Douglass Street

Unknown

On Douglass street, near Fifth avenue, Mr. J. J. Bentzer will build a four story brick dwelling, 20x52, for four families, to cost $5,000.  -Brooklyn Eagle, September 21, 1889, p. 1 ("Building Boom").  Possibly #391, north side, 4th/5th Ave?

Fourth Avenue to Fifth Avenue

North Side

Demolished

Buildings Projected, Kings County,” RERBG v. 40, n. 1023 (October 22, 1887), p. 1340:

1891- Douglass st, n s, 350 w 5th av, three three-story brick tenem’ts, 25x45, tin roof, brick cornice; cost, each, $3,000; ow’r, ar’t and b’r, David Dow, 98 Nassau st.

On Douglass street, between Fourth and Fifth avenues, Mr. Daniel Dow will build three three story brick dwellings, 20x45, for three families each, to cost $9,000.  -Brooklyn Eagle, October 22, 1887, p. 1 ("Houses - Lots").

"Building Intelligence; Houses; Brooklyn, N. Y.," AABN vol. 24, no. 677 (Dec. 15, 1888): p. xxiv.

– "Douglass St., n s, 370' w Fifth Ave., three-st’y brick dwell., tin roof; cost, $3,000; owner, architect and builder, David Dow, 98 Nassau St."

"Building Intelligence; Tenement-Houses; Brooklyn, N. Y.," AABN vol. 22, no. 618 (Oct. 29, 1887): p. xvi.

– "Douglass St., n s, 350' w Fifth Ave., 3 three-st’y brick tenements, tin roofs; cost, each $3,000; owner, architect and builder, David Dow, 98 Nassau St."

Unknown

"Building Intelligence; Brooklyn," AABN vol. 17, no. 494 (Jun. 13, 1885): p. 287.

– "Douglass St., Nos. 897 and 899, 2 three-st’y brick tenements, tin roofs, wooden cornices; cost, each, $3,500; owner, Joh D. Ferguson, 917 Douglass St.; architect, Amzi Hill."

149 Fourth Avenue (NE corner Douglass Street)

Douglass St., NE corner 4th ave.: At the northeast corner of Fourth avenue and Douglass street Mr. John M. O'Neil will build a four story brick dwelling, with store, 22x54, for five families, to cost $7,500. -Brooklyn Eagle, February 16, 1889, p. 2 ("Two Lists").

355-365 Douglass Street

“Buildings Projected - Kings County,” RERBG April 27, 1889, p. 607:

888- Douglass st, n s, 80 e 4th av, six three-story brick dwell’gs, 20x45, tin roofs, wooden cornices; cost, each, $5,500; Eugene H. Wilson, 245 W. 124th st, New York; ar’t, J. E. Styles.

"Building Intelligence; Houses; Brooklyn, N. Y.," AABN vol. 25, no. 699 (May 18, 1889): p. xvi.

– "Douglass St., n s, 80' e Fourth Ave., 6 three-st’y brick dwells., tin roofs; cost, each, $5,500; owner, Eugene H. Wilson, 245 West One Hundred and Twenty-fourth St., New York; architect, J. E. Styles."

367-373 Douglass Street

Buildings Projected, Kings County,” RERBG v. 37, n. 943 (April 10, 1886), p. 481:

501- Douglass st, n s, 198.4 e 4th av, five three-story brick dwell’gs, each 20x45, gravel roof, wooden cornices; cost, each, $3,500; Geo. R. Brown, 39 South Portland av; m’n, L. E. Brown; c’r, J. F. Kentona.

[One house, on the east end of this row, has been demolished.]

389 Douglass Street

“New Buildings,” RERBG v. 56, n. 1441 (October 26, 1895), p. 587:

1774- Douglass st, n s, 270 w 5th av, 3-sty brk tenem’t, 20x52, gravel roof, galvanized iron cornice; cost, $5,000; ow’r, art and b’r, John J. Bentzen, 346 Bergen st.

The west wall of this building was the site of Mary Patten's "Douglass Street Mural", 1976.  On the Wall by Janet Braun-Reinitz and Jane Weissman.

391-393 Douglass Street

“Buildings Projected - Kings County,” RERBG February 3, 1889, p. 161:

138- Douglass st, n s, 210 w 5th av, two three-story brick tenem’ts, 20x45, tin roofs, iron cornices; cost, each, $4,500; ow’r and b’r, John J. Bentzen, State st, cor Boerum pl; ar’t, C. Werner.

