Prospect Lefferts Gardens Historic District

STATUS Designated Historic District

Prospect Lefferts Garden

DATE: 1893; 1895-1925

STYLE: Romanesque, Colonial, Tudor Revival

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Designated October 9, 1979

This district gets its name from the adjacent Prospect Park, the former Lefferts farm on which it stands and the nearby Brooklyn Botanical Gardens. Two- and three-story row houses, some of them with distinctive limestone facades, and freestanding homes in Romanesque, Colonial and Tudor Revival styles were built here from 1895 to 1925. Lefferts Manor was formed in 1893 with a restrictive covenant limiting construction to single-family homes. The covenant is still upheld today by the Lefferts Manor Association.

STATUS Designated Historic District

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Doreen Gallo: DUMBO Neighborhood Alliance

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Fern Luskin: Lamartine Place Historic District; Friends of Lamartine Place & Gibbons Underground Railroad Site

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Zella Jones: NoHo Historic District; NoHo East; and NoHo Extension

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