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Litchfield Villa Landmarks Tablet

  • Location: Prospect Park, Litchfield Mansion
  • 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 /

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