Thank you very much for your trouble, very much appreciated. A very nice
person has given me the info. from the tax map and I am happy with that.
I have "Googled" and found quite a bit of info. and photos, so I have some
nice additions to my file.
Anne Major - Melbourne
----- Original Message -----
From: "Jamie Perez" <jamiemac(a)flash.net>
Sent: Wednesday, March 17, 2004 1:44 AM
Subject: Re: [NYRichmo-SI] Richmond Terrace NB
I posted this inquiry to another message board:
"Anne Major, EMAIL gamajor(a)ozemail.com.au is trying to find out about a
1936 address: 473 RICHMOND TERRACE, NEW BRIGHTON. She has evidence that
ancestor George Herbert DEALL lived there in 1936. Could you email her
know anything about this address? She can't find it on any current maps."
Here's the response:
"436 Richmond Terrace was probably located in New Brighton near Jersey
Street. In the late '50s, early '60s, much of that area was demolished and
replaced with large apartment complex. That would account for the lack of
If you are able to go there, the NYC Public Library in St. George has
an extensive microfiche collection that includes a WPA project from the
'30s that chronicles (with photos) every home on the island.
that can secure a 1930 census or via Ancestory.com
HeritageQuest. They are often available free at the library, so
check with your local branch. If you can access a regional office
of the National Archives near you, that would be the best source.
Go to www.nara.org
to find locations."
You already have the census data.
The WPA stands for the Works Progress (later Work Projects) Administration
1930s that was designed to combat The Great Depression. The link for
Library at St. George is
One other idea would be for you to search for historical maps of New
purchase one. Try GOOGLE.
473 Richmond Terrace appears to be between the 120 Precinct (at the S.I.
Ferry) and Jersey Street. I would venture to guess closer to Jersey
This area has undergone many changes since the 1930's.
Have you considered ordering the WPA tax photo of the address? The WPA tax
photo's show the structure as it appeared during the late 1930's early
You can find info. on ordering this by going into the NYC Municipal
website (can also be found on the Rich. County website follow
You can search an address via lot and block or by using the address. The
code for this area is 10301.
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