Rome in Oneida County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Rome's Italian Heritage
Land of Opportunity
At the beginning of the twentieth century, Rome was booming. On the east side of the city, large new copper and brass factories were replacing the earliest mills. Craftsmen and laborers were also being recruited for construction projects. The New York State Barge Canal and Delta Dam were both built between 1905 and 1915.
The majority of East Rome's Italians originally came from Staletti, Piedmonti D'Alife, Tocco Casauria, Aviliano, Alatri and San Felice - all in the southern part of Italy.
"Paesani" (people from the same Italian village) maintained their connections in this new country with mutual aid societies. The Galliano Club and the Protezione Toccolana di Beneficenza are still active on East Dominick Street.
• (bottom) Italian shops at 136-138 East Dominick Street,
• (background) Map of the city of Rome, 1907 New Century Atlas of Oneida County
Erected by City of Rome, Mohawk Valley Heritage Corridor, National Park Service, and Rome Historical Society.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Settlements & Settlers.
Location. 43° 12.563′ N, 75° 27.262′ W. Marker is in Rome, New York, in Oneida County. Marker is at the intersection of East Dominick Street and Black River Road (New York State Route 46), on the right when traveling west on East Dominick Street. Marker is located in the traffic island near the northeast corner of the intersection. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rome NY 13440, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Revolutionary Battlefields (a few steps from this marker); Fort Stanwix (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Water for the Garrison (about 400 feet away); Their voices heard... (about 400 feet away); Soldiers’ Quarters: Casemate (about 400 feet away); Missionary’s Quarters (about 400 feet away); Suttler (about 400 feet away); Visiting Officers’ Lodging (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rome.
Also see . . . Rome, New York (Wikipedia). Like other cities in the region, Rome has numerous Italian-Americans, who maintain a concentration in the Little Italy in the vicinity of East Dominick Street. (Submitted on October 28, 2019, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
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