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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.

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