Brooklyn in Kings County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
The Old Stone House
Revolutionary War Heritage Trail
At battle’s end, General Stirling had been captured, and well over half of his men lay dead or taken prisoner with him. However, their heroism enabled many of their fellow soldiers to reach safety. Washington’s army, though badly battered, remained intact. By all rights, the Revolution should have been over that day. But by a combination of luck, leadership, and the bravery of a few, Washington was able to escape with his army nearly intact, and the Revolution continued.
The Old Stone House is owned
Erected by New York State.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: War, US Revolutionary. A significant historical year for this entry is 1699.
Location. 40° 40.365′ N, 73° 59.008′ W. Marker is in Brooklyn, New York, in Kings County. Marker is at the intersection of 5th Avenue and 3rd Street, on the right when traveling south on 5th Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Brooklyn NY 11215, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Battle of Brooklyn (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named Old Stone House (within shouting distance of this marker); Maryland Regiment Burial Site (approx. 0.4 miles away); Maryland Heroes (approx. 0.4 miles away); Carroll Street Bridge (approx. half a mile away); Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture (approx. 0.6 miles away); Major General Gouverneur Kemble Warren (approx. 0.7 miles away); The Marquis de Lafayette (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brooklyn.
More about this marker. The bottom of the marker features a picture of the “Old Stone House at Gowanus by Louis Grube, 1846. Used by permission of the Brooklyn Historical Society.” Above this is a picture of “Lord Stirling at the Battle of Long Island, based on a painting by Alonso Chappel, ca. 1900. Used by permission of the Brooklyn Historical Society.” Next to this is a map of Brooklyn with the caption “A Plan of the Battle of Brooklyn. This map highlights the approximate location of this historic site.” To the right of these is a portrait of “William Alexander by Otis Bass, c. 1858. Independence National.”
Regarding The Old Stone House. The building is listed in the "AIA (American Institute of Architects) Guide to New York City, Fifth Edition".
Also see . . .
1. History of the Old Stone House. (Submitted on May 16, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.)
2. The Battle of Long Island, August 27, 1776 at Long Island, New York. The American Revolutionary War website. (Submitted on May 16, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.)
3. Battle of Long Island, August 27, 1776. (Submitted on May 16, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.)
4. The Battle of Long Island 1776. A British perspective of the battle from BritishBattles.com. (Submitted on May 16, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey.)
Credits. This page was last revised on March 7, 2020. It was originally submitted on May 16, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,125 times since then and 2 times this year. Last updated on March 5, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 16, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of Woodland Park, New Jersey. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.