Welcome to the Little Italy Walking Tour. On this tour you will have an interactive visit with the history of Endicott New York's north side neighborhood.
The neighborhood began with the Endicott-Johnson Corporation's purchase of the properties in the area of Endicott's north side in 1913. Due to nativist attitudes by local landholders, many of the immigrants working in Endicott-Johnson's factories were unable to acquire property. Endicott-Johnson's purchase of the properties on the north side and removing of restrictions on deeds that prohibited the sale of properties to immigrants, specifically Italians, allowed for the growth of a vibrant immigrant community in Endicott's north side.
This tour will take you through the history of this neighborhood by highlighting the histories of local sites, such as churches, social clubs, and businesses. In these places the community practiced daily tasks, but also shared experiences and developed a shared identity. The Endicott-Johnson Corporation provided the space for their workers to live, but it was the workers and their families that made it home.
This project is supported by a grant from the New York Council for the Humanities.
Any views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.