Uncommon vintage map of the Borough of Queens, on Long Island, in New York City. This fine map preserves the Depression-era layout of this New York neighborhood, showing the region from Manhattan Island in the northwest to Nassau County in the east. This map was published by the Interstate Map Company in New York.
The detail on the map is remarkable, showing street-by-street divisions of the city and naming numerous features. The map includes an inset of the northernmost part of College Point, which would otherwise extend just off the map.
The features on the map date it to 1937 circa. Several airports appear throughout, reflecting the obsession in the Roaring Twenties with building them throughout the city. In the northern part of the burrow, Holmes Airport appears adjacent to Saint Michaels Cemetery, where it resided from 1929 to 1940. To the north is Glen Curtis Airport, which became officially North Beach Airport in 1935, and is now known as La Guardia. It was also first built in 1929.
While the airports would appear to date the map to between 1929 and 1935, the appearance of Sutphin Boulevard on the F Line should date the map to later than 1937, when this station was built. It appears that this darker red overprint is the latest feature on the map, from around 1937, and that the mapmakers did not see fit to update the lighter red overprints.