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Longshoremen's Rest

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A seamen's sanctuary between shape-ups

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Borough : Manhattan
Neighborhood : Chelsea
Institution, Historic Site & Museum

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NYPL Digital Gallery Photograph

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Joe Doyle

Opened in 1910 by the Church Temperance Society as an alternative to the waterfront's many saloons, providing a place for longshoremen to go between shape-ups to read, play shuffle-board, or simply rest. During 1914, the daily average was 424 visits.


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