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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Kings County, New York

Clickable Map of Kings County, New York and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil;; J.J.Prats/dc:title> Kings County, NY (235) New York County, NY (1634) Queens County, NY (140) Richmond County, NY (166) Hudson County, NJ (99)  KingsCounty(235) Kings County (235)  NewYorkCounty(1634) New York County (1634)  QueensCounty(140) Queens County (140)  RichmondCounty(166) Richmond County (166)  HudsonCountyNew Jersey(99) Hudson County (99)
Brooklyn is the county seat for Kings County
Adjacent to Kings County, New York
      New York County (1634)  
      Queens County (140)  
      Richmond County (166)  
      Hudson County, New Jersey (99)  
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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 Black . . . 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 during the . . . Map (db m104516) HM
5New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — 133 Clinton StreetDesignated Landmark — New York City —
This house was the former home of the Brooklyn Excelsiors, baseball champions of the United States in 1860. Constructed in 1851, the building was once the Jolly Young Bachelors clubhouse. The Bachelors evolved into the Excelsiors baseball team. One . . . Map (db m181657) HM
6New 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
7New 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
8New 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
9New 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
10New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — 1916 Easter Rising Memorial Marker
We commemorate and honor the 100th anniversary of the men, women and children who gave their lives for the Republic of Ireland in the 1916 Easter RisingMap (db m93302) WM
11New 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
12New 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
13New 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
14New 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
15New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — American ElmUlmus americana — Fort Greene Park Tree Trail —
Leaves: Alternate, toothed simple leaves Mature height: 80-100 feet Bark: Gray, with ridges and diamond-shaped fissures
Did you know? American elms are beautiful, shapely trees, with . . . Map (db m181665) HM
16New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — An 18th Century Well
An 18th century well that was about 35-feet deep and still contained water was discovered adjacent to this site in 2017 during construction. The well is believed to be associated with Fort Box, which was one of a line of entrenchments built as . . . Map (db m183066) HM
17New 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
18New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — Arthur MillerOctober 17, 1915 - February 10, 2005 — 62 Montague Street, Brooklyn —
Pulitzer Prize-winning playwright Arthur Miller transformed post-World War II theater with explorations of social injustice, individual responsibility, and the American dream. For more than 70 years he created screenplays, fiction, essays, an . . . Map (db m181623) HM
19New 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
20New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — 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 pounder 4.2 inch – 6 pounder 4.6 inch – 12 pounder 5.8 . . . Map (db m126561) HM
21New 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
22New 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 . . . Map (db m13250) HM
23New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — Billion Oyster Project Community Reef Site: Brooklyn Bridge Park
You can't see them, but there are oysters growing under the water in front of you. There used to be over 200,000 acres of oyster reefs in New York Harbor. Now, the Billion Oyster Project is bringing back this keystone species to help reverse . . . Map (db m183115) HM
24New 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
25New 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
26New 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
27New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — Brooklyn
Brooklyn: Court Street - State Street, 1922-1931. Image from the Irma and Paul Milstein Division of the United States History, Local History and Genealogy, The New York Public Library.Map (db m183080) HM
28New 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
29New 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
30New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — 5 — Brooklyn Civic Center
In the plaza adjacent to Borough Hall's imposing front steps, summer concerts, a year-round greenmarket and other civic events take place. Brooklyn's Borough Hall, a downtown landmark since 1966, dates from the mid-19th century. Until . . . Map (db m183082) HM
31New 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
32New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — 4 — Brooklyn Heights / Downtown 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 . . . Map (db m181616) HM
33New 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
34New 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
35New 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
36New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — Brooklyn War Memorial
This memorial is dedicated to the heroic men and women of the Borough of Brooklyn who fought for liberty in the Second World War 1941-1945 and especially to those who suffered and died. May their sacrifice inspire future generations and lead to . . . Map (db m183092) WM
37New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — Burial Site of Cornelius Heeney
Founder of Brooklyn Benevolent Society and benefactor of St. Paul's Parish 1836. Died - May 3, 1848Map (db m183064) HM
38New 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
39New 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
40New 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
41New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — Christopher Columbus
The cooperation of Mayor John V. Lindsay and Administrator August Heckscher of P.R.C.A. enabled John N. LaCorte, founder of the Italian Historical Society of America to enrich the Brooklyn Civic Center with this monument.Map (db m183086) HM
42New 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
43New 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
44New 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
45New 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
46New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — Cobble Hill Historic DistrictHistoric District — New York City —
Settled by Dutch farmers in the 1640's, the rural character of Cobble Hill began to change after 1836, when the Atlantic Avenue Ferry to Manhattan went into operation. The earliest building date from that period and are fine examples of Greek . . . Map (db m183062) HM
47New 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
48New 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
49New 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
50New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — Did you know?[St. Paul Catholic Church]
☞ Built in 1836, St. Paul is the oldest Catholic church building in New York State. ☞ Its courtyard (open to the public) is the grave site of Cornelius Heeney, an Irish immigrant whose charity was a force for good in the early . . . Map (db m183065) HM
51New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — Dock 72wework Rudin Development Boston Properties
