Sixth Street

Fourth Avenue to Fifth Avenue

North Side

269-277 Sixth Street

“Buildings Projected - Kings County,” RERBG August 27, 1892, p. 280:

1519- 6th st, n s, 97.10 e 4th av, five three-story brk tenem’ts, 20x45, tin roofs, wooden cornices; cost, $4,500 each; ow’rs and b’rs, Lester & Anderson, 349-355 12th st; ar’t, W. O. Tait.

"Building Intelligence; Houses; Brooklyn, N. Y.," AABN vol. 38, no. 875 (Oct. 1, 1892): p. xix.

– "Sixth St., n s, 97' 10½" e Fourth Ave., 5 three-st’y brick dwells., tin roofs; cost, $4,500 each; owners, Lester & Anderson, 349 and 355 Twelfth St.; architect, W. O. Tait, 1269 Madison Ave, New York City."

291-301 Sixth Street

“Buildings Projected - Kings County,” RERBG September 5, 1891, p. 305:

1609- 6th st, n s, 397.10 w 5th av, six two-story and basement brk dwell’gs, 16.8x45, tin roofs, wooden cornices; cost, $24,000; ow’r and ar’t, E[rvin] G. Goldner[sic - Gollner], 308 6th st.

"Building Intelligence; Houses; Brooklyn, N. Y.," AABN vol. 33, no. 820 (Sept. 12, 1891): p. xvi.

– "Sixth St., n s, 397' 10" w Fifth Ave., 6 two-st’y brick dwells., tin roofs; cost, $24,000; owner and architect, E. G. Gollner, 308 Sixth St."

Earlier plan:

“Buildings Projected - Kings County,” RERBG April 25, 1891, p. 678:

768- 6th st, n s, 300 w 5th av, six two-story frame and basement brk dwell’gs, 16.8x45, tin roofs, wooden cornices; cost, $24,000; ow’r and ar’t, E. G. Gollner, 308 6th st.

303-311 Sixth Street

"Buildings Projected - Kings County," RERBG v. 46, no. 1183 (November 15, 1890): p. 674.

-2262- 6th st, n s, 197.10 w 5th av, five three-story brk tenem'ts, 20x45, tin roofs and iron cornices; cost, each, $4,000; ow'rs and ar'ts, Allan Bros., 371 Fulton st.

"Building Intelligence; Houses; Brooklyn, N. Y.," AABN vol. 30, no. 782 (Dec. 27, 1890): p. xviii.

– "Sixth St., n s, 197' 10" w Fifth Ave., 5 three-st’y brick dwells., tin roofs; cost, $4,000 each; owners and architects, Allan Bros., 371 Fulton St."

On Sixth street, near Fifth avenue, five three story brick dwellings, 20x45, three families in each.  Allan Bros., owners; cost $20,000. -Brooklyn Eagle, November 08, 1890, p. 2 ("A Big Increase").

313-321 Sixth Street

“Buildings Projected - Kings County,” RERBG July 5, 1890, p. 26:

1366- 6th st, n s, 100 w 5th av, five three-story brick flats, 20x45, tin roofs and wooden cornices; cost, each, $6,000; Sylvester Searing, Blytheburne, L. I.; ar’t, J. L. Queesenbury; m’n, S. Searing.

"Building Intelligence; Apartment-Houses; Brooklyn, N. Y.," AABN vol. 29, no. 761 (Jul. 26, 1890): p. xxv.

– "Sixth St., n s, 100' w Fifth Ave., 5 three-st’y brick flats, tin roofs; cost, $6,000 each; owner, Sylvester Searing, Blythebourne, L. I.; architect, Joseph L. Quesenburg, 1168 Fourth Ave."

On Sixth street, near Fifth avenue, five three story brick dwellings, 20x45, for three families in each.  Silvester Searing, owner; cost $30,000. -Brooklyn Eagle, June 28, 1890, p. 1 ("New Buildings").

