It was 29 years ago yesterday that the Prospect-Lefferts Gardens Historic District was born, an article in today's Brooklyn Eagle reminds us. Built on the former farm of 17th-century Dutch immigrant Leffert Pietersen van Haughwout, the architecturally distinctive community sprang up under the supervision of van Haughwout's great-great-great-grandson James Lefferts in the last decade of the 19th century and first decade of the 20th century. For more history, check out the Lefferts Manor Association website.
Happy Birthday PLG!
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