17th Street


Seventeenth Street stretches from Harrison Avenue to River Avenue, located in the area formerly known as Pavonia, now part of Cramer Hill. All the addresses on this street are designated as North 17th Street. Additionally, there’s a South 17th Street in East Camden, which begins at Federal Street and extends southward across Carman Street, continuing to Admiral Wilson Boulevard.


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