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This beautiful map shows when large portions of the city were purchased, and by who. You’ll see lots of names on here that eventually became streets, as well as some of the original names of some neighborhoods that we know and love.
For instance, you’ll see when “The Officer” Thomas Smallman purchased some land in what is now the Strip District in 1811. Also, John Castleman was in a section of Greenfield that was then known as “Castlemania,” while another section of the Strip was called “Good Liquor” in the 1700’s.