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Guide to the Ralph S. Solecki archaeological surveys ARC.092

128 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn, NY, 11201

Brooklyn Historical Society

Collection processed by Nicholas Pavlik

This finding aid was produced using the Archivists' Toolkit on November 23, 2011
English. using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

Scope and Contents

The Ralph S. Solecki archaeological surveys include two folders containing copies of reports drawn up by Solecki in 1977 for the Red Hook Water Pollution Control Project, which was undertaken by the New York City Department of Water Resources to assess the impact of sewer construction in Brooklyn. The surveys contain historical and geological information, as well as analyses of street pavings and sewer routes, concerning areas in the Brooklyn neighorhoods of Boerum Hill, Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn Heights, Fulton Ferry Landing, and DUMBO. Specific streets surveyed include Nevins Street, Fulton Street, Joralemon Street, Atlantic Avenue, Furman Street, and Plymouth Street. There is also information on the history and geology of the Gowanus Canal. Finally, the surveys also include photographs, hand-drawn maps and diagrams, and copied illustrations.