Stoothoff-Baxter-Kouwenhoven House

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

1640 East 48th Street


DATE: 1747, 1811

STYLE: Dutch Colonial

Brooklyn Dutch Colonial Flatlands

Designated March 23, 1976

The Stoothoff-Baxter-Kouwenhoven House is named from a succession of families who occupied it from the time of its construction until the 1920s. The wood frame Dutch Colonial building type is quite different from those of Manhattan and the Hudson River Valley, where a masonry tradition prevailed. A shingled dwelling, this house was built in two sections; the small wing, which dates from about 1747, was moved and consolidated with the new house of 1811. Both parts were shifted and oriented to their present position around 1900.

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

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Flatlands is a neighborhood in the southeast part of the borough of Brooklyn in New York City. Originally an independent town,[2][3] Flatlands became part of the City of Brooklyn in 1896.[4]

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