Subject: Whitman's BrooklynJust found this website tonight -- thought all of you might appreciate it and find it as interesting as I did. It features illustrations and photographs of Brooklyn of the mid-1800s as Whitman might have known it, plus commentary and anecdotes. http://www.whitmansbrooklyn.org/
Anyone know what happened to "Jamaica Avenue" that in the 1849 map was running diagonally from "Washington Park" (now Ft. Green Park) to "Bedford Green" that now seems to be the Bedford & Fulton Intersection, more or less? The 1843 map shows the same diagonal as "Bedford Road." This would have run right through or next to Broken Angel. Does anyone have evidence of this diagonal street in your back yard or something? There are some diagonally laid houses in Prospect Heights that look as if they followed the old Flatbush Road. Really interesting to see this. Thanks!
If you are into this type of stuff, you should definitely go check out the Weeksville houses if you haven't already.