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10 Patchin Place

Patchin Place

Patchin Place
We're in a hidden little street here called Patchin Place. The houses here were constructed in 1848. If you take a look to the end of the street, you can see one of the city's old gas lamps there. There used to be thousands of those around the city illuminating the streets in light, but today there's just two left, and this is by far the best example. If you look to the top of the lamp here, you can see these two little arms sticking out each side. And that was used by the lamp lighters to rest their ladder against so they could climb up to the lamp and maintain it. Although today it doesn’t need much maintenance because since the 1920s it's been converted to electric. In 1943, a young Marlon Brando moved to New York for the first time, and he moved in here to his sister's place and he started his acting studies here and did a few odd jobs. He also met a rather exotic neighbor called Celia Webb who would become his first girlfriend in New York. While Celia even said that Marlon proposed to her at one time, but Brando himself is known for saying that he belonged to the women of the world.
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