Shingle from Lott homestead

Object Number: 
ca. 1800
Overall: 1/4 x 28 x 8 in. ( 0.6 x 71.1 x 20.3 cm )
typed: on paper label affixed to shingle: "A hand-split cedar shingle, which was placed on the roof of the HENDRICK I. LOTT homestead, in Flatlands, Kings County, N.Y., in 1800; and removed in March, 1926. (The house is now numbered 1940 E. 36th St., Broo
Wooden shingle made from long, thin board.
Gallery Label: 
This shingle is from the Hendrick I. Lott homestead in Flatlands, Kings County, built around 1800. The shingle was removed in March, 1926 by Mrs. Andrew Suydam, the owner of the house and a descendant of Hendrick Lott, and donated to the Historical Society. The house is now numbered 1940 E. 36th St., Brooklyn, N.Y.
Credit Line: 
Gift of Mrs. Andrew H. Suydam
Due to ongoing research, information about this object is subject to change.
Creative: Tronvig Group