Third Street

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Third street has not changed materially within the time mentioned, but all the houses, which were built by Mr. Edwin C. Litchfield, some dozen or more years ago, are substantial brown stone three and four story houses, which are as solid looking as one would care to make a home of. -Brooklyn Eagle, February 23, 1884, p. 3 ("Near the Park").

A plot of ground on the south side of Third street, 88 feet front on Third street and running through to the north side of Fourth street, for W. L. Pearson to Louis Bonert, who will erect eight four story handsome detached apartment houses; price of the land $19,500. -Brooklyn Eagle, November 30, 1894, p. 9 ("Real Estate Market").

Fourth Avenue to Fifth Avenue

North Side

303 Third Street

"Building Intelligence; Apartment-Houses; Brooklyn, N. Y.," AABN vol. 31, no. 788 (Jan. 31, 1891): p. xvii.

– "Third St., n s, 80' e Fourth Ave., four-st’y brick apartment-house, tin roof; cost, $6,500; owner, James Maguire, 651 Union St.; architect, W. M. Coots, 26 Court St."

"Buildings Projected - Kings County," RERBG v. 46, no. 1189 (December 2, 1890): p. 890.

-2533- 3rd st, n s, 80 e 4th av, noe four-story brk tenem't, 20x60, tin roof and iron cornice; cost, $6,500; Jas. McGuire, 651 Union st; ar't, W. M. Coots; b'r, T. F. Martin.

Building at NE corner 4th Ave & 3rd st was listed in previous RERBG.

315-345 Third Street

“Buildings Projected,” RERBG v. 51, n. 1308 (April 8, 1893), p. 562:

544- 3rd st, n s, 175 w 5th av, twelve four-sty brk and brownstone tenem’ts, 26.6 and 21.6x74, tin roofs, wooden cornices; cost, each, $7,500; ow’r and b’r, Charles Hagedorn, 227 13th st.

"Building Intelligence; Houses; Brooklyn, N. Y.," AABN vol. 36, no. 849 (Apr. 2, 1892): p. 7.

– "Third St., n s 200' w Fifth Ave., 6 three-st’y brick dwells., tin roofs; cost, $5,500 each; owner and builder, Chas. Hagadon, 231 Thirteenth St.; architect, Geo. M. Miller, 261 Thirteenth St."

"Building Intelligence; Houses; Brooklyn, N.Y., AABN vol. 40, no. 905 (April 29, 1893): p. xvii.

- Third St., n s, 175' w Fifth Ave., 12 four st'y brick dwells., tin roofs; cost, $7,500 each; owner, Chas. Hagadorn, 227 Thirteenth St.

“Buildings Projected – Kings County,” RERBG v. 49, n. 1252 (March 12, 1892), p. 420:

354- 3rd st, n s, 200 w 5th av, six three-story brk tenem’ts, 20x45, tin roofs, iron cornices; cost, $5,500 each; ow’r and b’r, Charles Hagedorn, 231 13th st; ar’t, G. M. Miller.

A photograph of one of these buildings (#331) appears in the Brooklyn Daily Eagle of June 13, 1903, p. 11. Sold for about $13,500.

357 Third Street

“Buildings Projected,” RERBG March 10, 1906, p. 265:

499- 3d st, n s, 75 w 5th av, 2-sty and cellar store and loft building, 20x95; cost, $2,500; W H Nicolay, 474 Sterling pl; ar't, J F Bly, 474 Sterling pl.

“Projected Buildings,” RERBG April 4, 1908, p. 294:

510- 3d st, 75 w 5th st [sic - 5th av?], 1-sty brk store, 20x55, gravel roof; cost, $1,800; W A Nicholey, 357 2nd st; ar't, Jas F Bly, 474 Sterling pl.

Fifth Avenue to Sixth Avenue

North Side

371-405 Third Street

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

407-429 Third Street

“New Buildings,” RERBG v. 55, no. 1409: March 16, 1895, p. 445.

249 - 6th av, n w cor 3d st, one 4-sty brownstone dwell'g, 23.2x75, tin roof, iron cornice; cost, $10,000; Louis Bonert, on premises; ar't, R Dixon.

