Streets
of
Camden, NJ

Starr
Avenue


STARR AVENUE, which was renamed Mt. Ephraim Avenue at some point between 1914 and 1946, ran northeast from Border Street to Federal Street, just west of the Cooper River. It was named after  Jesse W. Starr and his brother John. F. Starr, who in 1849 built a large iron foundry which came to be known as the Camden Iron Works. The site of the foundry has been the site of the corporate headquarters for Campbell Soup since the 1960s.

Starr Avenue as well as Border Street, both still exist, running from Haddon Avenue and Line Street north along the railroad tracks, then doglegging to the northeast to what is now South 10th Street behind what is now the Transport of New Jersey bus maintenance garage complex. It is a VERY convenient shortcut for getting from South Camden to East Camden and Admiral Wilson Boulevard without having to go through downtown Camden. 

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

 Phil Cohen


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