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City maps & historic tourism (with thanks to authors  Sarah Vowell and Richard Holmes)

I've been experimenting with Google Maps and Google Earth as they seem incredibly well suited to getting maps of neighborhoods EJ Phillips lived and/or worked in. The web has become increasingly valuable for history and historical accounts over the past 10-15 years. It took me awhile to realize that the Willard and Palmer House Hotels were not the buildings EJ Phillips had stayed at -- though they are on the same sites.  New York, with a wealth of addresses and years of letters has been the most tractable (and compact) place to investigate.  Washington DC has provided some true surprises and my plans for a transcontinental western train trip have prompted creation of many more city maps 

Baltimore Letters  EJP's Baltimore Google Map http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&msid=202426891661796490166.00049a51974ca162c7fa6&ll=39.269972,-76.624532&spn=0.022493,0.055575&z=15

Boston Letters  EJP's Boston Google Map 1886-1895
When I moved to Boston in 1979 I never dreamed I would read letters from a relative talking about the flowers in the Public Garden or going to Longfellow's House in Cambridge.  I still need to check out (and transcribe a letter) an excursion EJ Phillips made to City Point {Castle Island) and I haven't really figured out which new park was unfinished in 1888.  Did EJ Phillips ever visit Quincy Market or Faneuil Hall?  the Union Oyster House in the Blackstone Block?  She almost certainly saw the State House, the Park Street Church, and the Granary Burying Ground. 
How much of the Freedom Trail would she have been likely to see?  http://www.thefreedomtrail.org/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Freedom_Trail

Old Landmarks of Boston    Boston Railway stations     Community Heritage Maps http://communityheritagemaps.com/  
Boston Streets: Mapping Directory Data, Tufts University 

Boston hotels and theaters
US Hotel, Beach Street, between Lincoln and Kingston  1886-1893  Still around in 1895 according to Bostonian Society photo on web Jan 2007.
photograph of Bowdoin Square https://wikivisually.com/wiki/Bowdoin_Square_%28Boston%29  http://lostnewengland.com/tag/bowdoin-square-boston/ 

Bijou Theatre 543-547 Washington Street, Boston Museum  18 -28 Tremont Street, between Court & School Sts, Boston Theatre Washington St, near West St,Park Theatre Washington St near corner  Boylston

more Boston and Cambridge Historic Tourism  

Buffalo Letters  EJP's Buffalo Google Map  http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&msid=202426891661796490166.000499247fc2c944ecea6&ll=42.884471,-78.875163&spn=0.01066,0.027788&z=16
Hotel Iroquois  Oct. 1890http://www.buffaloah.com/h/iroqH/index.html   Hotel Genesee 1895 Two Fountain Plaza [now a Hyatt Hotel]
Buffalo walking tour   Great architecture, Olmstead parks and the Historical Society building from the Pan American Exposition of 1901 -- reminds me of the 1893 Columbian Exposition in Chicago.  Many thanks to Ellen and George

Charleston letter
Charleston Google map

Chicago Letters  Chicago Google Map http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&msid=202426891661796490166.00049808fec2a0bd5928b&ll=41.909112,-87.632017&spn=0.043308,0.111151&z=14&iwloc=0004980916ea6188109c6
Chicago hotels
Palmer House
17 East Monroe St, Sherman House Randolph St between Clark and LaSalle, Tremont House  Lake & Dearborn Sts, Leland Hotel Michigan Ave. Boulevard & Jackson St.

Cincinnati of John Nickinson and EJ Phillips Cincinnati Google Map   http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&msid=202426891661796490166.0004980b2bec7cb370b54&z=15
John Nickinson is buried at Spring Grove Cemetery 
http://www.springgrove.org/history.aspx  in the Masonic plot.   

Cincinnati of John Nickinson and EJP
Pike's Opera House, Fourth Street & Vine Street, southeast corner. John Nickinson was the stage manager at the time of his death.  EJ Phillips appeared there with Junius Brutus Booth Jr. the night Lincoln was assassinated in April 1865.  EJP lived at 208 West Fifth Street in 1864 according to the "Spirit Letter"  Was this where she and John Nickinson had lived?
John Nickinson was photographed at Dewey's Gallery 102 West Fifth St., bet. Vine & Race 1862

John Nickinson died Feb. 9, 1864 at the apothecary store of Mr. C.H. Brutton, on the north-west corner of Fifth and Elm streets.
Photograph of Hattie, Hoag and Quicke's Art Palace 100 Fourth Street c. 1865   Photograph of Albert, Ball & Thomas Photographic Art Gallery 120 West Fourth Street near Race c. 1865

Burnet House, Third and Vine, built 1850, EJP stayed in Jan.1893  Palace Hotel,  Sixth and Vine, northwest corner, opened 1882, EJP stayed in Nov. 1893
I haven't really been to Cincinnati, only the airport (which is in Kentucky).  But I did find some nice photographic histories in the airport bookstore. 

