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Mon, 09 Jan 2006

I found a 1925 map of my neighborhood.
I was in the stacks of the city library, and I noticed a couple really big (like 2' x 2' ) old books. I started flipping through them, and they were some kind of city document from 1925. I kept looking, and sure enough, my neighborhood was in there. I only live a mile or so from downtown, so I wasn't surprised. Interstate I-95 is about a quarter-mile west of my house, so it was interesting to see what the streets used to look like there. It really cut a swath through the neighborhood.

My house is located right where my finger is pointing. The build date on the property appraiser's web site is 1929, so obviously it wasn't there yet.

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