Streets
of
Camden, NJ

Silver Street


SILVER STREET is a two block street that runs north to south from Line Street to Division Street, west of South 8th Street. In the rear of the homes in the 700 block, that is from Line to Pine Street, is a short street with six homes named Gold Street, that is only accessible through an unnamed alley north of 708 Silver Street.  By 2009 all of the homes on both Silver Street and Gold Street had been razed. Silver Street still exists in the sense that on can drive through it. Outside of the curb cutouts, all traces of Gold Street are now gone. 

Silver Street does not appear in the 1885 Sanborn Maps of Camden. Houses in both the 700 and 800 blocks appear in the 1888-1889 Camden City Directory. There were still homes on both blocks as late as 1980. There are no homes listed on Gold Street in the 1930 Census, however. 

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

 Phil Cohen


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Silver Street - 1891 Sanborn Map

800 Block of Silver Street - 1891 Sanborn Map

Silver Street - 1906 Sanborn Map

Intersection of Silver Street & Line Street
   
Looking East on Line Street to the Intersection of Pine & Silver Streets - 2009 
Looking South on Silver from Line Street - 2015 
Looking South on Silver from Line Street at Intersection of Silver Street and Gold Street - 2015
   

700 Block of Silver Street
708 Silver Street

1899

  708 Silver Street

1888

708 Silver Street

1905

Philadelphia Inquirer
August 16, 1905

Edward S. Hyde

  708 Silver Street

1910
Mrs. Louisa Wesley
Eben M. Stout

  708 Silver Street

Private Eben M. Stout

  708 Silver Street

1930 Vacant

708 Silver Street

1934
Harvey Oglesby

Camden Courier-Post
May 2, 1934

William McCloud
John Kaighn
Harvey Oglesby
Broadway
South 2nd Street
Stevens Street
Sycamore Street

  708 Silver Street

1947 Silas Mack

  709 Silver Street

1888

  709 Silver Street

1947 Mrs. Dorothy Cannon

  710 Silver Street

1888

  710 Silver Street

1930 Bertha Hooper
1947 Eugene G. Geterber
1959-1969 Charles McBey
1980 P. McBey

  711 Silver Street

1888 

711 Silver Street

1895
Samuel White

Philadelphia Inquirer
April 16, 1895

711 Silver Street

1906
Thomas Harvey

Philadelphia Inquirer
October 11, 1906

Coke works 

711 Silver Street

1909
Mrs. Alma Brown

Philadelphia Inquirer
October 6, 1909

  711 Silver Street

1947 Henry Hellmus 

  711 Silver Street

1967 John A. Raby 

  711 Silver Street

1980 C. Greene 

  712 Silver Street

1888

712 Silver Street

1928-1930
Mrs. Nellie Davis

Camden Courier-Post
February 4, 1928

Raymond Elsey

Story Continued
at 716 Silver Street
Camden Courier-Post
February 4, 1928


 

  712 Silver Street

1930-1947 Robert H. Barnes

  713 Silver Street

1888

  713 Silver Street

1947-1980 Mrs. Nellie Jones

  714 Silver Street

1888

  714 Silver Street

1909-1916
Isaac Chambers & Family
Laborer
Isaac & Caroline Chambers
Mary Chambers

  714 Silver Street

1930-1947
Mrs. Sadie M. Demby

  715 Silver Street

1888

  715 Silver Street

1947-1956 Elsie Hughes
1969-1980 Vivian Davis

  716 Silver Street

1888

716 Silver Street

1906-1908
John Hawkins

Philadelphia Inquirer
August 13, 1906

Arthur Stanley

716 Silver Street

1906-1908
John Hawkins

Philadelphia Inquirer
August 14, 1906

O. Glen Stackhouse

716 Silver Street

1908
John Hawkins

Philadelphia Inquirer
January 24, 1908

716 Silver Street

1928
Raymond Elsey

Camden Courier-Post
February 4, 1928

Lawrence Jordan

  716 Silver Street

1930 John Fulman
1947 Thomas A. Curry

  717 Silver Street

1888

717 Silver Street

1915
Mrs. Sarah Cowdrey

Philadelphia Inquirer
January 26, 1915

O. Glen Stackhouse - Frank Miller
Peter V. Moore

  717 Silver Street

1921-1980
Louis Bumbrey & Family
Louis & Ruth Bumbrey
Louis G. Bumbrey (son)
Walter Morton ("boarder")

