Early Upper West Side Map (1879)​

Early Upper West Side Map (1879)​

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One of the first printed maps focusing solely on Manhattan's Upper West Side. The map, 'The West End Plateau of New York' was produced by Egbert L. Viele and his son Herman to promote the neighborhood for residential development. Less than a decade earlier, the area surrounding Broadway, (listed as The Boulevard) which was largely farms and small villages was leveled and divided into streets and avenues in accordance with the Commissioner's Plan of 1811, which mapped out the islands street grid. In the 1890s, construction of an elevated train line along Ninth Avenue (renamed Columbus Avenue in 1890) helped spur residential development as did the relocation of Columbia University to Morningside Heights. Riverside Park was first planned in 1866 with the first segment of park acquired through condemnation in 1872. Riverside Park was designed by the landscape architecture firm of Frederick Law Olmsted, who also designed Riverside Drive and Central Park.

Fine-art print on matte archival paper. Size: 19 x 6” (please message us to request custom sizes)

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