Rex Place - Map from 1946

Rex Place, a short thoroughfare, extended eastward from the vicinity of 317 North 5th Street, concluding its course at 309 North 6th Street, neatly positioned between Penn and Linden Street. The northern side of Rex Place provided rear access to residences in the 500 block of Linden Street, while the southern side, commencing at North 5th Street, bordered the rear of the First Presbyterian Church and featured 16 row homes. Of these, 510, 512, 514, and 516 Rex Place were three-story structures, with the remainder being two-story houses.

Sadly, in 1951, a total of thirty homes were acquired for the expansion of the Ben Franklin Bridge Plaza, displacing the residents. Nevertheless, some inhabitants persisted on Rex Place into the 1980s. However, gradual encroachment from the Rutgers Camden campus eventually led to the street’s demise. In the summer of 1999, the city relinquished its rights to the street, which has since been replaced by a parking lot.


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