39 Whitehall Street - New York, New York
Even on a quiet Sunday afternoon, 39 Whitehall Street, summons up ghosts of Viet Nam Era resistance, demonstrations and bombings at this location. The 100 year old building, was originally built for the Department of the Army. The building became the infamous induction center where draft age young men reported by order of the Selective Service System for pre-induction physical examinations.
In the song, “Alice’s Restaurant” (1967), Arlo Guthrie,described "Whitehall St" as the place "where you got injected, inspected, detected, infected, neglected and selected.”