Fourth Avenue

Flatbush Avenue to Union Street

East Side

Brooklyn Public Library

Buildings Projected, Brooklyn, N.Y.,” RERBG August 1, 1903, p. 236:

1332- 4th av, s e cor Pacific st, 2-sty brick library, 81.10x26, steam heat; cost, $80,000; City of New York; ar'ts, Raymond and Admiral [sic], 51 Chambers st, N.Y.

47-49 4th Avenue (between Dean & Bergen)

Originally the Terminal Theatre; now Iglesia Universal del Reino de Dios.

Built 1925; Colonial Revival style; Eugene DeRosa, architect.

This building was the Brownstoner’s Building of the Day on 14-Jan-2014.

Buildings. Projected, Brooklyn,” RERBG v. 16, n. 397 (October23, 1875), p. 697:

Fourth av, e s, 100 n Bergen st, one four-story brown stone tenement, 20x55; owner, Martin Olsen; architect, Robert Dixon.

Buildings. Projected, Brooklyn,” RERBG v. 16, n. 393 (September 25, 1875), p. 639:

Fourth av, e. s., 80.3 s Bergen st, three four-story brick store and dwellings, 19.9x45; owner, E. A. Woolley, 656 Baltic st.

Buildings. Projected, Brooklyn,” RERBG v. 16, n. 399 (November 6, 1875), p. 725:

Fourth av, e s, cor Wyckoff st, three four-story brick stores and tenements, 19.9 and 20x45 and 56; owner, Edward A. Woolley, 656 Baltic st; architect, David Patton.

"New Buildings," RERBG v. 63, no. 1615 (February 25, 1899): p. 361.

-208- 4th av, s e cor St Marks av, 4-sty brk flat, 20x82, three families, galvanized iron cornice; cost, $9,000; Brown Realty Co., Franklin av and Dean st; ar't, H. Stemmann, 220 Broadway, N.Y.

SE corner Baltic & 4th Avenue identified as "Window Shade Factory" on 1880 "Bromley" Brooklyn Atlas.

Buildings, Projected, Brooklyn,” RERBG v. 18, n. 437 (July 29, 1876), p. 586:

Fourth av, e s, 80 n Bergen st, one three-story brick tenement, 20x40; owner, &c., John Monas, 187 Bergen st.

Buildings. Projected, Brooklyn,” RERBG v. 15, n. 380 (June 26, 1875), p. 453:

Fourth av, e s, 21 s Bergen st, three four-story brick stores and tenements, 19.9x88.4; owner, Edward A. Woolley, 656 Baltic st; architect, David Patton.

 

Fourth Avenue and Warren Street, s e corner

"Projected Buildings," RERBG v. 66, no. 1696 (September 15, 1900): p. 347.

-1261- 4th av, e s, 23 s Warren st, three 4-sty brk stores and tenements, 25.8x60, 6 families; total cost, $22,500; Mrs Delia McGarry, 176 Nevins st; ar't, R. Dixon, 213 Montague st; b'r, G W Bush, 213 Montague s.

-1262- 4th av, s e cor Warren st, 4-sty brk stores and tenem'ts, 23x73.6, 6 families; cost, $9,000; ow'r, ar't and b'r, same as last.

"Building Intelligence; Tenement-Houses; Brooklyn, N. Y.," AABN vol. 70, no. 1293 (Oct. 6, 1900): p. xiii.

– "Fourth Ave., cor. Warren St., four-st’y brick stores and tenements, 23' x 73' 6"; $9,000; own., Delia McGarry; arch., R. Dixon."

Building Intelligence; Stores; Brooklyn, N. Y.," AABN vol. 53, no. 1080 (Sept. 5, 1896): p. xix.

– "Warren St., s e cor. Fourth Ave., three-st’y brick store and dwell., 20' 6" x 65', tin roof; $7,000; own., Rose O’Brien, 37 Wyckoff St.; arch, Thos. McMahon, 563 Warren St."

