Friday, October 28, 2011

1905 Map Of Grand, Forsyth, Hester, Chrystie Area

originally from the early days of pseudo-intellectualism Another Sanborn Insurance gem. A shout out to my nephew Jamie, whose U of Buffalo attendance provided digital library access. Here's a math tech integration activity. "If there were x number of synagogues on these y square blocks, how many synagogues would there be on z square blocks?' The spot where I placed an image of the real PS 7 was an empty lot. The front of PS 7 faced Chrystie Street. The area is now part of Sara Delano Roosevelt Park. In the 1896 Tribune, the school was described as the dirtiest school in the city. Behind the Grand Theater there are "Bowling Alleys and a Turkish Bathouse. I'll try to see who was playing at the Grand Theater. The hook and ladder company on Canal Street is still a fire house 100 years later. The Boarding Stable on Allen Street logically became a parking garage. BTW, SD stands for steel door.

1 comment:

eva said...

I know this post was from a few months ago -- but my grandma attended 'Continuation School' here in 1925. Continuation school was required if you dropped out of school to work in the sweatshops. If you were under 16, you had to attend this school 1/2 of every Saturday.

I just recently found the image that you have (NYPL) but did not know it was called PS 7, so thank you for that! I am working on an art installation called Connecting the past with the present and noting important places to my immigrant family's history with photos of now and then.