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Burlington in Chittenden County, Vermont — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Little Italy

 
 
Little Italy Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Caleb, June 22, 2022
1. Little Italy Marker
Inscription.  
Beginning in the early 1900s, the area directly to the east housed numerous emigrants. Many moved here from Italy with hopes to build better lives. Some worked in the lumber mills and railroad yards that bordered the lake. In the process, they created a community of over 140 homes, lush gardens, thriving businesses, community social centers, and Catholic schools and churches. In the 1960s this area became the center of Vermont's largest urban renewal project. The final home was razed in 1968. Displaced families were scattered into the outskirts of Burlington. In place of this once vibrant family neighborhood stands a dynamic downtown district, internationally known as a social and economic center of Vermont.
 
Erected 2011 by Vermont Division for Historic Preservation.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Churches & ReligionSettlements & Settlers. A significant historical year for this entry is 1968.
 
Location. 44° 28.744′ N, 73° 13.142′ W. Marker is in Burlington, Vermont, in Chittenden County. Marker is at the intersection
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of Battery Street and Cherry Street, on the right when traveling south on Battery Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Burlington VT 05401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Neighborhood Groceries (within shouting distance of this marker); The Battery (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Howard William Plant memorial (about 600 feet away); First International Ice Hockey Game (about 600 feet away); William Wells (about 600 feet away); Camp Burlington / Le Cantonnement des Troupes à Burlington (about 800 feet away); Battery Park (about 800 feet away); Quadricentennial Celebration (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Burlington.
 
Little Italy Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin Craft, July 19, 2014
2. Little Italy Marker
Little Italy Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Kevin Craft, July 19, 2014
3. Little Italy Marker
(looking south down Battery Street)
Little Italy Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Caleb, June 22, 2022
4. Little Italy Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 30, 2022. It was originally submitted on July 22, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec. This page has been viewed 505 times since then and 28 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on June 22, 2022, by Caleb of Burlington, Vermont.   2, 3. submitted on July 22, 2014, by Kevin Craft of Bedford, Quebec.   4. submitted on June 22, 2022, by Caleb of Burlington, Vermont. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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