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Map of 110th and Madison (1811)

Map of 110th and Madison (1811)

$318.67 Regular Price
$239.00Sale Price
The current 1660 Madison Avenue sits directly atop farmland once owned by the Benson Family, also known as Mill Farm, which dates back to at least the 1700s.
The early history of this inconspicuous parcel of land is busier than you might expect. The patriarch of the Benson family, Dirck Bensigh (perhaps the original Danish or Swedish spelling?) arrived in the New World in the mid-1600s. He and his family lived in Albany, until the midnight Massacre in Schendectady (Feb 8, 1690), in which members of their extended family were lost. Dirck moved to New York, and his son Johannes to Harlem (at the time, distinct from New York), where he bought land from Peter van Oblienis (whose father had bought it from Lubbert Gerritsen). Johannes sold the lot to his eldest son Samson on Nov 21, 1701.

The farm passed through several Samsons, Peters, and Benjamins in the family, each adding to the land through purchase and inheritance. 1660 Madison Avenue now stands on land owned by Peter Benson.
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