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Four Chimneys

Brooklyn
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Location:
Brooklyn Heights Promenade; Montague Street and Montague Terrace
Description:
Tablet recessed in boulder
Materials:
Bronze
Dimensions:
H: 20" W: 30" D: ¾"
Dedicated:
1929
Foundry:
Jno Williams, Inc.
Donor:
Long Island State Society, Daughters of the American Revolution
Inscription:
THIS TABLET MARKS THE LAND
UPON WHICH STOOD "FOUR CHIMNEYS" .
THE HOUSE OCCUPIED BY
GENERAL GEORGE WASHINGTON
AS HEADQUARTERS
DURING THE BATTLE OF LONG ISLAND
IN WHICH THE COUNCIL OF WAR
WAS HELD AUGUST 29, 1776, WHEN
IT WAS DECIDED TO WITHDRAW THE
AMERICAN ARMY FROM LONG ISLAND.
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ERECTED BY
LONG ISLAND STATE SOCIETY
DAUGHTERS OF THE REVOLUTION
1929


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