Thursday, March 4, 2010

Brooklyn Heights in 1836

“A View of Lower Manhattan and South Street From Brooklyn Heights,” painted by John Burford in 1836, was auctioned Thursday at Christie’s. (You can enlarge the photo by clicking on it.) 

Notice the windmill. Anyone know if the area shown is today's Fulton Ferry Landing? 

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Anonymous said...

This is probably the foot of Joralemon Street, where a distillery was operating.


mcbrooklyn said...

A. Porter, that's a good assumption. You figure the building on the left has to do with the distillery?