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Title [Richard A. Woodhull, establishment of Williamsburgh, and ferry]
Collection Eugene L. Armbruster photographs and scrapbooks
Photographer Armbruster, Eugene L., 1865-1943
Image ID v1974.022.1.064
Date 1907
Description Richard A. Woodhull of New York City about the commencement of th 19th century (1804) purchased through Samuel Titus of Newtown some fifteen acres from the farm of Charles Titus.
This land situated in the vicinity of North Second Street, then called Bushwick Street, was soon laid out by Woodhull in city lots and named Williamsburgh. He then established a ferry from North Second Street to Corlears Hook, now known as Grand Street, New York. [handwritten on page]

Scrapbook page from "Bushwick and her neighbors, Vol.1"
Place Names Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
Williamsburg (New York, N.Y.)
Second Street
Grand Street (Brooklyn, New York, N.Y.)
Subject Headings Ferries
Land use
Land management
Collection Finding Aid Eugene L. Armbruster photographs and scrapbooks
Copyright Public Domain