"Building Intelligence; Stores; Brooklyn, N. Y.," AABN vol. 25, no. 686 (Feb. 16, 1889): p. xix.

– "Fourth Ave., s e cor. Butler St., four-st’y brick store and tenement; cost, each, $7,500; owner, John M. O’Neil, 460 Warren St.; architect, J. W. Bailey; builder, not selected."

– "Fourth Ave., n e cor. Douglass St., four-st’y brick store and tenement; cost, each, $7,500; owner, John M. O’Neil, 460 Warren St.; architect, J. W. Bailey; builder, not selected."

“Buildings Projected - Kings County,” RERBG February 9, 1889, p. 198:

214- 4th av, s e cor Butler st, and 4th av, n e cor Douglass st, two four-story brick stores and tenem’ts, 22x54, tin roofs, wooden cornices; cost, each, $7,500; John M. O’Neil, 460 Warren st; ar’t, J. W. Bailey; b’r, not selected.

215- 4th av, e s, 22 s Baltic st, six four-story brick tenem’ts, 26x54, tin roofs, wooden cornices; cost, each, $7,000; ow’r and ar’t, same as last.

"Building Intelligence; Houses; Brooklyn, N. Y.," AABN vol. 25, no. 695 (Apr. 20, 1889): p. xv.

"Fourth Ave., s e cor. Douglass St., four-st’y brick dwell., tin roof; cost, $6,500; owner, Joseph Morris, 513 Baltic St.; architect, J. W. Bailey; builder, not selected."

SE corner Douglas St.

“Buildings Projected - Kings County,” RERBG April 6, 1889, p. 492:

639- 4th av, s e cor Douglass st, one four-story brick dwell’g, 22x54, tin roof; cost, 6,500; Joseph Morris, 513 Baltic st; ar’t, J. W. Bailey; b’r, not selected.

Projected Buildings,” RERBG Jan. 20, 1906, p. 75:

99- 4th av, e s, 22 s Douglass st, three 3-sty brk stores and dwellings, 19.6x55, 2 families; total cost, $15,000; J J Morris, 384 Douglass st; ar't, T Bennett, 3d av and 52d st.

NE corner Degraw Street

(4 of 7 remain of this row:)

Buildings Projected, Kings County,” RERBG v. 37, n. 948 (May 15, 1886), p. 665:

706- 4th av, n e cor Degraw st, seven four-story brown stone stores and dwell’gs, six 16.8x45, one 18.6x45, gravel roofs, wooden cornices; cost, $4,000 each; Geo. R. Brown, 34 South Portland av; m’n, L. E. Brown; c’r, J. F. Kentana.

NE corner Sacket Street

Projected Buildings,” RERBG December 1, 1906, p. 631:

3850- 4th av, e s, 22 n Sackett st, three 4-sty brk stores and tenements, 26x69, 8 families; total cost, $36,000; H Galitzka, 189 Montague st; ar't, G A Skizguellio, 350 Fulton st.

3851- 4th av, n e cor Sackett st, similar building, 22x72; cost, $13,000; ow'r and ar't, same as last.

209-211 Fourth Avenue (NE corner Union Street, formerly full block to Sackett Street)

“Buildings Projected - Kings County,” RERBG November 10, 1888, p. 1350:

3002- 4th av, n e cor Union st, and 4th av, s e cor Sackett st, two four-story brick stores and tenem’ts, 20x50; gravel roofs, wooden cornices; cost, each, $5,000; G. R. Brown, 26 Court st; b’rs, L. E. Brown and J. F. Kentana.

3003- 4th av, e s, 20 n Union st, six four-story brick stores and tenem’ts, 20x50, gravel roofs, wooden cornices; cost, each, $5,000; ow’r and b’r, same as last.

