Each of the team has been recruited by the mysterious Mr. Cheavers who has intervened to save each one's life, freedom or sanity. They have been summoned to a broken down abandoned block in the Crime Alley district of Gotham City in early January, 1934 for orientation.
The block's shabby exterior is a false front hiding the sophisticated Team C Headquarters from prying eyes. Inside are various vehicles, weaponry and other equipment for the team. It is also provided with a staff (initially):