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Monday, April 15, 2013

Rare 1889 Brooklyn Map from the Perry Castaneda Map Collection, Univ. Texas at Austin

If you are able to view this map, there is interesting information here as of 1889.  I believe that the Church Avenue Line is listed here on the map as an "electric railroad".  This is around the time that electric traction became available commercially.  At any rate, check out this great map resource site for maps of all over the world. Sorry that I cannot make this map larger to view.  Please check the website at the University of Texas.

Incidentally, there may be another former racetrack between Coney Island Avenues and Ocean Parkway south of the Bay Ridge Division RR (south of Avenue H) in 1889.  There is another mysterious "ring".  Check it out for yourselves.

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