The map covers queens in full from manhattan to nassau county and from whitestone to brooklyn. Nyc fire insurance, topographic and property maps the. This is an impressive 1930s map of or plan of queens, new york, issued by alexander gross and published by the geographia map company. What queens county, ny census records are available. Mapping the 1920s new york city of the great gatsby curbed ny.
A road map of brooklyn and queens, new york, from the 1920 automobile club of rochester, showing the hudson river, east river, principal roads, railroads, bridges, ferry routes, and major landmarks. Census maps for the 1920 census are also available on table 7. Map of kings and part of queens counties, long island n. Guide to queen borough previously queens county new york ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, and military records this page describes sources of genealogical data about queens borough, new york genealogy families, including links to smaller localities at the bottom of this page. Brooklyn and queens, 1920 university of south florida. Queens became a borough during the consolidation of new york city in 1898. New series atlas of the borough of queens, city of new york catalog record only legear. Bronx, brooklyn, manhattan, queens, staten island 1733 1733 1737 1747 or 1767 1750. Outline and index map of the borough of queens, city of new york. Streets, parks, and and some topographical features are noted. The bqg presents the cyclist or pedestrian with a wide range of amenities, cultural offerings, and urban experienceslinking parks, two botanical gardens, the new york aquarium, the brooklyn museum, the new york hall of.
Geological survey water supply paper 2001a 1971 prepared in cooperation with new york state department of environmental conversation e r r a t a page a14, caption to fig. Under british rule, jamaica became the center of the town of jamaica. Around 1900, aspiring black entertainers congregated in the neighborhood known as the black tenderloin, along eighth avenue from 23rd to 42nd streets, and in san juan hill, the area west of eighth avenue from 58th to. The borough of queens, as part of new york city, was formed on january 1, 1898. Geological survey openfile report 811186 prepared in cooperation with the new york state department of environmental conservation and the new york city department of environmental. See all formats and editions hide other formats and editions. Queens borough, new york genealogy familysearch wiki. The area of new york county and, synonymously new york city remained static until 1874.
Albans, springfield gardens, rochdale village to the southeast. It is the largest borough geographically and is adjacent to the borough of brooklyn, at the western end of long island, and nassau county to its east. The map covers the easternmost of the five boroughs of new york city from rockaway point breezy point northward to the east river and flushing bay, including jamaica bay. Albans, to the east by laurelton and rosedale, to the south by john f. Queens also shares water borders with the boroughs of manhattan, the bronx, and staten island via the rockaways. Maps of queens from early maps to 20th century detailed insurance and ed maps for 1910 and 1920 federal census. Repositories in queens queens, ny genealogy sources. Queens county, long island, new york by julian soren u. It is also in the 1920s that the competition for the tallest skyscraper began. It is mainly composed of a large commercial and retail area, though part of the neighborhood is also residential. General map of the city of new york, consisting of boroughs of manhattan, brooklyn, bronx, queens and richmond consolidated into one municipality by act of the legislature of the state of new york nypl1531831. The brooklynqueens greenway provides an active and engaging way of exploring these two lively and diverse boroughs. Feb 12, 2011 i write a lot about old houses, and while doing some research, i found this vintage photo of queen village on long island.
Long island and new york 1920 s buildings great work. An uncommon map of queens new york issued in 1925 by the interstate map company. Wright, lionel pincus and princess firyal map division, stephen a. Old astoria oana old astoria neighborhood association. District of columbia 1880 eds on 1889 base map 1890 eds on 1921 base map 1900 eds on 1896 base map 1910 eds on 1908 base map 1920 eds on 1939 base map 1930 eds on 1939 base map comment. In that year new york county expanded as the land west of the bronx river kingsbridge, west farms and morrisania was annexed from westchester county. Nyc land atlases bronx, brooklyn, manhattan, queens, staten island. Springfield gardens is a neighborhood in the southeastern area of the new york city borough of queens, bounded to the north by st. Like staten island, queens is regarded as one of the more suburban boroughs, though the recent gentrification of manhattan and the ongoing gentrification. Map of a road map of brooklyn and queens, new york, from the 1920 automobile club of rochester, showing the hudson river, east river, principal roads, railroads, bridges, ferry routes, and major landmarks.
Long island and new york 1920s by nathan leon guerrero on prezi. From 1683 until 1899, the county of queens included what is now nassau county. Outline map of queens county, long island, new york, 1891. This photo appeared in a 1938 book titled, social living, and it showed this picture as an example of how not to build a neighborhood. Reconnaissance of the groundwater resources of kings and queens counties, new york by herbert t. These antique maps and atlases are part of the historic map works, residential genealogy historical map collection, the largest digital collection of rare, ancient, old, historical, cadastral and antiquarian maps of its type. Catalog record only generalcontent street map of the borough of queens showing planned bulkhead and pierhead limits. These antique maps and atlases are part of the historic map works, residential genealogy. Figure 1 long island city in queens county, new york city. At the same time, eastern part of the territory, the towns of north hempstead, oyster bay, and most of the town of hempstead, remained as part of queens county, but not the new borough.
