Conover Street

Conover Street was most likely named after John Conover who in 1757 owned a large property bordering on a mill pond, which was roughly defined by today's Court, Summit and Hamilton Streets.

An article in The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, February 26, 1910 about the Divine Burtis shipyard makes a side note that name Conover is the same old Dutch name as Kowenhoven

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  • Benardo, Leonard, and Jennifer Weiss. Brooklyn by Name: How the Neighborhoods, Streets, Parks, Bridges, and More Got Their Names. New York: New York University Press, 2006.

    Dikeman, J.  The Brooklyn Compendium, Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.). Common Council.  1870. (accessed 2016)

    Sherman, Herman. Red Hook Place-Names. Graduate Thesis, Brooklyn College, 1965.

    The Brooklyn Daily Eagle, February 26, 1910

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