This beautiful old map of the “Borough of Bronx” was created in 1921 by the Ohman Map Company of New York City. This map captures the Bronx in the midst of one of its greatest periods of growth. Between 1900 and 1929 the population of the Bronx grew by a factor of six, from 200,000 people in 1900 to 1.3 million people in 1930.
The map was originally published by The Bronx Home News, a Bronx based, locally focused newspaper of the early 20th century. The Bronx Home News was published in the Bronx and served the Bronx and northern Manhattan. It eventually merged with the New York Post in 1948.
This vintage map of the Bronx was lovingly restored by the team at KNOWOL. Reproductions are available through our store. A high resolution version can be viewed below.
This beautifully colored map shows Bronx landmarks such as Fordham University, Bronx Park, the Harlem River, “The Hub” at 149th street, Crotona Park, and Pelham Bay Park. The first Yankee Stadium had yet to be built, and I-95 had yet to be constructed.
This vintage map will make an attractive addition to your home or office, and can even be used to teach children the geography and history of the Bronx. Each reproduction is printed on museum quality, archival paper to ensure that this piece of Bronx history can be passed on to the next generation. Click here to get your copy of the map.