Thursday, September 10, 2020


Green-wood Cemetery, Fort Hamilton Parkway, Gatekeeper's Residence and Visitor's Cottage

Green-wood Cemetery, Fort Hamilton Parkway Entrance,
Gatekeeper's Residence and Visitors' Cottage

Update, September 10, 2020: The meeting has been rescheduled for Wednesday, September 30th, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. online on Webex. Register online prior to the meeting at

Brooklyn Community Board 7 Land Use/Landmarks Committee
Tuesday, September 15th, 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Brooklyn Community Board 7's Land Use/Landmarks Committee will meet on Tuesday, September 15th, from 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., to talk about "Greenwood Cemetery Fort Hamilton Residence and Gatehouse submission to the Landmarks Preservation Commission." 
The meeting will be held online via WebEx. Register at any time prior to the start of the meeting by clicking on In the middle of the page, click "Register," fill out the form, and then click "Submit." A confirmation e-mail will be sent to you, along with a link to join the meeting.
The sole agenda item is "Greenwood Cemetery Fort Hamilton Residence and Gatehouse submission to the Landmarks Preservation Commission."

From Green-Wood Cemetery:

"Green-Wood Cemetery is finishing an interior restoration of both the Gatehouse and the Residence at the Fort Hamilton Park entrance. In doing so, there are two exterior modifications that require approvals from the Landmarks Preservation Commission and the Community Board.

1. In making the public bathrooms in the Gatehouse ADA-compliant, Green-Wood must raise the landing at the entrance door in order to install a ramp. Architect, Josh Brandfonbrener, will present designs for the ramp to the Community Board.

2. Green-Wood would like to add a section to the fence in the backyard of the residence. The fence, which will match the existing fence, would partition the yard and create an opening in the existing fence that currently separates the yard from adjacent burial space. Plans for the fence will be presented to the Community Board." 

The Landmarks Preservation Commission designated the Fort Hamilton Parkway Entrance as a landmark in 2016.
The Caretaker's Residence and the Visitor's Cottage (the gatehouse) at the entrance are shown in the  photograph above, taken soon after they were completed in 1877. Architect Richard Michell Upjohn (1828-1903) designed the brownstone buildings in the High Victorian Gothic style. In the visitors' cottage, visitors to the cemetery were able to rest after their travels.