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Jeanie's World - New York City
Lower Manhattan
Dearest Jeanie: Highlights of the Wilkes-Smedberg Papers (1853-1913)

Jeanie spent winters in New York, attending balls, weddings, and the opera. She went on calls with her mother and sister.  The family attended The Fifth Avenue Presbyterian Church. From time to time, she would visit her cousins Janey and Eliza Wilkes in Washington, DC. In the summer, the Smedberg family joined countless New Yorkers in packing up the entire house to escape the heat in the  mountains of New York. The  Smedberg family, of course, returned to Devasego, which was located in the Catskills.

Map of lower Manhattan - notice the houses along on the Hudson Bay. This is where the merchants of the city lived in the 1850s. Look for "Beach Street" on left. This is where Jeanie's family lived.