Wednesday, July 27, 2005

Using Archival Maps For Context

I put together some sections of a 1916(?) real estate map that I scanned from Oscar Israelowitz's Guide To The Lower East Side. It's the only thing redeeming about that book. He got the maps from the municipal archives. Pointed out is the spot where Little Hungary was (then Liberty Hall) as well as some of the places Sam mentions (or will mention) on Clinton Street. A question to consider for a newcomer to LES history, what's with all these halls? Sam talks about a manual training high school near him. I wonder whether that is where a PS174 is located. That spot on Attorney St. is now taken up by the Nathan Straus Park that adjoins PS140.

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