Streets
of
Camden, NJ

Boyer
Street


BOYER STREET, also known as Boyer Court, ran east from Nelson Street for about half a block until it came to a dead end at the rear of 1131 South 2nd Street. An alley between 1131 and 1133 South 2nd Street provided pedestrian access.

Prior to 1891 their had been a block of 5 wood frame homes that are referred to in the 1891 Sanborn Map as "Potters Old Block", and that are noted on the map that they were "to be removed" on the land where eight brick homes were later built on what became known as Boyer Street. 

By the time the 1892 Camden City Directory was compiled, homes had been built on Boyer Street. Eight were eventually built, all on the north side of the street. As can be known from examining the 1891 and 1906 maps below, the 1100 block of Knight Street had been renamed Nelson Court and also had been extended to provide street access to the newly built homes on two new streets, Stanley Street and Boyer Street, and alley access to Cox Street.

The land bounded by Kaighn Avenue, Chestnut, South 2nd, and Front Streets was consolidated after World War II for industrial development. A few homes were still standing on Boyer Street as late as 1963. Shortly afterwards, Stanley Street, Boyer Street, Nelson Street, and the 100 block of Sycamore Street (formerly Cox Street) were erased. 

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

 Phil Cohen


Boyer Street - 1891 Sanborn Map
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The street at the far left is Kaighn Avenue. The 100 block of Knight Street was renamed Nelson Street. The 100 block of Cox Street was renamed Sycamore Street.


Boyer Street - 1906 Sanborn Map
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The street at the far left is Kaighn Avenue. The 100 Nelson Street was also known as Nelson Court. The 100 block of Cox Street was renamed Sycamore Street.


Sanborn Map
North Side of Kaighn Avenue
at
South 2nd Street

Last Edited 1963

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Intersection of Boyer Street & Nelson Street
 

1000 Block of Boyer Street
  129 Boyer Street

1892 William Jones

129 Boyer Street

1910 Harry Broadwater

Camden Daily Courier
August 22, 1910

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  129 Boyer Street

1928
George Bowyer
contractor

 

129 Boyer Street

1935
Jesse Murphy

Camden Courier-Post
February 21, 1935

John G. Opfer
Fillmore Street
Stanley Street
Boyer Court

 

129 Boyer Street

1940 Leroy Smith

Camden Courier-Post
October 15, 1940

Frank Manfredi aka Freddy Mack
Gene R. Mariano
Vernon Jones
George Weber
Felix Guidotti
Manuel Lalrajo
John Bianchi
Vert DiMatteo
William DiBatista
JAmes abbott
Anthony Manfredi
South 3rd Street
Chestnut Street - Mt. Vernon Street
Emma Street - Boyer Court
Newton Avenue - Haddon avenue
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129 Boyer Street

1942 Earl Smith

Camden Courier-Post
June 4, 1942

  129 Boyer Street

1943 Mrs. Stella E. Martino
1947 Lacy R. Johnson

 

  130 Boyer Street

1908 Mrs. Sorg

1909-1911
Mrs Eugenia Dunham

 

130 Boyer Street

1917 Mrs. Catherine Walrod

Camden Post Telegram
June 26, 1917

Frank Frost

  131 Boyer Street

1903 Mrs. Lang
1909
Lizzie Doughty

 

1925
Mrs. Amanda Margaret Gaskill & Family
 Harry Gaskill

Camden Evening Courier
June 24, 1925

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131 Boyer Street

1931 Stanley Adams
1931 John Adams

Camden Courier-Post
 October 22, 1931

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131 Boyer Street

1941-1943
Frank A. Delano & Family
Frank & Eva Delano

Camden Courier-Post
October 28, 1941

Dr. Arthur L. Stone
Lewis P. Munion

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  131 Boyer Street

1947 Mrs. Charity Allen

133 Boyer Street

1912-1913
Michael Walsh & Family
Michael & Elizabeth Walsh

Camden Daily Courier
July 24, 1912

O. Glen Stackhouse

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133 Boyer Street

1912-1913
Michael Walsh & Family
Michael & Elizabeth Walsh

Camden Post-Telegram
May 31, 1913

 

133 Boyer Street

1927
Louis Music & Family
Josephine Music
Anthony Music
Mary Music

Camden Courier-Post
January 15, 1927

Louise F. Walsh

 

