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Schenectady's Little Italy

 
 
Schenectady's Little Italy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, July 20, 2010
1. Schenectady's Little Italy Marker
Inscription.
Benvenuti
Welcome to
Schenectady's Little Italy
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This Gateway and Street are dedicated to Italian immigrants who came to Schenectady during the great European immigrations to the United States beginning at the end of the 19th Century. Driven by poverty, political unrest and war, New York and our nation offered a haven from despair, providing immigrants and their children hope and opportunity in a free and democratic country.

United by language and tradition, Italian immigrants celebrated their vibrant culture here, raised families and became active and enterprising members of the community. Many found work in Schenectady's industries, while others opened shops and businesses that were essential to our City's vitality and prosperity.

This Gateway is a tribute to generations of Italian-Americans and the contributions they have made to the City of Schenectady and our country.
 
Erected 2004 by the City of Schenectady.
 
Location. 42° 48.972′ N, 73° 56.328′ W. Marker is in Schenectady, New York, in Schenectady County. Marker is at the intersection of North Jay Street and Union Street, on the left when traveling east on North Jay
Schenectady's Little Italy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, July 20, 2010
2. Schenectady's Little Italy Marker
The marker is mounted on the streetlight post on the right. Another plaque, BENVENUTI, is mounted on the post to the left.
Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Schenectady NY 12305, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Revolutionary Hospital & Continental Barracks (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Ellis Hospital (about 700 feet away); Schenectady Police Department (about 800 feet away); Schenectady (about 800 feet away); The Site of Schenectady (approx. 0.2 miles away); Original Site of the African Church (approx. 0.2 miles away); Stockade Historic District (approx. 0.2 miles away); West College (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Schenectady.
 
Additional keywords. Immigration
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
At the Entrance to Schenectady's Little Italy image. Click for full size.
By Howard C. Ohlhous, July 20, 2010
3. At the Entrance to Schenectady's Little Italy
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on January 8, 2011, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. This page has been viewed 939 times since then and 43 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on January 8, 2011, by Howard C. Ohlhous of Duanesburg, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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