Once upon a time, before the Revolutionary War, there was a farm here in the neighborhood now known as Marine Park.
The farmhouse from the 1720s lives on. A section of it was incorporated into a house built by Hendrick I. Lott in 1800.
The historic property at 1940 E. 36th St. — which is a city landmark — is one of the neighborhood treasures that makes a visit to Marine Park worthwhile. See related story to read more about it.
By 1825, the Lotts' farm was 200 acres in size.