WATER STREET is a name that was applied to at least three and possibly five separate pieces of road in the 1860s and 1870s. One section of Water Street still exists, albeit under another name.
The 1863-1864 Camden City Directory shows that a Water Street existed "West of Erie", but does not say where.
1878 edition shows a second Water Street running south from Kaighn
Avenue to Ferry Avenue, east of
Front Street, presumably west of South
2nd Street as well. This would place it in the vicinity of what was
known as Mickle's Alley and later was known as Knight
Street. The 1887
City Directory shows two addresses on Water Street in South Camden,
1207, occupied by Mary Towles, and 1209, occupied by John Mathis and
William S. Mathis.
The fifth Water Street, according to directories in the 1890s ran from Berkley to Walnut Street, west of Front Street. This street, which can be seen in the 1906 Sanborn Map, was still evident on maps as late as 1914, in Directories as late as 1922.
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