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Wyckoff-Bennett Homestead

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Historic and significant site related to the American Revolution

Place Details

Borough : Brooklyn
Neighborhood : Flatlands
Residential, Residential

Place Matters Profile

This National Historic Landmark Dutch Colonial farmhouse and barn was built in 1766. It was part of the Battle of Brooklyn, and was also important prior to the American Revolution.



On The Web

https://brooklyneagle.com/articles/2017/07/19/the-wyckoff-bennett-homestead-is-a-historic-treasure/

Nominations

Anonymous Nominator

This house preserves history in such a visible way - its white clapboard frame and the daffodils in the front yard, bring a kind of peace, as we contemplate how hard life was a few centuries ago.

Two decades ago when I took my graduate students to visit, we saw an original printing press in the basement and heard the story that when the then-owners moved in, they found a trunk of original quilts which they donated to the Brooklyn Museum. The house is well-loved and on coronavirus walks, a respite into history.

I would love to revisit this and again see the inside. They used to have guided tours by appointment.

(added April 2020)

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