6. Ocean on the Park Historic District, Prospect Lefferts Garden, Brooklyn
Ocean on the Park Historic District consists of 12 row houses on Ocean Avenue along Prospect Park, built in a Renaissance Revival style by designer Axel S. Hedman for developer Charles G. Reynolds in the 1910s. Due to the large lot size, the row houses were able to be significantly set back to create 30-foot front yards. The LPC writes that the units reflect “an earlier period in the urbanization of Flatbush, forms a distinctive enclave on a block otherwise densely occupied by apartment houses.” Ocean on the Park also has the distinction of having a home once owned by Charles H. Ebbets, who later owned the Brooklyn Dodgers and built Ebbets Field. The land was also once owned by the Vanderbilt family.