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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Brooklyn, New York

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1New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — "Civic Virtue"
"Civic Virtue" This sculpture is known as an allegorical personification: a story or set of abstract ideas symbolized by the human form. The youthful male figure represents Virtue: honest, incorruptible city government. The writhing feminized sea . . . Map (db m127030) HM
2New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — “The Greeter”/John Coleman/George Catlin
“The Greeter” On October 29, 1804, Meriwether Lewis and William Clark met in council with tribal leaders on the Missouri River in what was now North Dakota. Few were more important to their mission of discovery than the Hidatsa chief . . . Map (db m126725) HM
3New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — 12-Inch Naval Gun, Mark V, Model 8
Effective national defense policies often require that a new threat be met with a new response. Fort Hamilton entered service in 1831 to defend New York City against attack by wooden ships powered by sail. The fort’s seacoast batteries later . . . Map (db m168390) HM
4New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — 12-Pounder “Napoleons”, Model of 1857 (Reproductions)
Based upon a French design, the Model of 1857 “Napoleon” was a bronze gun capable of firing a 12 pound shot nearly one mile. Although few were produced prior to 1861, large numbers of the Napoleons were ultimately employed by both sides . . . Map (db m104516) HM
5New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — 13-inch Seacoast Mortar, Pattern 1861
These mortar shells were the most disgusting, low-lived things imaginable,’ W.W. Blackford, a Confederate Engineer. Developed in an age of massive innovation in ordnance technology, the 13-inch seacoast mortar became one of the most . . . Map (db m22897) HM
6New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — 155 - 157 - 159 Willow StreetLandmarks Of New York — Federal Style Row Houses —
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 . . . Map (db m33730) HM
7New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — 1883 New York HarborPanorama of Manhattan South of Brooklyn Bridge
Brooklyn was a vigorous and independent city, the third largest in the United States, when construction of the Brooklyn Bridge began. The cultural and social center of Brooklyn was the Heights, just south of the bridge. Lining the shore below the . . . Map (db m130438) HM
8New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — 1883 The City of BrooklynThe Atlantic Basin
Brooklyn, first settled by the Dutch in the 1630s, was incorporated as a city in 1834. During the nineteenth century it gradually absorbed the nearby towns of Williamsburgh, Bushwick, New Lots, Flatbush, Gravesend, New Utrecht and Flatlands, and . . . Map (db m62887) HM
9New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — 1916 Easter Rising Memorial Marker
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10New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — Admiral George Dewey U.S.N.
Erected by the citizens and school children of Bay Ridge and Fort Hamilton September 28th 1899 In honor of the home-coming of Admiral George Dewey U.S.N. After his victory in Manila Bay May 1st 1898 Executive Committee F.C Cocheu · R.J. . . . Map (db m127008) HM WM
11New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — African American Heroes of the American Revolution
Few people realize that one in five people living in America during the Revolutionary War were African American and roughly the same proportion took up arms to join in the battle for independence. While some were freemen, most of the patriots . . . Map (db m126631) HM
12New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — Alexander Skene MemorialGrand Army Plaza
This impressive sculpture bust of Alexander Johnston Chalmers Skene, M.D. (1838-1900) honors a Brooklyn-based physician, medical researcher, college and hospital administrator whose lifetime of achievement had a broad impact on the medical . . . Map (db m108911) HM
13New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — Altar to Liberty1776 – 1919
On this Battle Hill, facing the Statue of Liberty, this altar is erected to commemorate the Battle of Long Island. The first engagement of which was fought on this site, August 27, 1776, between General Lord Stirling with 2,000 Americans and General . . . Map (db m13268) HM
14New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — Anderson Family Tomb
John Anderson (1812-1881) made his fortune in tobacco, running a shop near Manhattan’s City Hall. This tomb, dated 1864 above its door, was meant to be a political statement: built in the Greek Revival style as the Civil War raged, it was . . . Map (db m126667) HM
15New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — Artillery of the American Revolution
