Brooklyn in the 1920s (Images of America Series)

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Brooklyn in the 1920s is a vivid collection of images of one of the most progressive periods in the history of Brooklyn, New York. Originally a city unto itself and at one time the fourth largest in America, Brooklyn became a borough of New York in 1898. Historian and educator Eric Ierardi explores the colorful past of this ever growing community in an unprecedented pictorial collection.

Now home to approximately 2.5 million people, Brooklyn is one of the five boroughs that make...

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Charleston, SC 1998 Soft Cover Very Good+ A now scarce book, one in Arcadia's "Images of America" series. This is a Very Good+ copy-clean, totally unmarked and tightly bound. ... Pages fine. Paper cover is clean with rubbing to edges but no tears or chips. An entertaining tour, packed with archival photos of Brooklyn in the 1920s-from downtown to Gravesend, Bushwick, Flatbush, Flatlands and New Utrecht. Trolley cars, unpaved streets, sewer lines still under construction, many areas retaining a distinctly rural feel. 6-1/2 x 9-1/4"; 128 pp. Read more Show Less

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Brooklyn in the 1920s is a vivid collection of images of one of the most progressive periods in the history of Brooklyn, New York. Originally a city unto itself and at one time the fourth largest in America, Brooklyn became a borough of New York in 1898. Historian and educator Eric Ierardi explores the colorful past of this ever growing community in an unprecedented pictorial collection.

Now home to approximately 2.5 million people, Brooklyn is one of the five boroughs that make up the City of New York. It was during the 1920s that Brooklyn experienced some monumental changes in the early motorized world of cars, trucks, buses, and trains. In this decade, Brooklyn saw the construction of the world's largest promenade, the Coney Island Boardwalk, as well as the construction of most of the homes that still exist in Brooklyn. The 1920s also brought Brooklyn's sewers and paved roads. Slowly but surely, farms and gardens began to vanish in the name of progress. Brooklyn became a refuge for many. It offered the opportunity for peaceful living in a growing urban society.

Discover the people and places of Brooklyn in a decade of growth and prosperity, and travel back to the beginnings of a diverse community with a rich ethnic heritage. Join Eric Ierardi in this celebration of a unique American city with a fascinating past. Brooklyn in the 1920s is sure to appeal to both residents and newcomers and will serve as a valuable tool in teaching the history of Brooklyn to future generations.

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  • ISBN-13: 9780752413471
  • Publisher: Arcadia Publishing SC
  • Publication date: 1/28/1998
  • Series: Images of America Series
  • Pages: 128
  • Product dimensions: 6.53 (w) x 9.28 (h) x 0.38 (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction 7
1. Brooklyn 9
Adelphi
Bedford Stuyvesant
Boerum Hill
Brooklyn Heights
Carroll Gardens
Cobble Hill
Columbia Terrace
Crown Heights
Fort Green
Greenwood Heights
Park Slope
Red Hook
South Brooklyn
Sunset Park
Weeksville
2. Bushwick 31
Bushwick
Greenpoint
Williamsburg
3. Flatbush 43
Broadway Junction
Brownsville
Cypress Hills
East Flatbush
East New York
Flatbush
Highland Park
Kensington
New Lots
Spring Creek
Starret City
Wingate
Winsor Terrace
4. Flatlands 63
Bergen Beach
Canarsie
Flatlands
Midwood
Mill Basin
5. New Utrecht 83
Bath Beach
Bay Ridge
Bensonhurst
Borough Park
Dyker Heights
Fort Hamilton
New Utrecht
6. Gravesend 191
Brighton Beach
Coney Island
Gerritsen Beach
Gravesend Village
Gunthville
Homecrest
Locust Grove
Madison
Manhattan Beach
Parkville
Pelican Beach
Plum Beach
Sea Gate
Sheepshead Bay
South Greenfield
Ulmer Park
Unionville
West Brighton
Woodlawn
Parts of Bath Beach
Bensonhurst
Marine Park
Midwood
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