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El Cerrito in Contra Costa County, California — The American West (Pacific Coastal)
 

Little Italy

 
 
Little Italy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 21, 2016
1. Little Italy Marker
Caption: The Neighborhood Store and Central Meat Market was located at 1527 San Pablo Avenue.
Inscription.
Italian immigrants were a major ethnic community in El Cerrito. Establishments in the heart of Little Italy included Tezzi's Italian cooperativa, Fandio Bortolotti's barber shop, Cisi's Dry Goods, Louie's Club, Poloni's Bakery, Morotti's store, Magri's butcher shop, and many more.

 
Erected by City of El Cerrito.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the San Pablo Avenue Historical-Cultural Pavers marker series.
 
Location. 37° 55.236′ N, 122° 18.894′ W. Marker is in El Cerrito, California, in Contra Costa County. Marker is at the intersection of San Pablo Avenue and Portrero Avenue, on the right when traveling north on San Pablo Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 11280 San Pablo Avenue, El Cerrito CA 94530, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Streetcars in El Cerrito (within shouting distance of this marker); Contra Costa Civic Theatre (within shouting distance of this marker); Stege Sanitary (within shouting distance of this marker); Holy Ghost Festa (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line);
Little Italy Marker image. Click for full size.
By Barry Swackhamer, April 21, 2016
2. Little Italy Marker
Quarries (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Industrial Core (approx. 0.2 miles away); Summertime Fun in El Cerrito (approx. ¼ mile away); Corridors of Change (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in El Cerrito.
 
More about this marker. This marker is on a traffic island located at the southeast corner of San Pablo and Portrero Avenues.
This marker is one of The City of El Cerrito's Historical-Cultural Pavers.
 
Categories. Settlements & Settlers
 
John Grondona’s “Farmers Produce Market” image. Click for full size.
El Cerrito Historical Society
3. John Grondona’s “Farmers Produce Market”
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 25, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California. This page has been viewed 150 times since then and 38 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on April 25, 2016, by Barry Swackhamer of San Jose, California.
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