Fort Greene in Kings County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Fort Greene Historic District
Erected by New York Landmarks Preservation Foundation.
Location. 40° 41.364′ N, 73° 58.214′ W. Marker is in Fort Greene, New York, in Kings County. Marker is at the intersection of Clermont Avenue and DeKalb Avenue on Clermont Avenue. Touch for map. Signs are found throughout the neighborhood. Marker is in this post office area: Brooklyn NY 11205, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within one mile of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Prison Ship Martyrs Monument (approx. ¼ mile away); Fort Greene Park (approx. 0.3 miles away); Fowler (approx. 0.3 miles away); Clinton Hill Historic District (approx. half a mile away); Bldg 92 (approx. 0.6 miles away); Alexander Skene Memorial (approx. one mile away); John Fitzgerald Kennedy (approx. one mile away); Brooklyn Borough Hall (approx. 1.1 miles away).
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
Categories. • War, US Revolutionary • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 31, 2010, by Brenda Sickles of Queens, New York. This page has been viewed 613 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on August 31, 2010, by Brenda Sickles of Queens, New York. 2. submitted on September 2, 2015. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.