Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Found: Lipman Pike In The Fourth Ward

When the census proved to be no help, I turned to a directory of businesses. Sure enough I found the Pike family business at 81 Chatham Street in 1860. The family probably lived above the store as was the custom. The Brooklyn store was probably where they moved to when Lip was 5. The father may have still kept the business in Manhattan as well.

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