Baltic Street

Fourth Avenue to Fifth Avenue

North Side

617-619 Baltic Street

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

“Buildings. Projected. Brooklyn,” RERBG v. 18, n. 450 (October 28, 1876), p. 812:

Baltic st, n s, 78 e 4th av, one four-story brick shop and tenement, 22x50; owner, Edward A. Molloy, 656 Baltic st; architect, Robert Dixon.

“Buildings Projected, Brooklyn, N.Y.,” RERBG v. 20, n. 503 (November 3, 1877), p. 859:

Baltic st, n s, 100 e 4th av, one four-story brick tenement, 22x50; owner and carpenter, Edward A. Woolley, 656 Baltic st.

621-631 Baltic Street

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

– “Baltic St., n s, 246' e Fourth Ave., 3two-st’y brick dwells., tin roofs, wooden cornices; cost, $3,500; owner, J. H. Wooley, Butler Ave. or Orient Ave.; architect, R. Dixon.”

– “Baltic St., n s, 189' e Fourth Ave., 3two-st’y brick tenements, tin roofs, wooden cornices; cost, $4,000; owner, J. H. Wooley, Butler Ave. or Orient Ave.; architect, R. Dixon.

"Busy Builders," BRERIP v. 1, n. 12 (Feb. 16, 1884), p. 3.

Wooley, J. H., seems to understand that tenants like to live near their work, consequently he is engaged in putting up three 3-story brick tenements on Baltic street, just east of 4th avenue, which the owner, E. H. Wooley, expects to rent to workmen from the factory across the way, and others in the vicinity. Such buildings as these are needed in the manufacturing portion of our city, and have our best wishes of success.

“Buildings Projected, Kings County,” RERBG v. 32, n. 820 (December 1, 1883), p. 968:

1345- Baltic st, n s, 132 e 4th av, three three-story brick tenem’ts, 19.2x40, tin roof; cost, each, $3,000; owner, E. H. Woolley, East New York; architect, R. Dixon; builder, J. H. Woolley.

Not built?: “Buildings. Projected. Brooklyn,” RERBG v. 18, n. 456 (December 9, 1876), p. 919:

Baltic st, n s, 100 e 4th av, five three-story brick tenements, 18x40; owner, J. Sands, Flatlands; architect and carpenter, F. Wheeler; mason, P. Dowd.

633-641A Baltic Street

"New Houses," BRERIP v. 1, n. 24 (May 10, 1884), p.9.

539 Baltic st, n s 286 e 4th av, seven two-story and basement brick dwellings one 14.6x38, six 14.3x38 ea, flat tin roof, wooden cornices, cost $2000 ea; owner J Ashton Green, 274 Clinton av, architect W Godfrey, builder __.

"Building Notes," BRERIP v. 1, n. 42 (September 13, 1884), p. 3.

We notice that seven cozy litle 2-story and basement brick dwellings are being built by William Godfrey, on Baltic st, between 4th and 5th aves. This row adds considerable to the looks of the neighborhood. They are now on the road to completion. As this property was built for sale and being in good location no doubt will sell rapidly . Mr. J. A. Green who is the owner of this property values his houses at $4,000 a piece.

"New Houses," BRERIP v. 1, n. 24 (May 10, 1884), p.9.

-539- Baltic st, n s 286 e 4th av, seven two-story and basement brick dwellings one 14.6x38, six 14.3x38 ea, flat tin roof, wooden cornices, cost $2000 ea; owner J Ashton Green, 274 Clinton av, architect W Godfrey, builder ____.

"Building Notes," BRERIP v. 1, n. 42 (September 13, 1884), p. 3.

We notice that seven cozy litle 2-story and basement brick dwellings are being built by William Godfrey, on Baltic st, between 4th and 5th aves. This row adds considerable to the looks of the neighborhood. They are now on the road to completion. As this property was built for sale and being in good location no doubt will sell rapidly . Mr. J. A. Green who is the owner of this property values his houses at $4,000 a piece.

“Buildings Projected, Kings County,” RERBG v. 33, n. 843 (May 10, 1884), p. 524:

539- Baltic st, n s, 286.6 e 4th av, seven two-story and basement brick dwell’gs, 14.6 and 14.3x38, tin roofs, wooden cornices; cost, each, $2,000; owner, J. Ashton Green, 274 Clinton av; architect, W. Godfrey.

“Buildings Projected, Kings County,” RERBG v. 36, n. 904 (July 11, 1885), p. 803:

1006- Baltic st, n s, 246 e 4th av, three two-story and basement brick dwell’gs, 14.3x38, tin roofs, wooden cornices; cost, $3,500; J. H. Wooley, Butler av or Orient av; ar’t, R. Dixon.

1007- Baltic st, n s, 189 e 4th av, three two-story and basement brick tenem’ts, 19x40, tin roofs, wooden cornices; cost, $4,000; ow’r and ar’t, same as last.

