7. You Can See a Remnant of an Old Handball Court

Photograph by JR, cropped to show detail

On the same wall of the garden where you will see the remnants of JR’s pasting, you can also find the remnants of another feature. Right above the arched window of the neighboring building, you’ll notice the square outline of what used to be a handball court where local community members would play.

The building on which the court once stood, 209 Elizabeth Street, is an 1870s firehouse, formerly the home of Hook and Ladder No. 9. It was later turned into a bakery by  La Rosa & Son Bread Co., the name that is still painted above the door. In 2005, this building became the Elizabeth Street Gallery. Inside, Allan Reiver displayed the items he had collected over the past fifty years.