Time Capsule: Vermont's Little Italy

Aug 21, 2021 357

BY: Lou Varricchio

The first Italian stonecutters in Vermont came in the 1880s and worked at the Vermont Marble Company in Rutland. These were skilled marble carvers from Carrara. Italians came to Barre mostly in the period from 1890 to 1910, whereby in 1910, about 14 percent of Barre's population was Italian.

During the 1920s Burlington’s Urban Core (the area bordered by Battery, Pearl, St. Paul, and College streets) was home to Italian immigrants and their families whose markets and restaurants such as Izzo’s Market, Bernardini’s cafe and Bove’s, catering to the growing Italian population in Burlington.

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SOURCE: https://suncommunitynews.com

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