Fort Greene Historic District

Fort Greene Historic District (HMNGZ)

Location: Athens, NY 11205 Kings County
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N 40° 41.364', W 73° 58.214'

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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 editor of the Brooklyn Daily Eagle newspaper. It was redesigned in 1867 by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux, landscape architects of Central Park and Prospect Park. The park contains the prison ship "Martrys" monument and the symbolic home of 11,500 men who died in the Revolutionary War on British Prison ships anchored nearby.
Placed ByNew York Landmarks Preservation Foundation
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Date Added Thursday, October 23rd, 2014 at 5:49am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 587010 N 4504788
Decimal Degrees40.68940000, -73.97023333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 41.364', W 73° 58.214'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 41' 21.84" N, 73° 58' 12.84" W
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Area Code(s)646, 718
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 228 Dekalb Ave, Athens NY 11205, US
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