Sunday, August 07, 2005

Brierly's Streets of New York

Thomas Brierly's drawings let us imagine what early New York City looked like. Much of Dutch and pre-Revolutionary English New York City vanished with the fires that consumed the wooden structures. This is in contrast to Philadelphia where William Penn insisted on a more fire resistant building code. This is a slide show of some of the entries from "Streets Of New York," a 1953 book that is unfortunately out of print.

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