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Guide to the Brooklyn, N.Y., Bureau of Sewers records ARC.235

Center for Brooklyn History
128 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn 11201

Brooklyn Historical Society

Collection processed by Larry Weimer

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on June 09, 2022
eng using Describing Archives: A Content Standard

 Updated by Alice Griffin to add CBH language.  , May 2022

Descriptive Summary

Creator: Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.). Bureau of Sewers
Title: Brooklyn, N.Y., Bureau of Sewers records
Dates [inclusive]: circa 1853 to 1988
Dates [bulk]: 1880-1960
Abstract: The collection consists of records of the Bureau of Sewers of the city and, after 1898, borough of Brooklyn, New York. The bulk of the collection includes documents supporting the assessments to be levied for sewer projects; the binders of this material include maps of the blocks and lots relevant to a sewer project, lists of property owners, and certifications. The bulk of these materials are from the twentieth century (circa 1900-1960), but there are also many binders from the late nineteenth century. There are a few assessment binders from prior to the 1880s, with the earliest dating from 1859. Other materials in the collection include blueprints of sewer projects and designs, field books concerning special sewer structures, notes on land valuation assessments, journals of work on particular projects, materials test results, and other matter. The bulk of this other material is from the early decades of the twentieth century, up to the 1930s. The latest material in the collection are excavation notices from the late-1980s.
Quantity: 53.5 Linear Feet in 87 oversize manuscript boxes, 12 record cartons, and 10 flat boxes
Location: The majority of the materials in this collection are stored offsite and advance notice is required for use. Please contact at least three weeks prior to research visit.
Call Phrase: ARC.235
Sponsor: Processing of this collection was supported with funding from the Peck Stacpoole Foundation. Funding for the project was also provided by Goldman Sachs.