Cecilia Rodriguez Saglio
Cecilia (Rodriguez) and Albert Saglio were instrumental in helping Spanish-speaking professionals and their wives and welcomed them to their home on Gallatin Street, Providence. Many of the immigrants came to Rhode Island on temporary assignments as doctors at St. Joseph Hospital in Providence, The couple was active at the International Institute of Rhode Island, where Cecilia founded the Club Panamericano which was made up primarily of women, the wives, of professional Latin Americans. She and Albert baptized many of the children of the couples they helped. Albert owned the Spaghetti Factory in Downtown Providence.
Photos courtesy of Blanca Herrera and Nancy Ortega White
Rhode Island Latino Arts
Photos courtesy of Blanca Herrera and Nancy Ortega White, “Cecilia Rodriguez Saglio,” Rhode Island Latino History Collections, accessed December 7, 2021, https://rilatinohistorycollections.omeka.net/items/show/251.