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Map of Valuable Property Situate in the Town of Flushing ... Belonging to A. Houghton.  Map by Flushing NY Map - 1865 - from Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints and Biblio.com

Map of Valuable Property Situate in the Town of Flushing ... Belonging to A. Houghton. Map

by Flushing NY Map

Condition: Good + condition


New York, 1865. Good + condition. Large color engraved map showing 5 large lots for sale in Flushing at the end of the Civil War, when the area was mainly farmland and orchards. Showing the lots adjacent to Whitestone Avenue, and surveyed in May 1865 by Oscar Darling. The map shows "Land of Watson Bowron" to the north; Whitestone Avenue to the west, "Land of Dr. J. G. Roesler" to the south, and additional land belonging to A. Houghton to the east. Houghton's land is divided into 5 lots, with Lot 1 titled "Grass Land' of slightly over one acre; Lot 2 showing a mansion, ice house, coach house and green house of 3 acres; Lot 3 with an orchard & barn of 2.7 acres; Lot 4 with a cottage, .52 acres; and Lot 5 "Grass Land" of 1.1 acres. A private road bisects the lots. Watson Bowron, the property owner just to the north of the lots for sale, was born in Newcastle, Westchester Co, NY in 1807. In 1842 Bowron and his wife lived on a farm in the 25th ward of Brooklyn. Bowron later subdivided the farm and sold the lots. The area was known as Bowronville and was laid out and named by him, with Palmetto, Woodbine, Ivy and Grove streets and Evergreen Avenue. In 1852 Bowron bought a farm in Flushing adjacent to the Houghton property, which he also laid out into lots and sold under the Bowron Land Association. 18 x 24". Period folds flattened. Slight loss at fold intersections; slightly chipped at right edge.


  • Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints US (US)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 24442
  • Title: Map of Valuable Property Situate in the Town of Flushing ... Belonging to A. Houghton. Map
  • Author: Flushing NY Map
  • Book condition: Used - Good + condition
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Place: New York
  • Date published: 1865
  • Bookseller catalogs: MAPS; NEW YORK;


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