South Side

284-286 Sixth Street

“Projected Buildings,” RERBG December 21, 1907, p. 605:

4054- 6th st, s s, 167.10 e 4th av, two 3-sty brk tenements, 27.9x100, 6 families each; total cost, $28,000; Corrigan & Wythe, 356 7th av; ar't, Benjamin F Hudson, 2 Ocean Parkway.

292-306 Sixth Street

"Building Intelligence; Houses; Brooklyn, N. Y.," AABN vol. 36, no. 860 (Jun. 18, 1892): p. xx.

– "Sixth St., s s, 345' 8" w Fifth Ave., three-st’y brick dwell., tin roof; cost, $6,500; owner and builder, George O. Van Norden [sic - Orden], 495 Sixth Ave.; architect, W. O. Tait, 1269 Madison Ave., New York City."

– "Sixth St., s s, 286' 8" w Fifth Ave., 6 three-st’y brick dwells., tin roofs; cost, $4,000 each; owner and builder, George O. Van Norden [sic - Orden], 495 Sixth Ave.; architect, W. O. Tait, 1269 Madison Ave., New York City."

“Buildings Projected, Kings County,” RERBG v. 49, n. 1263 (May 28, 1892), p. 872:

933- 6th st, s s, 345.8 w 5th av, one three-story brick tenem’t, 27x55, tin roofs, iron cornices; cost, $6,500; ow’r and b’r, George O. Van Orden, 495 6th av; ar’t, W. O. Tait; m’n, not selected.

934- 6th st, s s, 286.8 w 5th av, six three-story brick dwell’gs, 19.8x45, tin roofs, iron cornices; cost, $4,000 each; ow’r, ar’t and b’r, same as last.

308-314 Sixth Street

These 4 houses appear on the 1880 "Bromley" Brooklyn Atlas.

316-322 Sixth Street

“Plans Filed for New Construction Work, Brooklyn, Apartments, Flats, and Tenements,” RERBG August 3, 1912, p. 229:

6th st, s s, 86 w 5th av, two 4-sty brick tenements, 50x89, tar and gravel roof, 20 families each; total cost, $8,000; owner, Rogers Impt. Co., 107 East 81st st, N.Y.; architects, Shampan & Shampan, 772 Broadway. Plan No. 4733.

“Contemplated Construction, Brooklyn, Apartments, Flats, and Tenements,” RERBG August 17, 1912, p. 314:

6th st – Shampan & Shampan, 772 Broadway, Brooklyn, are preparing plans for three 4-story apartment houses, to be located on the south side of 6th st, 86.8 ft west of 5th av, Brooklyn, on a plot of 125x100 ft. The Rogers Improvement Co. of Manhattan, owners. The entire interior will be finished with hardwood trim, parquet floors and equipment of electric and steam heat. Owners are excavating at present. Cost of operation is estimated at $110,000.

“Plans Filed for New Construction Work, Brooklyn, Apartments, Flats, and Tenements,” RERBG August 17, 1912, p. 320:

6th st, s s, 186.8 w 5th av, 4-sty brick tenement, 20x84, slag roof, 8 families; cost, $20,000; owner, Rogers Impt. Co., 107 East 81st st, N.Y.; architects, Shampan & Shampan, 772 Broadway. Plan No. 5004.

Fifth Avenue to Sixth Avenue

North Side

343-361 Sixth Street

This row of 10 houses appears on the 1880 "Bromley" Brooklyn Atlas.

347 Sixth Street

DOB file for lot #82 (347 6th St) ALT plan (new extension):

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363-375 Sixth Street

"Building Intelligence; Brooklyn," AABN vol. 15, no. 432 (Apr. 5, 1884): p. 167.

– "Sixth St., n s, 297' 10" w Sixth Ave., 6 two-st’y brick dwells, tin roof; cost, each, $3,000; owner, Thomas Butler, 457 Sixth Ave.; builders, George Buchanan and Thos. Butler."

"Building Intelligence; Brooklyn," AABN vol. 16, no. 450 (Aug. 9, 1884): p. 71.

– "Sixth St., n s, 297' 10" w Sixth Ave., 3 two-st’y brick dwells., tin roofs; cost, each, $3,500; owner, architect and carpenter, Thos. Butler, 457 Sixth Ave.; mason, Thos. Nash."

