Sixth Avenue

Union Street to 3rd Street

Unknown

"Building Notes," BRERIP v. 1, n. 48 (October 25, 1884), p. 2.

M. W. Morris of New York is drawing plans for 3 three-story and basement brick, stone and terra cotta private dwellings 16.8x60 each, on Sixth avenue, near Carroll street, for J. W. Mason, at a cost of $30,000.

East Side

217 Sixth Avenue

"Buildings Projected - Kings County," RERBG v. 45, no. 1143 (February 8, 1890): p. 210.

-180- 6th av, e s, 69 s Union st, one three-story brick stores and dwell'g, 54 and 20x34.6, tin roof, wooden cornice; cost, $6,000; Wm. Brown, 448 12th st; ar't, W. M. Coots; b'r, day's work.

St. Francis Xavier Rectory:

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

743- President st, s e cor 6th av, one four-story brick tenem’t, 26x63, also one-story extension in rear 15x18, and one-story extension on side 10x17, tin roof, iron cornice; cost, $12,000; Rev. D. J. Hickey, cor 6th av and President st; ar’t, Chas. Werner; b’r, P. F. O’Brien; m’n, F. J. Kelly.

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

– "President St., s e cor. Sixth Ave., four-st’y brick tenement; also, one-st’y extension in rear and one-st’y extension on side, tin roof; cost, $12,000; owner, Rev. D. J. Hickey, cor. Sixth Ave. and President St.; architect, Chas Werner; builder, P. F. O’Brien; mason, F. J. Kelly."

At the southeast corner of Sixth avenue and President street the Rev. D. J. Hickey will build a four story brick dwelling, 26x63, for one family, to cost $12,000. -Brooklyn Eagle, , p. 1 ("A Long List").

St. Francis Xavier Church

"Projected Buildings," RERBG v. 66, no. 1692 (August 18, 1900): p. 231.

-1125- 6th av, n e cor Carroll st, brk church, 91x166.9, slate and copper roof, steam heat, granite cornices; cost, $125,000; Rev D J Hickey, 225 6th av; ar't, T F Houghton, 213 Montague st; b'rs, McGivney & McLaughlin, 584 State st.

"Building Intelligence; Advance Rumors; Brooklyn, N. Y.," AABN vol. 66, no. 1244 (Oct. 28, 1899): pp. ix-x.

– "The congregation of St. Francis Xavier’s R. C. Church has decided to erect a $150,000 residence on Carroll St. and 6th Ave. Rev. David J. Hickey, rector."

"Building Intelligence; Churches; Brooklyn, N. Y.," AABN vol. 69, no. 1292 (Sept. 29, 1900): p. xi.

– "Sixth Ave., cor. Carroll St., brick church, 91' x 166' 9" slate and copper roof, steam; $125,000; own., Rev. D. J. Hickey, 225 Sixth Ave.; arch., T. F. Houghton, 213 Montague St.; bld., McGivey & McLaughlin, 584 State St."

Designed by Thomas Houghton and built 1900-1904. -Park Slope Neighborhood & History Guide, Francis Morrone, 2008.

Out Among the Builders - Brooklyn,” RERBG September 25, 1886, p. 1175:

Work has begun on the foundation of the new Catholic church to be built on the corner of Sixth avenue and Carroll st, and of which Rev. Father Hickey is pastor. The ground was bought for $25,000 from Florian Grosjean, of Woodhaven, who has a mortgage on it for $17,000.

Work has begun on the foundation of a new Catholic Church, to be built on the corner of Sixth avenue and Carroll street, and of which Father Hickey is pastor. -M&B vol. 18, no. 10 (Oct. 1886): p. 224 ("Building Intelligence").

243-267 Sixth Avenue (SE corner Carroll Street to NE corner Garfield Place)

See notes for individual houses below.

This entire row appears on the 1880 "Bromley" Brooklyn atlas.

243 Sixth Avenue

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

Mr. Jno. Simmis has just completed expensive alterations on the building situated s e cor of Sixth av and Carroll st. The entrance which was on former street, is now on latter, stoop facing Sixth av. Internal alterations have also been made to coincide with outside work; the inside fittings are of the finest kind and but little is needed to make this a model house It is at present to rent. Henry Day is the owner.

The Brooklyn Public Library's online photo collection has an image of 243 Sixth avenue from 1911, when it was still a mansion. Entrance was on Carroll St. Call #CHUR 1159.

253 Sixth Avenue

The Brooklyn Eagle cites the Logan Club as residing at both 253 and 255 6th Avenue. Later, the club membership either split or relocated to the clubhouse at 6th Ave. & Garfield Place. 1897 Lains cites the address as 253 6th Ave.

267 Sixth Avenue (n e cor Garfield Place)

"Alterations," RERBG v. 68, no. 1751 (October 5, 1901): p. 446.

-1420- 6th av, n e cor Garfield pl, 3-sty and brk extension, 20x42, club house; cost, $3,500; Schmitt & Schwanenfluegel Co., foot of e 57th st, N Y; ar't, W M Cook, 240 Flatbush av.

Logan Club cyclists relocating to 6th Ave. & Garfield Place ("Logan Cyclists Get Out", Brooklyn Eagle, May 19, 1897, p. 1). Logan Club was most powerful Republican Club in the city after the Union League.

269- Sixth Avenue (SE corner Garfield Place)

"New Buildings," RERBG v. 59, no. 1524 (May 29, 1897): p. 955.

-830- 6th av, e s, 31 1/2 s Garfield pl, three 4-sty brk flats, 23x71 1/2, steam heat; cost, $28,500; M S Buckley, 287 10th st; ar't, W M Coots, 240 Flatbush av; b'r, T J Buckley, 287 10th st.

