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Erie in Erie County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Russian Town / Pycckое Cоседство

 
 
Russian Town Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, April 13, 2018
1. Russian Town Marker
Inscription.  Erie's original Russian neighborhood, known as "Russian Town". Encompassed the area from Front Street to Third St., and Parade St. to French St. The original Church of the Nativity of Christ was the center of this neighborhood. The church was built across the street from this site between 1914 and 1919. The first Russian immigrants arrived in Erie in the early 1870s to work and help develop the Port of Erie.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels.
 
Location. 42° 8.185′ N, 80° 4.979′ W. Marker is in Erie, Pennsylvania, in Erie County. Marker is on East Front Street west of German Street, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 226 East Front Street, Erie PA 16507, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Hero of Gettysburg (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Erie 9-11 Memorial (about 800 feet away); American Fort (approx. 0.2 miles away); Erie Heritage (approx.
Russian Town Marker image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, April 13, 2018
2. Russian Town Marker
0.2 miles away); Erie Area Native Americans (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort Presque Isle (approx. 0.2 miles away); Fort de la Presqu'ile (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Erie Stone (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Erie.
 
Church of the Nativity of Christ image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, April 13, 2018
3. Church of the Nativity of Christ
Sponsor plaque below main sign image. Click for full size.
By Devry Jones, April 13, 2018
4. Sponsor plaque below main sign
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 18, 2019. It was originally submitted on April 16, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 79 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on April 16, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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