Borough and State: Brooklyn, New York
Type of district: National Register historic district, state historic district, local historic district
State and Local historic districts are called Prospect-Lefferts Gardens
Main Intersection: Bedford Avenue and Midwood Street
The Lefferts Manor Historic District, located in Flatbush, consists of a substantial concentration of urban row houses. Development in the district began prior to the late 1890s, but did not really take off until 1905. From 1905 to 1911, 507 homes were begun in the district, 163 in 1909 alone. The early residents of the area were solid middle-class business and professional people, many of whom lived in the district for only a short-time, as they established themselves and moved to larger houses. Almost all of the buildings built in the second wave of development were stone structures built in the Renaissance Revival style. Today Lefferts Manor remains a well-maintained and stable community.