Little Syria’s Press From The Past
During our research to learn as much as we can about Little Syria in this preservation struggle, we have located several English-language articles about the neighborhood from the late 19th and early 20th centuries. These articles highlight the living conditions as well as the business practices that the Arabic speaking population took part in. Most importantly, they demonstrate the wide awareness and interest in the community among Americans and the press.
These articles discuss things ranging from Lebanese and Syrian cuisine to the business practices of Little Syria and Washington Street during the height of its prominence. They are invaluable primary sources that were a blessing to find. These articles are all in PDF format and have been extracted from the Library of Congress database.