Creamer Street

Creamer Street officially opened in 1835 as Grinnell Street.
Mr. Henry Grinnell, a wealthy public spirited merchant wan an original investor in the Atlantic Dock Company.
The street was renamed in 1891 for Joseph M. Creamer, a Brooklyn Police Surgeon.


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     Dikeman, J.  The Brooklyn Compendium, Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.). Common Council.  1870. (accessed 2016)

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