There are three basic type of artillery used in the Revolution: Cannon or Guns, Mortars and Howitzers. Cannon or Guns These were the most commonly used and were typically made in Spain, France or England. They were cast in one piece . . . Map (db m126539) HM
16New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — Artillery Projectiles of the American Revolution
Artillery Projectiles of the American Revolution SOLID OR BALL SHOT was the most typical round. The calibre is the bore diameter which corresponds to the weight of the projectile as shown here. 1.5 inch – 2 pounder 2.9 inch – 3 . . . Map (db m126561) HM
17New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — 65.130.1-4 — Atlantes Figures, circa 1899From the Hugh J. Chisolm residence, formerly at 813 5th Avenue, Manhattan, unknown architect — Limestone —
Atlantes Figures, circa 1899 From the Hugh J. Chisolm residence, formerly at 813 5th Avenue, Manhattan, unknown architect Limestone 65.130.1-4, Anonymous Arts Recovery Society These four burly male figures once ornamented the town house . . . Map (db m109509) HM
18New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — Battle HillRevolutionary War Heritage Trail
Early in the morning of August 27, 1776, British troops came up the Narrows Road to attack American forces defending Brooklyn Heights. In and around this location, the highest natural point in Kings County, the outnumbered Americans put up a stiff . . . Map (db m13250) HM
19New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — Birth Place of Jennie Jerome
In this house in January 1850 was born Jennie Jerome later Lady Randolph Churchill. She was the mother of The Rt Honorable Winston Spencer Churchill Prime Minister of Great Britain and staunch friend of the United States. This plaque is . . . Map (db m133322) HM
20New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — Bldg 92Brooklyn Navy Yard Center — Building 92: United States Marine Commandant's Residence —
Thomas Ustick Walter (1804-1887) is considered one of America's most important 19th-century architects. A founder and early President of the American Institute of Architects, he designed the cast-iron dome of the U.S. Capitol and served as Architect . . . Map (db m95831) HM
21New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — Brookland Ferry Landing
This tablet marks the Brookland Ferry Landing from which point the American Army embarked during the night of August 29th, 1776 under the direction of General George Washington ably assisted by Colonel John Glover of Marblehead, . . . Map (db m30052) HM
22New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — Brooklyn Borough Hall
Brooklyn's oldest building, this porticoed Greek Revival structure, designed by Gamaliel King, was built in 1846-51 as Brooklyn's City Hall. The cupola was added in 1898 when Brooklyn was consolidated into Greater New York City, and the building . . . Map (db m146163) HM
23New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — Brooklyn City Railroad Company Building8 Old Fulton Street
This handsome red brick building was built in 1860-61 as offices for the city of Brooklyn Railroad Company, one of New York City's first large-scale transit operators. By 1867, the company served 22 million passengers annually, operating twelve . . . Map (db m35109) HM
24New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — Brooklyn Heights
Notables from George Washington to writers and artists, gravitate to Brooklyn Heights. Encouraged by Robert Fulton’s ferry from Manhattan in 1814, residents built handsome houses of wood, brick and brownstone in all the principal styles of the . . . Map (db m134834) HM
25New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — Brooklyn Heights Historic DistrictNew York Landmarks Preservation Foundation
Brooklyn Heights, with its elegant promenade and dramatic view of Manhattan, is one of the most uniformly preserved 19th century residential districts in New York City. It was developed soon after 1814, when Robert Fulton's first steam-powered . . . Map (db m33085) HM
26New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — Brooklyn Municipal Building“Landmarks of New York”
McKenzie, Voorhees and Gmelin designed this structure in a modified Roman Eclectic style. The interior marble was quarried in Tennessee and Vermont, the granite for its base in Deer Island, Maine, and most of its limestone façade in Indiana. This . . . Map (db m149132) HM
27New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture
Dedicates this building as a Peace Site April 17, 1983 Official New York City Landmark Building within the Park Slope Historic District This mansion is now used as a meeting house by the Brooklyn Society for Ethical Culture. It is considered one of . . . Map (db m30966) HM
28New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — Canarsie Veterans Memorial
Dedicated to the men and women of the Canarsie area who served in the Armed Forces of the United States of America. American Legion Post # 573 and St Pius X council 4541 Knights of ColumbusMap (db m35137) HM
29New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — Canarsie Veterans Memorial
