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Little Italy Landmark Sign

Little Italy - San Diego - California

 
 
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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 reitalization of this dynamic urban ethnic neighborhood in Downtown San Diego. This sign was designed and create by: The Little Italy Design Committee, The Little Italy Association Board, New City America, Inc. Deform, Mielke Design, UltraSign.
 
Erected by The Centre City Developement Corporation, Councilman Byron Wear, City of San Diego.
 
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. Touch for map
Little Italy Landmark Sign Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, August 5, 2016
2. Little Italy Landmark Sign Marker
. This marker is behind a separate pillar that stands on the south side of the landmark sign. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1747 India Street, San Diego CA 92101, United States of America.
 
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); “Star of India” (approx. 0.4 miles away); Lane Field Ballpark Site (approx. 0.6 miles away); US Grant Hotel (approx. 0.7 miles away); Balboa Theatre (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in San Diego.
 
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Little Italy Landmark Sign Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, August 5, 2016
3. Little Italy Landmark Sign Marker
Little Italy Landmark Sign Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, August 5, 2016
4. Little Italy Landmark Sign Marker
Little Italy Landmark Sign Marker image. Click for full size.
By Denise Boose, August 5, 2016
5. Little Italy Landmark Sign Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 2, 2017. This page originally submitted on October 29, 2017, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. This page has been viewed 60 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on October 29, 2017, by Denise Boose of Tehachapi, California. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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