Sunday, April 27, 2008

The University Settlement Boys: 1935

I took pictures this Saturday of the addresses that were listed of the boys who went to Washington D.C. to meet J. Edgar Hoover in 1935. Amazingly, most of them are still there, but not much longer as gentrification is moving along. I believe my father lived at 166 Allen in 1935, however the building shown was really part of a back tenement of an Orchard Street building. The original 166 Allen was torn down when the elevated railroad was taken down in the late 1930's. The music is from Once Upon A Time In America, by Ennio Morricone. While I was down on the LES I passed along my discoveries
with the folks at University Settlement.

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