Lefferts Homestead

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

95 Prospect Park West

ARCHITECT: Unknown

DATE: 1777-1783

STYLE: Dutch Colonial

Brooklyn Dutch Colonial Prospect Park

This charming Eighteenth-Century Dutch Colonial farmhouse replaced the earlier Lefferts Homestead burned by the Americans, while they were engaging the British in the battle of Flatbush in 1776. Built of wood, some of it salvaged from the Seventeenth Century house, it is a good example of post-Revolutionary war construction. Built by Lieutenant Peter Lefferts between 1777 and 1783, the house was presented by his descendants to the City in 1918, when it was moved to Prospect Park from its original location at 563 Flatbush Avenue.

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

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