  718 Silver Street

1888

  718 Silver Street

1928
Robert Bumbrey & Family
Robert & Clara Bumbrey

  718 Silver Street

1930
Booker T. Johnson & Family
Annie Johson (half-sister)
Bonjamon Johnson (brother)
Norman Green (nephew)

1947 Mrs. Rida Thomas
1980 D. Johnson

  719 Silver Street

1888

  719 Silver Street

1947 Mrs. Ruby Sanchious

  720 Silver Street

1888

720 Silver Street

1900-1904
James Clark & Family
farm laborer
James & Esther Ann Thompson Clark
Charles Clark (grandson) 

James Clark died on 28 Aug 1910 at 923 Walnut Street, Camden, New Jersey. He was buried in Aug 1910 at 329 White Horse Pike, Lawnside, Camden, New Jersey.

  720 Silver Street

1905-1917
Jeremiah W. Brown & Family
Jeremiah Brown Jr.

  720 Silver Street

1920-1928
Louis Bumbrey & Family
Louis & Ruth Bumbrey

  720 Silver Street

1920 
Allen G. Johnson & Family
allen G. & Percilla Johnson
Mary Johnson - Elva Johnson

From Gold Street 1928

  720 Silver Street

1947 Carlton R. Scott

  721 Silver Street

1888

  721 Silver Street

1947 Mary Butler


Intersection of Silver Street & Pine Street
   
800 Block of Silver Street - 1891 Sanborn Map
Looking East on Pine Street to the Intersection of Pine & Silver Streets - 2012. 
   

800 Block of Silver Street
  808 Silver Street

1888

  809 Silver Street

1888

  809 Silver Street

1893 Joseph Trout

809 Silver Street

1894

Philadelphia Inquirer
November 16, 1894

Naomi Drinkhouse
Coroner Hopper
William Street
Washington Street

809 Silver Street

1915-1926
William H. Stewart & Family
William H. & Maria Stewart
A. William Stewart.

Philadelphia Inquirer
June 7, 1916

  809 Silver Street

1947 Louis W. Brown

  810 Silver Street

1888
1947 No Listing

  811 Silver Street

1888

811 Silver Street

1909-1912
Frank Cain & Family
Frank & Emma Cain

Philadelphia Inquirer
February 25, 1909

811 Silver Street

1912
Irene Steward

Philadelphia Inquirer
July 14, 1912

  811 Silver Street

1947 Charles W. Scott
1969 Mrs. J. Stevenson
1969 A.C. Stevenson

  812 Silver Street

1888
1947 No Listing

  813 Silver Street

1888

  813 Silver Street

1940-1947
George H. Cooper & Family
George & Georgianna Coopwe

  814 Silver Street

1888

  814 Silver Street

1920-1927
John A. Morton & Family
John & Mary Morton
Marian Morton - Ethel Morton
Dorothy Morton - Fayetta Morton
Constance Morton - John R. Morton
Robert A. Morton

  814 Silver Street

1947 No Listing

  815 Silver Street

1888

  815 Silver Street

1947-1959
Charles H. Pratt & Family
laborer, 1956 Rev. Charles Prat
Charles H. & Louise Pratt
Thelma Ann Pratt

  816 Silver Street

1888

816 Silver Street

1903-1904
Norman G. Simmons
Norman G. & Catherine Simmons
Edward Simmons

Philadelphia Inquirer
July 15, 1903

  816 Silver Street

1947 No Listing

  817 Silver Street

1888

817 Silver Street

1903-1906
Elwood A. Shorts & Family
coachman
Elwood A. & Sarah E. Shorts

Philadelphia Inquirer
September 20, 1903

  817 Silver Street

1908-1914
William H. Stewart & Family
William H. & Maria Stewart

  817 Silver Street

1940-1947
Allen G. Johnson & Family
Allen G. & Percilla Johnson
Elva M. Johnson - Mary Louise Johnson
From 720 Silver Street 1930

  817 Silver Street

1956-1980 John G. Bacchuse
1969-1980 C. Peoplea


Intersection of Silver Street & Division Street
   
Looking West on Division Street to the Intersection of Division & Silver Streets - 2012. 
Looking North on Silver Street from Division Street - 2012. 
   

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