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Hendrick I. Lott House

E. 35 St. to E. 36 St. between Fillmore Ave. and Ave. S


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This text is part of Parks’ Historical Signs Project and can be found posted within the park.

The Hendrick I. Lott House is one of fourteen remaining Dutch Colonial farmhouses in Kings County. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is designated as a New York City Landmark. The house remains structurally sound and virtually unchanged from the time Hendrick Lott constructed it in 1800, incorporating a section of the 1720 homestead built by his grandfather, Johannes Lott.

When the Lott family emigrated from Holland in 1652, they began to acquire land in the Town of Flatlands. By 1720 Johannes Lott, a prosperous farmer and member of the New York Colonial Assembly, expanded the family holdings from Kings Highway south to Jamaica Bay and “Lott’s Landing.” On this property, Johannes built his homestead just east of the present house. Johannes died in 1775, leaving the farm to Johannes Jr., who occupied the property until 1792.

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The Lott House will be closed for renovation. The intent of this project is to evoke the Lott family’s farmstead landscape. It includes a vegetable garden, orchard, hedgerow, windbreak, ornamental plantings, a portion of the farm drive, an outhouse and a wellhouse. Bluestone paths traverse the property and ramps make the house accessible. Custom seating and a drinking fountain will also be installed.
Anticipated Completion: Fall 2014

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