Tag Archives | Seth Low

Do You Live in the Fort Stirling Neighborhood? Do You Want To?

BHB reader Ion Freeman has Willowtown envy: he wants to live in a part of Brooklyn Heights that has a name, other than “Brooklyn Heights” or even “the North Heights.” We’re not sure exactly where he lives; it’s “in some unnamed region of the [N]orth [H]eights between the fruit streets and Montague.” The name he […]

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Heights History: The Two Seth Lows

Here is another article on Heights history by Robert Furman: The Low family fortune was begun by Seth Low the elder (1782-1853, A.A.’s father, who was born in 1782 in West Gloucester, Massachusetts. After the death of Seth’s father, who had served in the Revolution, the family moved to Haverhill, Mass.,where Seth prepared to enter […]

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Brooklyn Heights History: the Low Family and the China Trade

Will Van Dorp, of Tugster: a Waterblog, has an interesting post about the Heights, focusing on Abiel Abbot Low, who came here from Salem, Massachusetts, owned clipper ships in the China trade, and lived in a large townhouse on Pierrepont Place, next to the Montague Street entrance to the Promenade. The adjoining townhouse to the […]

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