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Jul 12

1934 Landfilling Near Gowanus Canal

Courtesy of Proteus Gowanus and the New York Public Library, this photo shows landfill moving in to the neighborhood in 1934.


11
Jul 12

Gowanus, 1869


11
Jul 12

Industrial Map of New York City, 1922

Even though it’s tough to see Gowanus at this scale, you can see the purple outline around the canal and several manufacturing sites along Gowanus Bay.


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