Wednesday, August 17, 2005

Houston Street: Shipbuilding 1830-1840's

This harkens back to the Katharine Greider story on 7th Street. This image shows some of the amazing shipbuilding that occured in the area at the time. Some of the previously posted older maps shows the sites of the businesses that made these boats. Note the prescence of what was evidently free black laborers among the workforce

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