“Buildings Projected - Kings County,” RERBG April 13, 1889, p. 531:

750- Union st, n s, 75 e 4th av, one four-story brick tenem’t, 25x50, also Sackett st, s s, 75 w[sic - e] 4th av, one four-story brick tenem’t, 25x50, gravel roofs, wooden cornices; cost, $5,000 each; George R. Brown, 26 Court st; b’r, J. F. Kentana; m’n, L. E. Brown.

At the northeast corner of Fourth avenue and Union street and at the southeast corner of Fourth avenue and Sackett street Mr. George R. Brown will build two four story brick dwellings, with stores 20x50, for three families in each, to cost $10,000. -Brooklyn Eagle, November 10, 1888, p. 1 ("Brick or Wood").  Together with:

On Fourth avenue, near Union street, Mr. G. R. Brown will build six four story brick dwellings, with stores, 25x50, for six families in each, to cost $30,000.

Brown also built the adjacent buildings in Union Street.

173-181 Fourth Avenue (SE corner Degraw Street)

"Building Intelligence; Tenement-Houses; Brooklyn, N. Y.," AABN vol. 22, no. 603 (Jul. 16, 1887): p. xiv.

– "Fourth Ave., e s, 18' 4" s Degraw St., 5 four-st’y brown-stone stores and tenements, gravel roofs; cost, each, $4,000; owner, George R. Brown, 26 Court St.; builders, L. E. Brown and J. F. Kentena."

– "Fourth Ave., s e cor. Degraw St., four-st’y brown-stone store and tenement, gravel roof; cost, $4,500; owner, George R. Brown, 26 Court St.; builders, L. E. Brown and J. F. Kentena." [sic - Kentana]

On the southeast corner of Fourth avenue and Degraw street, Mr. George R. Brown will build a four story brick dwelling, with store, 18.4x45, for three families, to cost $4,500.

On Fourth avenue, near Degraw street, Mr. George R. Brown will build five four story brick dwellings, with stores, 16.4x45, for three families each, to cost $20,000. -Brooklyn Eagle, July 09, 1887, p. 1 ("Buildings").

211 Fourth Avenue (NE corner Union Street)

"Building Intelligence; Stores; Brooklyn, N. Y.," AABN vol. 24, no. 673 (Nov. 17, 1888): p. xvii.

– "Fourth Ave., n e cor. Union St., four-st’y brick store and tenement, gravel roof; cost, $5,000; owner, G. R. Brown, 26 Court st.; builders, L. E. Brown and J. F. Kentana."

– "Fourth Ave., n e cor. Sackett St., four-st’y brick store and teneme nt, gravel roof; cost, $5,000; owner, G. R. Brown, 26 Court st.; builders, L. E. Brown and J. F. Kentana."

West Side

NW corner Bergen Street

"New Houses," BRERIP v. 1, n. 22 (Apr. 26, 1884), p.11.

-484- Fourth av, n w cor Bergen st, five three-story brick stores and dwellings, 20x52, corner 55 feet deep, flat tin roof, wooden cornices, cost $25,750 for all; owner Albert Scales, 378 Van Brunt st; architect and builder, Louis Bonert.

"Busy Builders," BRERIP v. 1, n. 31 (June 28, 1884), p. 2.

Scales, Albert, is having built for him on 4th av, corner of Bergen st, five 3-story brick stores and dwellings 20x52, the corner building 20x55. The walls are up and the roof on; the plastering will be finished in a few days. This is a step in the right direction, for although 3d and 5th avs are well built up, the buildings on 4th av have been few and far between. It is high time that attention was given to one of the finest streets in the city. The cost of this row is about $28,000; the architect and builder is Louis Bonert.

SW corner Baltic Street

"Building Intelligence; Brooklyn," AABN vol. 12, no. 358 ( Nov. 4, 1882): p. 223.

– "Baltic St., s w cor. Fourth Ave., 3 three-st’y brick flats and stores, felt and gravel roof; cost, each, $6,000; owner, J. H. Whooley, Baltic St., near Fourth Ave.; architect R. Dixon; builder, E. H. Whooley."

