Webrings - Maps - Trolleys and More
Thursday, January 19, 2017
Brooklyn Jockey Club as seen on a 1905 Map
On resource that I did not look at in a long time is the New York Public Library Digital Collection. This vast resource has many maps and the above section comes from a Brooklyn Eagle newspaper map drawn in 1905 dealing with transportation improvements for Brooklyn. Notice the two race tracks and also note that the Jockey Club's southern boarder is Johnson's Lane, a street that does not exist today. The red lines shown are surface railroads including streetcars. In 1905, for this portion of the Brooklyn, the former steam railways ran on the surface This was the case for the Culver Line prior to 1919. Notice the Brighton Line branch to the Coney Island Jockey Club at Avenue X near Ocean Avenue.