Boyer Street

1906 Sanborn Map of Camden, NJ. The street at the far left is Kaighn Avenue. The 100 Nelson Street was also known as Nelson Court. The 100 block of Cox Street was renamed Sycamore Street.

Boyer Street, also known as Boyer Court, extended east from Nelson Street for approximately half a block until reaching a dead end at the rear of 1131 South 2nd Street. Pedestrian access was provided by an alley between 1131 and 1133 South 2nd Street.

Prior to 1891, there was a block of five wood frame homes referred to as “Potters Old Block,” marked for removal on the 1891 Sanborn Map. In their place, eight brick homes were later constructed on what became known as Boyer Street.

By the time the 1892 Camden City Directory was compiled, homes had been erected on Boyer Street, all on the north side. The 1100 block of Knight Street had been renamed Nelson Court, extending to provide access to the newly constructed homes on two new streets: Stanley Street and Boyer Street, as well as alley access to Cox Street.

Following World War II, the land encompassing Kaighn Avenue, Chestnut, South 2nd, and Front Streets was consolidated for industrial development. A few homes remained standing on Boyer Street as late as 1963. However, shortly thereafter, Stanley Street, Boyer Street, Nelson Street, and the 100 block of Sycamore Street (formerly Cox Street) were all removed.


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