In addition to he Wyckoff House, I also saw three other early historic houses in Park Slope, Brooklyn. The Lefferts House (above) was closed, so I didn’t go inside. The house was built in 1783 and was the former home of Continental Army Lieutenant Pieter Lefferts. In 1918, it was moved six blocks to Prospect Park, where it is now a children’s museum.

Rear of the Lefferts House.

Litchfield Villa is an Italianate mansion designed by Alexander Jackson Davis and built in 1854 for Edwin Litchfield, a railroad magnate and real estate developer. Recently restored, the house now part of Prospect Park and contains administrative offices.

The Old Stone House, located in Washington Park, is a 1934 reconstruction of the 1699 Vechte-Cortelyou House, which was destroyed in 1897. The original house (the replica reused some materials salvaged from it) was the site of a crucial engagement of the Battle of Brooklyn. The house is a museum and has a permanent exhibit on the battle.

Battle diorama in the museum exhibit.