Here are a few historical maps that I’ve found useful:
- Prohibition Park, Westerleigh, from the Library Of Congress
- Staten Island (New York) 1911
- Richmond City Atlas, 1891
But the crown jewel is Mapping Staten Island, an interactive experience that lets you choose from over 25 maps and overlay them on landmarks. This lets you see how the development of the island proceeded over time, and because you can focus one spot regardless of which map you choose, you can identify whether town or village boundaries changed over time, resulting in a change of Post Office or address.
On Pinterest, the New York Public Library has posted Farm Maps of Staten Island (1874) compiled and drawn by F. W. Beers.
Do you know of other useful maps that aren’t included here? Let us know!