133 Boyer Street

1940
Peter Bercheskey

Camden Courier-Post
November 4, 1940

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133 Boyer Street

1943 William McHale

Camden Courier-Post
March 11, 1943

Meyers Baker

  133 Boyer Street

1947 Howard Thorpe

135 Boyer Street

1892 Roswell Latchum

1941-1947
Edward Kuchinsky

Camden Courier-Post
December 3, 1941

  137 Boyer Street

1943 Lester J. Finch

  139 Boyer Street

1901 Chrissy Strang

139 Boyer Street

1917
Ellen Burk

Camden Post-Telegram
August 10, 1917

139 Boyer Street

1936 Harry Sheer

Camden Courier-Post
October 5, 1936

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  139 Boyer Street

1943 Frank H. Rollo

139 Boyer Street

1947
Ailer Edwards Jr. & Family
janitor
Ailer & Katie Edwards
Margaret Edwards
Ruth Edwards
Walter Edwards

  141 Boyer Street

1929
1943 George E. Melson
1947 William Andrews

143 Boyer Street

1919
Cordelle Masi & Family
Cordelle & Mae Di Lue Masi
Derona Masi

Camden Post-Telegram
October 9, 1919

143 Boyer Street

1943 Ezel Lee
1943-1947 Mrs. Susan Patterson

Camden Courier-Post
October 3, 1945

Joseph Drummond
George Williams

 

145 Boyer Street

1901
Mrs. Annie Hamilton

Camden Daily Courier
March 23, 1901

145 Boyer Street

1901
Mrs. Annie Hamilton

Camden Post-Telegram
March 23, 1901

145 Boyer Street

1902
George W. Albertson
George & Annie M. Albertson

Camden Post-Telegram
June 25, 1902

 

145 Boyer Street

1925
Joseph Huber & Family

Camden Post-Telegram
December 22, 1925

Leonard C. Mathews
John T. Cleary
Stanley Wirtz
Charles Smith

145 Boyer Street

1927
Edward Hall

Camden Post-Telegram
June 23, 1927

  145 Boyer Street

1941-1943
Mrs. Violet C. Knettle & Family
Mildred Knettle

 

145 Boyer Street

1941
Daniel J. Lassby & Family
Daniel J. & Mildred Knettle Lassby

Camden Courier-Post
November 27, 1941

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  145 Boyer Street

1947 Elwood G. Briscoe

145 Boyer Street

1954
Charles F. Scott

Camden Courier-Post
April 17, 1954

Louis Henderson
William Lewis

 
   

Intersection of Boyer Street & South 2nd Street
   

Camden Daily Courier
November 19, 1894

John W. Helmbold
William Thompson


Camden Post-Telegram
December 26, 1912

Camden Daily Courier
May 1, 1913

John Tomlin
O. Glen Stackhouse


CAMDEN COURIER-POST - June 24, 1933

Bandits Rip Off Trousers And Take Worker's $500 Cash
Trio Attacks Man on Way to Shipyard and Menaces Barber Who
Goes to Aid With Revolver; Hurl Torn Garment in Victim's Face

After holding him up and tearing off his trousers completely from his legs three bandits robbed Adam Wallace, 61, of 1021 South Second Street, of $500 at 7:00 a.m. yesterday.

A South Camden barber who at tempted to assist the man as the bandits were struggling with him was threatened with death by one of the thugs who pointed a revolver at his face.

Wallace told Detective Sergeant Gus Koerner he was walking along South Second Street on his way to work at the New York Shipbuilding Company when three colored men approached him at Boyer's Court, which is between Sycamore Street and Kaighn Avenue.

One of them grabbed him around the neck, he said, and he was dragged into a small alley. He at tempted to struggle with the men he told Koerner, but they overpowered him and threw him to the ground. They then tore his trousers and took $500 he had in one of the pockets.

While the thieves were struggling with the man, Herman Bird, colored, a barber, of 1131 South Second Street, who was washing the windows of his shop less than 100 feet away heard the commotion and ran to Adamís assistance.

One of the trio stopped him before he reached the alley and placed the revolver against his mouth and told him to "go back where you came from or you will get shot."

After taking the trousers the bandits found the money and hurled the torn garment back at Wallace who was still lying on the ground.

He returned to his home less than two squares away and reported the theft to detectives. The money, he said, was cash that he has saved up in several years employment at the shipyard. He did not tell detectives how he happened to be carrying it today.


Camden Courier-Post
November 21, 1934

Marion Richards


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