Union Street to 3rd Street

East Side

"Building Intelligence; Stores; Brooklyn, N. Y.," AABN vol. 34, no. 823 (Oct. 3, 1891): p. xix.

– "Fourth Ave., e s, 60' n President St., four-st’y brick store and dwell., gravel roof; cost, $5,000; owner, Doneno Feurey, 246 Fourth St."

Public Bath (NE corner President Street)

"Building Intelligence; Advance Rumors; Brooklyn, N. Y.," AABN vol. 85, no. 1513 (Dec. 24, 1904): p. viii.

– "The Board of Estimate and Apportionment has approved the three sites recommended by Borough President Littleton for interior baths in Brooklyn. The sites and the buildings to be erected will cost $345,000 and appropriation has been made for the work. Architects will draw plans, and it is hoped to have the baths in operation within a few months. Bath No. 1 is to be built at Fourth Ave. and President St.; No. 2, Nostrand Ave., opposite Stockton St., and No. 3 on Hamburg Ave., north of Willoughby St."

Projected Buildings,” RERBG April 28, 1906, p. 485:

1048- 4th av, n e cor President st, 2-sty and basement public bath, 60x90.10, slag roof, steam heat; cost, $100,000; City of N Y; ar'ts, Raymond & Almeville, 57 Chambers st, N. Y.

"Building Intelligence; Stores; Brooklyn, N. Y.," AABN vol. 29, no. 760 (Jul. 19, 1890): p. xix.

– "Fourth Ave., s e cor. President St., three-st’y brick store and dwell., tin roof; cost, $6,000; owner, John Kernnen, Third Ave. and Sixteenth St.; architects, H. L. Spicer & Son, Third Ave. and Fifty-third St."

"Building Intelligence; Stores; Brooklyn, N. Y.," AABN vol. 46, no. 980 (Oct. 6, 1894): p. 7.

– "Fourth Ave., s s, 40' w President St., four-st’y brick store and dwell., 20' x 48', tin roof; $4,200; own., Gilardo Porzio, 216 Fourth Ave.; arch., P. B. Maryott, 147 Fifth Ave."

"Building Intelligence; Houses; Brooklyn, N. Y.," AABN vol. 46, no. 981 (Oct. 13, 1894): p. xiv.

– "Fourth Ave., e s, 80' s Carroll St., four-st’y brick dwell., 20' x 50', tin roof; $5,000; owns., A. Buro & A. Cisero, 251 Fourth Ave.; arch., P. B. Maryott, 147 Fifth Ave.; bld., John Gall, 253 Fourth Ave."

261 Fourth Avenue (NE corner Garfield Pl)

Buildings Projected, Kings County,” RERBG v. 30, n. 750 (July 29, 1882), p. 733:

666- 4th av, n e cor Macomb st, one three-story brick dwell’g, 25x38, tin roof and wooden cornice; cost, $4,800; owner, architect and carpenter, Andrew O’Neill, 648 Baltic st; mason, T. Duane.

259 Fourth Avenue

"Projected Buildings," RERBG v. 66, no. 1724 (March 30, 1901): p. 580.

-409- 4th av, e s, 25 n Garfield pl, 3-sty brk tenement, 25x29.10, 6 families, gravel roof; cost, $3,000; ow'r, ar't and b'r, Michael Damato, 259 4th av.

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

1019- 4th av, e s, 25 n Garfield pl, one three-story brick tenem't, 21x45, tin roof, wooden cornice; cost, $3,300; ow'r and b'r, James Dillor, 577 Sackett st; ar't, T. Kelly.

Fourth avenue, east side, 25 feet north of Garfield Place, one three story brick, 25x29 5.6, six families, gravel roof; cost $3,000. Michael Damato, owner. -Brooklyn Eagle, March 25, 1901, p. 15 ("Real Estate Market").