250 - 3rd st, n s, 23.2 w 6th av, eleven 4-sty brownstone apartment houses, 21x62; tin roofs, iron cornices; cost, each, $7,000; ow'r and ar't, same as last.

For Edward H. Litchfield, [Mr. John Pullman] has sold a plot at the northwest corner of Sixth Avenue and Third Street, 254.9 feet front, to Mr. [Louis] Bonert, who will build ten detached apartment houses thereon. -New York Times, December 1, 1894, p. 15 ("Brooklyn Realty Matters").

Also a plot of land on the north side of Third street, beginning at the northwest corner of Sixth avenue and Third street, and running westerly 254 feet 9 inches, to Louis Bonert for Edward H. Litchfield.  Price $33,500. Mr. Bonert will build ten detached apartment houses, 22.6x66 feet each, with fronts of terra cotta blue, brown, and red stone, four story high, all light rooms, hard wood trim, and will be among the handsomest ever erected on the park slope. -Brooklyn Eagle, November 30, 1894, p. 9 ("Real Estate Market").

#429: Sold by Bonert, the builder, to James Anderson of New York for $23,000, 429 Third street, northwest corner of Sixth avenue, four story fancy brick and brown stone front apartment house, 22.6x90x100. -Brooklyn Eagle, December 04, 1895, p. 12 ("Real Estate Market").

See also "450-478 Third Street".

DOB Folder for lot #43 (429 3rd St):

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DOB folder for #427:

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South Side

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John Pullman of Union street and Fifth avenue has sold four of the new three story and basement fancy stone dwellings on the south side of Third street, between Fifth and Sixth avenues, for Louis Bonert.  They are 20x65 feet and are now receiving their last finishing touches.  The houses are elegantly situated on the park slope and contain all the modern improvements.  The aggregate price was $48,000, or an average of $16,000 each.  It is understood that two of them were purchased by New York parties, who will occupy them as soon as completed.  Several wealthy families from New York have recently purchased houses in that section.  -Brooklyn Eagle, July 24, 1894, p. 7 ("Real Estate Market").

374-390 Third Street

This row of 9 houses appears on the 1880 "Bromley" Brooklyn Atlas.

392-404 Third Street

"Projected Buildings," RERBG v. 67, no. 1725 (April 6, 1901): p. 634.

-468- 3rd st, s s, 247.8 e 5th av, four 4-sty brk tenements, 32.2x90, 8 families; cost, $72,000; L Bonert, 6th av and 3rd st; ar't, T Bennett, 198 53rd st.

DOB file for lot #20 (392 3rd St):

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408-414 Third Street

“New Buildings,” RERBG v. 55, no. 1408: March 9, 1895, p. 402.

209 - 3rd st, s s, 229.6 w 6th av, four 4-sty brk apartment houses, 22x69, tin roofs, iron cornices; cost, $7,000 each; Louis Bonert, on premises; ar't, R Dixon.

See also "450-478 Third Street".

DOB folders reference plans in folder for lot #29 (414 3rd Street), but that folder is missing:

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416-426 Third Street

“Buildings Projected, Brooklyn, N.Y.,” RERBG v. 25, n. 635 (May 15, 1880), p. 478:

Plan 287 – Third st, n and s s, 100 w 6th av; twelve (six on each side) three story and basement brown stone dwellings, 18.3x50, tin roof, wooden cornice; owners, J. P. Kinney & Co.; architects, Parfitt Bros.

On Third street, near Sixth avenue, there are six elegant three story and basement brown stone fronts belonging to a Mr. Kenney. They have elegant bay windows, which are in keeping with the general ornamentation of the exterior. Three of the buildings are occupied. -Brooklyn Eagle, November 07, 1882, p. 1 ("Homes").

428-436 Third Street (SW corner Sixth Avenue)

“Buildings Projected,” RERBG July 8, 1893, p. 60:

1048- 6th av, s w cor 3d st, five four-story brk and brownstone stores and tenem’ts, 19.8 and 20 and 21x60 and 70, tin roofs, wooden cornices; cost, corner $8,000, and others $6,500 each; ow’r and b’r, Louis Bonert, on premises; ar’t, W. M. Coots.

