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Wyckoff House
NYC Landmark  No. 0001
Part on the left dates to the 18th century, part on the right is of the 17th century
Wyckoff House is located in New York City
Wyckoff House
Wyckoff House is located in New York
Wyckoff House
Wyckoff House is located in the United States
Wyckoff House
Location5816 Clarendon Road (Milton Fidler Park), Brooklyn, NY
Coordinates 40°38′40″N 73°55′15″W / 40.64444°N 73.92083°W / 40.64444; -73.92083
Wyckoff_House Latitude and Longitude:

40°38′40″N 73°55′15″W / 40.64444°N 73.92083°W / 40.64444; -73.92083
Builtca. 1652
Architectural style Colonial
NRHP reference  No. 67000013 [1]
NYCL  No.0001
Significant dates
Added to NRHPDecember 24, 1967 [3]
Designated NHLDecember 24, 1967 [4]
Designated NYCLOctober 14, 1965 [2]

The Wyckoff House, or Pieter Claesen Wyckoff House, is a historic house at 5816 Clarendon Road in the Canarsie neighborhood of Brooklyn in New York City. The house is within Milton Fidler Park.

It is situated on land that Wouter van Twiller purchased from the local Lenape people in approximately 1636. [5] ( Europeans often referred to the native inhabitants simply by the Lenape language place name for the larger area: "Canarsie", in this case. [6]: 32–33 ) The house was one of several ordered built by Wouter van Twiller before he was recalled to Holland by 1640. The house is estimated to have been built before Van Twiller returned to Holland, c. 1636–1640. The Wyckoff family moved in, ca. 1652, [5] The house is one of the oldest surviving examples of a Dutch frame house in America, and it was one of the first structures built by Europeans on Long Island. The majority of the current structure was added in the 19th century, with the small kitchen section dating back to the 18th century.

It is owned by New York City but is operated by The Wyckoff House & Association. [7] It was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1967 [4] [5] and is a New York City designated landmark. [2]

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  1. ^ It is worth noting here in the captions to these 1967 National Park Service photos (by Charles Snell) that the date of the original structure is stated correctly. (NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES, PROPERTY PHOTOGRAPH FORM 1975) “Pieter Claesen Wyckoff House, 1639-41” Whoever typed the 1965 single page, Landmark Preservation Commission Designation Report for the Wyckoff House also got it right. (Landmarks Preservation Commission. October 14, 1965, Calendar No. 1 LP-'JOOl) “PIETER. CLAESEN WYCKOFF HOUSE, Clarendon Road and Ralph Avenue, Borough of Brooklyn. Built before 1641, architect unknown.“
  2. ^ a b "Pieter Claesen Wyckoff House" (PDF). New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission. October 14, 1965. Retrieved June 11, 2020.
  3. ^ "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. January 23, 2007.
  4. ^ a b "Wyckoff House". National Historic Landmark summary listing. National Park Service. September 19, 2007.
  5. ^ a b c Patricia Heintzelman (October 11, 1975). "National Register of Historic Places Inventory-Nomination: Wyckoff House" (pdf). National Park Service. {{ cite journal}}: Cite journal requires |journal= ( help) and Accompanying six photos, exterior, from 1967 (2.55 MB)
  6. ^ Tooker, William Wallace (1911). The Indian Place-names on Long Island and Islands Adjacent: With Their Probable Significations. G.P. Putnam's Sons.
  7. ^ "Wyckoff Farmhouse Museum". The Historic House Trust of New York City. April 13, 2014.

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