Houses on Hunterfly Road, 1702-04 Bergen Street

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

1702-04 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. This house at 1702-04 Bergen street is one story high.

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

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