Denver Letters Denver Google Map http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?hl=en&ie=UTF8&msa=0&msid=202426891661796490166.0004980c74e21dd9d9eda&z=15

Indianapolis Google map http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?hl=en&vpsrc=1&ctz=300&vps=2&ie=UTF8&oe=UTF8&msa=0&msid=202426891661796490166.0004a79a9a3bff37ede55

Knoxville Google Map https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=zEx3QjGFmwvY.kt5fzP5LkmGM&usp=sharing   Knoxville letter Feb 1897

Los Angeles Letters  Los Angeles Google map
Hotel Nadeau 202 West 1st Street [now site of the LA Times]
Hotel Ramona
, Cor. Spring and Third Streets, FB Mallory, Prop, Sept. 1896

Middletown Letters, NY  
Albert & Neppie's Middletown Google Map 
Middletown and environs Google map
Albert & Neppie, Macardells and the Zavistowskis 18702-1900s

Montreal Letters Canada Google Maphttp://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&msid=202426891661796490166.000498494dba6fa90e49b&z=15

New Orleans Letter  EJ Phillips and Lawrence Barrett
New Orleans Google Map

New York Letters 1880s  1890s
Manhattan Walking tour New York Google Map
Add Photographer, John Nickinson, CD Fredericks & Co., 587 Broadway, New York, 1863

Omaha Letters
EJ Phillips Omaha Google map

Philadelphia Letters
Philadelphia    EJP's Philadelphia center city http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&msid=202426891661796490166.00049829adf8d3f988adc&z=16
Dolman's & Fairmount Park http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&msid=202426891661796490166.0004982a30c21dde6bc64&z=14
Tacony/Wissinoming/Forrest home http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?hl=en&mpa=0&ctz=300&mpf=5&vps=3&ie=UTF8&oe=UTF8&msa=0&msid=202426891661796490166.000499b008739403de491

Portland Letters
Portland Google Map

Sacramento Google Map 
Sacramento letters  Sept 1886 and letter to Albert in 1898

Salt Lake City Letters
Salt Lake City Google Map http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&msid=202426891661796490166.0004981f8f47ad6e754cb&z=16

San Francisco Letters  San Francisco Google Map  http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&msid=202426891661796490166.000498306dbbdab14224f&z=14

Seattle Letters
Seattle Washington Google Map

Toronto Letters  Toronto Google Map http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&msid=202426891661796490166.000499257af3c12311fae&doflg=ptk&z=19

Vancouver Letter  Vancouver Google Map  http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&msid=202426891661796490166.00049a2cc21fb3fb8d5a7&ll=49.283498,-123.118662&spn=0.004549,0.013894&z=17

Washington DC Letters Washington DC Google map http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&msid=202426891661796490166.00049833b1ebaec40c0c0&z=13

US and Canada
John Nickinson US and Canada 1838-1864 https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=1JjaK3u-RBhNc2MI7sGcPOhuM-nM&ll=40.6395269657718%2C-78.99479124999999&z=5

EJP JN US Canada 1850s   https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=1cn4JWJZboUNVlZVlh8Vj3X_doTk&ll=43.43928701332916%2C-76.69950935000003&z=6

EJP Midwest 1862=1875 https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=1_VyeFur1SEdv07ScaYvxqerXE2c&ll=40.446954935675606%2C-88.04152364999999&z=6

EJP South  1868-1897 https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=1FbED9M24zwSFJ2haVXniPcqTVfU&ll=34.90858978762479%2C-83.7596805&z=6

EJP New England  1871-1873 https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=1tvhbVfmDV6eUAYn-ahBZsQg9xmA&ll=42.92393120500425%2C-72.45440009999999&z=7

EJP Mid Atlantic 1875-1897  https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=1EQUA5fTIKUWYhXkOaD73Rnq4Rdk&ll=40.94264877733306%2C-79.13412564999999&z=7

EJP West  1882-1896 https://www.google.com/maps/d/edit?mid=1T-ujx9C7PORQhbRIg_gVWgfTzg8&ll=41.05206256471105%2C-114.0929453&z=5

Travels  1850s- 1898 http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?ie=UTF8&hl=en&msa=0&msid=202426891661796490166.000498487fbaa128afc83&z=5 

Last updated Jan  2018

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