Fort Greene Historic District

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Fort Greene Historic District
Prison Ship Martyrs' Monument and flags.jpg
Prison Ship Martyrs' Monument
Fort Greene Historic District is located in New York City
Fort Greene Historic District
Location Roughly bounded by Ft. Greene Pl., Fulton St., Vanderbilt and Myrtle Aves., New York, New York
Coordinates 40°41′19″N 73°58′19″W / 40.68861°N 73.97194°W / 40.68861; -73.97194Coordinates: 40°41′19″N 73°58′19″W / 40.68861°N 73.97194°W / 40.68861; -73.97194
Area 105 acres (42.5 ha)
Built 1840
Architect Multiple
Architectural style Mixed (more Than 2 Styles From Different Periods), Italianate
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference #

83001691 [1]

Fort Greene Historic District (Boundary Increase)
Location Roughly bounded by Ashland Pl., DeKalb Ave., Hanson Pl., and Oxford St., Adelphi St., Vanderbilt and Myrtle Aves., New York, New York
Area 137 acres (55.4 ha)
Built 1850
Architect Multiple
Architectural style Second Empire, Italianate, Anglo-Italianate
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference #


Added to NRHP September 7, 1984
Added to NRHP September 26, 1983

Fort Greene Historic District is a national historic district in Fort Greene, Brooklyn, New York, New York. It consists of 1,158 contributing buildings, two contributing sites, one contributing object, and two contributing structures. It is characterized by a concentration of architecturally distinguished three and four story townhouses developed speculatively and built between 1840 and 1890. Most are faced in sandstone and exhibit characteristics of the Greek Revival, Italianate, Second Empire, and Neo-Grec styles. It includes a 33-acre park designed by Frederick Law Olmsted and Calvert Vaux in 1868. In the park is a column memorializing Revolutionary War soldiers (Prison Ship Martyrs' Monument) that was designed by McKim, Mead, and White and erected in 1908. The park was built on the site of fortifications built in 1776 and 1814.[2] Also located in the district is the Brooklyn Academy of Music.[3]

It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983 and expanded in 1984.[1]