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Wyckoff-Bennett Homestead

Historic District - New York City

 
 
Wyckoff-Bennett Homestead Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2010
1. Wyckoff-Bennett Homestead Marker
Inscription. The best preserved, and considered by many the most beautiful example of Dutch Colonial architecture in Brooklyn, this dwelling is believed to have been built by Henry and Abraham Wyckoff, descendants of Pieter Wyckoff who came to this country in 1637. The house was standing in 1766, judging from an inscription found cut in a beam in the old barn. During the American Revolutionary War, Hessian officers were quartered in the house, and two of these soldiers’ scratched their names and ranks on windowpanes which have been preserved. In 1835 the house was purchased by Cornelius W. Bennett and members of the Bennett family continue to live here.

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Wyckoff – Bennett Homestead
has been designated a
National
Historic Landmark
This site possesses national significance
in commemorating the history of the
United States of America
1977
National Park Service
United States Department of the Interior

 
Erected 1976 by The New York Community Trust.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 40° 36.651′ N, 73° 57.09′ W. Marker is in Brooklyn, New York, in Kings County. Marker
Wyckoff-Bennett Homestead Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2010
2. Wyckoff-Bennett Homestead Marker
is on E. 22nd Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1669 E. 22nd Street, Brooklyn NY 11229, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Wyckoff Bennett Mont House (here, next to this marker); Greek American Veterans (approx. ¼ mile away); Lt. Kenneth E Aimee (approx. 0.4 miles away); Marine Major Eugene McCarthy (approx. 0.6 miles away); John J. Fraser (approx. 0.8 miles away); Hendrick I. Lott House (approx. one mile away); a different marker also named Hendrick I. Lott House (approx. one mile away); Father Kehoe Triangle (approx. one mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Brooklyn.
 
Also see . . .  Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum. Wyckoff House & Association, Inc. website. (Submitted on April 27, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Colonial EraNotable BuildingsWar, US Revolutionary
 
1669 E. 22nd Street image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2010
3. 1669 E. 22nd Street
The British Army passed by this house on August 27, 1776 during the Battle of Brooklyn.
Wyckoff-Bennett House image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2010
4. Wyckoff-Bennett House
The Wyckoff-Bennett House is the only 18th century Dutch Colonial House in New York City that is privately owned.
Wyckoff Barn image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 24, 2010
5. Wyckoff Barn
This structure is located just south of the house.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,022 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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