Sixth Avenue

Flatbush Avenue to Union Street

East Side

85 Sixth Avenue - former Carleton Club

6th Ave., at St. Marks, Carleton Club, 1890.  Drawing and extensive description: BE March 9, 1890, p. 17.  Mr. Mercein Thomas, architect.  Old structure moved to back of lot.  Description of opening gala, BE February 19, 1890.

Later became the "Cathedral Club" of Brooklyn: http://cathedralclubbrooklyn.org

87-95 Sixth Avenue (NE corner Prospect Place)

These 5 houses appear on the 1880 "Bromley" Brooklyn Atlas.

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

Warren st, cor 6th av, one four-story brown stone dwellings, 22x50; owner, H. R. Fletcher.

97-115 Sixth Avenue (SE corner Prospect Place to NE corner Park Place)

The entire blockfront from Prospect Place to Park Place appears on the 1880 "Bromley" Brooklyn atlas.

97 Sixth Avenue (SE corner Prospect Place)

Buildings Projected, Kings County, N.Y.,” RERBG v. 27, n. 690 (June 4, 1881), p. 592:

Plan 429 – Sixth av, s e cor Prospect pl, one three story brown stone dwell’g, 22x48, tin roof, wooden cornice; cost, $12,000; owner, F. E. Robinson, 350 9th st; architect, W. J. Merritt; builder, Charles Lang.

"Building Intelligence; Brooklyn, N.Y.," AABN vol. 9, no. 285 (Jun. 11, 1881): p. 288.

– "Sixth Ave., s e cor. Prospect Pl., three-st’y brownstone dwell.; cost, $12,000; owner, F. E. Robinson, 350 Ninth St.; architect, W. J. Merritt; builder, Charles Lang."

117-125 Sixth Avenue (SE corner Park Place)

These 5 houses appear on the 1880 "Bromley" Brooklyn Atlas.

117 Sixth Avenue

“Alterations - Kings County,” RERBG May 5, 1888, p. 594:

390- 6th av, s e cor Park pl, two-story brick extension, 25x20, tin roof; cost, $1,000; Jas. Kopke, 117 6th av; ar’t, A. F. Norris.

127 Sixth Avenue

“Buildings Projected,” RERBG November 18, 1893, p. 631:

1506- 6th av, No. 127, e s, 75 n Sterling pl, one four-story brk store and tenem’t, 20x60, tin roof, wooden cornice; cost, $8,000; Delia Sperwin, 86 Sterling pl; ar’ts and b’rs, Delaney & Collins.

"Building Intelligence; Stores; Brooklyn, N. Y.," AABN vol. 42, no. 937 (Dec. 9, 1893): p. xiv.

– "Sixth Ave., e s, 75' n Sterling Pl., four-st’y brick store and dwell., tin roof; cost, $8,000; owner, Delia Sperrin, 86 Sterling Pl.; architects and builders, Delaney & Collins, 936 Pacific St.."

129-131 Sixth Avenue (NE corner Sterling Place)

These 3 buildings, or buildings that preceded these, appear on the 1880 "Bromley" Brooklyn atlas.

199-201A Sixth Avenue

On the east side of Sixth avenue north of Union street, Mr. Thomas F. Skelly is about to build three brown stone front private residences. They will be 17.4x45, three stories and basement, and will cost $5,500 each. They will have open V fronts. [interior description] -Brooklyn Eagle, May 01, 1886, p. 1 ("City Growth").

Buildings Projected, Kings County,” RERBG v. 37, n. 946 (May 1, 1886), p. 592:

654- 6th av, e s, 63 n Union st, three three-story and basement brown stone dwell’gs, each 17.4x45, tin roofs, wooden cornices; cost, each, $5,500; ow’r and ar’t, Thos. F. Skelly, 159 Washington Park; c’r, P. Murphy.        

203-205 Sixth Avenue

Buildings. Projected, Brooklyn,” RERBG v.14, n.343 (October 10, 1874), p. 250:

Sixth av, e s, 22 n Union st, two three-story brown stone dwellings, 21x45; owner, architect and builder, Thomas Skelly, 48 Downing st.

