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Series 5: Rail Lines in Brooklyn, 1868-1898, inclusive


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Scope and Contents

This series contains material relating to the proposed development of various rail lines in Brooklyn, primarily in Brooklyn Heights along Montague Street. The series documents the Pierreponts's objections to railway development impacting their property and business, and their negotiations permitting development. The series includes correspondence, legal agreements, legal advice, judicial reports, circulars, clippings, and petitions. Principal matters concern the Nassau Cable Railway Company of Brooklyn and the Covered Tube Cable Railway Company. Also included is Henry Pierrepont, Jr's correspondence to Governor Cornell opposing an elevated railroad on Furman Street.


The series is arranged by subject.

Nassau Cable Railway Company of Brooklyn: Proposed Montague St. and Atlantic Ave. Railroads, 1868, 1883-1885, inclusive

Box: 4, Folder: 1 (Material Type: Text)

Covered Tube Railway Co. and Brooklyn Heights Railroad Co.: Proposed Montague St. Railroad, 1886-1898, inclusive

Box: 4, Folder: 2 (Material Type: Text)

Newspaper clippings, 1880-1890, inclusive

Box: 4, Folder: 3 (Material Type: Text)

Furman Street Elevated Railroad, 1877, 1880, inclusive

Box: 4, Folder: 4 (Material Type: Text)
Center for Brooklyn History
128 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn, NY 11201