Here in the Taylor Street Archives, we have created a Historic Scrapbook of essays, photographs, stories, and memories of Taylor Street, the port-of-call for Chicago’s Italian American immigrants. We can assist teachers with disciplines in the social sciences-(elementary, high school and college)-plan their trip to Chicago’s Legendary Taylor Street for a memorable and meaningful educational experience.
Planning your visit to Chicago’s Little Italy:
Prior to your visit, we highly recommend that your students read those stories in this web site that align themselves with your specific discipline. They include stories that chronicle the odyssey of those immigrants and their first generation offspring whose identities were fashioned within that subculture, a time, a place, and a people that were, and never will be again.
We suggest that your students check out our Links Page for additional information on the Italian American Immigrant experience.
A Possible Itinerary
Food and Refreshments
- Tufano’s Vernon Park Tap – Economical meals family style, if you choose.
- Pompei Pizza – Economical meals served cafeteria style with a wide variety of choices.
- Ferrara Bakery – Classic Italian pastries for desert or to take home.
- Mario’s Lemonade Stand – A summertime delight on the corner of Taylor and Aberdeen
- Conte di Savoy Grocery Store – A wide variety of Italian foods, including classic Italian cold cuts for submarine sandwiches.
In addition to the above, we can arrange for your students to visit one of the S.A.C. Clubs. These old neighborhood clubs played (and continue to play) a vital role in the lives of both residents and former residents.
We can address your student group:
Mr. Romano is one of many prominent authors and leaders of the Italian American community that may be available to address your group. (See the Luncheon Speech to Fulbright Scholarship students.
All inquires and correspondence for Taylor Street Archives, please click here.
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