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Historic Houses in NYC

by Annie Bergen, 04/23/2013

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  • The Old Stone House
    Washington Park, 336 3rd St., 718-768-3195, Park Slope, Brooklyn
    Not many houses have ties to both the American Revolutionary War and baseball, but The Old Stone House does. It's a reconstruction of an original structure (using the same stones) from 1699. During the Battle of Brooklyn, a group of several hundred Maryland soldiers took on almost 2,000 British troops here in order to help Continental Army forces safely escape. Later, in the late 19th century, the building served as the first clubhouse for what would become the Brooklyn Dodgers. The house was demolished in 1897, but preservationists subsequently stepped in, and it was rebuilt in 1933. Today, it operates as a museum where visitors can learn more about its role in the Revolutionary War and New York City baseball.

    Don't Miss: the diorama at the center of the house featuring 1:8-scale Revolutionary soldiers fighting the Battle of Brooklyn.

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