Bulson Street

Looking west from South 8th Street, north of the railroad tracks, at Bulson Street, you'll find the rear of 2142 and 2144 Kossuth Street in the Chelton Terrace Public Housing Project on the far right. At the far left, you'll spot the Barry Bronze Bearing Company at 724 Bulson Street. This photo, captured by John Yates, dates back to circa 1955.

Bulson Street once stretched eastward from Broadway to South 11th Street alongside the railroad tracks connecting Camden to the rest of South Jersey. The street is believed to have been named after Gilbert Bulson, a farmer who owned a sizable parcel of land in the area during the 19th century. City Directories dating back to 1878 list Bulson Street as running from the Delaware River near Isay Street, possibly present-day Chelton Avenue.

In the past, the railroad tracks were at street level, but a bridge, known as “the hump” in modern times, was constructed over the tracks. The old Camden Beer brewery was situated at South 6th and Bulson for many years. Other businesses and homes lined the south side of Bulson Street for several decades, although today they only remain in the 900 and 1000 blocks.

Around 2010, a new street named Ware Street was laid out on the north side of the tracks between Master and South 10th Streets. Homes have since been built that back onto Bulson Street in the 800 and 900 blocks. Consequently, a “new” Bulson Street was provided. However, there are now two Bulson Streets in the 900 block, one on each side of the railroad tracks.


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