These two buildings appear on the 1880 "Bromley" Brooklyn atlas.

207 Sixth Avenue (NE corner Union Street)

"Building Intelligence; Brooklyn," AABN vol. 13, no. 388 (Jun. 2, 1883): p. 263.

– "Sixth Ave., n e cor. Union St., three-st’y brownstone front dwell., tin roof; cost, $15,000; owner, Mary Skelly, 203 Sixth Ave.; architect and builder, Andrew Hudson."

Buildings Projected, Kings County,” RERBG v. 31, n. 793 (May 26, 1883), p. 386:

540- 6th av, n e cor Union st, one three-story brown stone dwell’g, 22x45, tin roof and wooden cornice; owner, Mrs. Mary Skelly, 203 6th av; architect and builder, A. Wilson.

West Side

78-80 Sixth Avenue (Flatbush to St. Marks Avenue)

Buildings. Projected, Brooklyn,” RERBG v. 14, n. 351 (December 5, 1874), p. 390:

Sixth av, n w cor St. Marks av., one three-story brown stone store and tenement, 22x52; owners, S. & J. C. Burling, 193 Cumberland st.; architect, T. Britt; builder, John Lambert.

This row appears on the 1880 "Bromley" Brooklyn Atlas.

82 Sixth Avenue (SW corner St. Marks Avenue)

Death of Paul Wiese,” Brooklyn Eagle, May 6, 1902, p. 2.

One of the original residents of Sixth Avenue, who had lived since 1868 in the house where he died yesterday morning, was Paul Wiese, of 82 Sixth avenue, corner of St. Marks avenue. He was the last to die of the three oldest settlers of that section of the city. The others were Mr. Rourke and Thomas Bennett. Mr. Weise[sic] built his house in 1868, on property owned by his wife since 1857. It was, until lately, surrounded by a garden, and was considered quite suburban...

84-86 Sixth Avenue

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

-341- 6th av, w s 23 s St. Marks av, two three-story and basement brown stone front dwellings, 20x45x55, flat metal roof, wooden cornices, cost $12000 ea; owner, architect and builder, John Seeley Lafayette av.

Buildings Projected, Kings County,” RERBG v. 33, n. 837 (March 29, 1884), p. 334:

341- 6th av, w s, 23 s St Marks av, two three-story and basement brown stone dwell’gs, 20x45 and 55, metal roofs, wooden cornices; cost, $12,000; owner, architect and builder, John P. Seeley, Lafayette av.

88-96 Sixth Avenue (NW corner Prospect Place)

This row of 5 houses appears on the 1880 "Bromley" Brooklyn Atlas.

98-114 Sixth Avenue (SW corner Prospect Place to NW corner Park Place)

This entire row appears on the 1880 "Bromley" map of Brooklyn.

Earliest DOB records are mostly circa-1940s: conversion to multi-family, etc. #104: stoop removal in 1958. #108: stoop removed in 1956. #112: June 19, 1888, alteration permit #666 issued to James Rorke, owner, for addition of 4th story; architect G. L. Morse, 213 Montague St.; cost $2,500.

#100 6th Avenue cited as the address of prolific Park Slope builder William Gubbins: RERBG v. 22, n. 542 (August 3, 1878), p. 658; “Prospect pl, s s,…”

112 Sixth Avenue

“Alterations - Kings County,” RERBG June 23, 1888, p. 826:

666- 6th av, No. 112, add one story; cost, $2,500; Jas. Rorke, on premises; ar’t, G. L. Morse.

114 Sixth Avenue

"Building Intelligence; Alterations and Additions; Brooklyn, N. Y.," AABN vol. 48, no. 1017 (Jun. 22, 1895): p. xiii.

– "Sixth Ave., n w cor. Park Pl., four-st’y and basement brick dwell., 22' x 48'; four-st’y and basement brick extension, 22' x 44' to be added; $6,000; own., A. S. Robbins, 114 6th Ave.; arch., W. M. Coots, 189 Montague St.; bld., J. H. Dougherty [sic - Doherty], 286 Flatbush Ave."

