John Yapp Culyer collection, circa 1870s – 1955

Call Number: 1977.430

Extent: 0.1 linear feetĀ in two folders

The John Yapp Culyer collection dates from circa 1870s to 1955 and consists of photographs and newspaper clippings concerning John Yapp Culyer and other members of the Culyer family. John Yapp Culyer (1839-1924) was the Chief Landscape Engineer of Prospect Park. During the park’s construction, Culyer was charged by the park’s commission to oversee the development of the park’s public uses. He also oversaw the construction of Ocean Parkway, the Concourse at Coney Island, and was involved in the construction of several railroads in Brooklyn. Culyer was an eyewitness to the assassination of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln.

John Yapp Culyer (1839-1924) was the Chief Landscape Engineer of Prospect Park. During the park’s construction, Culyer was charged by the park’s commission to oversee the development of the park’s public uses. He also oversaw the construction of Ocean Parkway, the Concourse at Coney Island, and was involved in the construction of several railroads in Brooklyn. Culyer was an eyewitness to the assassination of U.S. President Abraham Lincoln.

Names:

  • Brooklyn Daily Eagle (Firm)
  • Culyer family
  • Culyer, John Y., 1839-1924
  • Lincoln, Abraham, 1809-1865

Places:

  • Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
  • Ocean Parkway (New York, N.Y.)
  • Prospect Park (New York, N.Y.)

Subjects:

  • Civil engineering — New York (State) — Kings County
  • Engineers — New York (State) — Kings County

Types of material:

  • Clippings (information artifacts)
  • Photographs
  • Portraits
  • Tintypes (prints)

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