Posts Tagged ‘Albemarle Road’

The oldest street sign in Brooklyn

June 6, 2011

Maybe it is—it’s hard to tell how long ago this rusted old sign at the corner of Marlborough and Albemarle Roads went up.

And since it’s located in Prospect Park South, a planned suburban community developed around 1900, it may not be an official city street sign but a decorative one meant to mark the beginning of the neighborhood.

Hidden among the thick leaves of a tree and behind contemporary street signs attached to a Bishop’s Crook lamppost, the Marlborough Road sign has probably seen many decades of Victorian Flatbush history.

Here’s another old-school Brooklyn Street sign still standing tall in Fort Greene as of 2009.