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Title:
Document No. 33 Board of Assistant Aldermen Report of the Special Committee, to whom was referred the resolution in relation to the opening extension of Albany Street to Broadway, through Trinity Church Yard
ISBN: No ISBN
Book #: 007969

Author: Webb, Charles and Smith, Isaac B.
Illustrator: n/a
Publisher: Board of Assistant Aldermen City of New York
Place: New York
Year: 1847
Edition: Edition Unstated

Book Cond.: Fair Condition
Jacket Cond.: No Dust Jacket
Binding: Softcover
Size: Octavo (standard book size)
Book Type: n/a
Signed: n/a

Description / Comments:
Size: Octavo (standard book size). Text body is clean, and free from previous owner annotation, underlining and highlighting. Binding is sound. Cover title: “Report against Extension of Albany Street through Trinity Church Yard.” Yellow paper wraps with hand lettered title and the words “Adopted May 3rd 1847 on Ayes & Noes unanimously”, 11 pages, two foldout maps (Map of the Proposed Extension of Albany Street and Map Showing the Comparative Cost of Extending Albany Street or Widening Thames Street) tipped in, Statement of “The Cost of widening Thames-Street, compared with the cost of extending Albany-Street; the Value of the Property taken from the Assessor’s books of 1846.” The report, dated March 22nd, 1847, was evidently printed as part of another document, perhaps minutes of the Board, as the pages are numbered 491-501. These pages were bound together with the wraps separately at some point after the report was adopted in May of 1847. Wraps are soiled & chipped, foxing throughout, water stain at fore edge of pages up to page 8, maps toned, one map has a short separation at two fold lines and some chipping where map extended beyond the wraps. The question of extending Albany Street through the Trinity Church Yard was a controversy that lasted into the 1850s, despite having been adopted in this report in 1847. “The Petitioners in this matter complain that they have no thoroughfare from the North to the East River, and that for the want of one they suffer much in the wintertime, and are obliged on account of the steepness of ascent in Rector and Thames streets, and the narrowness of the latter, to cart their goods through Marketfield Street or Battery Place to Broadway, in order to reach the East side of the City.” The conclusion reached in this document is “That it is inexpedient, improper, and unnecessary to extend Albany Street to Broadway through Trinity Church Yard, or that any street whatever should be open through or over that ground; and that the prayer of the Petitioners be, and is hereby denied.” Ultimately, Albany Street was not extended through the Trinity Church Yard. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Genealogy & Local History; Inventory No: 007969.