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Prospect Park

Litchfield Villa Landmarks Tablet map_it

  • Architect: Frank J. Helmle
  • Description: Tablet on wall
  • Materials: Bronze
  • Dedicated: 1914
  • Donor: Purchase
  • Inscription: LANDMARKS OF NEW YORK / LITCHFIELD VILLA MANSION / THIS ITALIANITE VILLA "RIDGEWOOD" WAS CON- / STRUCTED IN 1855 FOR RAIL ROAD PIONEER
    EDWIN LITCHFIELD FROM PLANS BY ALEXANDER / JACKSON DAVIS. FAMED FOR HIS RICH INTERIORS / IT WAS A CENTRE OF BROOKLYNS SOCIAL LIFE FOR
    MANY YEARS, THE CITY OF BROOKLYN ACQUIRED / THE MANSION AND ITS GROUNDS IN 1869 / SINCE 1892 IT HAS HOUSED THE / BROOKLYN PARK HEADQUARTERS / PLAQUE ERECTED IN 1958 BY / NEW YORK COMMUNITY TRUST /

Please note, the NAME field includes a primary designation as well as alternate namings often in common or popular usage. The DEDICATED field refers to the most recent dedication, most often, but not necessarily the original dedication date. If the monument did not have a formal dedication, the year listed reflects the date of installation.

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Baseball FieldsProspect Park

The Long Meadow Ballfields will be closed at Prospect Park for construction. The reconstruction of the Long Meadow Ballfields is a multi-phase project encompassing 34 acres of fields, paths and woodlands. The project incorporates contemporary storm water management techniques that support our goal of capturing and retaining storm water runoff. These improvements will also help to filter runoff before it enters our watercourse. Designed to revitalize the park’s sporting community, the first phase will restore Field One, pedestrian and bridle paths, drinking fountains, benches, and include new tree plantings.
Anticipated Completion: Fall 2014

Prospect Park Weather

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    Sunny
    59°F
  • Mon
    Sunny
    63°F
  • Tue
    Chance Showers
    68°F
  • Wed
    Partly Sunny
    58°F

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