Dock 72 represents a collaborative effort to transform one of the nation's oldest shipbuilding facilities into a world-class workspace for the Brooklyn Navy Yard's next generation of innovators. Completed in 2019 amid a period of robust economic . . . Map (db m183060) HM
52New 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
53New 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
54New 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
55New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — Eastern White PinePinus strobus — Fort Greene Park Tree Trail —
Leaves: Needles in bundles of five Mature height: 70-100 feet Bark: Gray and rough
Did you know? White pines are identified by their blue-green needles, which grow in bundles of five. The . . . Map (db m181673) HM
56New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — Ebbets Field
This is the former site of Ebbets FieldMap (db m166210) HM
57New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — Edmonds Playground.917
Ronald R. Edmonds (1935-1983) was an African American educational expert known for his commitment to improving public schools. NYC Parks and the Board of Education (now the NYC Department of Education) opening the jointly operated JHS 294 . . . Map (db m181674) HM
58New 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
59New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — English ElmUlmus procera — Fort Greene Park Tree Trail —
Leaves: Alternate, simple leaves with toothed edges Mature height: 70-80 feet Bark: Grayish brown and deeply furrowed, with flattened ridges
Did you know? The English elm's leaves are . . . Map (db m181666) HM
60New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — Ethel WatersOctober 31, 1896 - September 1, 1977 — 190 New York Avenue, Brooklyn —
Born in Chester, Pennsylvania, and married at the age of 13, Ethel Waters overcame a childhood of abuse and poverty to become a jazz and gospel singer and actress, with a career spanning five decades. Waters toured on the black vaudeville circuit . . . Map (db m183119) HM
61New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — European BeechFagus sylvatica — Fort Greene Park Tree Trail —
Leaves: Simple, elliptical Mature height: 60-160 feet Bark: Very smooth, thin, gray
Did you know? Look for shiny, dark green leaves with an elliptical shape, turning chartreuse, golden, . . . Map (db m181669) HM
62New 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
63New 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
64New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — Father Kehoe Triangle
Dedicated in memory of those who gave their lives in VietnamMap (db m19262) HM
65New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — Feuchtwanger Stable
This property has been placed on the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior circa 1888Map (db m181662) HM
66New 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
67New 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
68New 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
69New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — Fort Greene Historic District
Fort Greene is a neighborhood with unusually consistent 19th century domestic architecture developed principally in the short span between 1855 and 1875. Fort Greene Park was created in 1848 at the instigation of poet Walt Whitman who was then the . . . Map (db m35110) HM
70New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — Fort Greene Historic District
Fort Greene is a neighborhood with unusually consistent 19th century domestic architecture developed principally in the short span between 1855 and 1875. Fort Greene Park was created in 1848 at the instigation of poet Walt Whitman who was then the . . . Map (db m184307) HM
71New 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
72New 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
73New 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
74New 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
75New 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
76New 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
77New 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
78New 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
79New 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
80New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — Garden Place
Originally Garden Place was a walk in the formal gardens behind the mansion of Philip Livingston, delegate from New York and signer of the Declaration of Independence in 1776. The Livingston Mansion was used by General Washington and his officers . . . Map (db m181659) HM
81New 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
82New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — Gene's TreeEugene Wajda
Founder of the original Gowanus Yacht Club
"Life should be filled with laughter"
Map (db m183063) HM
83New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — Giovanni da Verrazano
Florentine explorer 1490-1528Map (db m148165)
84New 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
85New 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
86New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — Gravesend
Gravesend was founded in 1643 by Lady Deborah Moody who named this community after her home town Gravesend, England. Founded on the precepts of religious freedom, Gravesend, which means at the end of the grove, derives its name from two Saxon words, . . . Map (db m190171) HM
87New 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
88New 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) WM
89New 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
90New 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
91New 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
92New 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
93New 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
94New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — Henry Miller1891-1980
Raised in Brooklyn, the best-selling author is noted for his imaginative, controversial novels Tropic of Cancer (1934), which chronicles his colorful life as an expatriate in Paris, and Tropic of Capricorn (1939), which depicts his . . . Map (db m181609) HM
95New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — Henry Ward Beecher1813 - 1887
The grateful gift of multitudes of all classes creeds and conditions at home and abroad to honor the great apostle of the brotherhood of manMap (db m183088) HM
96New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — High Water Mark
High Water Mark 5.0 Feet October 29, 2012 On this day, Hurricane Sandy brought a storm surge of 5 feet to this location as indicated by the red line below. Map (db m182640) HM
97New 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
98New 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
99New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — 3 — History in the Park
In 1871, "Coffee King" John Arbuckle opened a factory on John Street between Jay and Adams Streets. By 1906, the factory roasted about 25 million pounds of Brazilian coffee every month. Arbuckle became a multimillionaire by producing the . . . Map (db m183097) HM
100New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — 4 — History in the Park
In the early 20th century, the Empire Stores, the Tobacco Inspection Warehouse, and 200 other warehouses lined the Brooklyn shore from DUMBO to Red Hook. This was one of the world's busiest waterfronts. Brazilian coffee, . . . Map (db m183105) HM

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Jun. 24, 2022