Rare & Historic Village Maps:
An Exclusive Showing at the New York Public Library
The Map Division of The New York Public Library holds more than 400,000 maps, a few dozen of which are sure to be of special interest to Village Preservation members. See the farms of Greenwich Village of the 18th century and the gradual emergence of the Village’s unique and world famous meandering street grid in the 19th century. Learn how familiar sites were described in maps created over one hundred years ago and what occupied the site of your home in the 18th century. You will gain a new familiarity with the many forces that shaped this extraordinary neighborhood.
- Monday, July 9, 2012
- 3:30 pm
NYPL Main Branch, 5th Avenue & 42nd Street;
First Floor, Room 117