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Title Before Williamsburgh was (page 4 of 4)
Collection Eugene L. Armbruster photographs and scrapbooks
Photographer Armbruster, Eugene L., 1865-1943
Image ID v1974.022.2.070
Date 1909
Description Very expressive and theatrical account of the formal establishment of Williamsburgh after the Revolutionary War. Written in third person, tells story of urbanization, road building, and land subdivision in New York City-area from perspective of Bushwick farmers. Passage ends with purchase of land (about 15 acres) by Richard M. Woodhull from Samuel Titus. This purchase laid precedent for future expansion.

Scrapbook page from "Bushwick and her neighbors, Vol.2"
Place Names Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
Bushwick (New York, N.Y.)
Williamsburg (New York, N.Y.)
Subject Headings Land development
Land subdivision
Urban growth
Personal and Corporate Names Titus, Charles
Titus, Samuel
Woodhull, Richard M.
Copyright Public domain