Total population by census tract new york city, 1920 population total5,620,480 20,000 or more 15,000 to 19,999 10,000 to 14,999 5,000 to 9,999 2,500 to 4,999. Maps of queens ny queens maps december 2017 queens maps queens buzz nyc. Find major streets, top attractions and subway stops with this map of manhattan in new york city. Nys social indicator project mapping tool the new york state social indicator project is a mapping and database tool displaying 2000 census data at the tract level. New york base map jpeg format 546k county boundaries and names, county. I checked the 1915 ny state and the 1920, 1930, and 1940 federal censuses and streets in. The 1930 ed map was filmed before it became as worn as it now is in 2003. Groundwater and geohydrologic conditions in queens county. Map of the borough of manhattan gillin, peter, publisher. A circa1920 representation of the tracks of the elevated lines in manhattan. Unhps crg community district maps are available as jpeg images or. The excluded areas of eastern queens county seceded from queens county and formed. Wolverton library locations lionel pincus and princess firyal map division. Federal population schedules are available for 1790, 1800, 1810, 1820, 1830, 1840, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880, 1890, 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.
Over the past decade nypl has digitized nearly 9,000 pages from 162 atlases documenting new york citys changing geography and built environment. Like staten island, queens is regarded as one of the more suburban boroughs, though the recent gentrification of manhattan and the ongoing gentrification of brooklyn may change that. Where colonial settlers once cut down forests and shipped timber to manhattan, in the 1930s, one of vernon boulevards stone yards proclaimed itself the marble headquarters of the world and the mary e burke barge ferried bricks across the river from ravenswood. Catalog record only generalcontent street map of the borough of queens showing planned bulkhead. Long island and new york 1920s buildings great work. Geological survey openfile report 811186 prepared in cooperation with the new york state department of environmental conservation and the new york city. In memory of my father, who loved and collected old maps. Jamaica was settled under dutch rule in 1656 in new netherland as rustdorp. New york brooklyn 1916 new york city brooklyn from riders new york city.
Naturalization index ny southern intentions 19171950 naturalization index ny southern petitions 18241941 naturalization index ny western 19071966. Geographically, new york is a city with 5 boroughs, 59 community districts and hundreds of. Map of kings and part of queens counties, long island, n. Harlem renaissance map even before the rise of harlem, africanamericans made their presence felt on new yorks culture scene. Portion of the national atlas of the united states of america.
This page describes sources of genealogical data about queens borough, new york genealogy families, including links to smaller localities at the bottom of this page. Queens staten island bronx brooklyn manhattan persons per acre 500. The majority of these maps are fire insurance maps some of the most detailed city maps ever published depicting building footprints, lot dimensions, shoreline locations and a few even show property ownership. The maps include cultural and community organizations, restaurants and shops from the neighborhoods of astoria, lic, long island city, sunnyside, woodside, jackson heights, corona, flushing, jamaica and forest hills. Queens is a borough of new york city, coterminous with queens county, in the u. New york maps perrycastaneda map collection ut library online. Groundwater and geohydrologic conditions in queens. Not a complete list of counties only those with online census records. New york reference map jpeg format 370k shaded relief map with state boundaries, forest cover, place names, major highways. This section contains links to nearly all of the maps shown on this site. The area, particularly east of springfield boulevard, is. New york maps perrycastaneda map collection ut library. With baz luhrmanns remake of seminal novel the great gatsby out tomorrow trailer.
These maps include land use and a demographic summary of the district. This is the western part of what is today the bronx. Manhattan and the bronx are listed together, brooklyn and queens are listed together, and richmond staten island has its own list. Media in category old maps of queens, new york city the following 119 files are in this category, out of 119 total. Click on the map application link at the top of page and go to your region to get started.
New york reference map pdf format 373k shaded relief map with state. Astoria continued to supply the materials for building new york city. Covers brooklyn kings county and the western part of queens county now part of new york city. Streetwise queens map laminated city street map of. Queens typographic map poster from site nyc in astoria, queens, ny map of new. As the population grew, the demand of buildings, and bigger roads are required. The settlement was presumably named for the english queen catherine of braganza 16381705. I write a lot about old houses, and while doing some research, i found this vintage photo of queen village on long island. Between 1920 and 1940 jamaica avenue commercial real estate boomed with department stores, the first modern supermarket in queens, and the valencia theater, one of five loews wonder theaters in new york city. They range from the historical such as the john bowne house to the scientific such as the new york hall of science.
Greater new yorks census districts, 1920 old maps online. Kennedy international airport, and to the west by farmers boulevard. Queens was established in 1683 as one of the original 12 counties of new york. Community district maps the department of city planning provides a detailed map of the citys 59 community districts. I would love to know if these houses are still standing and if anyone has a physical street address for them. The neighborhood is served by queens community board 12. New york city including all boroughs telephone directory. Travel new york had a significant change as it entered the 1920s. More people came and migrate so they could get a job. Shows towns townships, builtup areas, streets system in urban areas, land tracts with owners namesacreages. A 1912 bmt map shows bmt service prior to the dual contracts expansion.
Total population by census tract, new york city, 1920. Like staten island, queens is regarded as one of the more suburban boroughs, though the recent gentrification of manhattan and the ongoing gentrification of brooklyn may change. Road map of brooklyn and queens sections of long island. A year later in 1899, they split to become nassau county. Click on the date links to see nyc land atlases and maps. See more ideas about vintage new york, nyc and old pictures. Jamaica was the first county seat of queens county, holding that title from 1683 to 1788, and was also the first incorporated village on long island. The largest new york city borough by area, queens ny is the easternmost of the five boroughs and the secondmost populous, with nearly 2. Atlases of the united states, 5790 includes indexes. Guide to queen borough previously queens county new york ancestry, family history, and genealogy birth records, marriage records, death records, census records, and military records. Jamaica is a middleclass neighborhood in the new york city borough of queens.146 1052 1539 637 1317 1308 203 534 735 1153 238 527 1352 1162 303 801 875 391 113 1043 1145 716 142 503 1493 1202 381 696 30 93 219 135 835 534