Brooklyn in Kings County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Cobble Hill Historic District
New York Landmark Preservation Foundation
Erected by New York Landmark Preservation Foundation.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Charity & Public Work • Notable Buildings • War, US Revolutionary.
Location. 40° 41.36′ N, Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Brooklyn NY 11201, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Birth Place of Jennie Jerome (approx. 0.2 miles away); Cornelius Heeney (approx. 0.2 miles away); Ponkiesberg Fortification (approx. ¼ mile away); Brooklyn Municipal Building (approx. 0.4 miles away); Brooklyn Borough Hall (approx. 0.4 miles away); Brooklyn Heights (approx. 0.4 miles away); Where the Dodgers Made Baseball History and Jackie Robinson Changed America (approx. half a mile away); Four Chimneys (approx. half a mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brooklyn.
More about this marker. The Cobble Hill Historic District is bounded by Atlantic Avenue to the North, DeGraw Street to the South, Hicks Street to the West and Court Street to the East. There are several other identical markers placed within these boundaries.
Regarding Cobble Hill Historic District. The district is listed in the "AIA (American Institute of Architects) Guide to New York City, Fifth Edition".
1. History of the Cobble Hill District
The neighborhood traces its history to early Dutch farmers who settled much of Brooklyn in the 17th century. The neighborhood's name was derived from Cobleshill, a steep hill at what is now Atlantic Avenue and Court Street. The hill was turned into Cobble Hill Fort by American soldiers during the Revolutionary War. George Washington used it as an observation point and from
Source: "If you're thinking of living in: Cobble Hill" by Joan Motyka, New York Times, October 2, 1983
— Submitted July 29, 2010, by Gregory Toft of New York, New York.
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