Lefferts Manor Historic District

Lefferts Manor Historic District

Lefferts Manor Historic District

Borough and State: Brooklyn, New York

Listed: 1992

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

[icon name=icon-download-alt]Lefferts Manor National Register Historic District Report

[icon name=icon-download-alt]Lefferts Manor National Register Historic District Map


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.