Building the Grid: From Paper to Street, Block and Lot
Lots for Sale: Prototypical Block Subdivision
“Sale of Valuable Lots on 26th Street between 9th and 10th Avenue. The lots laid down on this Map, will be sold by Jas. Bleecker & Sons, on Friday the 13th day of February 1835 at 11 O'Clock at the Merchants’ Exchange,” P.A. Mesier’s Lith., 1835
Museum of the City of New York, Gift of Joseph Heckel, 49.31.11
This auction announcement illustrates the prototypical subdivision of a grid block. All lots are 25 feet wide by 100 feet deep. On the short ends of the block, eight lots face the avenues, while the mid-block lots face the side streets.