We received a donation last year that came with a fascinating personal connection to our garden. Elizabeth Liptzin DuBose is the descendant of an immigrant family who lived in the tenement that once stood where our garden is located.
In 1909 her grandfather, then five year old David Liptzin, traveled from Russia to America along with his older brother, mother & uncle. They were to join his father, Benjamin Liptzin who had emigrated to the USA several years earlier.
This Certificate of Naturalization dated February 28, 1912 shows that the family - Benjamin, Fannie, Solomon and younger brother David were all residents of 628 E. 6th Street.
A special thank-you to Benjamin Liptzin’s great-granddaughter, Elizabeth for sharing her family connection to our garden site and for her gift in her ancestors’ memory.
“Loisaida” is still a diverse community of immigrants today. We honor their contribution to the neighborhood and to our garden.