"Building Intelligence; Tenement-Houses; Brooklyn, N. Y.," AABN vol. 25, no. 685 (Feb. 9, 1889): p. xvii.

– "Douglass St., n s, 210' w Fifth Ave., 2 three-st’y brick tenements, tin roofs; cost, each, $4,500; owner and builder, John J. Bentzen, State St. cor. Boerum Pl; architect, C. Werner."

399-401 Douglass Street

"Projected Buildings - Kings County," RERBG v. 46, no. 1182 (November 8, 1890): p. 638.

-2234- Douglass st, n s, 150 w 5th av, three five-story[sic] brk flats, 20x45, tin roofs, wooden cornices; cost, each, $3,500; ow'r and b'r, E. A. Wooley, on premises; ar't, R. Dixon.

On Douglass street, near Fifth avenue, three three story brick dwellings, 20x45, three families in each.  E. A. Wooley, owner; cost $10,500. -Brooklyn Eagle, November 08, 1890, p. 2 ("A Big Increase").

403 Douglass Street

“Buildings Projected, Brooklyn, N.Y.,” RERBG August 29, 1886, p. 1069:

1169- Douglass st, n s, 130 w 5th av, one three-story brick tenem't, 20x43, tin roof, wooden cornice; cost, $2,500; Mary Flynn, 128 4th av; ar't and c'r, J. Flynn; m'n, not selected.

405 Douglass Street

"Building Intelligence; Houses; Brooklyn, N. Y.," AABN vol. 44, no. 965 (Jun. 23, 1894): p. xi.

– "Douglass St., n s, 110' w Fifth Ave., three-st’y brick dwell., gravel roof, 20' x 48'; $4,000; own. and arch., P. Gebha rdt, 134 Fifth Ave.; bld, F. J. Ashfield, 168 Montague St."

“New Buildings,” RERBG v. 53, n. 1366 (May 19, 1894), p. 831:

626- Douglass st, n s, 110 w 5th av, one 3-sty brk tenem’t, 20x48, gravel roof, iron cornice; cost, $4,000; ow’r and ar’t, P Gebhardt, 134 5th av; b’r, F J Ashfield.

Douglas Street, north side, 110 feet west of Fifth Avenue, three-story brick house, 20x48, for three families; cost $4,000. P. Gebhardt, owner. -New York Times, May 17, 1894, p. 12 ("Brooklyn Realty Matters").

407 Douglass Street

“Projected Buildings,” RERBG February 17, 1906, p. 176:

294- Douglass st, n s, 90 w 5th av, 3-sty brk shop, 20x65; cost, $4,600; G Seeberg, 7 Park pl; ar't, H Pohlman, 6005 5th av.

South Side

Unknown

Buildings Projected, Kings County,” RERBG v. 39, n.         1004 (June 11, 1887), p. 822:

1032- Douglass st, s s, 270 w 5th av, one two-story brick dwell’g, 20x38, tin roof, wooden cornice; cost, $3,500; ow’r and b’r, Thomas Nash, 42 Garfield pl; ar’t, C. Werner.

"Building Intelligence; Houses; Brooklyn, N. Y.," AABN vol. 21, no. 599 (Jun. 18, 1887): p. xiii.

– "Douglass St., s s, 270' w Fifth Ave., two-st’y brick dwell., tin roof; cost, $3,500; owner and builder, Thomas Nash, 42 Garfield Pl.; architect, C. Werner."

348A Douglass Street

“Projected Buildings,” RERBG January 16, 1909, p. 52:

Douglass st, s s, 71.4 e 4th av – 3-sty brick dwelling, 20x50, tin roof, 1 family, cost $6,000. Owner, James J. Morris, 348 Douglass st. Architect, Thos. Bennett, 3rd av & 52nd st. Plan No. 113.

350-364 Douglass Street

Buildings Projected, Kings County,” RERBG v. 40, n. 1017 (September 10, 1887), p. 1167:

1613- Douglass st, s s, 91.8 e 4th av, eight two-story and cellar brown stone dwell’gs, 17.6x45, tin roofs, wooden cornices; cost, each, $4,000; ow’rs and b’rs, Hill and Sharp, 216 5th av; ar’t, C. Werner.

