Landmarks Conservancy Highlights Prospect Park
Visit Prospect Park from the comfort of your home! The New York Landmarks Conservancy works to highlight and protect the unique landmarks and neighborhoods that make up the heart and soul of New York. In their video series, Tourist In Your Own Town, the Conservancy invites viewers to learn about the vibrant history all around us in New York City. Two of their videos examine treasures in Brooklyn’s Backyard.
In Tourist in Your Own Town – Prospect Park, the Landmarks Conservancy visits Prospect Park’s 585 acres, and the splendid sculptures, historic memorials, and incredible architecture contained within. Designed in 1865, the park is considered Frederick Law Olmsted’s and Calvert Vaux’s masterpiece.
In Tourist in Your Own Town – Lefferts Historic House, the Landmarks Conservancy delves into the history of this beloved Dutch Colonial farmhouse, originally built around 1783 by Peter Lefferts. It was originally located on Flatbush Avenue, but it was moved to Prospect Park in 1918 to save it from demolition. Designated as a City Landmark in 1966, Prospect Park Alliance and the Historic House Trust run it as a museum specializing in children’s educational programs.