Luck had it the two Schenck houses were saved by Brooklyn Museum. The Schencks were not dignitaries or high ranked officials, the fact that they were rescued from demolition is a pure timely coincidence of historical preservation, availability of funding and space, and devoted curatorial efforts.
But Brooklyn was largely a Dutch town for more than two centuries. From Brooklyn Museum’s blog, I found this wonderful map containing information of on-site dutch houses in Brooklyn. My weekend task list is now expanded thereafter.