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East 14th Street, New York in 1880s
« on: Saturday 20 October 18 23:16 BST (UK) »
Hi,

I have traced an ancestor (3xgreat aunt) to an address in East 14th Street in the 1880s.
As I am Scottish and have never been to NY , I don't obviously know much about this area or its history.
Could some-one tell me, please, what kind of area this was in 1880s ? And what kind of accommodation she was likely to be living in (I would assume it would be rented)?

Any information would be gratefully recieved. Thanks for reading.

Looby


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Re: East 14th Street, New York in 1880s
« Reply #1 on: Saturday 20 October 18 23:43 BST (UK) »
Do you have the house number your ancestor was at? That will help.
Also if you have her on a Census? That might tell you if it was rented and so on.

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Re: East 14th Street, New York in 1880s
« Reply #2 on: Saturday 20 October 18 23:58 BST (UK) »
Hi Ambly,

Thank you for your reply.
Unfortunately, I do not have her on a Census. I have not been able to find her on any US Census.
Her name was Jane Harris and the address was 273 East 14th Street - I have the address from a newspaper article .
https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/lccn/sn83032300/1887-04-18/ed-1/seq-1/

Looby :)


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Wiltshire:  Banks, Taylor
Somerset:  Duddridge, Richards, Barnard, Pillinger
Gloucestershire:  Barnard, Marsh, Crossman
Bristol:  Banks, Duddridge, Barnard
Down:  Ennis, McGee
Wicklow:  Chapman, Pepper
Wigtownshire:  Logan, Conning
Wisconsin:  Ennis, Chapman, Logan, Ware
Maine:  Ware, Mitchell, Tarr

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Re: East 14th Street, New York in 1880s
« Reply #4 on: Sunday 21 October 18 01:09 BST (UK) »
Thank you Erato,
I was just about to log off and head to bed - it's after 1am here and I'm almost sleeping at my keyboard.
But your links will give me something to get my teeth into in the morning.

Looby :)

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Wiltshire:  Banks, Taylor
Somerset:  Duddridge, Richards, Barnard, Pillinger
Gloucestershire:  Barnard, Marsh, Crossman
Bristol:  Banks, Duddridge, Barnard
Down:  Ennis, McGee
Wicklow:  Chapman, Pepper
Wigtownshire:  Logan, Conning
Wisconsin:  Ennis, Chapman, Logan, Ware
Maine:  Ware, Mitchell, Tarr

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Re: East 14th Street, New York in 1880s
« Reply #6 on: Sunday 21 October 18 01:18 BST (UK) »
Some more photos of buildings from that time period:

http://forgotten-ny.com/2009/11/im-just-mad-about-14th/
https://www.6sqft.com/then-now-from-luchows-german-restaurant-to-nyu-dorm/

Thank you. Believe it or not,  I had tried Googling for images but, for whatever reason, putting in the full address (including the number)  as in the title of my thread, did not give me the results you have given me.
Thanks again for your great help.

Looby…..who is now off to bed :D

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Re: East 14th Street, New York in 1880s
« Reply #7 on: Sunday 21 October 18 12:34 BST (UK) »
Another good site - just find the street & click on one of the dots
https://www.oldnyc.org/
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Re: East 14th Street, New York in 1880s
« Reply #8 on: Sunday 21 October 18 13:35 BST (UK) »
Thank you Jomot. That's a great site.

I'm having a good time looking at all the links I've been given.

Would East 14th Street be a thriving upmarket street in 1880s ? Or would this street be a poor area?  If anyone could advise, I would be grateful.

Thanks to all posters so far.

Looby :)