Old Map from 1855
The same area today via Google Map
A few days ago, I came across this wonderful old map from 1855, showing the far end of both Smith and Court Streets with lots of empty space remaining. Some of the blocks had a few houses, only one was fully built.
The map clearly shows how brownstones were built in clusters. Within the next 20 years, that part of the neighborhood was fully developed.
Neat find, right?
To see a bigger version of the old map, click here.