Emergency Preservation Grants

Weeksville Heritage Center, 1698-1704 Bergen Street, Brooklyn

Weeksville Heritage Center, 1698-1704 Bergen Street, Brooklyn
Weeksville Heritage Center, 1698-1704 Bergen Street, Brooklyn
Clapboard Repair Before
Weeksville Heritage Center, 1698-1704 Bergen Street, Brooklyn
Weeksville Heritage Center, 1698-1704 Bergen Street, Brooklyn
Clapboard Repair After
Weeksville Heritage Center, 1698-1704 Bergen Street, Brooklyn
Weeksville Heritage Center, 1698-1704 Bergen Street, Brooklyn
Hunterfly Road Houses
Weeksville Heritage Center, 1698-1704 Bergen Street, Brooklyn
Weeksville Heritage Center, 1698-1704 Bergen Street, Brooklyn
Hunterfly Road Houses

Four frame houses built between 1840 and 1883 are the only survivors of the 19th century community of free black people in the Weeksville section of Brooklyn.

Weeksville Heritage Center (“WHC”) now operates the site as a museum and educational center. Previously, the Conservancy had underwritten the costs of a conditions assessment and construction documents for priority preservation work by the firm of Easton Architects. Easton identified the restoration of the deteriorated clapboards and skylight of 1698 Bergen Street as the most immediately needed work. With an emergency grant of $20,000 as part of a budget of $46,245, Burda Construction is performing the work with an anticipated completion date of June 2012.

Tourist In Your Own Town # 7 – Weeksville Heritage Center from New York Landmarks Conservancy on Vimeo.

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