Gift of Historic Preservation Alumni


beers J.B. Beers &amp; Co. <b>Map showing improved pavements in the City of Brooklyn in 1891</b>.<br>New York : J.B. Beers &amp; Co., 1891. 62 x 65 cm.

Purchase and conservation funded by Historic Preservation Alumni

Rare, fascinating map of Brooklyn's streets at the end of the nineteenth century. Includes text describing the type of pavement, its cost and the miles of paved road, and three illustrations: Water tower, Prospect Heights Reservoir; New pump house, Ridgewood Station, 26th Ward; and Milburn pump house, main station on new line of water extension.

It shows streets paved with granite before 1888 and since Jan. 1, 1888, and those paved with Belgian or asphalt pavements.

The Avery Classics copy still has its original protective cloth wrapper attached (opened away for this photograph). Conservation involved numerous paper mends where the map was folded to fit into the wrapper.