Mulberry Health Center Album -- Parade on Mott Street
#5143 From: Mulberry Health Center Album Unknown Photographer Looking north from the corner of Prince and Mott Streets. The building immediately to the left of the light colored building with the fire escape balconies is the Mulberry Community House, 256-8 Mott Street (see #4338). The brick wall In the left corner encloses the cemetery on the south side of Old St. Patrick's Church. Old St. Patrick' s (founded 1809, completed 1815, Joseph F. Mangin, architect) was the Roman Catholic Cathedral of New York until St. Patrick's on Fifth Avenue was built (dedicated 1897). At first glance, one might think this parade is celebrating Armistice Day, November 11, 1918, but the men are wearing straw hats and the children no jackets or coats. Inhabitants of the neighborhood are sure it is not a July 4th or Memorial Day parade, one suggested, because of the number of Italian flags displayed, that it might have been when General Diaz, an Italian World War I hero, visited New York after the termination of the war.
Streets; Parades; Italian Americans; Horses; Flags; Crowds; Carriages and carts; Buildings; Automobiles; New York (N.Y.); Lower East Side (New York, N.Y.); Little Italy (Manhattan, New York, N.Y.); Fourteenth Ward Industrial School (New York, N.Y. : Building)
Mulberry Community House is listed today the in National Register of Historic Places as "Fourteenth Ward Industrial School.
Annotation on back: From: Mulberry Health Center Album