Burlington in Chittenden County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
Beginning in the early 1900s, the area directly to the east housed numerous emigrants. Many moved here from Italy with hopes to build better lives. Some worked in the lumber mills and railroad yards that bordered the lake. In the process, they created a community of over 140 homes, lush gardens, thriving businesses, community social centers, and Catholic schools and churches. In the 1960s this area became the center of Vermont's largest urban renewal project. The final home was razed in 1968. Displaced families were scattered into the outskirts of Burlington. In place of this once vibrant family neighborhood stands a dynamic downtown district, internationally known as a social and economic center of Vermont.
Erected 2011 by Vermont Division for Historic Preservation.
Location. 44° 28.744′ N, 73° 13.142′ W. Marker is in Burlington, Vermont, in Chittenden County. Marker is at the intersection of Battery Street and Cherry Street, on the right when traveling south on Battery Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Burlington VT 05401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are Neighborhood Groceries (within shouting distance of this marker); The Battery (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Howard William Plant memorial (about 600 feet away); William Wells (about 600 feet away); Battery Park (about 800 feet away); Quadricentennial Celebration (approx. 0.2 miles away); Celebrating Champlain (approx. 0.2 miles away); 2nd Vermont Volunteer Infantry Regiment (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Burlington.
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Credits. This page was last revised on August 29, 2016. This page originally submitted on July 22, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 316 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos: 1, 2. submitted on July 22, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.