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Waterbury in New Haven County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
 

UNICO National

 
 
UNICO National Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, September 21, 2010
1. UNICO National Marker
Inscription.
1922 † 1972
Commemorating The 50th Anniversary
Of The Founding Of
UNICO National
Hotel Elton, Waterbury, Connecticut
October 10, 1922
"Service Above Self"

 
Erected 1972.
 
Location. 41° 33.397′ N, 73° 2.467′ W. Marker is in Waterbury, Connecticut, in New Haven County. Marker is at the intersection of West Main Street and Prospect Street, on the right when traveling west on West Main Street. Click for map. Located next to the front steps on the front of the Hotel Elton building, now The Elton Residential Care Home, just across West Main Street from the Waterbury Green. Marker is in this post office area: Waterbury CT 06702, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John Fitzgerald Kennedy (here, next to this marker); POW / MIA Soldiers from Waterbury (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Waterbury Veteranís Monument (about 400 feet away); Washington – Rochambeau Revolutionary Route (about 600 feet away); Waterbury Soldiers' Monument (about 700 feet away); St. James Church
The UNICO National Marker and the Hotel Elton Building Entrance image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, September 21, 2010
2. The UNICO National Marker and the Hotel Elton Building Entrance
(about 700 feet away); Enoch Hibbard House (about 800 feet away); John Prince Elton (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Waterbury.
 
Regarding UNICO National. UNICO was founded on October 10, 1922 in Waterbury, Connecticut. A group of 15 men, led by Dr. Anthony P. Vastola, came together to create what has become a very special and very proud organization. It was Dr. Vastola's dream to create an Italian American service organization to engage in charitable works, support higher education, and perform patriotic deeds. The name is the Italian word for unique, one of a kind. In the ensuing years UNICO became an acronym that stood for Unity, Neighborliness, Integrity, Charity, and Opportunity.
 
Also see . . .
1. UNICO National web site. (Submitted on September 22, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Unico National on Wikipedia. (Submitted on September 22, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. Charity & Public WorkFraternal or Sororal Organizations
 
The Hotel Elton building, now The Elton Residential Care Home image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, September 21, 2010
3. The Hotel Elton building, now The Elton Residential Care Home
The Hotel Elton Building. Built in 1905 image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, September 21, 2010
4. The Hotel Elton Building. Built in 1905
Now The Elton Residential Care Home
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 712 times since then and 4 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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