Read a history from Parks’ Historical Signs Project. This text can be found posted within the park.
Brooklyn Heights Promenade; Montague Street and Montague Terrace
Tablet recessed in boulder
H: 20" W: 30" D: ¾"
Jno Williams, Inc.
Long Island State Society, Daughters of the American Revolution
THIS TABLET MARKS THE LAND
UPON WHICH STOOD "FOUR CHIMNEYS" .
THE HOUSE OCCUPIED BY
GENERAL GEORGE WASHINGTON
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.
LONG ISLAND STATE SOCIETY
DAUGHTERS OF THE REVOLUTION
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