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155 - 157 - 159 Willow Street

Landmarks Of New York

 

— Federal Style Row Houses —

 
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By Todd Florio, circa July 15, 2010
1. 155 - 157 - 159 Willow Street Marker
Inscription.  Built of brick laid in Flemish Bond, these three buildings, all listed in city directories prior to 1830, are among the best surviving examples of Federal Style row houses of the early nineteenth century. An underground tunnel, lighted by a skylight paving near the gate to No. 157, leads from No. 159 to a post-Civil War stable.
 
Erected 1963 by The New York Community Trust.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: LandmarksMan-Made FeaturesNotable Buildings.
 
Location. 40° 41.79′ N, 73° 59.766′ W. Marker is in Brooklyn, New York, in Kings County. Marker is on Willow Street 0.1 miles south of Clark Street. Between Clark and Pierrepont Streets. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 155-157-159 Willow Street, 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. Four Chimneys (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Stirling (about 700 feet away); Church of the Saviour (approx. 0.2 miles away); Brooklyn Heights Historic District
155 - 157 - 159 Willow Street Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bradley Appell
2. 155 - 157 - 159 Willow Street Marker
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Plymouth Church of the Pilgrims (approx. ¼ mile away); United States Post Office / Main Brooklyn Post Office (approx. 0.3 miles away); Where the Dodgers Made Baseball History and Jackie Robinson Changed America (approx. 0.3 miles away); William Jay Gaynor (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brooklyn.
 
Regarding 155 - 157 - 159 Willow Street. Playwright Arthur Miller (1915-2005) lived at 155 Willow Street in the early 1950s and wrote The Crucible here.
 
Additional keywords. Architecture
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 29, 2010, by Bradley Appell of Brooklyn, New York. This page has been viewed 1,159 times since then and 54 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 29, 2010, by Bradley Appell of Brooklyn, New York. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.
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Sep. 20, 2020