Friday, February 27, 2009

260 Elizabeth Street: 1912

This is the lodging hose where 300 tenants were rocked by an explosion in 1908.
Hi definition image at shorpy.
March 1912. "Row of tenements, 260 to 268 Elizabeth St., New York, in which a great deal of finishing of clothes is carried on." View full size. 268 Elizabeth Street, in Little Italy, is now a "deluxe sweater bar" called Sample; 258 (Kips Bay) is a handbag boutique called Token. Photo by Lewis Wickes Hine.
Other incidents that took place here
1883- Listed as a residence in arrest report
1900 - An alleged gambling house
1901 - Raided by police
1902 - 1908 - It was a marionette theater operated by a Senor Parisi
1910 - It was a saloon owned by Francesco La Barbera that was bombed by the "Black Hand".

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