Union Place, Gramercy Park and Lexington Avenue: Samuel Ruggles’s Property, 1831
Edwin Smith, “Map of the Lower Division of the Lands of Samuel B. Ruggles in the Twelfth Ward in the City of New York,” December 31, 1831. Engraving by D.R. Harrison
Museum of the City of New York, The J. Clarence Davies Collection, 29.100.2973
This larger scale map of Ruggles’s property shows the relationship of the Gramercy development and Union Place. Ruggles created Irving Place between Third and Fourth Avenues from 14th to 20th Street to provide access to his development at Gramercy Park. On the north side of the square, the new avenue was called Lexington Avenue.