On The Bowery
—268 Bowery —By the early 1880s this Italianate style building had become the Great Northern Hotel, where in 1884, 18 year-old Frank Samsel, a brush maker from Bohemia, Germany killed himself with a pistol in Room No. 38. In the early 20th century, as Windsor Lodging House, with a capacity of 200 beds at 20 cents a bed, it also became a notorious thieves den. However, it was also home to Emil Brunner, known to his acquaintances and fellow-lodgers as the "honestest man in the Bowery." Although only earning 50 cents a day as a cleaner, Brunner found and returned a pocketbook containing $47 and refused a reward.
|Placed By||Bowery Alliance of Neighbors|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, May 21st, 2019 at 11:01am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 585038 N 4508551|
|Decimal Degrees||40.72350000, -73.99306667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 43.41', W 73° 59.584'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 43' 24.6" N, 73° 59' 35.04" W|
|Driving Directions||Google Maps|
|Which side of the road?||Marker is on the right when traveling South|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near , ,|
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