One excellent resource for housing research is the John D. Morrell photographs collection comprised of over 2,000 photographs documenting almost every Brooklyn neighborhood from 1957-1974. John Morrell was a graduate of Pratt Institute and an assistant librarian at Long Island Historical Society (now Brooklyn Historical Society) for many years. The photo of the week depicts homes located at #1661-1665 85th Street between 16th Avenue and 17th Avenue in the Bensonhurst neighborhood of Brooklyn. This collection is fully digitized and available online.
Interested in seeing more photos from BHS’s collection? Visit our online image gallery, which includes a selection of our images. Interested in seeing even more historic Brooklyn images? Visit our Brooklyn Visual Heritage website here. To search BHS’s entire collection of images, archives, maps, and special collections visit BHS’s Othmer Library Wed-Sat, 1:00-5:00 p.m. firstname.lastname@example.org