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Old Stone House
J.J. Bryan Park, 5th Ave. and #rd St., Brooklyn, NY
The Old Stone House was originally built in Brooklyn on the Gowanus Creek by Claes Arentson Vechte, a Dutch immigrant, in 1699. Eventually the house would go on to have an eccletic and colorful New York history, including both the Revolutionary War's Battle of Brooklyn and the Brooklyn Dodgers. Today the OSH is an "historic interpretive center" runs educational programs and houses exhibits on New York history.

Administrator: First Battle Revival Alliance
Access: "Battle of Brooklyn" exhibit open to public Saturdays 12pm - 3pm and to groups by appointment.
Phone: 718-768-3195
Email: info@oldstonehouse.org
URL: http://www.oldstonehouse.org
Category: Historic Houses/Sites
Subject: Architecture , New York & the World , Politics & Governance
Time Period: English to American Revolution , 19th Century to Civil War , 19th Century since Civil War


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