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By Larry Gertner, June 20, 2017
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New 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 m104517) HM
New 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
New 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
New 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
New 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 m63005) HM
New 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
New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — 1916 Easter Rising Memorial Marker
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New 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 in victory in Manila Bay May 1st 1898 Executive Committee F.C Cocheu R.J. . . . — Map (db m108743) HM WM
New 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
New 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
New 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
New 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
New 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 m18318) HM
New 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
New 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
New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — Brookland Ferry LandingWhere American troops escaped the British Aug 29, 1776
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, Massachusetts — Map (db m96200) HM
New 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 m20189) HM
New 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
New 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
New 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
New 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 Columbus — Map (db m35137) HM
New 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 1970 — Map (db m51339) HM
New 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
New 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
New 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
New 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 m33911) HM
New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — Defenders of the UnionSoldiers and Sailors Memorial Arch — Grand Army Plaza
To the Defenders of the Union, 1861-1865 — Map (db m13548) HM
New 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
New 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
New 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
New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — Ebbets Field
This is the site of the former Ebbets Field — Map (db m18336) HM
New 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
New 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
New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — Father Kehoe Triangle
Dedicated in memory of those who gave their lives in Vietnam — Map (db m19262) HM
New 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. 1916 — Map (db m13202) HM
New 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
New 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 Trail — Map (db m13222) HM
New 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 m21620) HM
New 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
New 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
New 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 m30049) HM
New 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
New 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
New 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 Confederacy — Map (db m107671) HM
New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — Giovanni da Verrazano
Florentine explorer 1490-1528 — Map (db m104519)
New 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
New 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 Amsterdam — Map (db m30055) HM
New 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
New 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
New 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
New 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
New 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
New 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
New 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 it renowned artists to the ASPCA circa 1953 and . . . — Map (db m61552) HM
New 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 obstructions. . . . — Map (db m13214) HM
New 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
New 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
New 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
New 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
New 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
New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — James T Stranahan
James T Stranahan A citizen of Brooklyn honored for many notable services most gratefully as chief founder of Prospect Park 1891 — Map (db m108905) HM
New 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

New 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
New 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
New 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
New 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
New 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
New 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
New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — Line of DefenseAugust 27, 1776
Battle of Long Island 175 feet south Siege of Valley Grove House 150 feet north — Map (db m13213) HM
New 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 community — Map (db m19305) WM
New 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
New 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
New 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
New 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 War — Map (db m80535) WM
New 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
New 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
New 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
New 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
New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — Meucci Triangle
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New 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
New 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
