June 17, 2009
Came across the Taylor Street Archives and your writings about life in the old neighborhood. My grandmother grew up there in the 1890′s. Her name was Anna D’Amore. She married a fellow called Salvatore Palmisano who I believe was also from the neighborhood, then moved to the parish of Santa Maria Incoronata on the South Side. That’s where my mother was born in 1920. I was born there in 1946. My Dad was another Sicilian-American from the Near-North Side.
If you happen to have any information about the D’Amore family or their descendants, I’d love to have the reference or links. After my father and mother both passed away in April 2009, I began a book of short stories (30 stories so far) on our life in the Chicago neighborhoods. I quite enjoyed the pieces you wrote of your experiences in the neighborhood in the Archives.
June 20, 2009
Email me the stories. Also send a TSA applicaton for your family members who are eligible.
If you have any information for Frank regarding the D’Amore family, please leave a comment below, or contact Taylor Street Archives.