This weekend the old house fanatic behind the blog Casa Cara went and knocked on the door of the Stoothoff-Baxter House, a Dutch Colonial house in Flatlands, the earliest part of which was built in 1747 by Garret Stoothoff. The owner, a retired New York City public school teacher formerly of Fort Greene, was out at the time but he nicely sent along a couple of photos of the interior, one of which we've included above and the other of which you have to click through this link to see. The house has been on the National Register of Historic Places since 1982. To learn more about this and other old Dutch houses in Brooklyn, a 1945 book by Maud Esther Dillard has been digitized and can be view here.
A Trace of Breukelen [Casa Cara]
Inside the Stoothoff-Baxter House
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