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Title [Writing about Gravesend]
Collection Eugene L. Armbruster photographs and scrapbooks
Photographer Armbruster, Eugene L., 1865-1943
Image ID v1974.022.1.195
Date 1907
Description Gravesend. Patent issued by Director General Kieft to Lady Deborah Moody and associates in 1643. First town patent granted by Kieft, December 19, 1645 and confirmed by Governor Lovelace in 1670 and by Governor Dougan in 1686. First church (Dutch Reformed) built very likely in 1706. Regular church organization in 1763 and also Second church building erected. Taken down 1833. Third one built 1833. Fourth one built 1894. A Confirmatory Deed of land at Gravesend signed by the Indians in 1684 who called the Indian name of the place Makeopaca. [handwritten on page]

See v1974.22.1.196 for Armbruster's sketch of Gravesend Dutch Reformed Church.

Scrapbook page from "Bushwick and her neighbors, Vol.1"
Place Names Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
Gravesend (New York, N.Y.)
Gravesend Dutch Reformed Church
Subject Headings Land
Native Americans
Native peoples
Collection Finding Aid Eugene L. Armbruster photographs and scrapbooks
Copyright Public Domain