Fire in "Tinkerville," 1873

A fire destroyed the property of five families living in shanties at Red Hook Point.  "The locality in question is a low section of made ground lying between King, Columbia and Richard streets, and is built upon by poor people, who dwell in shanties.  This settlement of squatters  derive their support  largely through the inkering and junk business."

"Fire in 'Tinkerville': The Red Demon's Raid in South Brooklyn- Excitement at Red Hook Point- Five Families Burned Out- Lost About $3,000"


Jun. 23, 1873



  • "Fire in 'Tinkerville,'"Evening Telegram. June 23, 1873

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