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Posted by lobo on Saturday, January 21st 2023:

In Reply to: North St. posted by Barbara on Saturday, January 14th 2023:

Like Joel stated..nice find! I liked the research you did on finding an early address going back to 1913!
I did a little bit of digging, going back a bit further. I found a topo map published in 1873 accredited to the Dept of Public Parks. It lays down the grid of street planning & their names, and North St. is present! Seems like this might be the first & original street grid planning for that area, as it shows no housing at all within the surrounding vicinity. In many cases, these grids & street names were altered from the original plans as things changed from planning to inception. In this case, it is easy to conclude that 1873 is when North St. came to be. I surmise that the 1913 structure you located was an original structure placed on the parcel as outlined on the 1873 grid. The City Civil Engineers were involved in the process of laying out the land grids for the Bronx (NYC). As the old farmland estates & properties were sold off & broken into smaller sub-divisions, the city planned and laid out streets & parcel divisions for future usage & building. All part & parcel of the urbanization of the Bronx!

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