400 BLOCK - FOURTH STREET TO MONROE STREET
A little mixing and some matching between the early to mid 1900's and 2017 of the 400 Block of West 4th Street.
Hans Hacker Painting.the bottom of West 4th Street. To the left under the Bridge is where 4th Street Extension begins
Late 1800s street grid map. You can see lot numbers here.
1903 Sanborn Fire Insurance Map, showing the 400 Block of West 4th Street.
1923 Sanborn Fire Insurance Map, showing the 400 Block of West 4th Street. On the map the dark structures indicate double houses. On W 4th Street you see two double houses, one on each side of the street. If you compare the 1903 map with this one you will see a few changes in those 20 years.
This picture was was taken either in the very late 1940s or very early 1950s. It was taken from the south side of W 4th Street. You have the Toll housing for the tool booth olf tne Newell Bridge, one house, to be exact 443 W 4th Street and the extreme west side of 441 W 4th Street.
Today, 443 and 441 W 4th Street. These two houses still exist today as they had prior to Route 11 and 1961.
This Picture was taken late 1940s or early 1950s On the right side of the picture is a the corner of a porch at 440 W 4th Street . We will deal more with it later. Across the Street we see, going left to right, part of the back yard of a house which fronted on West Drury Lane. If you want to go back to your 1923 Map you can see that. then we have a 2 story house. A family with the surname Pickering lived there when this picture was taken.The street address for that house was 433 West 4th Street. Next came the only double house on the north side of the 400 block of West 4th Street. the address there was $29 and 427, then came West Alley.
Taken from the south side of West 4th Street . Probably early to late 1950's On the far left is the east side of the Pickering House. the double house and you just get a glimpse of West Alley with a house on the east side of West Alley visible.
West Alley intersecting with the north side of the 4 Then 400 Block of West 4th Street. Looking beyond you can see a really unique looking house on the north side of the upper portion of the 400 Block of W 4th street, The upper portion of the 400 Block of W. 4th Street was level, the lower portion had a nice slope. I have heard rumors that kids used to begin in West Alley to sled ride and was able to come down West Alley turn onto the slope of the lower portion if the 400 Block of W 4th street and continue to sled ride all the way down to just short of the Junk yard located on 4th Street Extension. A nice long sled ride. Probably a bit boring walking back up pulling your sled I would guess.
Another view of that interesting house. The street address for it should be 411 West 4th Street
This house which still exists is located on the North side of the 400 Block of W. 4th Street at the west corner of Monroe and W 4th Street. The Bendheim house, 401 West 4th Street. Originally a family by the name of Feldman lived there.
What man takes Nature can easily take back
This and the following group of pictues show the lower portion of what was the North side of the street of the 400 Block of West 4th Street as it looks today, 2017.
443, 441 W. 4th Street still exist. What is gone is the backyard, 433 Pickering house, the double house 429-427. The double hosue was torn down a only a few years ago. There had been a fire in the attic of one of the sides. The damamge wasn't bad but the owner decided to tear it down rather then repair it.
Now you are looking down to where the lower half of the 400 Block of W. 4th Street once was. Maybe underneath all of that there may still be some bricks. Would be worth a trip to check out in winter when all the growth was dead.
you can very faintly make out where there is o was a wall down there. BTW all of these kinds of pictures were taken from beside the tool booth building on the Newell Bridge.
ooking at the bridge from a little below it Where that hand rail is is where you can stand and take some of the previous pictures
back to our original two houses
and steps to nowhere now
CONTINUE ON TO Fourth Street ELO Then and Now3