Houses on Hunterfly Road, 1698 Bergen Street

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

1893 Bergen Street

ARCHITECT: Unknown

DATE: c. 1830

STYLE: Vernacular

Bedford-Stuyvesant Brooklyn Vernacular Weeksville

Designated August 18, 1970

Four wooden houses remain along the old Hunterfly Road, within the boundaries of what was once Weeksville, a nineteenth-century free black community that is now known as Bedford-Stuyvesant. The road, documented as early as 1622, was an avenue of communication under British rule; it fell into disuse with the installation of the grid system in 1838. The houses at 1698 and 1700 Bergen Street are two-and-one-half stories tall and three bays wide. It is possible that the house originally fronted on Hunterfly Road and that it was turned to meet the configuration of Bergen Street when Bergen Street was cut through.

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

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