"New Houses," BRERIP v. 1, n. 18 (Mar. 29, 1884), p. 7.

-330- 6th st, n s 297.10 1/2 w 6th av, six two-story and basement, Philadelphia brick front dwellings, 16.8x40, flat tin roof, wooden cornices, cost $3000; owner and builder Thos. Buttler[sic] 457 6th av.

“Buildings Projected, Kings County,” RERBG v. 33, n. 837 (March 29, 1884), p. 309:

330- 6th st, n s, 297.10 w 6th av, six two-story and basement brick dwell’gs, 16.8x40, tin roof, wooden cornice; cost, each, $3,000; owner, Thomas Butler, 457 6th av; builders, Geo. Buchanan and Thos. Butler.

"New Buildings," BRERIP v. 1, n. 36 (August 2, 1884), p. 10.

-954- SIXTH st, n s, 297.10 w 6th av, one two-story and basement brick dwelling, 16.8x40, flat tin roof, wooden cornices; owner and builder, Thos. Butler, 457 6th av..... 3500.

“Buildings Projected, Kings County,” RERBG v. 34, n. 854 (July 26, 1884), p. 805:

954- 6th st, n s, 297.10 w 6th av, three two-story and basement brick dwell’gs, tin roofs, wooden cornices; cost, each, $3,500; owner, architect and carpenter, Thos. Butler, 457 6th av; mason, Thos. Nash.

377-391 Sixth Street

"Building Intelligence; Brooklyn," AABN vol. 16, no. 466 (Nov. 29, 1884): p. 264.

– "Sixth St., n s, 147' 10" w Sixth Ave., 6 two-st’y brick dwells., tin roof; cost, each, $4,000; owner, architect and carpenter, Thomas Butler, 371 Sixth St.; mason, Thomas Nash."

“Buildings Projected, Kings County,” RERBG v. 34, n. 870 (November 15, 1884), p. 1168:

1488- 6th st, n s, 147.10 w 6th av, six two-story and basement brick dwell’gs, 16.8x40, tin roofs, wooden cornices; cost, each, $4,000; owner, architect and carpenter, Thos. Butler, 371 6th st; mason, Thos. Nash.

"Busy Builders," BRERIP v. 1, n. 46 (October 11, 1884), p. 2.

Thos. Butler is extending his row of 2-story and basement brick houses on 6th st, bet 5th and 6th avs, by the addition of three more of similar kind. The land is located in such a manner as to afford special attractions to builders, being mainly high ground, and is unequaled as a salubrious and agreeable place of residence. The interior appearance of these houses is very good, containing neatly-designed marble mantles, Baltimore heater which furnishes warm air to all the front rooms, elegant chandeliers, etc. There seems to be a craze of builders for 2 story houses on the street, as this block is wholly composed of them, Their value is $5,500.

"Among the Architects," BRERIP v. 1, n. 50 (November 8, 1884), p. 2.

On the north side of 6th street, between 5th and 6th avenues, Captain Thomas Butler has just completed eighteen two story basement and sub-cellar houses. They are of Philadelphia brick, with brown stone trimmings, and stoops with iron railings. Their dimensions are 16.8x40 feet on lots 100 feet in depth. Each contains ten large rooms and bath. The basements are neatly grained in oak; parlors contain a cabinet trim. Contain heaters, ranges, stationary tubs, and all other necessary wrinkles. He has in contemplation another notable improvement -- to build fourteen more similar in dimensions and style on the south side of 5th street, between 5th and 6th avenues, commencing 100 feet west from 6th avenue, and running thence westerly.

"Among the Architects," BRERIP v. 1, n. 52 (November 22, 1884), p. 2.

Captain Thomas Butler is about to extend his row of two-story and basement brick houses on 6th street between 6th and 7th avenue, by six more of a similar style, to cost $24,000.

"New Houses," BRERIP v. 1, n. 52 (November 22, 1884), p. 10.

