Sunday, September 10, 2006
Honor the Italians!
Irvine Park is a small neighborhood close to downtown St. Paul which I love. Today while photographing houses there which I will publish in subsequent days, I learned that it is the Old Levee neighborhood for the Italian immigrants. Today is also Grandparents Day which was officially established by President Jimmy Carter in 1970. What better way to honor those Italian who have helped build this city than share this small site with you that was donated by two Italian families, the Cossettas and the Mancinis. Both families have been prominent in the grocery store, food service, and restaurant business for several generations.