I am interested in learning more about the area West Farms as it was in 1830-1850's. My ancestor had a carpet factory. He was English and sailed many times back and forth between the UK and the US. West Farms is mentioned in a diary. Was this area residential during that time, or would it be more likely that that was where his business was. Richard Crowther, son of William Crowther whom I speak about, lived in New York and conducted that end of the business.