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Collection Name Real Estate Collection
Title Villa Plots at New Brighton, Staten Island
Date 1870
Description Booklet (multi-page brochure with fold-out map) announcing a public auction of Staten Island real estate on May 18th, 1870 by the firm of H. Tracy Arnold & Co.

The booklet has a front cover of lavender paper with black print: "Villa Plots / AT / NEW BRIGHTON / Staten Island.." Inside the cover is a fold-out map, colored with blue, yellow, and green and titled "CENTRAL BRIGHTON, / MAP OF PROPERTY AT / New Brighton / Staten Island / NEW YORK / H. Tracy Arnold & Co. / Managers / Geo. M. Root. / Surveyor; Chs. M. Cornwell, Stationer, 247 Pearl St, N.Y. / Mch. 1870." The map depicts lots surrounding Lafayette Avenue and Prospect Avenue, between Goodhue Avenue and Brighton Avenue.

The booklet contains 8 pages (not including the covers), which describe the property as "the most desirable location For Business Men."

(This is a description of a single item within the Real Estate Collection. It is part of Series 1: Locations. See collection, series, and/or item records of the same collection for additional information.)
Biography and History H. Tracy Arnold & Co., the managers of the property described in this booklet, list an address of 187 Broadway in Manhattan, New York.
Legal Status Items represented here are from the collections of the Staten Island Historical Society. Materials reproduced for personal non-commercial use must credit the Staten Island Historical Society. Commercial licensing is available.
Physical Extent Booklet measures 10.5 inches high by 6.75 inches wide. Unfolded, the map measures 34.75 inches high by 18.5 inches wide.
Acquisition Museum Purchase
Catalog Number MS234.001.ITEM.0003
Object Name Booklet
Archival Description Level Item
Parent Record MS234.001
Subjects Real estate business
Real estate development
Earliest Date 1870
Latest Date 1870
Lexicon Sub-category Advertising Medium
Creator Arnold, H. Tracy, & Co.
Support Acknowledgment Online Collections Database record made possible by the Staten Island Historical Society, 2012.