The City of Camden had a very different look than that of today. In 1914, when the map depicted here was published, the Yorkship Square neighborhood had not been built, and the land was to occupy was part of Haddon Heights, a great part of East Camden was part of Stockton Township, and as the Ben Franklin Bridge had not been built, there was no Admiral Wilson Boulevard. In 1914 the airplane was only two years old, there were no airports, thus no Airport Circle!
You will note that many of the street names shown on this map are quite different than those of today. You will also find many streets on this map that are no longer there.
From NOLL’S NEW INDEXED GUIDE MAP OF PHILADELPHIA AND CAMDEN, N.J.
FROM THE LATEST OFFICIAL SURVEYS & RECORDS
PUBLISHED BY E.P. NOLL & CO.
MAP PUBLISHERS AND MANUFACTURERS
21 NORTH SEVENTH STREET
Copyright 1914 by E.P. Noll & Co.
This 1914 map of East Camden shows the neighborhood in the days before the Ben Franklin Bridge and Admiral Wilson Boulevard were built. Of note are the streets that extend from Federal Street all the way down to the Cooper River. This area was eliminated to make way for the Admiral Wilson Boulevard.
Also interesting is Stockton Park, now the approximate site of the Kennedy Tower and Peter J. McGuire public housing projects. Several streets off of 27th & Federal Street still carried names from the Stockton Township days.