Fiske Terrace is a one of the most coveted areas in Brooklyn
Tree-lined streets and an eclectic array of early 20th century architecture are wonderful inducements to meandering through the Fiske Terrace-Midwood Park Historic District. The roughly 12-block historic district is located in Flatbush, between Foster Avenue, Avenue H, Ocean Avenue, and the subway tracks of the B and Q trains.
Originally two separate developments, Fiske Terrace and Midwood Park, both were part of the early 20th century rush of development as railroad and trolley lines began to stretch out across Brooklyn. Developers were quick to buy up former farm land, and soon streets and sidewalks went in and houses went up.
T.B. Ackerson built Fiske Terrace after buying a plot of land from the Fiske family. He built custom designed houses made to order much in the same way he constructed the Beverly Square neighborhood. His original sales office later became the Avenue H subway station on the Brighton B/Q Line.
Prominent past residents included Richard Hellman, creator and founder of "Hellman's Mayonnaise, and Charles Ebbets, owner of Ebbets Field Baseball Stadium and the Brooklyn Dodgers. On March 18, 2008, the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission unanimously approved designation of the Fiske Terrace-Midwood Park Historic District. 250 homes were designated.