Mount Ephraim Avenue

Mount Ephraim Avenue - South from Van Hook - 1940s

Dating back to 1878, and originally named Border Street until the 2000’s, Mt. Ephraim Avenue has a history rooted in the past when it operated as the Mount Ephraim Turnpike, functioning as a toll road. Its origins trace back to the junction of Line Street and Haddon Avenue. In a subsequent period, roughly between 1929 and 1946, Starr Avenue underwent a name change, giving rise to a secondary segment of Mt. Ephraim Avenue. This new section, aligned parallel to Newton Avenue, extended towards Admiral Wilson Boulevard, running along the western perimeter of the former Sears-Roebuck building.


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