-1488- SIXTH st, n s 147 ft w of 6th ave, six two-story and basement brick dwellings, 16.8x40, flat tin roof, wooden cornices; owner, architect and builder, Thos Butler, 371 6th st......24,000

"Building Intelligence; Brooklyn," AABN vol. 18, no. 508 (Sept. 19, 1885): p. 143.

– "Sixth St, n s, 97' 10"w Sixth Ave., 3 two-st’y brown-stone dwells., tin roofs, wooden cornices; cost, each, $3,500; owner, architect and builder, Thos. Butler, 371 Sixth St."

Buildings Projected, Kings County,” RERBG v. 36, n. 913 (September 12, 1885), p. 1012:

1323- 6th st, n s, 97.10 w 6th av, three two-story and basement brown stone dwell’gs, 16.8x49, tin roofs, wooden cornices; cost, each, $3,500; ow’r, art’ and b’r, Thos. Butler, 371 6th av.

On Sixth street, below Sixth avenue, Mr. Butler has just completed five brown stone front two story and high basement residences, 18x40, and is beginning to erect three others of the same kind and size, which will form when completed a handsome row of desirable residences.  --Brooklyn Eagle, October 08, 1885, p. 2 ("Houses - Going Up in All Quarters").

393 Sixth Street

Buildings Projected, Kings County,” RERBG v. 40, n. 1032 (December 24, 1887), p. 1633:

2272- 6th st, n s, 78 w 6th av, one two-story and basement brown stone dwell'g, 19.10x45, tin roof, wooden cornice; cost, $3,000; ow'r and c'r, Thomas Butler, 389 6th st; ar't, W. Wirth.

"Building Intelligence; Houses; Brooklyn, N. Y.," AABN vol. 23, no. 628 (Jan. 7, 1888): p. xvi.

– "Sixth St., n s, 78' w Sixth Ave., two-st’y and basement brown-stone dwell., tin roof, wooden cornice; cost, $3,000; owner and contractor, Thomas Butler, 389 Sixth St.; architect, W. H. Wirth."

On Sixth street, near Sixth avenue, Mr. Thomas Butler will build a two story and basement brick dwelling, 19.10x45, for one family, to cost $3,000. -Brooklyn Eagle, December 25, 1887, p. 2 ("Building Up the City"). The rooftop addition is modern. This building is similar to the one at the corner of 6th Ave., also attributed to Butler.

DOB file for lot #56 (393 6th St) cites 1887 NB plan (missing):

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South Side

Unknown

“Buildings Projected, Brooklyn, N.Y.,” RERBG v. 20, n. 509 (December 15, 1877), p. 980:

Sixth st, s s, 217.10 w 6th av, two three-story brick dwellings; owner, L. Carlin; architect, &c., P. H. Carlin.

Buildings Projected, Brooklyn, N. Y.,” RERBG February 8, 1879, p. 117:

Sixth st, s s, 300 e 5th av, two two-story brick dwell'gs, 15x45; tin roof and wood cornices; owner, William Rogers, 115 Fort Greene pl; architect, M. J. Morrill; mason, not selected; carpenter, William Rogers.

352-376, 380A-404 Sixth Street

Nearly the entire block appears on the 1880 "Bromley" Brooklyn Atlas.

372-376 Sixth Street

DOB file for lot #23 (374 6th St) cites an 1879 NB plan in lot #22 folder (missing):

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378-380 Sixth Street

“Buildings Projected, Brooklyn, N.Y.,” RERBG v. 20, v. 496 (September 15, 1877), p. 723:

Sixth st, bet 5th and 6th avs, two two-story brick dwellings, 15x45; owner and builder, Wm. Rogers, 115 Fort Greene pl; architect, M. J. Morrill.

DOB file for lot #25 (378 6th St) cites an 1877 NB plan (missing):

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380A-386 Sixth Street

“Buildings Projected, Brooklyn, N.Y.,” RERBG v. 24, n. 600 (September 13, 1879), p. 733:

Plan 722 – Sixth st, s s, 257 w 6th av, four two-story brick dwell’gs, 14.9x38; tin roof and wood cornice; owner, John J. Quin, 238 Macon st; architect, Isaac D. Reynolds; builder, John J. Quin.

