Prospect Park Landmarks
Litchfield Villa is still standing as it has since 1857, when Prospect Park was just a gleam in the eye of James Stranahan. Here is a view from 77 years later, in 1934.
On March 15, 1966, Litchfield Villa was named a New York City landmark. In its landmarks designation report, the Landmarks Preservation Commission declares that “Litchfield Villa is part of the romantic American past, that the mansion ranks as an outstanding example of the ‘Italian Villa’ Style executed in the grand manner, that it is notable for its refinement of detail and that it makes a significant contribution to the beauty of the City.”