Lady Moody's House

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Lady Moody's House - House Erected in 1643 Still Stands as Landmark...
House Erected in 1643 Still Stands as Landmark On Gravesend Neck Road ,y. ,- ,- r Old Hicks-Platt Hicks-Platt Hicks-Platt Home Besieged by Indians 2M Years Ago, Tradition Says Sturdy Construction Defies Ravages of Time Nearly hidden from the street by the heavy shrubbery of many years' growth, the old Hicks-Platt Hicks-Platt Hicks-Platt house, on Graves-end Graves-end Graves-end Neck Road near Gravesend Ave., stands In the center of a square, once an Indian stockade, which marked the boundaries of the original ; ; Gravesend Village two centuries centuries ago. The quaint Dutch house, with its gabled roof, ivy-covered ivy-covered ivy-covered front and two-feet two-feet two-feet thick masonry, stands in the shadow of a great, modern public school building. The house has been altered to a considerable considerable extent within the last 200 years, but its solid stone walls and sturdy beams, which show the marks ot the axe, remain the same as in the days it withstood Indian attacks. Some of the window panes have attained those peculiar tints that- that- extreme- extreme- age bestows upon glass. Mrs Annie M. Anderson, who lives in the historic house with her granddaughter of the same name, declares she has traced the origin of the dwelling as far back as 1643. Lady Deborah Moody, one of the patentees of the old village of Gravesend and the first woman magistrate in Brooklyn, had the house built in 1643, according to Mrs, Anderson. Lady Moody, history history tells us, was one of the earliest "feminists" in the new world. She is said to have been a niece of Oliver Cromwell, and came to Gravesend with a small body of English Quakers. She had not been wanted in Salem. Mass., because, Governor Wlnthrop said, she was "a wise and anciently religious woman, but taken with the error - ot denying baptism to Infants." Having been of assistance to Governor Governor Stuyvesant, Lady Moody was Invested with the right to perform many of the functions of a magistrate, magistrate, and was the dominant force among the settlers in Gravesend. According to Mrs. Anderson, she gave Quakers, abused by the Dutch, the privilege of worshipping In her house in 1655, A quit claim for the land on which the house stands was bought from the Indians when the general patent for Gravesend was obtained from Governor Kieft In 1645. The redskins surrendered their rights to the tract of land for a gun, a kettle, and a blanket. During the Revolutionary War the homestead served as a hospital for some of Washington's soldiers who were wounded in the Battle of Long Island. A farmer lad is supposed supposed to have spied the British warships warships in Gravesend Bay from his perch atop a nearby barn. Charles A. Ditmas, president of the Kings County Historical Society, doubts whether the house was built as long ago as 1643. Admitting that it was probably built within an Indian Indian stockade, iie believes its architecture architecture dates it as having beem put up shortly after the year 1700 by the Van Sicklen family. Mrs. Anderson, however, is firm In her conviction that Lady Moody built it. She is proud of the fact that she was born in Kent. Enalnnrl within five minutes' walking dls- dls- tance of the place in Essex, lust 'cross the border, where Lady - 1 i Moody was born. Mrs. Anderson is also proud of the antiques with, which the old house is fhled. The city recently acquired a portion portion of Mrs. Anderson's property on which to make a playground for P. S. 95, at Gravesend, Neck Road and Van Sicklen St. Mayor Walker assured Mrs. Anderson personally that the old house would not be touched In the building of the playground. playground. - The landmark derives its nam from the owners who lived titer before Mrs. Anderson. Lone Star Boys Win Roller-Skate Roller-Skate Roller-Skate Hockey The Lone Star Boys A. C. roller skate hockey team defeated th Rovers A. C. sextet, 3 1, when they met at the Rovers' field on Thurs day. The lineup: Pes. Lone Star Iters Refer, O. ...... 3. DrMsrco Lsrento L.O J. Ardiscone Centsnt R O B. Dilillppo Kaplan C J. Cassone Horowlta LW J. aulstlna Klrschenbaum R W T. Cracollci Ratrelo Scoring: First period Cenlsnl (Rl: second nerlnd Crseolicl L. S. B.I. Gtilstlna (L. S. B. i : third rerlod cracollci (L. i. B.I. Sxvea by periods: DeMsreo 11 10 Ht Larento 8 7 11 2S Score be periods:. Lone Star Boys 0 3 1-J 1-J 1-J Rovers 1 0 0 I Referee T. R'r.l. 1 Shore Roads Defeat Monroe A. C, 18 to 10 The Shore Road A, C. basketball tenm defeated the Monroe A. C. of Woodhaven, 18 to 10, on the win ner's court. The lineup: Shore Road A. C. Monroe A. C. o. r. t.i Marco, rf... 0 1 1 Cooke. i rf... H'Orrady, c. 2 0 llCsrr. If.... 3argullo. U. 5 0 10 Tims. c... Usf.on.rg,, 1 1 3 Blrlller. If. 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Clipped from The Brooklyn Daily Eagle05 Feb 1932, FriPage 43

The Brooklyn Daily Eagle (Brooklyn, New York)05 Feb 1932, FriPage 43
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