Streets
of
Camden, NJ

Bulson
Street


BULSON STREET runs East from Broadway to South 11th Street along the railroad tracks that run from Camden to the rest of South Jersey. A farmer named Gilbert Bulson owned a large parcel of land in the area in the 19th Century, and the street apparently was named after him. City Directories as far back as 1878 list Bulson Street as running from the Delaware River between Isay Street, possibly present day Chelton Avenue, and Florence Street.BAD

At one time the railroad tracks were at street level, then a bridge was built over the tracks. In modern times this has been known as "the hump". The old Camden Beer brewery stood at South 6th and Bulson for many years. There were other businesses homes on the south side of Bulson Street for many years, although today they only exist in the 900 and 1000 block. Around 2010 a new street, Ware Street, was laid out on the north side of the tracks between master and South 10th Streets, and homes have been built that back onto Bulson Street in the 800 and 900 blocks, with a "new" Bulson Street being provided, that being said, there are two Bulson Streets in the 900 block, one on each side of the railroad tracks.  

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

 Phil Cohen


Intersection of Bulson Street & Broadway

   

Intersection of Bulson Street & South 6th Street

   

600 Block of Bulson Street

 

678 Bulson Street

1915 Nathan Wine

1910s-1930s
Karl Eberhard & Family
Karl & Anna Eberhard
Howard H. Eberhard
Lena Eberhard
Wilhelmina Eberhard
Henrietta Eberhard
Karl Eberhard
Richard Eberhard


1947

 

678 Bulson Street

Technician Fourth Class
Richard L. Eberhard

 

680 Bulson Street

1947
1980

 

682 Bulson Street

1924
1929

 

682 Bulson Street

1940
Joseph S. Betts & Family
Joseph S. & Miriam Betts
Joseph E. Betts
Worthington Winfield Betts
Miriam Betts

682 Bulson Street

Private First Class
Worthington Winfield Betts

 

 

682 Bulson Street

1947
1969
1980

 

684 Bulson Street

1947
1969
1980

 

686 Bulson Street

1924
1929
1947
1969
1980


Intersection of Bulson Street & Master Street

   

Intersection of Bulson Street & Van Buren Street

   

Intersection of Bulson Street & South 7th Street

   

700 Block of Bulson Street

 

724 Bulson Street

1947-1980
Barry Bronze Bearing Company

 

728 Bulson Street

1924
1929
1947
1980


Intersection of Bulson Street & Kossuth Street

   

Intersection of Bulson Street & South 8th Street

   

Looking west from South 8th Street north of the railroad tracks at Bulson Street
On the far right, rear of 2142 and 2144
Kossuth Street in Chelton Terrace Public Housing Project
At far left, the Barry Bronze Bearing Company at 724
Bulson Street.
John Yates photo, circa 1955

   

800 Block of Bulson Street

 

824 Bulson Street

1924
1929

BABIES BORN IN APRIL GET B. & L. STOCK SHARES

The first payment on one share of stock in the Kearsarge Building and Loan Association has been offered to parents of the following children born in the Fourteenth ward during the month of April: 

Norman Turner, 824 Bulson Street; Kathryn Jeanette Mahoney, 709 Morgan Street; Anna Mae Hollowell, 550 Grant Avenue; Janice Fem Crossett, 551 Woodland Avenue; Thomas Joseph Dorsey, Jr., 2929 Constitution Road; June Lonkert, 1515 Collings Road; Donald Embley Corson, 2512 Morgan Boulevard; Eileen Francis Patton, 1212 Yorkship Square; Philip Edward Gruber, Jr., 1232 America Road; Jean Marie Fanslow, 1659 Alabama Road; John Campbell, 539 Lester Terrace; William Richard Hook, 1577 Alabama Road; Carole Marie Davis, 2788 Yorkship Square, and Earl Purnell Lewin, 1228 America Road

824 Bulson Street

Norman Turner

Camden Courier-Post
June 10, 1933

 

824 Bulson Street

1947
1969
1980

 

828 Bulson Street

1924
1929
1947
1969
1980

 

830 Bulson Street

1924
1929
1947
1969
1980


Intersection of Bulson Street & South 9th Street

   

Looking south on South 9th Street to the intersection at Bulson Street
John Yates photo, circa 1955

   

900 Block of Bulson Street

922 Bulson Street

1915 Emil Nagle

Philadelphia Inquirer
February 9, 1915

O. Glen Stackhouse

 

928 Bulson Street

1919-1929 Father Joseph Halaburda
1924 Anna Susra
1929
1947
1969
1980 Josephine Lagocki

 

936 Bulson Street

1924
1929
1947
1969
1980

 

962 Bulson Street

1924
1929
1947
1969
1980

 

964 Bulson Street

1924
1929
1947
1969
1980

 

966 Bulson Street

1924
1929
1947
1969
1980

966 Bulson Street

Private Walter J. Koscianski

966 Bulson Street

Technician Fifth Class
Stephen V. Koscianski

966 Bulson Street

1878-1891
James Brown
grocer

Philadelphia Inquirer
July 18, 1891


Intersection of Bulson Street & Miller Street

   

Intersection of Bulson Street & South 10th Street

   

1000 Block of Bulson Street

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1000 Bulson Street

1914
Joseph D. Channell & Family
foreman
Joseph D. & Mary A. Channell

1008 Bulson Street

1924
1929

Photograph from 1942


1947
1969
1980

1008 Bulson Street

Photograph from May 2009

 

1017 Bulson Street

1924
1929
1947 Vacant
1969
1980


Intersection of Bulson Street & South 11th Street

   

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