Carroll Gardens Historic District

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Carroll Gardens Historic District
Carroll Gardens Clin4 gardens jeh.jpg
Brownstones with large front gardens are typical in the historic district
Carroll Gardens Historic District is located in New York City
Carroll Gardens Historic District
Carroll Gardens Historic District is located in New York
Carroll Gardens Historic District
Carroll Gardens Historic District is located in the US
Carroll Gardens Historic District
Location bounded by Carroll, President, Smith, and Hoyt Streets
Brooklyn, New York City
Coordinates 40°40′47″N 73°59′25″W / 40.67972°N 73.99028°W / 40.67972; -73.99028Coordinates: 40°40′47″N 73°59′25″W / 40.67972°N 73.99028°W / 40.67972; -73.99028
Area 12 acres (4.9 ha)
Built 1869-1884[2]
Architectural style Italianate, Neo-Grec, etc.
NRHP Reference # 83001687[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHP September 26, 1983
Designated NYCL September 25, 1973[3]

The Carroll Gardens Historic District is a small municipal and national historic district located in the Carroll Gardens neighborhood of Brooklyn, New York City. The national district consists of 134 contributing residential rowhouses built between the 1860s and 1880s. They are two and three story brownstone buildings in the neo-Grec and late Italianate styles located in a rectangle bounded by Carroll, President, Smith, and Hoyt Streets.[3] They feature uniform setbacks, even cornice lines and stoop levels, and fenced front yards and landscaped gardens.[4] These were the result of surveyor Richard Butt, who in 1846 planned gardens in front of the brownstone houses in the oldest section of the neighborhood. The homes are set further back from the street than is common in Brooklyn, and the large gardens became an iconic depiction of the neighborhood.[5] All the houses in the district, which is afforded a degree of privacy by the street pattern which discourages through traffic on Carroll and President Streets, were built between 1869 and 1884.[2]

The district was designated a New York City landmark by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission in 1973,[2] and was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.[1]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b c "Carroll Gardens, Gowanus" in New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission; Dolkart, Andrew S. (text); Postal, Matthew A. (text) (2009), Postal, Matthew A., ed., Guide to New York City Landmarks (4th ed.), New York: John Wiley & Sons, ISBN 978-0-470-28963-1 , pp.247-49
  3. ^ a b "Carroll Gardens Historic District Designation Report" New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission (September 25, 1973)
  4. ^ Gobrecht, Larry E. (August 1983). "National Register of Historic Places Registration:Carroll Gardens Historic District". New York State Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation. Retrieved 2011-03-06.  See also: "Accompanying nine photos". 
  5. ^ Carroll Gardens Neighborhood Association website Accessed: June 6, 2014

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