This is good: an 1877 map of Albany streets as an overlay of a Google map of the modern street plan. Bonus: the map includes a slider to adjust the transparency of the old map.
The map appears to be the creation of the mysterious Albany Bagel Co. From the blurbage for the project:
We're a new bagel company that will be bringing delicious bagels to Albany soon. All of the profits we make will be reinvested in the Albany community. We also love Albany history (hence our work on projects like this one).
We first heard about the project when it started following AOA on Twitter about a month or so ago. We're intrigued.
By the way: If you're interested in local history, you should be following @AlbanyArchives on Twitter. (For a while we thought @AlbanyArchives and Albany Bagel were the same person, but they assert that to not be the case.)
screengrab: Albany Bagel Co / Google Maps
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