At the end of Nineteenth Avenue homeless men created the community "Pipe City" living in the suplus lengths of sewer pipe belonging to the American Concrete and Steel Pipe Company on the esturary. The company allowed the the men to winter in their makeshift concrete homes on company land. Pipe City, also known as "Misseryville," became home to about 203 men. to qualifiy for a pipe to sleep in a man had to be jobless, homeless, hungry and scruffy --but absolutely not helpless. This view shows a man cooking outdoors on an improvised stove.
Bookmark and Share