Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Construction Site, 1949


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Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Construction Site, 1949

Pictured above is the present site of Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, prior to construction. The site, located between West 69th and West 70th Street, overlooks the Italian neighborhood. One unique aspect of Italian immigration was the banding together of immigrants in Cleveland based on village or district. This "chain migration", in which immigrants from Italian villages and towns were followed in large numbers by others from their same town, helped define the tight-knit character of the community living north of Detroit Avenue.


Photograph courtesy of Our Lady Of Mount Carmel School's Alumni Association


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