Dughi Store, Raleigh, NC
Photographs of the Dughi Family (Antonio Leo Dughi, his wife Elizabeth Foppiano Dughi, oldest son John J. A. Dughi, and other unidentified children), several employees of the Dughi store, which was located at 235 Fayetteville Street, Raleigh, the interior and exterior of the store itself, as well as two of the catering and ice cream carts and horses that pulled the carts both in front of the store and at Peace College, c.1886-1917. A. L. Dughi and his wife immigrated from Italy and settled in Raleigh in the 1880's. They became a well-respected family and their store was widely known for outstanding imported fresh seafood and produce, decorative and novelty ice creams, and a popular catering business. A. L. Dughi and other members of the Dughi family are buried in Oakwood Cemetery in downtown Raleigh, NC, and the tile mosaic that once graced the front of Dughi's store on Fayetteville Street is in the family plot in Oakwood. A more detailed family history can be found in the Dughi Family Photo Collection, PhC.166, North Carolina State Archives, Raleigh, NC. Collection donated by Dughi descendant Holden Richards.
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