Pietro di Donato Historical

Pietro di Donato Historical (HM1TTU)

Location: Union City, NJ 07087 Hudson County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 46.299', W 74° 1.78'

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"Acclaimed American Author"

—April 3, 1911 - January 19, 1992 —

      Born in the tenement and raised on these streets of West Hoboken - (Union City), Pietro di Donato would later go on to pen the classic novel CHRIST IN CONCRETE in 1939.       On Good Friday, 1923, di Donato's bricklayer father was killed in a building collapse in lower Manhattan. As a result, young Peter was forced to leave school in the seventh grade to support his mother and seven brothers and sisters. Picking up his father's trowel, he became a master mason by the age of seventeen. This is the story of Christ in Concrete.       He never forgot his West Hoboken childhood and often relived it in short stories, articles and his 1960 novel Three Circles of Light. His writings paint a vivid and accurate vision of life on these very streets in the early 1900s - di Donato's definitive narrative of the people of West Hoboken.
Dedicated on this 22nd of May, 2010Mayor Brian P. Stack & Board of Commissioners& Citizenry of the City of Union City
Year Placed2010
Placed ByState of New Jersey
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Date Added Thursday, August 18th, 2016 at 1:01pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 581888 N 4513861
Decimal Degrees40.77165000, -74.02966667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 46.299', W 74° 1.78'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 46' 17.94" N, 74° 1' 46.8" W
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Area Code(s)201, 551
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 508 31st St, Union City NJ 07087, US
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