An attractive and interesting F. W. Beers plan or map of Part of Saugerties, from his 1875 County Atlas of Ulster, New York. The close scale of the plan reveals not only streets and plots of land, but also individual structures, many of which still exist. Municipal structures and the town's industries are shown as well. The Saugerties Lighthouse is marked and named. The plan focuses specifically on the southern part of the village, on the shores of Barclays Pond and Esopus Creek. It extends as far north as Church Street (now Post Street) and Russell Street. The proposed route of the New York, West Shore and Chicago Railroad is shown - cutting off the waterfront - although the Railroad only existed between 1870 and 1877 and does not appear to have been actually constructed.
Publication History and CensusThis plan was included in Beers' 1875 County atlas of Ulster, New York : from recent and actual surveys and records . The atlas is well represented in institutional collections, but this plan is not cataloged separately in OCLC.
Frederick William Beers (August 16, 1839 - September 8, 1933) was a prolific map and atlas publisher, surveyor, and businessman based in New York, part of the notable Beers mapmaking family. Frederick was born in Berlin Maryland, the son jewelry dealer James Botsford Beers (1811 - 1901). The family relocated to Brooklyn New York in 1845. When James Botsford Beers entered the map business, in 1863, his son was soon to follow, joining the Beers firm in 1870, at which point it was renamed J. W. Beers and Company. Under F. W. Beers, the firm published numerous town, state, and county atlases, most of which focused on Vermont, Maine, Massachusetts, Pennsylvania, Ohio, New York, Connecticut, and Michigan. At the same time Beers served as Brooklyn Commissioner of Records, a position he held for some 35 years. Beers died in Bridgeport, Connecticut, aged 94, in 1933. Learn More...
Beers, F. W. County Atlas of Ulster, New York : from recent and actual surveys and records New York, 1875.
Very good condition.
Not in OCLC.