8th Street

EIGHTH STREET over the years has expanded far beyond its original length, now running south to north, with a few major interruptions, from Morgan Boulevard to Pyne Point in North Camden.

In the early 1940s, during World War II the Chelton Terrace public housing project was built, with homes in the 2100 block of South Eighth, between Chelton Avenue and the railroad tracks that run east from Broadway along Bulson Street. These homes were owned and operated by the Housing Authority of the City of Camden and were razed, then rebuilt in the 2000s.

Homes and business along Eighth Street between Van Hook Street and Ferry Avenue were razed in the early 1950s to make way for the Roosevelt Manor public housing project, also owned and operated by the Housing Authority of the City of Camden. Roosevelt Manor is slated for demolition in late 2004 and 2005, and new construction took place, which was mostly completed by the spring of 2010.


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