New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — Narrows Overlook – Fort HamiltonRevolutionary War Heritage Trail
In the summer of 1776, American lookouts watched a British fleet massing in the Narrows from this point. Over two hundred ships and thirty thousand men, under the command of General William Howe and his brother, Admiral Lord Richard Howe were set to . . . — Map (db m21615) HM
New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — Necassius De Sille House
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New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — New Utrecht CemeteryRevolutionary War Heritage Trail
This is the site of the original New Utrecht Reformed Church, built in 1700 on the main street of New Utrecht village. On August 22, 1776, General Howe’s troops occupied the old Church before moving to attack the Americans at Brooklyn Heights. . . . — Map (db m30062) HM
New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — New Utrecht Liberty Pole
This Liberty Pole marks the spot over which the American flag first waved in the town of New Utrecht. The original pole was erected by our forefathers at the Evacuation of the British, November 1783, amid the firing of cannons and demonstration of . . . — Map (db m30342) HM
New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — New Utrecht Reformed ChurchRevolutionary War Heritage Trail
Completed in 1829, the Church incorporates in its walls the stones from the original structure, which had stood in the eastern corner of the old New Utrecht Reformed Church Cemetery, 16th Avenue and 84th Street since 1700. During the Battle of . . . — Map (db m30069) HM
New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — New Utrecht Reformed ChurchLandmarks of New York
The walls of this building, constructed in early Gothic revival style in 1828, contain stones taken from a predecessor church built in 1700 as the first house of worship for the Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of New Utrecht, organized in 1677. The . . . — Map (db m30177) HM
New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — 66.252.1-9 — Nine Keystones, circa 1924/"Night", circa 1910
Nine Keystones, circa 1924 From the Park Lane Hotel, formerly at 299 park Avenue, Manhattan, designed by Schultz and Weaver Limestone 66.252.1-9, Gift of the Anonymous Arts Recovery Society and Frederick Fried These large keystones of male . . . — Map (db m109511) HM
New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — Old Stone HouseRevolutionary War Heritage Trail
During the 1776 Battle of Brooklyn, Maryland continental soldiers under General William Alexander waged a crucial battle at this site. This Dutch farmhouse has been reconstructed. — Map (db m13207) HM
New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — On July 4, 1776
American Artillerymen under the command of Maj. Gen. Henry Knox fired from this area on the British Invasion Fleet in New York Harbor. These were the first shots of the Battle of Long Island. Damage & casualties were inflicted upon the H.M.S. Asia. — Map (db m21609) HM
New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — Our Drummer Boy
Erected by the Drum and Bugle Corps of the 13th Regt. N.G., S.N.Y., in memory of Clarence D. MacKenzie, born Feb. 8, 1849, Died at Annapolis, MD., June 11, 1861, aged 12 yrs 4 mos 3 dys Back of Monument: This young life was the first offering . . . — Map (db m13314) HM
New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — Parkville Veterans Memorial
The Parkville Community pays homage to those of its neighbors who served in the armed forces in defense of our country. — Map (db m51925) HM
New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — Pieter Claesen Wyckoff HouseRevolutionary War Heritage Trail
Originally the center of a Dutch West India Company bowerie, or farm, the original portion of the Pieter Claesen Wyckoff House was built c. 1652 by Pieter and his wife Grietje Van Ness and is the oldest surviving structure in New York City. The . . . — Map (db m30079) HM
New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — 64.260.1-6 — Pilaster Capitals, 1898Louis H. Sullivan — (American, 1856-1924)
Louis H. Sullivan (American, 1856-1924) Pilaster Capitals, 1898 From the Bayard-Condict Building, 65 Bleeker Street, Manhattan, designed by Louis H. Sullivan Cast stone 64.260.1-6, Gift of Anonymous Arts Recovery Society These capitals . . . — Map (db m109514) HM
New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — 69.181 — Plaque, circa 1885From the Mulcaster Building, formerly at 1297 3rd Avenue at 68th Street, Manhattan, unknown architec — Terracotta
Plaque, circa 1885 From the Mulcaster Building, formerly at 1297 3rd Avenue at 68th Street, Manhattan, unknown architect Terracotta 69.181, Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Benjamin Frost This delightful image of a butterfly-child sipping nectar from . . . — Map (db m109513) HM
New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — Plymouth Church of the PilgrimsUnderground Railroad Heritage Trail
The congregation of Plymouth Church of the Pilgrims hired Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887) as their first minister, approving of his abolitionist sentiments. Beecher protested the Fugitive Slave Laws of 1850, exhorting his congregation to place the . . . — Map (db m33772) HM
New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — Ponkiesberg Fortification
Near this place during the Revolutionary War stood the Ponkiesberg fortification from which General George Washington is said to have observed the fighting at Gowanus during the Battle of Long Island August 27, 1776. Erected in 1926 by the South . . . — Map (db m30047) HM
New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — Prison Ship Martyrs Monument
[Engraved into the limestone at the base of the tower]: 1776 The Prison Ship Martyrs Monument 1908 [Plaque on monument's opposite side from engraving]: In memory of the 11,500 patriotic American Sailors and Soldiers . . . — Map (db m14891) HM
New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — Projectiles for U.S. 20-inch Rodman Gun
These thousand pound cast iron balls fit the huge gun in the park just outside the fort’s main gate. The 20-inch model of 1864 was experimental; the largest standard seacoast gun in use during our Civil War was the 15-inch Rodman. — Map (db m29650) HM
