BROWN STREET in Camden's Fourteenth Ward is one of two streets that carried that name. The street is listed in Camden's 1906 Directory, and appears in a map published in 1914. The street was originally in Camden's Eighth Ward, but became part of the Fourteenth Ward when Yorkship Village was ceded to Camden by Haddon Township after World War I.
The 1924 City Directory states that Brown Street ran east from Master Street to the Newton Creek, south of Olive Street. This would make Brown Street the third street south of Morgan Boulevard.
Although the street does appear on the 1914 map, it is unclear as to whether the street was actually laid out. No addresses are listed in the 1924 Directory, and Brown Street does not appear in a map published in 1946. The Canterbury Apartments occupy ground where Brown Street was to have been, satellite images show that Brown street would have been directly in the middle of the Canterbury tract.
The "other" Brown Street apparently was a street that was in Stockton Township, and was renamed 21st Street after the 1899 merger of that municipality with Camden.
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|Camden NJ - 1914
Brown Street is the third most southernly street shown on this map, at the bottom
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