Ask the Truth: What's the history behind the Italian influx to Harrison Street back in the 1900s?

Aug 05, 2014 1335

These days, there are a few remnants of the Italian influx that surged to Harrison Street west of downtown Elkhart starting in the early 1900s.

There's Michael's, the eatery at the corner of Harrison and Sixth streets that, for 55 years, has served up Italian fare. There's Siciliano's, formerly another Italian restaurant, now a liquor store. Next door, there's the green, red and white awning reading IARA — the Italian-American Relief Association.

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