THE PEOPLE DOWN ON SKID ROW PHOTO ESSAY BY TOM ANDREWS
Los Angeles’ Skid Row is a neighborhood like any other in the city with a story detailing its origins centuries ago. Indeed, the area has a longer history than most in LA, coming to life sensibly as a result of being the last stop on the train across the United States. The 54-block area then catered to rail-riding rolling stones, offering day-rate hotels, brothels, and forms of entertainment for the country’s homeless of all kinds.
Today, it has been cleaned up a bit, but a significant portion of LA’s homeless resides here in large communities. Tom Andrews’ photo essay describes the Los Angeles neighborhood that serves as home to both our travelers and our neighbors.