Sunday, July 31, 2005

7th Street Synchronicity

Just when you think it is safe to go in the water synchronicity strikes again. On the same day as the post about Josh Pais' 7th Street movie comes a wonderful article in the Times' city section about the history of a 7th street building (same avenues btw!) entitled "House Interrupted." The author, Katharine Greider, (who I suspect may be the daughter of the respected journalist, William Greider) does what we had been discussing previously-she imagines the lives of all the people who had lived in her house. She makes excellent use of primary documents in doing so. Here's a link to a pdf version of the article. Above is an image of another section (click on it to enlarge) of that wonderful 1851 Driggs map that brings to life many of the elements that Katherine discusses. Now I have to go looking for my old Ave. D pictures.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

This is so interesting because we used to live at 252 E. 7th St. Your fans, David and Lori (btw, We love the Egyptian slide show).