Community Service Society Photographs

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Mulberry Street

Mulberry Street
CSS Description
(Negative on file) #4472 Unknown Photographer Looking North on Mulberry Street from Canal. The building housing the Villa Rosa Cafe (first on left) is one of the few in the photo no longer in existence. It is now part of the site of the Rectory of the Church of the Most Precious Blood. The cornerstone of the Church (113 Baxter Street, with the property running through to Mulberry) has the date 1901, but the Mulberry Street rectory is of more recent construction. There is a shrine to San Gennaro in the Church of the Most Precious Blood and since 1926, in September, the Feast of San Gennaro has been celebrated on Mulberry Street, with booths lining the street and electric lights strung overhead. According to an article in the New York Times, September 21, 1968, p. 34, "The saint for whom the feast is named was beheaded in A.D. 305 and is said to have stopped a lava flow from Mount Vesuvius.
Item Information
Title
Mulberry Street
Date
between 1879 and 1950
Date Note
Date based on the date range (1879-1950) of the photographic portion of the Community Service Society Collection.
Item Number
575
Photograph Number
4472
Format
photographs
Borough
Manhattan
Street Names
Mulberry Street
Canal Street
Hester Street
Annotation on Back
Mulberry between Hester and Canal looking north
Places
New York (N.Y.); Lower East Side (New York, N.Y.); Little Italy (New York, N.Y.)
Topics
Women; Vending stands; Streets; Street vendors; Storefronts; Men; Italian Americans; Crowds; Automobiles
Box and Folder Number
299: 92
CSS Description
(Negative on file) #4472 Unknown Photographer Looking North on Mulberry Street from Canal. The building housing the Villa Rosa Cafe (first on left) is one of the few in the photo no longer in existence. It is now part of the site of the Rectory of the Church of the Most Precious Blood. The cornerstone of the Church (113 Baxter Street, with the property running through to Mulberry) has the date 1901, but the Mulberry Street rectory is of more recent construction. There is a shrine to San Gennaro in the Church of the Most Precious Blood and since 1926, in September, the Feast of San Gennaro has been celebrated on Mulberry Street, with booths lining the street and electric lights strung overhead. According to an article in the New York Times, September 21, 1968, p. 34, "The saint for whom the feast is named was beheaded in A.D. 305 and is said to have stopped a lava flow from Mount Vesuvius.