Pulaski Street


Pulaski Street in Camden is named after Casimir Pulaski, a Polish nobleman and military commander who played a significant role in the American Revolutionary War. Born in Poland in 1745, Pulaski is renowned as one of the fathers of the American cavalry and is hailed as a hero for his contributions to the fight for independence and freedom in both Poland and the United States. His bravery and leadership earned him honorary United States citizenship. Tragically, Pulaski was fatally wounded during the battle to liberate Savannah, Georgia from British control in October 1779.

Casimir Pulaski has his namesake throughout the area, including the “Pulaski Highway” in Maryland and the “Pulaski Skyway” in Northeast New Jersey. In Camden, Pulaski Street stretches south from the vicinity of 1141 Sheridan Street for one block, terminating at Van Hook Street. The street first appears in Camden City Directories in 1917. In 1947, there were 21 occupied homes along Pulaski Street. As of July 2012, there were still 20 structures standing on the street, with all but three appearing to be occupied at that time.


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