For God and Country Dedicated to the residents of Canarsie who gave their lives in defense of our country Canarsie Post and Unit 573 May 1970Map (db m51339) HM
30New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — Carroll Street BridgeNew York City Designated Landmark
The Carroll Street Bridge over the Gowanus Canal, built in 1888-89, is one of the oldest bridges in New York City and the oldest known extant American bridge of the “retractile” type. This rare and unusual retractable bridge functions . . . Map (db m146159) HM
31New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — Church of the SaviourFirst Unitarian Church Brooklyn
This church, designed in gothic revival style by Minard Lafever, was dedicated in 1844. It is the home of the oldest Unitarian society in Brooklyn, organized in 1833. During the 1890's, new windows, the work of Louis C. Tiffany, were installed.Map (db m33726) HM
32New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — Civil War Soldiers’ Monument
The City of New York enlisted one hundred and forty eight thousand soldiers in aid of the war for the preservation of the Union and the Constitution. A.D. 1861-65. Right Side of Monument: Ever remember how much of national prosperity is due to . . . Map (db m13257) HM
33New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — Clinton Hill Historic DistrictClinton Hill Mansions — This is one of the four markers that designate the area. —
Clinton Avenue is a grand turn-of-the-century boulevard which has remained relatively intact. When it was developed, the Avenue was distinguished by five mansions of the Pratt Family, four of them built as weddings presents for the sons of Charles . . . Map (db m35114) HM
34New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — Cobble Hill Historic DistrictNew York Landmark Preservation Foundation
Cobble Hill is an exceptionally rich district both historically and architecturally. Jennie Jerome, the mother of Winston Churchill, was born at 197 Amity Street in 1854. Among the distinguished architects' work represented here is 296 Clinton . . . Map (db m146162) HM
35New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — Cornelius Heeney1754-1848
Irish immigrant – devote (sic) Catholic-American patriot coming in poverty – raising by industry Generous with the orphans and widows Donated his land at 5th Ave. for the erection of St. Patrick’s Cathedral. In 1835 the church of St. . . . Map (db m149133) HM
36New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — Defenders of the UnionSoldiers and Sailors Memorial Arch — Grand Army Plaza —
To the Defenders of the Union, 1861-1865Map (db m13548) HM
37New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — Denyse’s Ferry – Gravesend BayRevolutionary War Heritage Trail
At the time of the American Revolution, travelers from Long Island boarded a ferry that took them across the Narrows to Staten Island near this point. In the summer of 1776, a British fleet commanded by Admiral Lord Richard Howe sailed up through . . . Map (db m30752) HM
38New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — Donald Cook Square
Colonel Donald Cook Square .191 acre This square honors Colonel Donald Gilbert Cook (1934-1967) who served with the Marine Corps in Vietnam and died there while being held as a prisoner of War. Colonel Cook graduated from St. Francis Xavier High . . . Map (db m126850) HM
39New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — Dutch Reformed Church of FlatlandsLandmarks of New York
Constructed in 1848 in late Federal style, this edifice occupies the site of the original octagonal shingled church built in 1663 and rebuilt in 1794. The congregation was formed in 1654 by the Rev. Johannes Megapolensis, pastor of the Collegiate . . . Map (db m30176) HM
40New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — Eagle Warehouse
After the Brooklyn Eagle newspaper razed its original offices here, Frank Freeman (1862-1949) was commissioned to design a warehouse for the site. It was completed in 1894. Acknowledged now as Brooklyn's greatest architect, Freeman was a master . . . Map (db m30787) HM
41New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — Ebbets Field
This is the former site of Ebbets FieldMap (db m166210) HM
42New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — Edward Robinson Squibb1819-1900
This park is named in honor of Edward Robinson Squibb M.D. one of the founders of modern American medical chemistry and a pioneer in the building of a pharmaceutical industry in the United States. His first small laboratory, opened in 1858, was . . . Map (db m161867) HM
43New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — Evacuation Site – Fulton LandingRevolutionary War Heritage Trail
Near this location, the American army retreated across the East River to Manhattan after its disastrous defeat in the Battle of Brooklyn on August 27, 1776. Badly outnumbered and cornered by British troops under the command of General William Howe, . . . Map (db m30757) HM
44New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — F. D. N. Y.
