Map of a farm at Fort Hamilton in the town of New Utrecht
Published Date: 1834 Notes: Covers lots numbered 1 to 122 between Smith Avenue and Stewart Avenue. "The above will be offered for sale in lots or parcels, at public auction at the Merchts. Exchange, New York, on Wednesday 27th August 1834, by James Bleecker & Sons." -- Auctioneer Written on bottom of map: "The above valuable and beautifully situated place, will be offered for sale in Lots or Parcels, will be offered for public auction at the Merchantile Exchange New York, on Wednesday 27th August 1834 by James Bleecker & Sons, presenting a rare opportunity for profitable investment. A portion of it as represented in the map, is laid out in Village Lots; one of which, eligibly situated has been reserved for an Episcopal Church. From it's perculiar location at the junction of the roads leading to Bath, New Utrecht and Flatbush, with the New Brooklyn Turnpike and the advantage of a Steam boat landing, the settlement now commenced, must rapidly increase. The Post Office all ready established at this point, The large military Post of Fort Hamilton, immediately adjoining the facility of communication with the City, by Steam-boats and Daily Stages- present advantages rarely combined. A sufficient quantity of ground will be offered with the large and comodious Family Mansion, to make it a desirable & beautiful country residence. The remainder of the Place will be offered in sections of about from 4 to 5 acres, admirably suited for Country Seats, being on a commanding Eminence, affording noble views of the ocean, Sandy Hook Lighthouse, the Bay, Staten Island, Coney Island ca-. These building site are unsurpassed in beauty of prospect; and while sufficiently near to the village for the convenience of supplies, they are sufficiently remote for retirement..." Back to TOWN Main Page Back to STREETS Main Back to BROOKLYN Main