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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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.
Dominick J. Persiani was born in New Jersey in 1918 to parents Caesar and Alma Persiani. The 1920 Census records the family, consisting of Dominick and three older sisters, residing at 311 Division Street in South Camden. After receiving a grammar school education, Dominick entered the workforce. The 1930 Census indicates that he lived with…
Camden Courier-Post – July 6, 1953 Mrs. Cecelia H. Vogt, 56, died Friday in her home, 1623 Pulaski street. She was born in Camden, was a lifelong resident, a member of the Rosary Society of St. Joseph’s R.C. Church, South Camden, and was employed by the Consolidated Cigar Co. for six years. Surviving are her…