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

– "Baltic St., n s, 246' e Fourth Ave., 3two-st’y brick dwells., tin roofs, wooden cornices; cost, $3,500; owner, J. H. Wooley, Butler Ave. or Orient Ave.; architect, R. Dixon."

– "Baltic St., n s, 189' e Fourth Ave., 3two-st’y brick tenements, tin roofs, wooden cornices; cost, $4,000; owner, J. H. Wooley, Butler Ave. or Orient Ave.; architect, R. Dixon."

643-647 Baltic Street et.al.

These appear on the 1880 "Bromley" Brooklyn Atlas.

Park Place

Fifth Avenue to Sixth Avenue

North Side

1935 digital image: NYPL Image ID: 706210F.

11-15 Park Place

“Buildings Projected - Kings County,” RERBG August 9, 1890, p. 201:

1617- Park pl, n s, 78.10 e 5th av, three three-story brk tenem’ts, 17x8x45, tin roofs, wooden cornices; cost, total, $18,000; H. B. Lyons, Flatbush, L. I.; ar’t, W. M. Coots; b’r, day’s work.

"Building Intelligence; Apartment-Houses; Brooklyn, N. Y.," AABN vol. 29, no. 766 (Aug. 30, 1890): p. xv.

– "Park Pl., n s, 78' 10" e Fifth Ave., 3 three-st’y brick apartment-houses, tin roofs, total cost, $18,000; owner, H. B. Lyons, Flatbush, L. I.; architect, W. M. Coots, 26 Court St."

 

On Park place, near Fifth avenue, three three story brick dwellings, 17.8x 45, for three families in each.  H. B. Lyons, owner; cost $18,000.  -Brooklyn Eagle, August 09, 1890, p. 2 ("New Buildings").

DOB files contain new building permit #1617[557], dated Jul 20, 1890, confirming details above; permit issued Aug 1, 1890.

17-23 Park Place

"Building Intelligence; Brooklyn," AABN vol. 14, no. 417 (Dec. 22, 1883): p. 299.

– "Park Pl., n s, 133' 10" e Fifth Ave., 4 two-st’y brownstone front dwells., tin roofs; cost, each, $5,000; owner, architect and builder, Jno. V. Porter, 184 Park Pl."

“New Buildings,” BRERIP v. 1, no. 2 (Dec. 8, 1883).

-1366- Park Place, n s, 133.10 e 5th ave, Four 2-story and basement brown stone front dwellings 18x45 ea, flat tin roof, wooden cornices; cost $5000 ea, owner, architect and builder, John M Portor, 184 Park Place.

“Buildings Projected, Kings County,” RERBG v. 32, n. 821 (December 8, 1883), p. 992:

1366- Park pl, n s, 133.10 e 5th av, four two-story and basement brown stone dwell’gs, 18x45, tin roofs, wooden cornices; cost, each, $5,000; owner, architect and builder, J. V. Porter, 184 Park pl.

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

J. V. Porter has completed, with the exception of the painting now going on, his four 2-story and basement brown stone house on Park pl, about 130 feet e of 5th ave. These are very neat and attractive houses, and suitable for a person desiring a quiet and comfortable home. The location is in the centre of what will be. in a short time, one of the finest neighborhoods in the city. The inside frame work is of Georgia pine neatly grained to imitate black walnut, with cabinet finish. Each house is heated by a Baltimore heater in the dining-room, and one of Sweet, Quimby & Perry's fine ranges in the kitchen; contains hot and cold water, stationary tubs, water closets, etc. These residenes are valied at $7,500 each.

DOB files contain new building permit #1366 dated Dec. 7, 1883, issued to John V. Porter as described above.

25-35 Park Place

This row of 6 houses appears on the 1880 "Bromley" Brooklyn Atlas.

DOB folders contain only minor alterations; earliest circa 1940s.

37-39 Park Place

"Building Intelligence; Brooklyn," AABN vol. 5, no. 167 (Mar. 8, 1879): p. vii. – "Park Place, 2 two-st’y brown stone dwells., 20' x 45'; owner, M. J. Beyea; architect, Robert Dixon; builder, J. Gordon." (#37-39, n s 5th/6th)

Buildings Projected, Brooklyn, N. Y.,” RERBG March 1, 1879, p. 179:

Park pl, n s, 300 w 6th av, two two-story brown stone dwell'gs, 20x45, tin roof and wood cornice; owner, M. J. Beyea; architect, Robert Dixon; builder, J. Gordon.

DOB file contains the New Building permit #38, dated Feb. 26, 1879, confirming the above details.

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

41 Park Place

Appears on 1880 "Bromley" Brooklyn Atlas.

DOB file contains new building permit No. 228, submitted Nov. 13, 1877. Owner H. Hofferman[?] of 102 Wall Street hired architect William Richter and builder P. E. Russell to design & build a new single-family house.