South side Sixth street, 257 feet west Sixth avenue, four brick dwellings, two stories, 14.9x38, and extension 11x15 feet; owner and builder, J. J. Givin; architect, I. D. Reynolds. -Brooklyn Eagle, September 22, 1879, p. 3 ("New Buildings").

DOB file for lot #30 (386 6th St):

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388-390 Sixth Street

DOB file for lot #32 (390 6th St) cites an 1877 NB plan (missing); lot #31 points to lot #32:

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392-394 Sixth Street

“Buildings Projected, Brooklyn, N.Y.,” RERBG v. 20, n. 497 (September 22, 1877), p. 742:

Sixth st, s s, 177 w 6th av, two two-story brown stone dwellings, 40x40; owner, J. Greenwood.

Two brick dwellings, Sixth street, near Sixth avenue; owner, J. Greenwood.  --Brooklyn Eagle, September 24, 1877, p. 4 ("New Buildings").

DOB file for lot #34 (cited also by lot #33):

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404 Sixth Street

“Buildings Projected - Kings County,” RERBG July 7, 1888, p. 880:

1217- 6th st, s s, 78 w 6th av, one three-story and basement brown stone dwell’g, 19.10x45, tin roof, wooden or tin cornice; cost, $4,500; Thos. Butler, 389 6th st.

"Building Intelligence; Houses; Brooklyn, N. Y.," AABN vol. 24, no. 655 (Jul. 14, 1888): p. xviii.

– "Sixth St., s s, 78' w Sixth Ave., three-st’y brownstone dwell., tin roof; cost, $4,500; owner, Thos. Butler, 389 Sixth St."

Sixth Avenue to Seventh Avenue

North Side

411-459 Sixth Street

The entire block appears on the 1880 "Bromley" Brooklyn Atlas.

South Side

422-424 Sixth Street

“Buildings Projected, Brooklyn, N.Y.,” RERBG July 24, 1886, p. 965:

997- 6th st, s s, 80 e 6th av, two three-story brick dwell'gs, 19.6x45, gravel roof, wooden cornices; cost, each, $5,500; James A. Van Brunt, 435 7th st; ar't and b'r, W. H. Norris.

On the south side of Sixth street, east of Sixth avenue, Mr. James A. Van Brunt is about to build two brick houses, 19.6x45 and three stories, for three families each, to cost $11,000 for both. Each flat has five rooms and bathroom.  -Brooklyn Eagle, July 23, 1886, p. 1 ("Buildings").

426-430 Sixth Street

This row of 3 houses appears on the 1880 "Bromley" Brooklyn Atlas.

432-446 Sixth Street

Buildings Projected, Kings County,” RERBG v. 40, n. 1019 (September 24, 1887), p. 1217:

1675- 6th st, s s, 271 e 6th av, ten three-story and basement brown         stone dwell’gs, 17x45, tin roofs, iron cornices; cost, each, $8,000; Theresa B. Collins, 359 6th st; ar’t, J. J. Collins.

"Building Intelligence; Houses; Brooklyn, N. Y.," AABN vol. 22, no. 615 (Oct. 8, 1887): p. xii.

– "Sixth St., s s, 271' e Sixth Ave., 10 three-st’y brown-stone dwells., tin roofs; cost, each, $8,000; owner, Theresa B. Collins. 359 Sixth St.; architect, J. J. Collins."

On Sixth street, near Sixth avenue, Mr. T. B. Collins will build ten three story brick residences, 17x45, for one family in each, to cost $80,000. -Brooklyn Eagle, September 24, 1887, p. 1 ("Houses - Lots").  Cf. Prospect Place, 6th/5th, south side.

DOB folders for this row cite 1887 NB specification in folder for lot 25 (#442), which is not found:

These houses are very similar to rows in Prospect Place (5th/6th, south side) and in 9th Street (5th/6th, s s), also built in 1887 by Collins.  Those rows were designed by C.P.H. Gilbert; we suspect this row was too, and that Collins simply stole the plans and credited himself as architect.

For Gilbert’s early career in Brooklyn, see NY Times Streetscapes, Jan. 5, 2012.