"Building Intelligence; Stores; Brooklyn, N. Y.," AABN vol. 41, no. 918 (Jul. 29, 1893): p. xviii.

– "Sixth Ave., s w cor. Third St., 5 three-st’y brick stores and dwells., tin roofs; total cost, $34,000; owner and builder, Louis Bonnert [sic - Bonert], on premises; architect, W. M. Coots, 189 Montegue St."

Mr. John Pullman has sold for Louis Bonert, at $48,000, the four four-story brick flats on the south side of Third Street, 21 feet west of Sixth Avenue, each 20x65x95. -New York Times, July 24, 1894, p. 12.

[Mr. F. Champion Sauter has] exchanged, for Louis Bonert, the four story brick and stone flat, with stores, at the southwest corner of Sixth Avenue and Third Street, 21x80x95, with Mrs. Catherine Connor for the two story and basement brick dwelling 413 Tenth Street, 17x45x100, and other considerations. -New York Times, July 26, 1894, p. 3 ("Brooklyn Realty Matters").

DOB file for lot #40 (436 3rd Street):

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Sixth Avenue to Seventh Avenue

North Side

437-449 Third Street

"Projected Buildings," RERBG v. 71, no. 1835 (May 16, 1903): p. 1020.

-803- 3rd st, n s, 107.9 e 6th av, four 4-sty brk tenements, 38.3x68, 8 families, steam heat; total cost, $60,000; L Bonert, 319 6th av; ar'ts, Pohlman & Patrick, 1235 3rd av.

See also "450-478 Third Street".

DOB file for #437 contains NB permit for 4 buildings:

453-461 Third Street

"Projected Buildings," RERBG v. 73, no. 1882 (April 9, 1904): p. 847.

-639- 3rd st, n s, 293 e 6th av, three 4-sty brk tenements, 38.3x68, 8 families, steam heat; total cost, $45,000; L Bonert, 6th av and 3rd st; ar't, T Bennett, 3rd av and 52d st.

DOB file for #453 contains NB permit for 3 buildings:

477 Third Street

"Buildings Projected - Kings County," RERBG v. 46, no. 1186 (December 6, 1890): p. 786.

-2449- 3rd st, s s[sic], 220 w 7th av, one four-story brown stone flat, 44x65, tin roof, iron cornice; cost, $25,000; ow'rs and b'rs, Moses and Fanton[sic], 4th st, bet 6th and 7th avs; ar't, G. M. Miller.

On Third street, near Seventh avenue, a four story brick double flat, 44x65, for eight families. Moses & Tanton, owners; cost $25,000. -Brooklyn Eagle, December 06, 1890, p. 2 ("Lively Again"). #477 is 44' wide.

“The Commercial Problem in Buildings,” RERBG July 20, 1912, p. 120:

[photo caption, 461-477 3rd st:]

The five-story building on the right has a lower gross rental than its four storied neighbor and is always from 30% to 50% vacant on account of poor planning and dark rooms. Though it cost considerably more to build, its commercial value is less. 3D st, Brooklyn, NY.

481-499 Third Street (NW corner 7th Avenue)

These 10 houses appear on the 1880 "Bromley" Brooklyn Atlas.

South Side

438-446 Third Street (SE corner Sixth Avenue)

"New Buildings," RERBG v. 61, no. 1570 (April 16, 1898): p. 728.

-647- 3rd st, s s, 24 e 6th av, four 4-sty brk apartment buildings, 20x62; total cost, $30,000; ow'r and b'r, Louis Bonert, on premises; ar't, Robert Dixon, 213 Montague st.

-656- 6th av, s e cor 3rd st, 4-sty brk flat, 23x75, 4 families; cost, $14,000; ow'r and b'r, Louis Bonert, on premises; ar't, Robert Dixon, 213 Montague st.