New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — Red Lion InnRevolutionary War Heritage Trail
Near here stood the Red Lion Inn, marking the junction of three country roads: Martense Lane, which followed what is now the southern edge of the Green-Wood Cemetery; the Narrows Road, which came up the shore of New York Bay from Denyse’s Ferry; and . . . — Map (db m13243) HM
New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — Replica of the Statue of Liberty, circa 1900Unknown Artist and Maker — (American, Akron, Ohio)
Unknown Artist and Maker (American, Akron, Ohio) Replica of the Statue of Liberty, circa 1900 Galvanized sheet steel and zinc over iron frame Gift of the Athena-Liberty Lofts, L.P., The Athena group, and Brickman Associates, in honor of the . . . — Map (db m109515) HM
New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — Revolutionary War Cemetery
1776 1962 Revolutionary War Cemetery In everlasting memory to all those that are buried here, that our country be ever free — Map (db m108749) HM WM
New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — Robert E. Lee Tree
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New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — Robert J Crawford
In memory of our brother Robert J Crawford April 1, 1939 - Sept. 11, 2001 and all our brother knights who perished on September 11 at the World Trade Center — Map (db m35119) HM
New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — Rockaway Footpath
On the eve of the Battle of Long Island in the early morning hours of August 27, 1776, General William Howe, commander of the British forces, ordered a local tavern owner, William Howard, and his son to guide several thousand British redcoats along . . . — Map (db m30058) HM
New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — Samuel F. B. Morse
Samuel F. B. Morse Inventor of the telegraph To honor and perpetuate his memory this plaque is presented by the members of the Morse Telegraph Club 1968 Upper Monument: Samuel Finley Breese Morse Born Charlestown Mass: April XXVII 1791 Died . . . — Map (db m13315) HM
New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — Sheepshead Bay Veterans Memorial
For God and Country In memory of those who served in the Armed Forces of our country. Bill Brown Post No. 507 American Legion — Map (db m51384) HM
New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — Site of the Dongan Oak
At the Battle of Long Island, on the hill to the north of this spot, the Americans had a redoubt with two guns, to guard the old Valley Grove Road, called by the early settlers the “Porte”, meaning gate-way through the hills, and which . . . — Map (db m13218) HM
New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — Spanish 24-Pounder
In 1786, when this piece was cast, it was common to give names to guns. Theodorico (“Little Theodore”) served as part of the defenses of Santiago de Cuba. Though it had been rifled to improve its range and accuracy, Theodorico was . . . — Map (db m21667) HM
New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — The Battle of BrooklynRevolutionary War Heritage Trail
On July 4, 1776, the Declaration of Independence proclaimed to the world that thirteen British colonies had joined together to create a new nation: the United States of America. Here in Brooklyn, only two months later, the survival of that new . . . — Map (db m13255) HM
New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — The Battle of BrooklynRevolutionary War Heritage Trail
On July 4, 1776, the Declaration of Independence proclaimed to the world that thirteen British colonies had joined together to create a new nation: the United States of America. Here in Brooklyn, only two months later, the survival of that new . . . — Map (db m21613) HM
New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — The Battle of BrooklynRevolutionary War Heritage Trail
On July 4, 1776, the Declaration of Independence proclaimed to the world that thirteen British colonies had joined together to create a new nation: the United States of America. Here in Brooklyn, only two months later, the survival of that new . . . — Map (db m30174) HM
New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — The Battle of BrooklynRevolutionary War Heritage Trail
On July 4, 1776, the Declaration of Independence proclaimed to the world that thirteen British colonies had joined together to create a new nation: the United States of America. Here in Brooklyn, only two months later, the survival of that new . . . — Map (db m30175) HM
New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — The Battle of BrooklynRevolutionary War Heritage Trail
On July 4, 1776, the Declaration of Independence proclaimed to the world that thirteen British colonies had joined together to create a new nation: the United States of America. Here in Brooklyn, only two months later, the survival of that new . . . — Map (db m30997) HM
New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — The Battle of BrooklynRevolutionary War Heritage Trail
On July 4, 1776, the Declaration of Independence proclaimed to the world that thirteen British colonies had joined together to create a new nation: the United States of America. Here in Brooklyn, only two months later, the survival of that new . . . — Map (db m31008) HM
New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — The Battle of BrooklynRevolutionary War Heritage Trail
On July 4, 1776, the Declaration of Independence proclaimed to the world that thirteen British colonies had joined together to create a new nation: the United States of America. Here in Brooklyn, only two months later, the survival of that new . . . — Map (db m31009) HM
New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — The Battle of BrooklynThe Revolutionary War at Green-Wood
On July 4, 1776, the United States issued its Declaration of Independence from Great Britain. As the summer progressed, General George Washington and his Continental Army held Brooklyn and New York City, while the British gathered their forces on . . . — Map (db m69530) HM
New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — The Battle of Long Island22-29 August 1776