To the men of the Fire Department who died at the call of duty at this site on August 2 1978 Soldiers in a war that never ends Lieutenant James E Cutillo Bat 33 Eng 276 Firefighter 1st Gr Charles Bouton Ladder Co 156 Firefighter 1st Gr . . . Map (db m39461) HM
45New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — Father Kehoe Triangle
Dedicated in memory of those who gave their lives in VietnamMap (db m19262) HM
46New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — First Resistance to British Arms in NY
To commemorate the first resistance made to British arms in New York State August 1776 Erected by the Long Island Society Daughters of the Revolution A.D. 1916Map (db m13202) HM
47New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — Flatbush Town Hall
Constructed on historic ground near the site of the Revolutionary War Battle of Long Island of 1776, this building was designed by architect, John Y. Culyer, in 1875, it served as the Police Headquarters and seat of the 7th District Magistrates' . . . Map (db m162552) HM
48New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — Floyd Bennett Post # 1060
Dedicated to the members of Floyd Bennett Post 1060 American Legion who served in defense of our country.Map (db m51338) HM
49New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — Fort Greene Park
The Prison Ship Martyrs Monument memorializes thousands of American soldiers, sailors, and civilians who died aboard British prison ships moored in Wallabout Bay (East River) from 1776 - 1783. Revolutionary War Heritage TrailMap (db m13222) HM
50New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — Fort Hamilton
The War of 1812 inspired a new generation of American seacoast forts, New York’s first example was Fort Hamilton, constructed between 1825 and 1831. Earlier masonry forts in the harbor had been of sandstone, but Fort Hamilton was built of granite to . . . Map (db m168262) HM
51New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — Fort Hamilton Officers’ ClubThis is a membership club
This casemate fort, named in honor of Alexander Hamilton, was constructed during the years 1825 – 1831 as part of the New York Harbor coastal defense network. It is situated on the site of the two earlier earthworks. One was a 1778 British . . . Map (db m21622) HM
52New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — Fort Hamilton World War I Memorial
1917 - 1919 Erected by the citizens of Fort Hamilton in memory of our men who died in the World War and in honor of those who answered their country's call. (List of Names)Map (db m137071) HM
53New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — Fort Stirling
This tablet marks the site of Fort Stirling. On this bluff in the spring of 1776, it formed one of a chain of redoubts built in Brooklyn opposite New York. This work fell into the hands of the British during the Battle of Long Island and was . . . Map (db m33115) HM
54New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — Four Chimneys
This tablet marks the land upon which stood “Four Chimneys,” the house occupied by General George Washington as headquarters during the Battle of Long Island, in which the Council of War was held August 29th 1776, when it was . . . Map (db m148725) HM
55New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — L2003.1-4 — Four Pairs of Pegasus Figures, 1934Attributed to Harry Lowe — (American, dates unknown) —
Attributed to Harry Lowe (American, dates unknown) Four Pairs of Pegasus Figures, 1934 From the New York City Fire Service Pumping Station, Neptune Avenue at West 23rd Street, Coney Island, Brooklyn, designed by Irwin. S. Chanin Limestone . . . Map (db m109508) HM
56New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — Fowler
Fowler ( plaque ) Erected by the City of Brooklyn In Honor of the Services Rendered by the 14th. Regt. N.Y.S.M. 1861 — 1865 Bull Run · Binns Hill · Spottsylvania, Aug.1862 · Fredericksburg · Mine Run · Rappahannock Station · . . . Map (db m104898) WM
57New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — Fulton Street Pier
Eleven plaques in two series illustration the history of the area. Series 1: Plaque 1: 1609 - Native American settlements in Brooklyn Plaque 2: 1639 – Early Dutch settlement of New Netherlands Plaque 3: 1767 – Brooklyn Ferry . . . Map (db m161635) HM
58New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — General Robert E. Lee
Then Captain, Corps of Engineers, U.S.A. resided on this site 1841-1846 Presented by New York Division United Daughters of the ConfederacyMap (db m107671) HM
