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ASSESSED VALUATION OF REAL ESTATE 1789-1979
Annual record of
The City has always relied on revenue from property
tax collections. Consequently, the tax assessment records
were well maintained. They record the owner, or occupant,
of the property, a description of the property (dimensions
of the lot and building), and its assessed valuation.
They are particularly useful for dating structures prior
to establishment of the Department of Buildings (in
1866 for Manhattan and 1898 for the other Boroughs).
Ward (Manhattan) Map, 1858, plate 4. This plate shows
the blocks west of Greenwich Street, from Dey to Barclay
Streets. The irregular lines outlined in blue at left
are piers along the Hudson (North) River.
Assessed Valuation of Real Estate
Tax Assessment holdings, by Borough:
Richmond: 1899-1978/79 .
(Assessed valuation information for some Richmond,
Kings, and Queens County towns prior to consolidation
in 1898 can be found in the "Old Town" collections).
ledgers for Brooklyn and Manhattan prior to 1900 have
been microfilmed. Post-1900 Brooklyn and Manhattan assessment
ledgers, and all Queens, Bronx and Richmond assessment
ledgers, are stored off-site.