Rare 1904 Map of Pleasantville Terrace, Egg Harbor Township, Atlantic County, New Jersey.
An unrecorded real estate and promotional map issued by the Atlantic City Estate Co., with offices in Pittsburg, Camden and Philadelphia. These maps are rare as they were printed in small quantities and their primary nature was as a selling tool. They served no long-term function and can be considered ephemeral.
The company was selling lots in the subdivision of Pleasantville Terrace in Egg Harbor Township, Atlantic County and described it as “The Healthiest, Most Beautiful Suburb of Atlantic City, N.J.” (Then, about fifteen minutes from Atlantic City.)
The map shows a proposed trolly line running down Shuman Avenue and intersecting Anita, Beatrice, Corrine, Dorothy, Elsie, and Flora streets. The properties abutted against the Atlantic City Railroad line along its southern edge.
To see more on the selling of the marketing of Pleasantville Terrace see the illustrated 1-page advertisement by the Atlantic City Estate Co. within The Congregationalist and Christian World (1905).
Description: Rare 1904 Map of Pleasantville Terrace, Egg Harbor Township, Atlantic County, New Jersey.
[Philadelphia? 1904–1905]. 28 x 20¾ inches. Former fold lines, as originally mailed. A number of short closed tears have been expertly mended with Japanese tissue.