Brooklyn in Kings County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Fort Greene Historic District
Erected by New York Landmarks Preservation Foundation.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Parks & Recreational Areas • War, US Revolutionary • Waterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1855.
Location. 40° 41.364′ N, 73° 58.214′ W. Marker is in Brooklyn, New York, in Kings County. Marker is at the intersection of Clermont Avenue and DeKalb Avenue on Clermont Avenue. Signs are found throughout the neighborhood. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Brooklyn NY 11205, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At Edmonds Playground (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); a different marker also named Fort Greene Historic District (about 800 feet away); Marianne Moore (approx. 0.2 miles away); Eastern White Pine (approx. 0.2 miles away); European Beech (approx. 0.2 miles away); English Elm (approx. 0.2 miles away); Osage-orange (approx. Ό mile away); Richard N. Wright (approx. Ό mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brooklyn.
Also see . . . Fort Greene Park History. NYC Parks presents the history of Fort Greene Park. (Submitted on September 2, 2015.)
1. Marianne Moore
At first dominated by farms, Fort Greene has been home to many famous people. In the 1840's family farmland was sold off to give rise to residential parcels. Fort Greene was home to numerous musicals, artists and authors, among them poet Marinne Moore. Born in 1887, Moore lived for 36 years in an apartment between Lafayette and DeKalb avenues. Moore was known also as a socialite and sports institution in the Brooklyn social circles. Brooklyn lost Marianne Moore on January 20th, 1966.
— Submitted August 31, 2010, by Brenda Sickles of Queens, New York.
Additional keywords. 19th Century Architecture
Credits. This page was last revised on October 21, 2021. It was originally submitted on August 31, 2010, by Brenda Sickles of Queens, New York. This page has been viewed 814 times since then and 83 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on August 31, 2010, by Brenda Sickles of Queens, New York. 2. submitted on November 9, 2018, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. 3. submitted on September 2, 2015. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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