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Little Italy Landmark Sign

Little Italy - San Diego - California

 
 
Little Italy Landmark Sign Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Denise Boose, August 5, 2016
1. Little Italy Landmark Sign Marker
Inscription.  The Little Italy Landmark Sign was dedicated and lit at the 7th Annual Little Italy Festa on the evening of October 8, 2000. The landmark sign was constructed as a tribute to this immigrant neighborhood which, until the late 1960s, was the hub of the world's tuna fishing and canning industry. The nautical theme can be seen in the portholes at the top of the pillars, the blue neon of the lettering and the cable span which holds up the sign. The mosaic tile work on each side of the street tells how this immigrant community is historically tied to the bay, the church and the Italian homeland. This sign is a testament to the preservation of Little Italy's cultural heritage and to the ongoing revitalization of this dynamic urban ethnic neighborhood in Downtown San Diego.
This sign was designed and created by:
The Little Italy Design Committee
The Little Italy Association Board
New City America, Inc.
Deform
Mielke Design
UltraSign

The sign was funded by:
The Centre City Development Corporation
Councilman Byron Wear, City of San Diego

 
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The Centre City Developement Corporation, Councilman Byron Wear, City of San Diego.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Places. A significant historical date for this entry is October 8, 2000.
 
Location. 32° 43.407′ N, 117° 10.1′ W. Marker is in San Diego, California, in San Diego County. Marker is on India Street north of West Date Street, on the right when traveling north. This marker is behind a separate pillar that stands on the south side of the landmark sign. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1747 India Street, San Diego CA 92101, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Madeleine & Vincent DePhilippis (within shouting distance of this marker); Gunnery Sergeant John Basilone (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Fire Station Number Six (about 700 feet away); Ferryboat "Berkeley" (approx. 0.3 miles away); Bowsprit (approx. 0.4 miles away); “Star of India” (approx. 0.4 miles away); Santa Fe Depot (approx. half a mile away); Lane Field Ballpark Site (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Diego.
 
Little Italy Landmark Sign Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Denise Boose, August 5, 2016
2. Little Italy Landmark Sign Marker
Little Italy Landmark Sign Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Denise Boose, August 5, 2016
3. Little Italy Landmark Sign Marker
Little Italy Landmark Sign Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Denise Boose, August 5, 2016
4. Little Italy Landmark Sign Marker
Little Italy Landmark Sign Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Denise Boose, August 5, 2016
5. Little Italy Landmark Sign Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 5, 2022. It was originally submitted on October 29, 2017, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 445 times since then and 47 times this year. Last updated on October 4, 2022, by Bruce Guthrie of Silver Spring, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 29, 2017, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • J. Makali Bruton was the editor who published this page.

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