Wyckoff-Bennett Homestead, located at 1669 E. 22nd Street in Brooklyn, New York was declared a National Historic Landmark in 1976. It is believed to have been built before 1766 because that date was carved into a beam in the barn.
A beautiful farmhouse example in the Dutch Colonial style, it has been continuously occupied since its construction. The house was built by Hendrik and Abraham Wyckoff, descendants of Peiter Wychoff who immigrated to this country in 1637. The house was bought by Cornelius W. Bennett in 1832, and the Bennett family held possession through four generations until 1983, when it was sold to the Mont family.
It is currently being purchased by the City of New York from the present owners, Annette and Stuart Mont, who will remain living in the house as lifelong tenants and caretakers of the home. The homestead will be called the Wyckoff Bennett Mont House Park, and will become a Historic House Museum.
An enlargement of a photo of one of soldier's signatures that is etched on the windowpane.
I am so grateful that this original Dutch farmhouse has been so well cared for throughout the years by it's owners, and now through historic preservation will continue to be treasured as a part of our young nation's history.