Brooklyn in Kings County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Hendrick I. Lott House
Revolutionary War Heritage Trail
The Lott House is a quiet reminder that during the Revolutionary War, Kings County consisted mostly of farms and small villages. The County boasted fewer than 4,000 inhabitants, one-third of whom were enslaved. The Lotts themselves had twelve slaves working a farm that originally encompassed at least 200 acres.
After landing on the shores of Gravesend Bay, the British redcoats and Hessians marched to Flatlands along Kings Highway, the northernmost boundary of the Lott property, in preparation for the Battle of Brooklyn. Tents and equipment for 20,000 men soon covered the fields belonging to Lott and other farmers. According to family tradition, members of the Lott family conducted a daring raid on one enemy camp, making off with a cast-iron fireback bearing the crest of General Charles Cornwallis. It remains in the Lott family to this day.
The Hendrick I. Lott House is owned by the New York City Department of Parks & Recreation, is operated by the Hendrick I. Lott House Preservation Association, and is a member of the Historic House Trust of New York City.
Erected by New York State.
Location. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1940 E 36th Street, Brooklyn NY 11234, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. A different marker also named Hendrick I. Lott House (a few steps from this marker); Lt. Kenneth E Aimee (approx. 0.6 miles away); Father Kehoe Triangle (approx. 0.7 miles away); Marine Major Eugene McCarthy (approx. ¾ mile away); John J. Fraser (approx. 0.8 miles away); Thomas F Norton (approx. 0.8 miles away); Robert J Crawford (approx. 0.8 miles away); Floyd Bennett Post # 1060 (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brooklyn.
More about this marker. The top of the marker contains a photograph of the Hendrick I. Lott House. Below this on the right side of the marker is a picture of Cornwallis’ Cast Iron Fire Back that is mentioned on the marker. Next to this is a map showing A Plan of the Battle of Brooklyn. This map highlights the appropriate location of this historic site.
Also see . . .
1. A Brief History of the Hendrick I. Lott House. The Hendrick I. Lott Homestead Restoration Project (Submitted on April 25, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
2. The Battle of Long Island, August 27, 1776 at Long Island, New York. The American Revolutionary War website. (Submitted on April 25, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
3. Battle of Long Island, August 27, 1776. (Submitted on April 25, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
4. The Battle of Long Island 1776. A British perspective of the battle from BritishBattles.com. (Submitted on April 25, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.)
Categories. • Notable Buildings • War, US Revolutionary •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on April 25, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,430 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 25, 2010, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.