“Buildings Projected, RERBG v. 20, n. 505 (November 17, 1877), p. 900:

Park pl, n s, 400 e 5th av, one three-story brick dwelling, 20x40; owner, H. Hofferman, 102 Wall st; architect, Mr. Richter; builder, S. E. C. Russell.

43 Park Place

Appears on 1880 "Bromley" Brooklyn Atlas.

DOB folder missing.

45 Park Place

Appears on 1880 "Bromley" Brooklyn Atlas.

DOB folder missing.

47 Park Place

“Buildings Projected - Kings County,” RERBG Park pl, n s, 280.5 w 6th av, one one-story brick shop, 25x45, tin roof, wooden cornice; cost, abt $700; ow’rs, ar’ts and b’rs, Smith & Thompson, 80 St. Marks av.

DOB file: New Building, #363[125?], Mar 4, 1889, permit issued to owners Smith & Thompson, 80 St Marks Ave, for a 1-sty building, cost $700.

51-57 Park Place

Row of 4 appears on 1880 "Bromley" Brooklyn Atlas.

DOB files: no records earlier than circa-1940s alterations; #57, stoop removed in 1941.

59 Park Place

Park place, north side, 180 feet west of Sixth avenue, one four story, brown stone dwelling, 25x73.  Owner and builder, John Monas.  -Brooklyn Eagle, October 18, 1884, p. 6 ("Growth of the City").

"Building Intelligence; Brooklyn," AABN vol. 16, no. 462 (Nov. 1, 1884): p. 215.

– "Park Pl., n s, 180' 5" w Sixth Ave., four-st9 9y brown-stone tenement, tin roof, wooden cornice; cost, $12,000; owner and builder, John Monas, Park Pl.; architect, J. J. Gilligan."

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

1347- Park pl, n s, 180.5 w 6th av, one four-story brown stone tenem’t, 25x73, tin roof, wooden cornice; cost, $12,000; owner and builder, John Monas, Park pl; architect, J. J. Gilligan.

DOB file: earliest record is 1931 conversion from 4- to 8-family & installation of fire escape.

61 Park Place (Fr. Dempsey Center)

“Buildings Projected, Brooklyn, N.Y.”, RERBG v. 21, n. 523 (March 23, 1878), p. 258:

Park pl, n s, 140 from 6th av, one two-story brick stable, 40x30; gravel roof; owner, A. S. Robbins; architect and carpenter, J. Platte; masons, J. Demott & Son.

Appears on 1880 "Bromley" Brooklyn Atlas.

DOB file not found for this building.

South Side

12 Park Place

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

Plan 447 – Park pl, s s, 78.10 e 5th av, one four story brick dwell’g, 25x73, tin roof; cost, $10,000; owner, M. M. Vail; builder, Thos. Ward.

DOB file contains New Building permit #210(447), June 3, 1881: Mr. M. Vail of 306 Broadway, N. Y., hired architect Morrill and builder Thomas Ward of 117 N. Portland Avenue to build this 4-story tenement.

14-32 Park Place

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

DOB files contain no original plans for these buildings; mid-20th c. sprinkler installations etc.; #26 & #28: 1898 permit for alteration issued to Enoch Lockitt, who owned both buildings, for rear extensions.

34-42 Park Place

1880 "Bromley" Brooklyn Atlas shows 4 25' empty lots where these 5 houses stand.

DOB files contain New Building permit #113(260), dated April 29, 1880, issued to owner John Monas to construct this row of 5 houses, brownstone front, flat roof, 2 stories over basement. Architect: J. J. Gilligan; builder: John Monas.

44-46 Park Place

These two houses appear on the 1880 "Bromley" Brooklyn Atlas; part of a longer row that extended to the east.

St. Augustine's School

Extends through the block to Sterling Place.

DOB files contain original new building permit for the 5 brownstones on Park Place that were demolished to make room for the school; owner Isabella Gordon of #2 Willow Street hired architect Robert Dixon of 357 Fulton Street; permit #279, July 31, 1878.

DOB file (cont): 1903 building alteration permit, to convert two of the brownstones for use as a school and sisters' residence. Albert E. Parfitt, architect.

DOB file (cont): 1908: new building permit, #260, to construct school building in two parts. Albert E. Parfitt, architect.

DOB file (cont): 1909: building slip permit #1647, to demolish 5 3-story dwellings (48 – 56 Park Place).

DOB file (cont), 1924: new building permit #15050, for school annex and brothers' residence. Albert E. Parfitt, architect.

Buildings Projected, Brooklyn, N.Y.,” RERBG v. 22, n. 542 (August 3, 1878), p. 658:

Park pl, s s, abt 100 w 6th av, five two-story brown stone dwell’gs, 20x45; tin roof and wood cornice; owner, Isabella Gordon, 2 Willow st; architect, R. Dixon; builder, J. B. Gordon.