8th Street

Over the years, Eighth Street has undergone significant expansion, extending its original length from Morgan Boulevard to Pyne Point in North Camden, with a few minor interruptions.

During World War II in the early 1940s, the Chelton Terrace public housing project was constructed on the 2100 block of South Eighth Street, between Chelton Avenue and the adjacent railroad tracks along Bulson Street, East from Broadway. These homes, managed by the Housing Authority of the City of Camden, underwent demolition and subsequent reconstruction in the 2000s.

In the early 1950s, properties along Eighth Street, spanning from Van Hook Street to Ferry Avenue, were demolished to make room for the Roosevelt Manor public housing project, also owned and operated by the Housing Authority of the City of Camden. In the late 2004 and 2005, plans were put in place for the demolition of Roosevelt Manor, and new construction commenced, with most of the development being completed by the spring of 2010.


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