More than a Market

Children on North Street

Most of the immigrants in Burlington settled in today’s Old North End. Stretching north from Pearl Street and east from Battery Street along Lake Champlain to North Willard Street, it was a densely settled warren of streets lined with houses and tenement buildings. This was not one neighborhood but many. While ethnic groups tended to cluster together, earning names like French Village and Little Jerusalem, boundaries were porous.

Courtesy of Champlain College Special Collections