Southeast corner of Sixth avenue and Third street, one four story frame[sic], 23x75, four families, tin roof, cost $14,000. Louis Bonert, owner. -Brooklyn Eagle, April 15, 1898, p. 14 ("Real Estate Market").

South side of Third street, 24 feet east of Sixth avenue, four four story brick apartments, 20x62, tin roof; cost $30,000. Louis Bonert, owner. -Brooklyn Eagle, April 14, 1898, p. 14 ("Real Estate Market").

DOB file for #438 contains NB permit for one bulding:

DOB file for #440 contains plans stamped with architect’s name:

450-462 Third Street

"Projected Buildings," RERBG v. 71, no. 1834 (May 9, 1903): p. 972.

-774- 3rd st, s s, 106.9 e 6th av, four 4-sty brk tenements, 38.3x68, 8 families, steam heat; total cost, $60,000; L Bonert, 319 6th av; ar'ts, Pohlman & Patrick, 1235 5th av.

One of the largest of recent transactions involving improved property in Brooklyn was announced yesterday by David Schwartz.  In conjunction with Elias A. Goldstein, Mr. Schwartz has bought, through John Pullman, a group of over forty flats on Third and Fourth Streets, between Fifth and Seventh Avenues, valued at over $750,000.  The seller is Louis Bonert, the builder. The houses included in the deal, nearly all of which are of recent construction, are the following: 413 to 427 Third Street, 433 Third Street, 445 to 463 Third Street, 450 to 478 Third Street, 408 to 414 Third Street, 319 Sixth Avenue, 357 to 365 Fourth Street, and 389 to 395 Fourth Street. -New York Times, November 19, 1905, p. 18 ("In the Real Estate Field").

$750,000 in Flats - Has Just Been Transacted by John Pullman for Louis Bonert.

John Pullman, of 741 Union Street, for twenty years a prominent real estate dealer on the Park Slope, to-day consummated one of the largest real estate deals ever put through in that section, after but a week's negotiation.  The deal was primarily secured through the Eagle's real estate advertising columns.  The total amount involved is $750,000, with a mortgage of 60 per cent.  The property was bought for investment by David Marks of 107 Sixth avenue, and A. R. Goldstein of 121 St. Johns Place.  The sale was made for Louis Bonert, a well-known builder and owner of this borough.

The property sold consists of thirty-one single and double flat houses, situated on Third and Fourth streets, between Fifth and Seventh avenues.  They are all of modern build, and all are occupied.  This is the largest sale that Mr. Pullman has yet negotiated though he recently transacted a sale for $400,000.

In detail the apartment houses are Nos. 413 to 423, 427, 433, 418, 408 to 414, 430 to 462, 437, 445, 449, 461, 466, 470, 474 and 478 Third street, and 357, 359, 361, 363, and 389 to 393 Fourth street.  --Brooklyn Eagle, November 18, 1905, p.1 ($750,000 deal in flats).

466-478 Third Street

“Projected Buildings,” RERBG October 10, 1903, p. 671:

1864- 3d st, s s, 291.4 e 6th av, four 4-sty brk tenements, 38.1x68, 8 families, steam heat; total cost, $60,000; Louis Bohnert [sic - Bonert], 319 3d av; ar’ts, Pohlman & Patrick, 5123 3d av.

DOB folder for #470 lists NB permit 1864, issued 1903, was in folder for #466 (now missing):

486-504 Third Street (SW corner Seventh Avenue)

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

Never built on 486-488 3rd St:

“Buildings Projected - Kings County,” RERBG August 29, 1891, p. 280:

1584- 3rd st, s s, 220 w 7th av, one seven-story brown stone double flat, tin roof, 44x67, iron cornice; cost, $55,000; ow’r and b’r, Moses Fanton, 7th av and 4th st; ar’t, G. M. Miller.

"Building Intelligence; Houses; Brooklyn, N. Y.," AABN vol. 33, no. 819 (Sept. 5, 1891): p. xvi.

– "Third St., s s, 220' w Seventh Ave., seven-st’y double dwell., tin roof; cost, $55,000; owners and builders, Moses & Fanton, Fourth St. and Seventh Ave.; architect, George M. Miller, 420 Fifth Ave."

