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Title [Hunterfly Road]
Collection Eugene L. Armbruster photographs and scrapbooks
Photographer Armbruster, Eugene L., 1865-1943
Image ID V1987.11.2
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Date 1922
Description View of buildings on Hunterfly Road - now 1698 - 1708 Bergen Street - in the Brooklyn neighborhood of Crown Heights. View of buildings with wooden siding, a wooden picket fence, and laundry drying on a clothes line.

Hunterfly Road 1922 [verso]

The Hunterfly Road Houses date from 1840-1880, and were originally part of an African American community. These buildings were originally part of Weeksville, founded in 1838 by James Weeks - a former slave from Virginia. Designated New York City landmarks in 1970.

Place Names Crown Heights (New York, N.Y.)
Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
Bergen Street (New York, N.Y.)
Hunterfly Road (New York, N.Y.)
Subject Headings Clotheslines