Friday, May 7, 2010

7th Street Synchronicity

The talk of Artie Shaw on 7th Street reminded me of these blog entries from pseudo-intellectualism back in 2005
A wonderful article in the Times' city section about the history of a 7th street building entitled "House Interrupted." The author, Katharine Greider, (who I suspect may be the daughter of the respected journalist, William Greider) does what we had been discussing previously-she imagines the lives of all the people who had lived in her house. She makes excellent use of primary documents in doing so. Here's a link to a pdf version of the article. Above is an image of another section (click on it to enlarge) of that wonderful 1851 Driggs map that brings to life many of the elements that Katherine discusses.

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