"Building Intelligence; Houses; Brooklyn, N. Y.," AABN vol. 22, no. 613 (Sept. 24, 1887): p. xiii.

– "Douglass St., s s, 91' 8" e Fourth Ave., 8 two-st’y brown-stone dwells., tin roofs; cost, each, $4,000; owners and builders, Hill & Sharp, 216 Fifth Ave.; architect, C. Werner."

392-408 Douglass Street

"Building Intelligence; Brooklyn," AABN vol. 18, no. 500 (Jul. 25, 1885): p. 47.

– "Douglass St., s s, 90' w Fifth Ave., 10 two-st’y brick dwells. and two-st’y extensions, tin or excelsior roofs; cost, $4,000; owner, W. H. Jackson & Co., Madison Sq., New York; architect, F. L. Hine; builder, H. E. Fickett."

“Buildings Projected, Kings County,” RERBG v. 36, n. 905 (July 18, 1885), p. 828:

1034- Douglass st, s s, 90 e 5th av, ten two-story brick dwell’gs, 16.8x38, and two-story extension, 12.6x12, tin or excelsior roofs, wooden cornices; cost, $4,000; W. H. Jackson & Co., Madison sq, New York; ar’t, F. L. Hine; b’r, H. E. Fickett.

On Douglass street, a short distance below Fifth avenue, Andrews & Co. are building ten two story brick houses, 18x35, with extension 9x15.  These will make very neat residences, containing seven rooms each, and will be completed this year.  --Brooklyn Eagle, October 08, 1885, p. 2 ("Houses").

On Douglass street, near Fifth avenue, Mr. W. H. Jackson has just completed a row of ten two story brick residences...[extensive interior and exterior description]...These houses are of a kind that are in great request just now, provided they can be had within reasonable distance of the bridge or ferries. -Brooklyn Eagle, November 21, 1885, p.1 ("More Houses").

Note paired doorways.

This row was featured in Brownstoner’s Building of the Day series in Mar. 2015.

410 Douglass Street

"Building Intelligence; Brooklyn," AABN vol. 19, no. 523 (Jan. 2, 1886): p. 11.

– "Douglass St., s s, 70' w Fifth Ave., three-st’y brown-stone dwell., gravel roofs; cost, $3,500; owner, Geo. R. Brown, 34 South Portland Ave.; builders, S. E. Barnes and J. F. Keutana."

Buildings Projected, Kings County,” RERBG v. 36, n. 927 (December 19, 1885), p. 1411:

1880- Douglass st, s s, 70 w 5th av, one three-story brown stone dwell’g, 20x45, gravel roof, wooden cornice; cost, $3,500; George R. Brown, 34 SouPortland av; b’rs, S. E. Barnes and J. F. Keutana.

On the south side of Douglass street, west of Fifth avenue, Mr. George B. Brown has completed a brown stone front house, 20x45, and three stories, for three families, at a cost of $3,500. -Brooklyn Eagle, April 29, 1886, p.1 ("New Buildings"). This is the only 3-story building on the block.

St. Johns Place

Fifth Avenue to Sixth Avenue

North Side

15 St. Johns Place

"Buildings Projected - Kings County," RERBG vol. 44, no. 1137 (December 28, 1889): p. 1753.

- 2620 - St Johns pl, n s, 80 e 5th av, one four-story brick tenem't, 20x63, tin roof, wooden cornice; cost, $12,000; E. Soderstrom, 132 Butler st.

On St. Johns Place, near Fifth avenue, a four story brick dwelling, 20x63, for four families, E. Loeberstrom[sic], builder, cost $4,200. -Brooklyn Eagle, December 21, 1889, p. 2 ("Sixty-Eight").

DOB file missing.

17-25 St. Johns Place

“Buildings Projected - Kings County,” RERBG April 20, 1889, p. 571:

788- St Johns pl, s s, 100 e 5th av, four four-story brick flats, 21x63, tin roofs, iron cornices; cost, $9,000 each; L. Bonard [sic - Bonert?], on premises; ar’t, G. W. Bush.

789- St Johns pl, n s, 100 e 5th av, five four-story brick flats, 21.4x63, tin roofs, iron cornices; cost, $9,000 each; ow’r, & c., same as last.

