Waterbury in New Haven County, Connecticut — The American Northeast (New England)
Commemorating The 50th Anniversary
Of The Founding Of
Hotel Elton, Waterbury, Connecticut
October 10, 1922
"Service Above Self"
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public Work • Fraternal or Sororal Organizations. A significant historical month for this entry is October 1867.
Location. 41° 33.397′ N, 73° 2.467′ W. Marker is in Waterbury, Connecticut, in New Haven County. Marker is at the intersection of West Main Street and Prospect Street, on the right when traveling west on West Main Street. Located next to the front steps on the front of the Hotel Elton building, now The Elton Residential Care Home, just across West Main Street from the Waterbury Green. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Waterbury CT 06702, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John Fitzgerald Kennedy (here, next to this marker); POW / MIA Soldiers from Waterbury (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fortified House Of Ensign Stanley (about 300 feet away); Waterbury Veteran’s MonumentPresent Settlement of Waterbury (about 600 feet away); Washington – Rochambeau Revolutionary Route (about 600 feet away); Waterbury Soldiers' Monument (about 700 feet away); St. James Church (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Waterbury.
Regarding UNICO National. UNICO was founded on October 10, 1922 in Waterbury, Connecticut. A group of 15 men, led by Dr. Anthony P. Vastola, came together to create what has become a very special and very proud organization. It was Dr. Vastola's dream to create an Italian American service organization to engage in charitable works, support higher education, and perform patriotic deeds. The name is the Italian word for unique, one of a kind. In the ensuing years UNICO became an acronym that stood for Unity, Neighborliness, Integrity, Charity, and Opportunity.
Also see . . .
1. UNICO National web site. (Submitted on September 22, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Unico National on Wikipedia. (Submitted on September 22, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 22, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 821 times since then and 8 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 22, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.