History Hunt – Week 6 Answered

Posted on: August 17th, 2010 at 11:48 am by

And we have a winner for week 7 of our History Hunt contest, sponsored by the Tenement Museum.  Paul Singh, come on down! You’ve won a ticket to a free museum tour.  The correct answer is the Bowery Mission located at 227 Bowery.

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The catchphrase at the Mission is “rebuilding lives since 1879.” And that’s just what it’s been doing since that time, helping the city’s downtrodden – the homeless, unemployed, and working poor.  Its first location was merely a few blocks downtown at 14 Bowery. The refuge currently offers three square meals a day, a warm place to sleep, and helpful services 365 days a year.

Clue recap:

Clue #1: In the immortal words of Elwood Blues, I am on a mission from God.  Who am I?

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Clue #2: I just celebrated my 100th birthday on the Lower East Side!  Who am I?

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Clue #3: The Bowery is changing all around me.  Should I be afraid?  Who am I?

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