Friday, September 2, 2011
Philip Livingston, delegate from New York and signer of the Declaration of Independence in 1776.
Digital Gallery of the New York Public Library. The estate comprised 40 prime Brooklyn Heights acres overlooking the East River. (It was destroyed by fire in 1811 or 1841, depending on the source.)
According to the plaque, the original retaining wall between the garden and the terraced orchard of the Livingston estate still exists behind numbers 29 - 41.
1766 map of Brooklyn Heights, below. The dotted red line shows Fulton Street now and then (part of Fulton has been renamed Cadman Plaza West today but the road is still there). The red circle shows the position of Livingston Mansion
Also see: A History of Garden Place Brooklyn Eagle
Top two photos by MK Metz
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