Tax Photos


Between 1939 and 1941, the City snapped a photo of every single building in all five boroughs as a tool for appraising properties. Today these ca. 1940 “tax photos” – part of the collection of the NYC Dept of Records – are an invaluable tool for anyone interested in the history of their home. You may purchase your tax photo HERE.

The Wooden House Project wants to see your tax photo! If you own a wood-frame house in Brooklyn and have your tax photo, send it our way!