59New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — Giovanni da Verrazano
Florentine explorer 1490-1528Map (db m148165)
60New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — Governor DeWitt Clinton
Born March 2, 1769 at Little Britain, New York, DeWitt Clinton was one of the greatest statesmen produced by the State of New York. He was a State Senator, United States Senator, Mayor of the City of New York and Governor of the State of New York. . . . Map (db m40099) HM
61New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — Gravesend
Settled in 1643 by English Quakers under Lady Deborah Moody on land granted to them by the Dutch Governor of New AmsterdamMap (db m30055) HM
62New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — Gravesend CemeteryRevolutionary War Heritage Trail
On the morning of August 22, 1776, the British invasion force, approximately 20,000 troops, began landing on the shores of Gravesend Bay, supported by naval forces under the command of Admiral Lord Richard Howe. The invaders followed the King’s . . . Map (db m30064) HM
63New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — Gravesend Veterans Memorial
In honor of those who served in the Armed Forces of the United States of America to preserve life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.Map (db m51141) HM
64New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — Greek American Veterans
Dedicated to the memory of Greek American Veterans here and everywhere who served in defense of our nation in all of its wars.Map (db m36634) WM
65New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — Green-Wood Cemetery GatesLandmarks of New York

Designed by Richard M. Upjohn in gothic revival style, this main entrance to Green-Wood Cemetery was built in 1861 of Belleville brownstone. The sculptured groups depicting Biblical scenes over the gateways are the work of John M. Moffitt.Map (db m69543) HM
66New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — Hendrick I. Lott HouseRevolutionary War Heritage Trail
Built in 1800, the Hendrick I. Lott House incorporates the earlier 18th-century home of his grandfather Johannes E. Lott, a colonel in the American Army. The Lott House is a quiet reminder that during the Revolutionary War, Kings County consisted . . . Map (db m30086) HM
67New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — Hendrick I. Lott House1940 East 36th Street
The Hendrick I. Lott House is one of fourteen remaining Dutch Colonial farmhouses in Kings County. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is designated as a New York City Landmark. The house remains structurally sound and . . . Map (db m30200) HM
68New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — Henry Bergh-MonumentHumility of Man Before A Group of Ageless Animals — ASPCA Sculpture —
Humility of Man Before A Group of Ageless Animals, by Wilhelm Hunt Diederich (1884-1953) and John Terken (1912-1993)— This bas-relief, a tribute to the bond between man and animals, was given by its renowned artists to the ASPCA circa 1953 . . . Map (db m61552) HM
69New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — Historic Chapel
In the early 20th century, Green-Wood’s trustees decided that it was time to build a chapel on the grounds. So they held a competition, and the top American architects submitted their plans. The winner was the prominent firm of Warren and . . . Map (db m126669) HM
70New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — Historic Marker of Battle Pass
At this point the old Porte Road or Valley Grove Road intersected the line of hills separating Flatbush from Brooklyn and Gowanus. In the Battle of Long Island, August 27, 1776, this pass was barricaded in front by Dongan Oak and other . . . Map (db m13214) HM
71New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — Howard’s Inn – Evergreen CemeteryRevolutionary War Heritage Trail
The Cemetery of the Evergreens is situated at a site critical to the Battle of Brooklyn. Near the Cemetery, by the intersection of today’s Broadway and Jamaica Avenue, stood Howard’s Tavern, the most easterly pass of only four passes through the . . . Map (db m30061) HM
72New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — Huntington’s Regiment
On the morning of August 27, 1776, as the Battle of Brooklyn raged, 300 men – Huntington’s 17th Continental (Connecticut) Regiment, along with a few of Atlee’s Lutz’s, and Kiechlein’s Pennsylvanians and Haslet’s Delawares – stormed and . . . Map (db m69523) HM
