Monthly Archives: August 2012

Photo of the Week: The Vechte-Cortelyou House

  The The Vechte-Cortelyou house, today known as the Old Stone House, was built in the late 1690s just a few hundred feet from Gowanus Creek near what is now 3rd Avenue. Torn down at the end of the nineteenth … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: Meserole House

  From the desk of Cassie Mey, Project CHART intern: While scanning the Ralph Irving Lloyd lantern slides, ca. 1905, I have discovered particular slides that speak to me personally and enliven Brooklyn history in my imagination. For example, I … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: Lamp Posts of Brooklyn’s Past

¬†Either the photographer (and Long Island Historical Society librarian) John D. Morrell captured an intense game of hide-and-seek or the girls are upset with the knowledge that the days of their grand cast-iron lamp posts are numbered.¬† According to Forgotten … Continue reading

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Photo of the Week: Carriage Ladies

Found in the Alden Family Bible, donated by Mrs. L. Tracey in 1957, this celebratory photograph appears to have been taken in the spring or summer judging from the light colors the two women are wearing, one of whom seems … Continue reading

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Map of the Month – August 2012

This month’s featured map of Brooklyn’s Prospect Park was first posted on our blog by Allison back in May 2010 – but it is so beautiful that we wanted to showcase it again. An 1871 design from Olmsted, Vaux & … Continue reading

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