Description: The Vanderveer mill was built between 1801 and 1804 by John C. Vanderveer. During the 1863 New York Draft Riots, Flatbush's African American community took refuge in the building, fearing that the violence across the river would spill into Kings County. According to historian Gertrude Lefferts Vanderbilt, the mill burned down on March 4, 1879.
Format: lantern slide
Citation: Windmill on the Vanderveer Farm, circa 1870s, V1974.7.4; Adrian Vanderveer Martense collection, ARC.191; Brooklyn Historical Society.
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