Weeksville, Brooklyn New York

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Weeksville Brooklyn New York


Weeksville Brooklyn New York was named for James Weeks , a free African American  from Virginia who brought the plot of land in 1838 from the Lefferts Family estate.  The village of Weeksville is bounded by Fulton Street, East New York Ave, Ralph Ave and Troy Ave.  Schenectady Avenue at the time was it main street.  During the 1850's Weekville had more than 500 residents, more than one third of the men owned land.  The village had its own churches, school, cementery and even an old age home.  The village was also home to one the country's first African American newspapers, The Freedman's Torchlight.  Weeksville eventually merged into modern day Crown Heights Brooklyn. 

Four Historic Weekville homes  built in 1830 were discovered in 1968 now know as the Hunterfly Road Houses-  The Hunterfly District is now a national historic district.  In 1970 the houses were declared New York City Landmarks and were also place on the National Register of Historic Places in 1972.



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Cathy Bureau
www.GreenHomeRealty.com - Alamo Heights, TX
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This is an inspiring story.  Many heroes go unsung so thank you for celbrating the efforts of Mr. Weeks.

Sep 11, 2011 03:48 AM #1
Toni Weidman
Re/Max Sunset Realty - Trinity, FL
23 Years Selling Homes in New Port Richey, FL

I love history and this is a great historical post, Michele.

Sep 11, 2011 02:04 PM #2
Ron Marshall
Marshall Enterprises - Saint Michael, MN
Birdhouse Builder Extraordinaire

Nice series here on some of the areas.  Like Toni, I really appreciate getting the "dirt" on local areas within cities.  Thanks, Michele!

Sep 12, 2011 06:43 AM #3
Michele Cadogan
Fillmore Real Estate - Brooklyn, NY
917-861-9166 - Brooklyn Real Estate Home Sales

Visit Historic Weeksville in Brooklyn New York- and spend time visitng its surrounding Neighborhood of Ocean Hill

Dec 16, 2012 05:29 PM #4
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