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.