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Fort Greene Historic District is a national historic district in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, New York, New York. It consists of 1,158 contributing buildings, two contributing sites, one contributing object, and two contributing structures. It is characterized by a concentration of architecturally distinguished three and four story townhouses developed speculatively and built between 1840 and 1890. Most are faced in sandstone and exhibit characteristics of the Greek Revival, Italianate, Second Empire, and Neo-Grec styles. It includes a 33-acre park designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux in 1868. In the park is a column memorializing Revolutionary War soldiers (Prison Ship Martyrs' Monument) that was designed by McKim, Mead, and White and erected in 1908. The park was built on the site of fortifications built in 1776 and 1814.[2] Also located in the district is the Brooklyn Academy of Music.[3]

Fort Greene Historic District
Prison Ship Martyrs' Monument and flags.jpg
Prison Ship Martyrs' Monument
Fort Greene Historic District is located in New York City
Fort Greene Historic District
Fort Greene Historic District is located in New York
Fort Greene Historic District
Fort Greene Historic District is located in the United States
Fort Greene Historic District
LocationRoughly bounded by Ft. Greene Pl., Fulton St., Vanderbilt and Myrtle Aves., New York, New York
Coordinates40°41′19″N 73°58′19″W / 40.68861°N 73.97194°W / 40.68861; -73.97194Coordinates: 40°41′19″N 73°58′19″W / 40.68861°N 73.97194°W / 40.68861; -73.97194
Area105 acres (42.5 ha)
Built1840
ArchitectMultiple
Architectural styleMixed (more Than 2 Styles From Different Periods), Italianate
NRHP reference #83001691

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Fort Greene Historic District (Boundary Increase)
LocationRoughly bounded by Ashland Pl., DeKalb Ave., Hanson Pl., and Oxford St., Adelphi St., Vanderbilt and Myrtle Aves., New York, New York
Area137 acres (55.4 ha)
Built1850
ArchitectMultiple
Architectural styleSecond Empire, Italianate, Anglo-Italianate
NRHP reference #84002451 [1]
Added to NRHPSeptember 7, 1984
Added to NRHPSeptember 26, 1983

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983 and expanded in 1984.[1]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b c National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ Larry Gobrecht (August 1983). "National Register of Historic Places Registration:Fort Greene Historic District". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2011-03-12. See also: "Accompanying 26 photos".
  3. ^ Merrill Hesch (June 1984). "National Register of Historic Places Registration:Fort Greene Historic District (Boundary Increase)". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2011-03-12. See also: "Accompanying 25 photos". See also: "Accompanying 47 photos".