73New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish WWII Memorial
Dedicated to the memory of the men of the Immaculate Heart of Mary Parish who gave their lives in World War II that we may live in freedom, justice, and fraternal charity. A list of 36 names follows, 18 each in 2 columns. “Blessed are . . . Map (db m127075) WM
74New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — Inspiratio per exemplum – Inspiration through example
Inspiratio per exemplum – Inspiration through example The garden honors the legacy of Italian-American John N. Lacorte (1910-1991) John Lacorte championed awareness of the positive achievements of Italians and Italian-Americans. His . . . Map (db m108747) HM
75New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — 66.250.2 — Ionic Capital and Column Base, circa 1901From the Pennsylvania Railroad Station, formerly 31st to 33rd Streets between 7th and 8th Avenues, — Limestone —
Ionic Capital and Column Base, circa 1901- From the Pennsylvania Railroad Station, formerly 31st to 33rd Streets between 7th and 8th Avenues, Manhattan, designed by Charles Folen McKim Limestone 66.250.2 Gift of Lipsett Demolition Co. and . . . Map (db m109510) HM
76New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — Jackie Robinson and Pee Wee Reese MonumentTeammates, Friends, and Men of Courage and Conviction
This monument honors Jackie Robinson and Pee Wee Reese: Teammates, friends, and men of Courage and Conviction. Robinson broke the Color Barrier in major league baseball, Reese supported him, and together they made history. In May 1947, on . . . Map (db m61575) HM
77New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — James T Stranahan
A citizen of Brooklyn honored for many notable services most gratefully as chief founder of Prospect ParkMap (db m108905) HM
78New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — John Brooks Henderson
Brig Gen Mo State Militia, Civil War 1826 1913. US Senator from Missouri, Sponsor of 13th amendment outlawing slavery in 1864.Map (db m108258) HM
79New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — John Cashmore1895-1961
President of the Borough of Brooklyn from 1940 until his death In was during his long & fruitful administration that the idea of a Brooklyn Civic Center was planned and achieved This spot is dedicated to his memory by his fellow citizens of . . . Map (db m134908) HM
80New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — John Fitzgerald Kennedy
John Fitzgerald Kennedy May 29, 1917 November 22, 1963 35th President of the United States 1961-1963 Ask not what your country can do for you, ask what you can do for your country Dedicated by the Borough of Brooklyn May 31, 1965 . . . Map (db m108903) HM
81New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — John J. Carty Park
Dedicate to the memory of John J. Carty, Deputy Comptroller, Chief Budget Examiner of New York City, urban expert, professional in city finance, advisor to mayors and comptrollers, faithful public servant and loyal friend. “None knew . . . Map (db m108741) HM
82New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — John J. Carty Park(illegible) acres
This park honors John J. Carty (1909-1970), a native of Bay Ridge, Brooklyn who lived his life only five blocks away and dedicated himself to New York City government for 32 years. Born in Bay Ridge, Carty graduated from St. Francis College in . . . Map (db m108742) HM
83New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — John J. Fraser
Dedicated in memory of Patrolman John J. Fraser killed in performance of duty Sept 28, 1934. Private First Class-Battery D, 59th Field Artillery C.A.C. of the A.E.F.Map (db m18402) HM
84New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — John Paul Jones
In honor of John Paul Jones Father of the U.S. Navy --------------- This flagpole has been refabricated from the mast of the U.S.S. Daniel No. 335, by Lt. Alton Douglass and the crew of U.S.S. Seattle A.O.E. 3, and installed on this site with . . . Map (db m19277) HM
85New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — June 1975
To commemorate the 200th anniversary of the United States Army on 14 June 1975 and the 150th anniversary of Fort Hamilton on 11 June 1975, this plaque is dedicated. We ask our successors to hold an appropriate observance in June 2025 to commemorate . . . Map (db m21623) HM
86New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — Korean War Irish Memorial