In the summer of 1776 this site saw both the first coast defense of the newborn United States & the opening of the largest battle of the Revolutionary War. On that original Fourth of July, a small American gun position near here entered into an . . . — Map (db m21612) HM
New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — The Brooklyn Bridge1867 - 1883
The Brooklyn Bridge, the largest suspension bridge in the world at the time it was built, was the first to span the East River. Designed and constructed by John A. Roebling and his son, Washington A. Roebling, the bridge spans 3,461 feet and rises . . . — Map (db m20143) HM
New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — The Brooklyn Wall of Remembrance and Tribute Walk
The Foundation wishes to express its gratitude to the many individuals who worked so hard and gave so generously to make this memorial a reality. Principal Benefactors: Ebbets Field Wall of Remembrance Foundation, Inc., Sol Moglen, Founder; Mark . . . — Map (db m61554) WM
New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — The Caponier
Fort Hamilton, with its heavy guns, defended New York City against ships. This structure defended Fort Hamilton against land attack. The caponier was a flank battery designed to sweep the back of the main fort with cannon fire and to protect the . . . — Map (db m21619) HM
New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — The Church of the GeneralsSt. John’s Episcopal Church
General Robert E. Lee – Vestryman 1842-1844 General Thomas J. (Stonewall) Jackson – Baptized 1849 General Matthew B. Ridgway (N.A.T.O. Commander) – Baptized 1899--------------- Other general and flag officers who have worshipped . . . — Map (db m108740) HM
New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — The Delaware RegimentBattle of Long Island – August 27, 1776
Responding to the call of the Continental Congress, the Delaware Regiment was organized in January of 1776. In early August of that year they were ordered to march northward to join the Continental army under the command of General Washington. . . . — Map (db m13211) HM
New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — The Dover Patrol
To the glory of God and in everlasting remembrance of The Dover Patrol 1914 – 1919 They died that we might live. May we be worthy of their sacrifice. West Side of Monument: This monument to the Dover Patrol erected as a tribute to . . . — Map (db m38784) HM
New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — The Freedom TreeMaj Donald Cook
The Freedom Tree With the vision of universal freedom for all mankind This tree is dedicated to Maj Donald Cook and all Prisoners of War and Missing in Action 1973 — Map (db m108744) WM
New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — The Freedom TreeRichard Cocheo
The Freedom Tree With the vision of universal freedom for all mankind This tree is dedicated to Richard Cocheo and all Prisoners of War and Missing in Action 1973 — Map (db m108745) WM
New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — The Freedom TreeS.Sgt. John Allen Payne
The Freedom Tree With the vision of universal freedom for all mankind This tree is dedicated to S.Sgt. John Allen Payne and all Prisoners of War and Missing in Action 1973 — Map (db m108746) WM
New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — The Green-Wood Cemetery
The Green-Wood Cemetery has been designated a National Historic Landmark This site possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America. Established in 1838, this was the largest and most varied of . . . — Map (db m69535) HM
New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — The Green-Wood Cemetery
The Green-Wood Cemetery has been designated a National Historic Landmark This site possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America. Established in 1838, this was the largest and most varied of . . . — Map (db m69539) HM
New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — The Japanese Hill-and-Pond GardenA landscape with deeper meaning
In the gardens of Japan, nature is rarefied, abstracted, and interpreted to reveal lessons about life and our own place in the larger scheme of things. Symbolic elements imbue the landscape with deeper meaning. Among the major features of the . . . — Map (db m106162) HM
New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — The Kings Highway1636
The King's Highway formerly the road to Flatlands Neck passed this site. Over it the Indian braves and Captain John Underhill with his colonial soldiers passed. Lord Cornwallis, on August 25, 1776, at the head of the British troops silently . . . — Map (db m18403) HM
New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — The Marquis de Lafayette
This monument was erected and presented by Henry Harteaua distinguished citizen of Brooklyn to be an enduring tribute to the memory of one who as friend and companion of the immortal Washington fought to establish in our country those vital . . . — Map (db m30768) HM
New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — The Old Stone HouseRevolutionary War Heritage Trail
The Old Stone House, also known as the Vecte-Cortelyou House, was built in 1699 along the Gowanus Road, which skirted a creek of the same name. During the Battle of Brooklyn, on August 27, 1776, approximately 2,000 combined British forces captured . . . — Map (db m30761) HM
New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — Thomas F Norton
In memory of our brother who died in Vietnam P. F. C. Thomas F. Norton 1947 - 1968 — Map (db m18404) HM
New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — Tree Dedication for Medal of Honor RecipientsCypress Hills National Cemetery
This tree dedicated by the Veterans Administration in 1976 to America’s Medal of Honor Recipients who helped make this Bicentennial Observance possible “By gallantry above and beyond the call of duty” — Map (db m61576) WM
New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — Triumph on Battle HillThe Revolutionary War at Green-Wood
You now stand on Green-Wood Cemetery’s Battle Hill, the highest natural elevation in Brooklyn. On the morning of August 27, 1776, had you stood here, you would have seen the Battle of Brooklyn developing in front of you. British General James . . . — Map (db m69525) HM
New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — Walt Whitman(1819 - 1892) — He gave America, and poetry itself, a new voice.