450-460 Sixth Street

"Building Intelligence; Brooklyn," AABN vol. 18, no. 512 (Oct. 17, 1885): p. 191.

– "Sixth St., s s, 245' w Seventh Ave., 6 three-st’y brown-stone dwells., tin roofs, wooden cornices; cost, each, $6,500; builder, C. B. Sheldon."

“Buildings Projected, Kings County,” RERBG v. 36, n. 917 (October 10, 1885), p. 1122:

1505- 6th st, s s, 245 w 7th av, six three-story and basement brown stone dwell’gs, 16.8x42, tin roofs, wooden cornices; cost, each, $6,500; b’r, C. B. Sheldon.

On the south side of Sixth street, west of Seventh avenue, Mr. C. B. Sheldon has completed six brown stone front private residences, 16.8x42, three story and basement, at a cost of $39,000.  --Brooklyn Eagle, April 02, 1886, p.1 ("City Growth").

462-464 Sixth Street

"Buildings Projected - Kings County," RERBG vol. 44, no. 1132 (November 23, 1889): p. 1591.

- 2415 - 6th st, s s, 197.9 w 7th av, two four-story brown stone flats, 25x65, tin roofs, wooden cornices; cost, each, $14,500; Baker & Lincoln, 166 Montague st; ar't, C. L. Lincoln; b'rs, Buchanan & Riley and J. Manning.

On Sixth street, near Seventh avenue, Messrs. Baker & Lincoln will build two four story brick dwellings, 25x65, for eight families in each, to cost $29,000. -Brooklyn Eagle, November 23, 1889, p.1 ("?ranted").

DOB file for lot 36 (#464) includes 1889 NB specification for two 8-family dwellings:

466-474 Sixth Street

"Building Intelligence; Houses; Brooklyn, N. Y.," AABN vol. 36, no. 856 (May 21, 1892): p. xx.

– "Sixth St., s s, 97' w Seventh Ave., 4 three-st’y brick dwells., tin roofs; cost, $4,500 each; owner, W. H. Woods, 610 Tenth St.; architect, A. E. White, 445 First St."

– "Sixth St. , s s, 177' w Seventh Ave., four-st’y brick dwell., tin roof; cost, $4,500; owner, W. H. Woods, 610 Tenth St.; architect, A. E. White, 445 First St."

“Buildings Projected,” RERBG v. 49, n. 1257 (April 16, 1892), p. 627:

610- 6th st, s s, 177 w 7th av, one four-story brk flat, 21.6x60, tin roof, wooden cornice; cost, $4,500; H. H. Wood, 610 10th st; ar’t, A. E. White; b’r, J. Wyeth.

612- 6th st, s s, 97 w 7th av, four three-story brk flats, 20x45, tin roofs, wooden cornices; cost, $4,500; H. H. Wood, 610 10th st; ar’t, A. E. White; b’r, J. Wyeth.

DOB folder for lot 37 (#466) contains 1892 NB specification for one 4-family flat:

Seventh Avenue to Eighth Avenue

North Side

511 Sixth Street

"Projected Buildings," RERBG v. 74, no. 1914 (November 19, 1904): p. 1144.

-2679- 6th st, n s, 317.10 e 7th av, three 4-sty brk tenements, 20.8x83.8, 8 families, gravel roofs, steam heat; total cost, $30,000; Bessie L Martin, 350 Cumberland st; ar't, A S Needman, 371 Fulton st.

“Projected Buildings,” RERBG March 28, 1908, p. 272:

472- 6th st, n s, 137.10 e 9th av [sic - 7th av?], six 4-sty brk tenements, 30x82, 8 families each; total cost, $120,000; M Sherwin and Jos Avon, 44 Court st; ar't, A J McManus, same address. [only 3 remain]

515-523 Sixth Street (5 of 9)

“Buildings Projected, Brooklyn, N.Y.,” RERBG July 25, 1903, p. 191:

1286- 6th st, n s, 107 w 8th av, nine 3-sty brk dwellings, 20x50, 2 families, gravel roof; total cost, $58,500; C. Denison, 1123 Prospect pl.