Poughkeepsie in Dutchess County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Heart of the Old World at the Foot of the Walkway
— Greater Walkway Experience —
The Italians, great builders of America’s rapidly expanding infrastructure, arrived in the late 1800s in time to construct the great railway bridge. Settling close to work, they also built churches, schools and, at Pelton’s Mansion, the first daycare center for immigrant children – all seeds of the tight-knit community that exists today. Warmly welcoming visitors without seeming like a tourist attraction, Little Italy remains true to its roots, offering authentic meals, festivals, and neighborly conversation.
Over the years, its proximity to the Poughkeepsie-Highland Railroad
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & Commerce • Railroads & Streetcars • Settlements & Settlers • War, World II.
Location. 41° 42.358′ N, 73° 56.122′ W. Marker is in Poughkeepsie, New York, in Dutchess County. Marker is on North Clover Street north of Main Street, on the right when traveling north. Marker is located along the sidewalk on the east side of North Clover Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 5 North Clover Street, Poughkeepsie NY 12601, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Union Street Historic Neighborhood (within shouting distance of this marker); Thomas Dongan (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Vassar Brothers Institute (approx. Matthew Vassar (approx. ¼ mile away); Second Baptist Church (approx. ¼ mile away); Vassar Residence (approx. ¼ mile away); Victor C. Waryas Memorial Park (approx. ¼ mile away); World War II Memorial (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Poughkeepsie.
More about this marker. There are at least two other identical copies of this marker at different nearby "Little Italy" locations: Mount Carmel Place just north of Mill Street, and Dongan Place west of Mill Street.
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Greater Walkway Experience, Poughkeepsie, New York
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1. Little Italy. (Submitted on January 20, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Check out Poughkeepsie’s Little Italy. Today the area is culturally mixed, but the heritage of the old country survives in its colorful festivals and favorite eateries, many of which have been family-owned and operated for decades. Centered within Verrazano Boulevard, Mill Street and Mt. Carmel Place, Little Italy was loosely defined by church parish boundaries and the Italian Center, a fraternal organization founded by combining several separate Italian-American clubs that were active in the region. (Submitted on January 21, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on February 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on January 19, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 206 times since then and 68 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on January 20, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. 4, 5, 6, 7. submitted on January 21, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.