Wednesday, December 27, 2006

We Didn't Start The Fire

More from the out of print "As You Pass By." I combined elements of a few pages to create the graphic that displays the LES area served by the "Live Oak" fire company (#44). This company was made up of ship calkers, painters, carpenters and mechanics. They were housed in a house on Columbia Street, near Houston, right on the spot of the current PS 188. The shoreline was nearby (again before landfill) and there was a small island, named Manhattan Island, right off the coast. Here's a pdf with the pages that refer to this company and the surrounding ship building area.


Anonymous said...

Isn't this area now called Hooverville?

Anonymous said...

No, that was the shanty town area that was established in Central Park in the Depression.
This area is now called Slaterville