On this site, from 1841 to 1892, stood the offices of the Brooklyn Eagle. In its time, a powerful paper. From 1846 to 1848, Whitman, not yet 30 but a seasoned journalist, served as its editor. For his stand against slavery in newly admitted states, . . . — Map (db m31145) HM
New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — Where the Dodgers Made Baseball History and Jackie Robinson Changed America
Once upon a time (1890-1957), there was a major league baseball team in Brooklyn—the Dodgers. They played their games at Ebbets Field (1913-1957) in Flatbush, where the fans and players dodged the trolley cars to get to the ballpark. But it . . . — Map (db m33742) HM
New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — William Moir Smith
Company A. 71st Reg N.Y.S.M. Who fell mortally wounded at the first battle of Bull Run July 21, 1861. Died at Richmond, VA Aug 1, 1861 Aged 22 years — Map (db m32862) HM
New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — Wonder Wheel
Wonder Wheel Construction began in 1918. Opened Memorial Day in 1920. Built right here in Coney Island by Herman Garms & Bethlehem Steel. Weight: 400,000 pounds. Height: 150 feet, tallest in the world. Capacity: 144 people. The . . . — Map (db m106163) HM
New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — Wyckoff Bennett Mont HouseRevolutionary War Heritage Trail
This Dutch-American farmhouse is a quiet reminder that the Battle of Brooklyn, one of the biggest conflicts of the Revolutionary War, took place when Kings County was still mostly farm country. The country boasted fewer than 4,000 inhabitants, one . . . — Map (db m30082) HM
New York (Kings County), Brooklyn — Wyckoff-Bennett HomesteadHistoric District - New York City
The best preserved, and considered by many the most beautiful example of Dutch Colonial architecture in Brooklyn, this dwelling is believed to have been built by Henry and Abraham Wyckoff, descendants of Pieter Wyckoff who came to this country in . . . — Map (db m30180) HM
New York (Kings County), Brooklyn NY — LituanicaFirst trans-Atlantic flight by Lithuanians
Lituanica 1923 - 2013 80th Anniversary Flight across the Atlantic Lithuanian Pilots Steponas Darius and Stasys Girenas — Map (db m77711) HM
New York (Kings County), Brookyn — 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 m107670) HM
New York (Kings County), Fort Greene — 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
New York (Kings County), New York — Castle Williams
With walls forty feet high and eight feet thick, this red sandstone bastion bristled with over one hundred cannon when it was completed in 1811. Named after its designer, Lieutenant Colonel Jonathan Williams, it has also been nicknamed the . . . — Map (db m24329) HM
New York (Kings County), New York — Cornerstone of the Statue of Liberty Pedestal
At this site on August 5, 1884, the cornerstone of the pedestal of the Statue of “Liberty Enlightening the World” was laid with ceremony by William A. Brodie, Grand Master of Masons in the State of New York. Grand lodge members, . . . — Map (db m54920) HM
New York (Kings County), New York — Early North American Colonist Remains
Beneath this site lie the remains of seven individuals believed to be early North American born colonists. The remains dated to the late Eighteenth to early Nineteenth Century were discovered approximately 100 feet Southwest of here during . . . — Map (db m24331) HM

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