December 9: Moses Odell

December 9: On this date in 1861, the powerful Joint Congressional Committee on the Conduct of the War was established; one of its prominent members was Brooklyn Congressman Moses Odell.

Turn On The Lights!

In Green-Wood’s early years, its visitors’ entrance was along 24th Street. However, when bars sprung up along the access road just outside the cemetery, Green-Wood decided it had to move its entrance. So, in 1860, Green-Wood hired Richard Upjohn, the first president of the American Institute of Architects, and his son, Richard Michell Upjohn, to … Read more

December 5: Brooklyn Theatre Fire

December 5: The Brooklyn Theatre Fire, in which almost 300 theatre-goers died, took place on this date in 1876; soon thereafter, 103 unclaimed bodies would be buried together in a lot at Green-Wood.