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Courtesy of Caterina Lopez

The people who settled in the Windsor area c. 1900 - 1925 were mainly from the northeastern Italian regions of Friuli and Veneto. But there were also representatives from the northwest region of Lombardia and from the central and southern regions of Lazio, Le Marche, Molise, Abruzzi, Campania, Calabria and Sicilia. Upon arrival, most of them lived with or near other Italian families which formed various clusters in different parts of the city: 1) in the areas of Windsor Avenue, Langlois Avenue (4-5 families by 1924), 2) Parent and Tecumseh, 3) Mercer and Wyandotte (near the grocery store), 4) the city market area and 5) by the Michigan Central Railroad, where some of them worked. There is no

Courtesy of Caterina Lopez
region of Italy that is not represented today in the Windsor Italian community.” (Walter Temelini, The Italians in Windsor, Polyphony Vol. 7, No.2)


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