Streets
of
Camden, NJ

Beach
Street


BEACH STREET is a little street in North Camden, that runs, or rather ran, from York to Erie Street, just west of Point Street. The street is listed in the 1878 City Directory, however, houses first appear in City Directories in 1890. In 1947 there were only three houses listed on Beach Street, 930, 932, and 934.

Around 2000 Beach Street was 'disconnected' from Erie Street when Delaware Avenue was extended to Erie. While street signs still remain for "York & Beach" and "Erie & Beach", the street itself was made impassable. There are no houses that remain standing on Beach Street, only the house at 8 York Street, which stands opposite the intersection of York and Beach.  

Do you have an Beach Street memory or picture. Let me know by e-mail so it can be included here.

 Phil Cohen



Beach & York Streets - June 6, 2004
Beach Street formerly ran north along the fence to Erie Street

900 Block of Beach Street

Corner
of
Beach Street & York Street

1890-1891
Frank Lee Dickinson
&
Charles G. Dickinson
grocer's supplies

 

Corner
of
Beach Street & North Street

1890-1891 Joseph Baymore
sparmaker

 

924 Beach Street

1890-1891 Charles J. Keller
grocer
1900 William H. Posh
1912 Albert W. Miller
1924 Gone

 

926 Beach Street

1890-1891 Charles E. Bulman
engineer
1890-1891 William McClain
driver
1890-1891 Mrs. Alice WIlliams
widow of Edward Williams
1900 Abraham L. Cappon
1924 Mrs. Carrie Gross
1947 Gone

 

928 Beach Street

1900 Isaac Broadwater
1924-1929 Walter DeFord

MRS. MARTHA M. DE FORD

Funeral services for Mrs. Martha M. De Ford, 59, of 928 Beach Street, who died Monday, will be held at 11. a. m. tomorrow at the Schroeder funeral chapel, Broadway and Royden Street. Burial will be in Evergreen Cemetery. 

928 Beach Street

1933 Martha M. DeFord

Camden Courier-Post
June 14, 1933

 

928 Beach Street

1947 Gone

930 Beach Street

1890-1891 Emil Schott
machinist
1900 John C. Hinkle
1924 Peter W. Kane
1947 Gustav Hartman
1957

Damaged By Fire
December 12, 1957 

Camden Courier-Post
December 13, 1957

 

932 Beach Street

1890-1891 Albert Miller
junk
1890-1891 Isaac Miller

  932 Beach Street

1900 Harry B. Hale
1924 Helen Megill

  932 Beach Street

1947 Walter Blechniak

  934 Beach Street

1890-1891 Jacob Canning
shoemaker
1890-1891 Thomas Foster
gardener
1924 Harry Smith
1947 William C. Long
1960s-1970s
The Stevenson Family

Corner
of
Beach Street & Erie Street

I had a friend named Billy Stevenson who lived in the first house on Beach Street from Erie Street (934). Well he was upstairs sitting on the toilet when the house next door blew up from a gas leak. The walls on his house were blown away too. The whole upstairs to his house was gone except the bathroom and him still sitting on the toilet (in shock} but not even a scratch on him, The Fire Department had to rescue him.  

Floyd Miller Jr.
June 2004

Do you have an Beach Street memory or picture. Let me know by e-mail so it can be included here.

 Phil Cohen


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