315-321 Fourth Avenue (NE corner Third Street)

"Building Intelligence; Stores; Brooklyn, N. Y.," AABN vol. 31, no. 787 (Jan. 24, 1891): p. xx.

– "Fourth Ave., n e cor. Third St., 4 four-st’y brick stores and dwells., tin roofs; total cost, $34,000; owner, Thos. F. Martin, Fourth Ave. and Union St.; architect, W. M. Coots, 26 Court St."

Third Street to Ninth Street

East Side

"Building Intelligence; Stores; Brooklyn, N. Y.," AABN vol. 47, no. 999 (Feb. 16, 1895): p. xvi.

Engine Company #39, between 6th & 7th Streets:

"Building Intelligence; Miscellaneous; Brooklyn, N. Y.," AABN vol. 48, no. 1009 (Apr. 27, 1895): p. xvi.

New Buildings,” RERBG v. 55, no. 1412: April 6, 1895: p. 583.

414 - 4th av, e s, 75 s 6th st, one 3-sty brk fire engine house, 25x65, and extension 25x11.6; cost, $12,587; City of Brooklyn; ar't, P J Lauritzen; m'ns, M Gibbons & Sons.

Building Intelligence; Houses; Brooklyn, N. Y.," AABN vol. 51, no. 1054 (Mar. 7, 1896): p. xx.

– "Fourth Ave., n e cor. 7th St., three-st’y brick dwell., 20' x 60', gravel roof; $5,000; own., J. J. Hickey, 253 Eighth St.; arch., J. L. Queensbury, 1168 Fourth Ave."

– "Fourth Ave., e s, 20' n 7th St., 3 three-st’y brick dwells., 26' 8" x 53', gravel roof; $9,000; own., J. J. Hickey, 253 Eighth St.; arch., J. L. Queensbury, 1168 Fourth Ave."

NE corner Seventh Street

"New Buildings," RERBG v. 57, no. 1458 (February 22, 1896): p. 330.

-153- 4th av, n e cor 7th st, 3-str brk dwelling, 20x60; cost, $5,000; J J Hickey, 253 8th st; ar't, J L Quesenbury, 1168 4th av.

-154- 4th av, e s, 20 n 7th st, three 3-sty brk flats, 26.8x53; total cost, $9,000; ow'r and ar't, same as last.

SE corner Seventh Street (demolished)

"Building Intelligence; Brooklyn," AABN vol. 13, no. 368 (Jan. 13, 1883): p. 23.

– "Fourth Ave., s e cor. Seventh St., 3 three st’y brick tenements, gravel roofs; owners, L. J. Praether; builders, M. Sohirop." (This group has been demolished)

John Delmar Association building, 9th St & 4th Ave.

Buildings. Projected, Brooklyn,” RERBG v. 16, n. 383 (July 17, 1875), p. 499:

Tenth av [sic – Fourth av?], cor 9th st, one two-story brick clubhouse, 26x52; owner, John Delmar Association.

(Brooklyn Eagle citations from late 1870s give the location as 4th av & 9th st… 10th av is in the park!)

Ninth Street to Fifteenth Street

East Side

461 Fourth Avenue (NE corner Eleventh Street)

"Building Intelligence; Stores; Brooklyn, N. Y.," AABN vol. 36, no. 852 (Apr. 23, 1892): p. xvii.

– "Fourth Ave., n e cor. Eleventh St., four-st’y brick store and dwell., tin roof; cost, $10,000; owner, and builder, David Atkin, 339 Fifteenth St.; architect, W. M. Coots, 26 Court St."

Buildings Projected – Kings County,” RERBG v. 49, n. 1253 (March 19, 1892), p. 457:

393- 4th av, n e cor 11th st, one four-story brk store and tenem’ts, 22x80, tin roof, wooden cornice; cost, $10,000; ow’r and b’r, David Atkins, 339 15th st; ar’t, W. M. Coots.

