NYPL Post Site Visit Reflection

Our visit to the NYPL turned out even better than i expected. Like i said in the pre-site reflection, I have never been to a library bigger than the one at City Tech. The amount of information I was able to collect in that one hour was amazing. My research topic is the built environment of the area, specifically what was there before the Farragut Houses. In the one map book alone, I was able to record with great detail what each building was at the site in 1941. These maps also told us what the buildings were made of, and if there were any commercial spaces in the building. This was exactly what we needed, since the demolition of this area occurred only a few years later. I hope to have the opportunity to go back to the NYPL and look at other maps and resources to further help our research.

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