For the last two weeks, I’ve been cataloging 19th century manuscript maps of Brooklyn Heights. These maps represent our collection’s earliest detailed views of the area; they show property ownership, street and waterfront development, businesses and more. I am very excited to be sharing one of these beautiful maps.
The following map was hand-drawn by William C. Pierrepont in 1825. It covers the area north from Joralemon St. to Waring St. and east from the East River to Fulton St. Although the map mainly shows Hezekiah B. Pierrepont’s property, it also shows sold lots, S. Jackson’s Wharf, Pierrepont’s Slip, and a dwelling house. If you would like to learn more about the Pierrepont family, please see description of our archival collection. Enjoy!
Interested in seeing more maps? You can view the BHS map collection anytime during the library’s open hours, Wed.-Fri., from 1-5 p.m. No appointment is necessary to view most maps. Our cataloged maps can be searched through BobCat and our map inventories through Emma.