Building the Grid: From Paper to Street, Block and Lot
Lots for Sale: Bradhurst Estate
“Map of the Bradhurst Estate, to be Sold at Auction by A. J. Bleecker, Son & Co., October 16, 1860 at 12 O’Clock at the Merchants’ Exchange,” Miller & Co., 1860
Museum of the City of New York, The J. Clarence Davies Collection, 29.100.2965
This subdivision plan shows the typical challenge of conforming a pre-grid property to the grid system. The Bradhurst estate bordered Kingsbridge Road from approximately 144th Street to 150th Street, and its irregular contours produced numerous odd-shaped lots.