Friday, April 15, 2011

Old 1855 Map Reveals Lots Of Empty Space On South End Of Court And Smith

Map 1855
Old Map from 1855

Screen shot 2011-04-15 at 10.40.13 AM
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.


1 comment:

Ashby said...

Extremely cool! Nice work, Katia!