Day 824

Blythebourne Station

April 2nd, 2014

This post office preserves the otherwise vanished name of a late-19th-century real estate development that was long ago swallowed by the neighborhood of Borough Park. In its day, Blythebourne was billed as "a model suburban village . . . [with] 40 different styles of cottages," an appealing alternative to that era's overcrowded tenements, whose "physical and moral evils have been deprecated by political economists, reformers, and philanthropists alike."

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