Streets
of
Camden, NJ

Colburn Court
aka
Colburn Place


COLBURN COURT also known as Colburn Place, ran for a half of a block, south from 222 Main Street in North Camden. By 1891 a two-story building had been built on Colburn Court. Bu 1906 this building had been remodeled into two homes, which were still occupied as late as 1947. By the late 1970s pretty much all trace of Colburn Court were gone. 

Colburn Court derived its name from the man who owned the land and had the houses built there, Arthur T. Colburn, a prominent businessman in Philadelphia and a well-known yachtsman, was was drowned  in 1901 in an accident that claimed several other lives, including two of his daughters. He also owned four lots in the 200 block of Main Street, 218, 220, 220-1/2, and 222 Main Street. After Colburn's death the land and buildings on both Colburn Court and Main Street passed on to his daughter and her family, who still owned it as late as 1930. 

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

 Phil Cohen


 Unit Block of Colburn Court 

 

 220 Colburn Court

Mrs. Mary Collins
1947

 

 222 Colburn Court

Mrs. Anna M. Mulholland
1947

1891

1906

New York Times
July 20, 1901

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New York Times
July 20, 1901

 

 

 

 

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