Lott House Landscape Project

Chrysalis is providing archaeological services for this 18th century farmhouse in Brooklyn, NY.

Lott House circa 1909 by Charles Ditmas
Lott House circa 1909 by Charles Ditmas
The Hendrick I. Lott House is a NYC Landmark constructed in 1720 and 1800. Having the longest continual ownership by a single family in NYC, the Lott House has proven to be a significant archaeological site. Chrysalis' Alyssa Loorya and Christopher Ricciardi conducted archaeological excavations while working with the Brooklyn College Archaeological Research Center. Research uncovered information regarding 18th and 19th century farm life in historic Brooklyn and recovered artifacts associated with enslaved persons.

Chrysalis is worked with the NYC Department of Parks and Recreation to recover and preserve archaeological resources during the landscape renovation of the property.