Lower Clinton Street, Near East River, NYC, 1941. Is this the right Clinton St. for Lovecraft?

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The present-day location of Lovecraft’s “dismal” room at 169 Clinton Street. It was then on the fringes of the Red Hook slum area. The Brooklyn Heights blog explains…

“Lovecraft’s description of 169 Clinton, at the corner of State Street, as “at the edge of Red Hook” may seem odd to Heights residents today, but in the 1920s “Red Hook” included all or much of what we know now as Cobble Hill and Carroll Gardens, as well as what we now call Red Hook.”