In memory of these Irish born men who gave their lives serving in the United States Armed Forces in the Korean War 1950-1953 and who on October 30, 2003 became citizens of the United States by a Special Act of Congress 28 men and their counties . . . Map (db m126709) HM
87New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — Line of DefenseAugust 27, 1776
Battle of Long Island 175 feet south Siege of Valley Grove House 150 feet northMap (db m13213) HM
88New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — Louis Valentine Jr. Ballfield/Carroll Park1.874 acres
This ballfield was named in honor of firefighter and lifeguard Louis Valentino Jr. (1958-1996) under a local law introduced by Councilmember Stephen DiBrenza and signed by Mayor Giuliani on June 25, 1996. Beginning with his early years in Red Hook . . . Map (db m138273) HM
89New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — Lt. Kenneth E Aimee
In Memory of Lt. Kenneth Aimee, 331st Fighter Squadron, Who gave his life in the service of his country: July 8, 1954. This memorial lovingly erected by friends and neighbors of this communityMap (db m19305) WM
90New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — M1857 12 Pounder Napoleon
This was the standard smoothbore fieldpiece of the Civil War. Our specimen is a rare early model distinguished by its handles as one of the first thirty-six made.Map (db m21666) HM
91New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — Major General Gouverneur Kemble Warren
Lieutenant Colonel Corps of Engineers, U.S.A. Born at Cold Spring N.Y. January 8, 1830 Died at Newport R.I. August 8, 1882 Everything with him was subordinated to duty. Graduated at West Point, 1850. Corps of Engineers U.S. Army. . . . Map (db m108906) HM WM
92New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — Manhattan North of the Bridge to Canal StreetBrooklyn North of the Bridge
The dense fabric of buildings along the shore housed an unregulated mixture of industry and sea-related businesses. Lumber yards, coal yards, and storehouses lined the wharves and were the background for the picturesque masts of sailing ships docked . . . Map (db m62923) HM
93New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — Marine Major Eugene McCarthyMay 10 1955 - Feb 2 1991
Marine Major Eugene McCarthy May 10 1955 - Feb 2 1991 Native son of Brooklyn Desert Storm hero made ultimate sacrifice along with 278 fellow Americans during the Gulf WarMap (db m80535) WM
94New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — Maryland Heroes
Here lie buried 256 Maryland soldiers who fell in the Battle of Brooklyn August 27, 1776.Map (db m13204) HM
95New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — Maryland Monument
In honor of Maryland’s Four Hundred who on this battlefield August 27th 1776 saved the American Army < Back of Monument > Good God! What brave fellows I must this day lose. George Washington Pedestal contributed by the Department of . . . Map (db m30765) HM
96New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — Maryland Regiment Burial SiteRevolutionary War Heritage Trail
The vicinity of 3rd Avenue and 9th Street is the presumed location of the burial site of the more than 250 soldiers of the Colonel Smallwood Regiment from Maryland. Nearby, in the swamps of Gowanus, during the Battle of Brooklyn on August 27, 1776, . . . Map (db m13206) HM
97New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — McDonald
R. H. McDonald A native of Kentucky Born   June 21, 1820 Died   July 11, 1903 ----------A member of the Pioneer Association of San Francisco, California who crossed the plains on pack mules, arriving at the gold diggings July 1849. He has been a . . . Map (db m70049) HM
98New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — Meucci Triangle
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99New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — Milestone ParkRevolutionary War Heritage Trail
On this site stood the Van Pelt House, portions of which dated to the late 17th Century. During the Revolutionary War, local farmers like the Van Pelts saw their homes used to quarter British and Hessian officers as well as American prisoners. The . . . Map (db m30067) HM
100New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — Milestone Park
This park is at the location of the oldest existing milestone in New York City. The New Ultrecht milestone was placed here in approximately 1741 under the reign of George II. The stone, which served as a directional post to travelers, stood at the . . . Map (db m30090) HM

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