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

– "Fourth Ave., e s, 80' n Eleventh St., three-st’y brick dwell., tin roof; cost, $5,000 each; owner and builder, D. Atkins, 339 Fifteenth St.; architect, W. M. Coots, 26 Court St."

See also RERBG, v.49, n.1261 (May 14, 1892), p.794, plan 844.

475-485 Fourth Avenue (NE corner Twelfth Street)

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

– "Fourth Ave., n e cor. Twelfth St., 5 four-st’y brick store and flats, tin roofs; cost, $55,000; owner, Mary E. Miller, 261 Thirteenth St.; archi tect, George M. Miller, 261 Thirteenth St."

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

683- 4th av, n e cor 12th st, five four-story brk dwell’gs, two 19.6x60 and three 27x60, corner house 65 feet deep, tin roofs; cost, $10,000 each; Mary E. Miller, 261 13th st; ar’t, George M. Miller.

503 Fourth Avenue (NE corner 13th Street)

Buildings Projected, Kings County,” RERBG v. 34, n. 866 (October 18, 1884), p. 1069:

1354- 4th av, n e cor 13th st, one three-story brick tenem’t, 37x25, tin roof, wooden cornice; cost, $3,500; owner, Thomas Pitbladdo, 213 17th st; architect, B. S. Brown; builders, W. & T. Corrigan.

Public School 124 (Thirteenth Street to Fourteenth Street)

"Building Intelligence; Educational; Brooklyn, N. Y.," AABN vol. 66, no. 1251 (Dec. 16, 1899): p. xii.

– "Fourth Ave., e s, extending from 13th to 14th Sts., three-st’y public school, 64' 4" x 141' 4", gravel roof, steam heat; $120,000; own., City of New York.; arch., C. B. J. Snyder, Park Ave. & 59th St., New York City."

"Brooklyn," RERBG v. 64, no. 1636 (July 22, 1899): p. 131.

4th av, 13th to 14th sts, brick and stone public school, No. 124 to contain 20 class rooms; New York City Board of Education, owner; C. B. J. Snyder, 585 Broadway, architect.

"New Buildings," RERBG v. 64, no. 1655 (December 2, 1899): p. 874.

-2166- 4th av, e s, extending from 13th to 14th sts, 3-sty brk public school, 141.4x64.4, gravel roof, steam heat, terra cotta cornice; cost, $120,000; City of New York; ar't, C B J Snyder, Park av and 59th st, New York.

P.S. 124 - drawing and description, Brooklyn Eagle, June 25, 1899, p. 35 ("New Era is Opening for Brooklyn Schools").

1901 photograph in the BPL Brooklyn Collection: call no. SCHL 1557.

 

Original location of Greenwood Baptist Church, before move to 7th Ave. (see 1880 "Bromley" Brooklyn Atlas).

P.S. 124 was Brownstoner’s Building of the Day on 16-Sep-2015.

West Side

SW Corner Ninth Street

"New Buildings," BRERIP v. 1, n. 44 (September 27, 1884), p. 11.

-1225- NINTH st, s w cor Fourth, five 3-story brick stores and dwellings 21x59, brick filled, flat tin roof, wooden cornices; owner and builder Assip & Buckley, 77 Waverly av, architect M Goote.....35,000.

NW corner 10th Street

"New Houses," BRERIP v. 1, n. 46 (October 11, 1884), p. 10.

-1289- TENTH st, n w cor 4th av one 3-story brick store and dwelling 20 9x55, brick filled, flat tin roof, wooden cornices; owner Assip & Buckley, 146 16th st; architect W M Coots.......6,000

-1293- TENTH st, n s 20 9 from 4th av, fine two story and basement brick dwellings, 17x42, brick filled, flat tin roof, wooden cornice; owner Assip and Buckley; architect W M Coots....4,000.