"Building Intelligence; Apartment-Houses; Brooklyn, N. Y.," AABN vol. 25, no. 697 (May 4, 1889): p. xiv.

– "St. John’s Pl., n s, 100' e Fifth Ave., 5 four-st’y brick flats, tin roofs; cost, each, $9,000; owner, L. Bonard, on premises.; builder, G. W. Bush."

On St. Johns Place, near Fifth avenue, Mr. L. Bonard [sic - Bonert] will build five four story brick dwellings, 21x63, for four families in each, to cost $45,000. -Brooklyn Eagle, April 21, 1889, p. 13 ("The Work of Building").  Matching row of 4 across the street.

"Building Intelligence; Alterations and Additions; Brooklyn, N. Y.," AABN vol. 49, no. 1019 (Jul. 6, 1895): p. xiii.

– "St. John’s Pl., n s, 100' e 5th Ave., four-st’y brick dwell., 21' 4" x 64'; internal alterations to be made; $3,000; own., J. Smith, 428 West 48th St., New York City.; arch., J. A. Clark, 58 Clark St.; bld., J. W. Conroy, 815 Eighth Ave., New York City."

DOB files cite L. Bonnard as owner, and Geo. W. Bush of 422 9th St. as architect.

27-31 St. Johns Place

“Buildings. Projected. Brooklyn,” RERBG v. 17, n. 430 (June 10, 1876), p. 467:

St. Johns pl, n s, 435.5 w 6th av, three four-story brown stone tenements, 22.3x55; owner, T. J. McGiven, 44 Stirling pl.; builders, Thomas Donlon and Jos. Nally.

These 3 buildings appear on the 1880 "Bromley" Brooklyn Atlas.

DOB folder for #31 was empty, but the folder cover states that a new building was built on this lot in 1876.

33-67 St. Johns Place

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

Large-scale renovation in 1967 under the auspices of the Park Slope North Improvement Corporation (743 5th Ave, NYC – Robert T. Dormer, president). Victor Gruen, architect.

See also: “Park Slope Tenants Renovating Their 23 Buildings,” New York Times, September 29, 1985.

37 St. Johns Place

37 St. Johns Place offered for sale by Walter Parfitt, owner (Parfitt Bros.) for $8,750. Brooklyn Eagle, February 08, 1890, p. 5.

41-51 St. Johns Place

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

St. Johns Pl, n. s., 255.5 w 6th av, five three-story brick dwellings, 18x45; owner, architect, & c., J. W. Dearing, 434 Henry st.

“Buildings. Projected, Brooklyn,” RERBG v. 16, n. 390 (September 4, 1875), p. 597:

St. Johns pl, n s, 381 from 6th av, three three-story brown dwellings, 18x45; owner, &c., J. W. Dearing, 434 Henry st.

DOB files: New Building application #225, Oct. 30, 1874; 6 dwellings; owner/architect/builder, J. W. Deening, 434 Henry St.

South Side

12 St. Johns Place

Building Intelligence; Stables; Brooklyn, N. Y.,” AABN vol. 21, no. 589 (Apr. 9, 1887): p. xii.

– “St. John’s Pl., s s, 80' e Fifth Ave., five-st’y brick stable, tin roof; cost, $10,000; owner, McLaughlin & McConnell, Columbia and Warren Sts., architect, W. W.. Coots; mason, J. Donahue; contractor, not selected.” (Not built)

Buildings Projected, Kings County,” RERBG v. 40, n. 1027 (November 19, 1887), p. 1465:

2057- St Johns pl, s s, 80 e 5th av, rear, one two-story brick shop, 20x30, tin roof, wooden cornice; cost, $1,500; ow'r and b'r, E. Walbery, 686 Warren st; ar't, L. Lundgren.

2058- St Johns pl, s s, 80 e 5th av, front, one two-story and basement brick dwell'g, 20x35, tin roof, wooden cornice; cost, $3,000; ow'r, ar't and b'r, same as last.

20-26 St. Johns Place

"Building Intelligence; Apartment-Houses; Brooklyn, N. Y.," AABN vol. 25, no. 697 (May 4, 1889): p. xiv.

– "St. John’s Pl., s s, e Fifth Ave., 4 four-st’y brick flats, tin roofs; cost, each, $9,000; owner, L. Bonard, on premises.; builder, G. W. Bush."

