295 BoweryOn this site once stood a five-story tenement building which between 1895 and 1902 housed the notorious McGurk's Suicide Hall. Advertised as "The roughest joint in town," McGurk's attracted the lowest of low-brow clientele - from criminals and prostitutes to gamblers and rowdy sailors - all kept in line by its ferocious staff of bouncers and waiters. A disturbing trend surfaced in the saloon's backroom in 1897, after a couple of down-and-out prostitutes attempted suicide by mixing carbolic acid and a shot of whiskey. Owner John McGurk capitalized on the macabre tradition by boldly renaming it Suicide Hall.
|Placed By||2016 by Bowery Alliance of Neighbors|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Friday, July 19th, 2019 at 11:02am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||18T E 585104 N 4508687|
|Decimal Degrees||40.72471667, -73.99226667|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 40° 43.483', W 73° 59.536'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||40° 43' 28.98" N, 73° 59' 32.16" W|
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