A Stunningly Detailed Bird's-Eye View of NYC, 1879
JF Ptak Science Books Quick Post This remarkable map, a bird's-eye perspective view of New York City, was created by Will L. Taylor ("chief draftsman"), and published by Galt & Hoy of New York in 1879. There is a great...
The Great Renumbering: How Portland got its grid • Daily Journal of Commerce
Prior to 1931, though Portland's numbering was a counter-intuitive mess. Anyone who had to find an address or deliver a letter first had to navigate a Byzantine system of street and building numeration that was incomprehensible to anyone who didn’t live here. The problem was that the initial address system was conceived not for Portland, but for several smaller cities.