On St. Johns Place, near Fifth avenue, Mr. L. Bonard [sic - Bonert] will build four four story brick dwellings, 21x63, for four families in each, to cost $36,000. -Brooklyn Eagle, April 21, 1889, p. 13 ("The Work of Building").  Matching row of 5 across the street.

DOB files: folder for lot 15 (#20 St. Johns Place): missing. Folder for lot 16 (#22 St. Johns Place) is empty, but a written notation indicates that New Building application #281, dated 1889, was in the folder for #20; also Alt #668 from 1908. Folder for lot #18 (#26) includes 1930 alt; written notations cite lot #15 folder for N.B. #287 (1889) and Alt #668 (1908).

28-56 St. Johns Place

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  2.         Buildings         Projected, Kings County,” RERBG v. 37, n. 934         (February 6, 1886), p. 181:
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  4.         131-         St Johns pl, s s, 180 e 5th av, five three-story and         basement brown stone dwell’gs, 19x45, tin roofs, wooden cornices;         cost, each, $7,000; ow’r, ar’t and b’r, John Monas.

Buildings Projected, Kings County,” RERBG v. 37, n. 954 (June 26, 1886), p. 849:

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  2.         887-         St Johns pl, s s, 279.3 e 5th av, ten three-story and         basement brown stone dwell’gs, each 19x45, tin roofs, wooden         cornices; cost, each, $8,000; ow’r and m’n, John Monas, 92 Park         pl; ar’t and c’r, J. J. Gilligan.

On the south side of St. Johns Place, east of Fifth avenue, Mr. John Mones is about to build five brick brown stone front single residences, 19x45, three story and basement.  The plans are by Mr. J. J. Gilligan.  They will be houses of good class... [extensive interior description] -Brooklyn Eagle, February 07, 1886, p. 6 ("The Work of Building").

On the south side of St. Johns Place, east of Fifth avenue, Mr. John Monas is about to build ten brown stone private residences, 19x45, three stories and basement, to cost $8,000 each, a total of $80,000.  Mr. J. J. Gilligan is the builder.  These houses have swell fronts.  In the basement is the dining room 11.6x24, and kitchen 17x14.  The front parlor is 11x28, and the back 14x17.  On the second floor is a front alcove bedroom, 17x19, and a back bedroom 11x16, and a bathroom.  There are four bedrooms on the third floor.  -Brooklyn Eagle, June 25, 1886, p.1 ("Improvements").

An elegant row of brown stone, octagon fronts, comprising fifteen houses, 20 feet by 45, and belonging to John Moones[sic], are newly finished at 28 to 56 St. Johns Place, south side, between Fifth and Sixth avenues, occupying nearly the entire block.  The row consists of high stoops, with front doors of mahogany, double and single, with brass hangings and large plate glass.  The parlor is in mahogany in front and cherry in the rear.  The second floor balcony and bathroom are in imitation cherry, and the third floor in white wood.  The dining rooms are in the basement, with kitchen and laundry in the rear.  Every room has hard white walls and ceilings.  The vestibules are also in hard white, and the windows in plate glass, with ornamental carvings at the base.  -Brooklyn Eagle, June 24, 1888, p. 6 ("Various Improvements").

DOB files: folder for lot 21 (#32 St. Johns Place) includes New Building application #34, dated Feb. 1, 1886, for 5 houses; owner/builder, John Monas; architect, J. J. Gilligan.

58-70 St. Johns Place

“Buildings. Projected, Brooklyn,” RERBG v. 17, n. 418 (March 18, 1876), p. 214:

St Johns pl, s s, 100 w 6th av, seven four story brown stone dwellings, 20x45; owner, E. G. Duffy, 465 Dean st.

This row of 7 houses appears on the 1880 "Bromley" Brooklyn Atlas.  End houses have matching quoining.

DOB folders missing or empty; folder for lot #40 (70 St. Johns Place) carries a written notation that NB application #116, dated 1876, was inside.

Seventh Avenue to Eighth Avenue

North Side

219-221 St. Johns Place

DOB folder for lot 48 (221 St. Johns Place) contains NB app 1128, June 30, 1898, for one 3-family dwelling; amended via Alt 857, May 14, 1898, to two buildings; owner, Bessie L. Martin.

229 St. Johns Place

DOB folder: NB app missing.