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Guide to the Pierrepont family papers ARC.263

Center for Brooklyn History
128 Pierrepont Street
Brooklyn 11201

Brooklyn Historical Society

Collection processed by Teresa Mora (1999), with modifications by Larry Weimer (2011).

This finding aid was produced using ArchivesSpace on June 09, 2022
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 Last updated by John Zarrillo Updated by Maggie Schreiner to reflect the incorporation of additional materials Updated by Alice Griffin to include CBH language.  , March 2017 , March 2019 , May 2022

Container List

Series 5: Rail Lines in Brooklyn, 1868-1898. 0.1 Linear Feet


The series is arranged by subject.

Scope and Contents

This series contains material relating to the proposed development of various rail lines in Brooklyn, primarily in Brooklyn Heights along Montague Street. The series documents the Pierreponts's objections to railway development impacting their property and business, and their negotiations permitting development. The series includes correspondence, legal agreements, legal advice, judicial reports, circulars, clippings, and petitions. Principal matters concern the Nassau Cable Railway Company of Brooklyn and the Covered Tube Cable Railway Company. Also included is Henry Pierrepont, Jr's correspondence to Governor Cornell opposing an elevated railroad on Furman Street.

Container 1 Container 2   Title Date
Box: 4 Folder : 1 Nassau Cable Railway Company of Brooklyn: Proposed Montague St. and Atlantic Ave. Railroads
1868, 1883-1885
Box: 4 Folder : 2 Covered Tube Railway Co. and Brooklyn Heights Railroad Co.: Proposed Montague St. Railroad
Box: 4 Folder : 3 Newspaper clippings
Box: 4 Folder : 4 Furman Street Elevated Railroad
1877, 1880

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