Alterations,” RERBG v. 55, no. 1419 (May 25, 1895), p. 906.

-808- 6th av, n w cor Park pl, one 4-sty brk extension, 22x44; cost, $6,000; A S Robbins, 114 6th av; ar't, W M Coots; b'r, J H Dougherty.

DOB file confirms the alteration and list the builder's name as Doherty. 1927 c/o issued to St. Augustine's R.C. Church for occupancy by 20 brothers.

St. Augustine's – Rectory

Projected Buildings,” RERBG August 26, 1905, p. 251:

6th av, s w cor Park pl, 3-sty brk dwelling, 34x65, 1 family, steam heat; cost, $35,000; Rev E W McCarthy, 52 Sterling pl; ar't, A E Parfitt, 26 Court st.

St. Augustine's R. C. Church

“Buildings Projected - Kings County,” RERBG June 16, 1888, p. 790:

1061- 6th av, n w cor Sterling pl, one one-story brown stone church, 106 and 96x178, tile in cement roof and stone and copper cornice; cost, $175,000; Edward N. McCarty, Rector, 7 St. Marks av; ar’ts, Parfitt Bros.; b’rs, T. B. Rutan and L. W. Seaman, Jr.

"Building Intelligence; Advance Rumors; Brooklyn, N. Y.," AABN vol. 64, no. 1217 (Apr. 1, 1899): p. x.

– "Albert E. Parfitt, 26 Court St., is preparing plans for an addition consisting of a chapel and parochial school to be made to St. Augustine’s Church on 6th Ave. and Sterling Pl."

DOB files: Church: original plans missing; 1915 plans for 4 confessionals & a baptistery by Albert E. Parfitt. Rectory: new building permit #2481, August 1905, architect Albert E. Parfitt; extended under alterations permit #10084, June 8, 1926, architect Albert E. Parfitt.

188-204 Sixth Avenue (SW corner Berkeley Place to NW corner Union Street)

This entire row appears on the 1880 "Bromley" map of Brooklyn.

194 Sixth Avenue

Part of a row of 6 houses that extended to Berkeley Place.

DOB files contain New Building application #123, May 9, 1877, for 6 1-family dwellings; owner/builder, Thomas Fagen; architect, Robert Dixon.

The other 5 houses in this row are included in the original Park Slope Historic District from 1973.

196-200 Sixth Avenue

Buildings. Projected, Brooklyn,” RERBG v. 16, n. 382 (July 10, 1875), p. 485:

6th av, w s, 36 n Union st, three four-story brick dwellings, 18x45; owner, &c., John V. Porter, 59 Prospect pl.

202 Sixth Avenue

DOB folder for lot 50 (202 6th Ave) contains the notation: “N.B. #213, 1879, See Lot #51.” However, the New Building application is missing from the folder for lot 51 (204 6th Ave).

204 Sixth Avenue

Buildings Projected, Brooklyn, N. Y.,” RERBG April 19, 1879, p. 322:

6th av, n w cor Union st, four three-story brown stone dwell'gs, 15x36, gravel roofs and wood cornices; owner, Thomas H. Robbins, 178 Macon st; architect, John Rose.

Buildings Projected, Brooklyn, N. Y.,” RERBG June 21, 1879, p. 519:

Plan 448- Union st, n w cor 6th av, two three and four-story brown stone stores and dwell'gs, 19x55 and 17x45, gravel roof and wooden cornice; owner, &c., Thomas H. Robbins, 178 Macomb st.

Alterations,” RERBG v. 55, no. 1414: April 20, 1895: p. 677.

531 - 6th av, n w cor Union st, roof raised, interior alterations, and add 1 and 4-sty brk extensions, 19x19 and 19x8; cost, $4,500; Louis Scheling, Flatbush and St Marks avs; ar't, C Werner; b'r, A Kleinert.