Wyckoff-Bennett Homestead

Wyckoff-Bennett Homestead (HMK5H)

Location: Barboursville, NY 11229 Kings County
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Country: United States of America
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N 40° 36.651', W 73° 57.09'

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Historic 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 1637. The house was standing in 1766, judging from an inscription found cut in a beam in the old barn. During the American Revolutionary War, Hessian officers were quartered in the house, and two of these soldiers' scratched their names and ranks on windowpanes which have been preserved. In 1835 the house was purchased by Cornelius W. Bennett and members of the Bennett family continue to live here.

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Wyckoff - Bennett Homestead
has been designated a
Historic Landmark
This site possesses national significance
in commemorating the history of the
United States of America
National Park Service
United States Department of the Interior
HM NumberHMK5H
Series This marker is part of the National Historic Landmarks series
Year Placed1976
Placed ByThe New York Community Trust
Marker ConditionNo reports yet
Date Added Friday, September 12th, 2014 at 11:19am PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 588697 N 4496087
Decimal Degrees40.61085000, -73.95150000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 36.651', W 73° 57.09'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 36' 39.06" N, 73° 57' 5.40" W
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Area Code(s)631, 718, 917, 347
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1669 E 22nd St, Barboursville NY 11229, US
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