Armand DiStefano

Title

Armand DiStefano

Description

Armand DiStefano (1912-1987), the son of Italian immigrants, grew up in a small row house in South Philadelphia. There, his father instilled in him the value of hard work and a love of opera. In his 1984 interview, DiStefano shared the story of how his father opened a record shop in 1917 and then converted it to a restaurant during the Great Depression. Today, The Victor Cafe still operates at 1303 Dickinson Street, and the wait staff still sings opera to dining patrons.

Identifier

2017oh247_irw015

Interviewer

Charles Hardy

Interviewee

Armand DiStefano

Sort Priority

0012

Interview Keyword

Victor Cafe
Records
Italian Americans
Record stores
Record shops

Indexed By

Denise Meikle

Files

Armand_OH.jpg


Citation

“Armand DiStefano,” Philly Immigration, accessed December 10, 2018, http://phillyimmigration.nunncenter.net/items/show/829.