Monday, January 31, 2011

Collect Pond

Current map with location of pond

Sanitary Topographical Map, 1865

Map, 1807

Map, 1797

Map, 1766 Detailed view

Map, 1766

Map, 1755
Detailed view

Located at the site of present-day Columbus Park, Collect Pond supplied early NYC's water until it became polluted during the late 18th century. The above maps chronicle (in reverse, from top to bottom) the location of the pond, with and without it. The site of the pond is indicated by a translucent rectangle, from map to map. The following links reveal historical articles that are relevant to the pond's history:

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