504 Third Street (SW corner Seventh Avenue)

“Alterations,” RERBG July 29, 1893, p. 160:

753- 7th av, s w cor 3d st, four-story and basement brk extension, 19x25.6, gravel roof; cost, $7,000; ow’r and b’r, Mary T. Collins, 635 Carroll st; ar’t, C. Collins.

"Building Intelligence; Alterations; Brooklyn, N. Y.," AABN vol. 41, no. 920 (Aug. 12, 1893): p. xii.

– "Seventh Ave., s w cor. Third St., four-st’y brick dwell., gravel roof, four-st’y extension, gravel roof, and other alterations; cost, $7,000; owner and builder, Mary T. Collins, 635 Carroll St.; architect, Chas. Collins, 125 Weirfield St."

“Current Operations,” RERBG July 17, 1909, p. 64:

7th av – William J. Hefferman, owner, 504 4th[sic] av, will remodel the 5-sty brick building at the southwest corner of 7th av and 3d st, at a cost of $12,000. G. W. Kenny, 437 2d st, is the architect. Daniel J. Ryan, 723 3d av, is the general contractor.

Seventh Avenue to Eighth Avenue

North Side

503-509 Third Street

"Building Intelligence; Houses; Brooklyn, N. Y.," AABN vol. 36, no. 858 (Jun. 4, 1892): p. 3.

– "Third St., n s, 29' e Seventh Ave., 4 three-st’y brick dwells., tin roofs; cost, $6,000 each; owner and builder, Julius Anderson; architect, Lewis Anderson."

“Buildings Projected – Kings County,” RERBG v. 49, n. 1259 (April 30, 1892), p. 710:

697- 3rd st, n s, 29 e 7th av, four three-story and basement brk dwell’gs, 17x46.8, tin roofs, wooden cornices; cost, $6,000 each; ____ Jones.

“Gossip of the Week - Brooklyn,” RERBG November 11, 1893, p. 574:

Thomas Rosencrans has sold for Gold & Nicoll the three-story brownstone dwelling, No. 509 3d street, size 17x48x90, to Josephine Hackett and Stephen B. Priest, at a nominal price.

511-519 Third Street (HD)

On Third street, near Seventh avenue, five three story and basement brick dwellings, 20x45, for one family in each.  E. H. Mowbrey, owner; cost $30,000. -Brooklyn Eagle, March 21, 1891, p. 1 ("New Buildings").  Designation Report says 1889, not 1891.

South Side

506 Third Street

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

639- 3rd st, s s, 35 e 7th av, one three-story and basement brk dwell’g, 20.10x45, tin roof and iron cornice; cost, $2,400; Mary A. Young, 1036 Jefferson av; ar’t, J. L. Young.

Unexecuted earlier plans?:

“Buildings Projected - Kings County,” RERBG February 14, 1891, p. 255:

213- 3d st, s s, 20 e 7th av, four three-story and basement brk dwell’gs, 19.5x45, tin roofs, wooden cornices; cost, total, $26,000; Warren C. Fowler, Parkville, L. I.; ar’t, J. L. Young.

214- 7th av, s e cor 3d st, one four-story brk store and tenem’t, 20x65, tin roof, wooden cornice; cost, $11,000; Warren C. Fowler, Parkville; ar’t, J. L. Young.

"Building Intelligence; Houses; Brooklyn, N. Y.," AABN vol. 31, no. 795 (Mar. 21, 1891): p. xix.

– "Third St., s s, 20' [e] Seventh Ave., 4 three-st’y brick dwells., tin roofs; cost, $36,000; owner, Warren C. Fowler, Parkville; architect, John L. Young, 287 Halsey St."

See also: Seventh Avenue & Third Street, SE corner.

Eighth Avenue to Prospect Park West

North Side

575 Third Street

"Two New High Class Brooklyn Apartments," RERBG, vol. 105, no. 20 (May 15, 1920): p. 652 -- Shampan & Shampan, Architects -- also see 70 PPW. (NW corner PPW and 3rd St.)