Barton Street, alternatively known as Barton Place, extends for half a block south from 774 Division Street. It is documented in Camden city directories beginning in 1890. Although not depicted on Sanborn Maps, these maps do reveal non-residential buildings associated with contractor Aaron Ward, residing at 821 South 8th Street. Satellite photos from the early…

  • Bartlett Walk

    Bartlett Walk is situated within the Crescent Gardens development, located at the southernmost end of Camden’s Fairview section. This development was constructed sometime between 1924 and 1942. The walk extends southwest from Independence Road to the property line of the development.

  • Bannard Alley

    Bannard Alley

    Bannard Alley, also referred to as Bannard Avenue, extends southeast from Kaighn Avenue to Liberty Street. At one point, it seems to have been extended toward Mechanic Street, running alongside the elevated railroad tracks. Its inception likely stems from serving as a service road for the rail line. While there are no businesses or residences…

  • Bank Street

    Bank Street stretches from Baird Boulevard and Carman Street southwest, crossing Marlton Pike and continuing to Admiral Wilson Boulevard, where it concludes. In the 1947 city directory, only four houses were listed on Bank Street, specifically in the 2500 block. Later on, a block of apartments was constructed nearby, but these were deemed uninhabitable and…

  • Avon Street

    Avon Street is a one-block thoroughfare, stretching south from 429 Royden Street to Line Street, positioned between West Street and South 4th Street in South Camden. It intersects with Beckett Street. The street’s layout seems to have been established between 1878 and 1887. By 1906, there were six two-story brick homes lining Avon Street.

  • Auburn Street

    Auburn Street is a small street that stretches from Broadway to South Sixth Street, located between Benson and Washington Streets. It consists of 19 homes, numbered from 588 to 594. During the 1980s and 1990s, much of Auburn Street underwent redevelopment by “urban homesteaders” — private individuals who arrived in Camden. These new homeowners advocated…

  • Auburn Alley

    Auburn Alley extends in a north-south direction from Washington Street, situated to the east of South 6th Street, running behind the residences on Chambers Avenue. Today, only a portion of the original alley is accessible, with residences encroaching on the Berkley Street side.