Sidney Strangor Painter: Weeksville Resident

Here’s what I learned about Weeksville today, August 20, 2017:

 

85 Marion Street

85 Marion Street

Vivian and I spent the last few months looking for the deed to her great-grandfather’s house in Weeksville. Turns out he bought on Marion Street. Does that count as Weeksville? (see map below) We found the deed-abstract at Brooklyn Historical Society.

deed abstract 85 Marion Street

Deed Abstract for 85 Marion Street, ca. 1893, via Brooklyn Historical Society

 

Map showing 85 Marion Street ca. 1904

Zoom out to see proximity to Weeksville

Weeksville had no precise boundaries. The gray box roughly approximates the area of Weeksville according to Reverend Rufus L. Perry ca. 1880s.

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