-831- 6th av, s e cor Garfield pl, 4-sty brk flat, 31 1/2x87, steam heat; cost, $13,000; ow'r, ar't and b'r, same as last.

277-285 Sixth Avenue (NE corner First Street)

"Building Intelligence; Houses; Brooklyn, N. Y.," AABN vol. 49, no. 1019 (Jul. 6, 1895): p. 7.

– "Sixth Ave., e s, 22' 8" n 1st St., 4 four-st’y brick dwells., 19' 4" x 62'; tin roofs; $19,000; own. and bld., M. S. Buckley, 287 Tenth St.; arch., Robt. Dixon, 219 Montague St."

– "Sixth Ave., , n e cor. 1st St., four-st’y brick dwell., 22' 8" x 90'; tin roof; $8,000; own. and bld., M. S. Buckley, 287 Tenth St.; arch., Robt. Dixon, 219 Montague St."

New Buildings,” RERBG v. 55, no. 1424 (June 29, 1895): p. 1116.

Plan 1112- 6th av, e s, 22.8 n 1st st, four 4-sty brk tenem’ts,19.4x62; total cost, $19,200; ow’r and b’r, M S Buckley, 287 10th st; ar’t, Robt Dixon.

1113- 6th av, n e cor 1st st, one 4-sty brk dwell’g; 22.8x90; cost, $8,000; ow’r ar’t and b’r, same as last.

Robert Dixon has prepared plans after which M. S. Buckley of 287 Tenth street will build on the northeast corner of Sixth avenue and First street five four story brown stone front apartment houses, to cost about $28,000. -Brooklyn Eagle, June 28, 1895, p. 8 ("Real Estate Market").

287-295 Sixth Avenue (SE corner First Street)

“Buildings Projected - Kings County,” RERBG April 11, 1891, p. 591:

635- 6th av, e s, 20 s 1st st, four two-and-a-half story and basement brown stone dwell’gs, tin roofs, wooden cornices; cost, $6,000 each; ow’r and ar’t, R. Von Graff, 609 Carroll st.

636- 6th av, s e cor 1st st, one three-story and basement brown stone dwell’g, 20x45, tin roof, wooden cornice; cost, $7,000; ow’r and ar’t, R. Von Graff, 609 Carroll st; b’rs, G. Morgan & Bro. and J. D. Hollaran.

"Building Intelligence; Houses; Brooklyn, N. Y.," AABN vol. 32, no. 801 (May 2, 1891): p. 5.

– "Sixth Ave., s e cor. First St., three-st’y brick dwell., tin roof; cost, $7,000; owner and architect, R. Von Graff, 609 Carroll St."

On Sixth Avenue, near First street, four two story and a half, with basement, brick dwellings, 20x40, for one family in each.  R. Van Graff, owner; cost $24,000.  Together with:

At the southeast corner of Sixth avenue and First street a three story and basement brick dwelling, 20x45, for one family.  R. Van Graff, owner; cost $7,000.  -Brooklyn Eagle, April 11, 1891, p. 1 ("New Buildings").

"Alterations," RERBG v. 71, no. 1830 (April 11, 1903): p. 752.

-510- 6th av, s e cor 1st st, 1-sty brk extension, 3-sty and basement brk extension; cost, $6,000; H Galitzka, 44 Court st; ar't, J S Kennedy, Temple Bar.

297-305 Sixth Avenue (NE corner Second Street)

"Building Intelligence; Houses; Brooklyn, N. Y.," AABN vol. 45, no. 977 (Sept. 15, 1894): p. xiv.

– "Sixth Ave., n e cor. 2nd St., four-st’y brick dwell., 21' 6" x 75', tin roof; $9,500; own., Louis Bonert, on premises; arch. Robt. Dixon, 219 Montague St."

– "Sixth Ave., e s, 21' n 2nd St., 4 four-st’y brick dwells., 19' 6" x 62'; $6,500 each; own., Louis Bonert, on premises; arch. Robt. Dixon, 219 Montague St."

New Buildings,” RERBG v. 54, n. 1381 (September 1, 1894), p. 314:

1162- 6th av, n e cor 2nd st, one 4-sty brk and brownstone apartment house, 21.6x75, tin roof, iron cornice; cost, $9,500; Louis Bonert, on premises; ar’t, R Dixon.

1170- 6th av, e s, 21 n 2nd st, four 4-sty brownstone apartment houses, 19.6 and 20x62, tin roofs, iron cornices; cost, $6,500 each; Louis Bonert, on premises; ar’t, R Dixon.

Sixth Avenue, east side, 21 feet north of Second Street, four four-story brick apartment houses, 20x62, for four families each; cost, $6,500 each.  Louis Bonert, owner. -New York Times, September 4, 1894, p. 12 ("Brooklyn Realty Matters").

 

Sixth avenue, northeast corner of Second street, one four story brick apartment house, 21.6x75, tin roof, for four families; cost $9,500.  Louis Bonert, owner. -Brooklyn Eagle, August 30, 1894, p. 7 ("Real Estate Market").

307-313 (SE corner Second Street)

"New Buildings," RERBG v. 57, no. 1468 (May 2, 1896): p. 779.

-659- 6th av, s e cor 2d st, four 4-sty brk flats, one 25.3x82, and three 23.6x70, galvanized iron cornice; total cost, $42,000; Louis Bonert, 528 10th st; ar't, R Dixon, 213 Montague st.

Building Intelligence; Houses; Brooklyn, N. Y.," AABN vol. 52, no. 1063 (May 9, 1896): p. xvi.

– "Sixth Ave., s e cor. 2nd St., 4 four-st’y brick dwells., one 25' 3" x 82', thre e 23' 6" x 70', tin roofs; $42,000; own., Louis Bonert, 528 Tenth St.; arch., Robert Dixon, 213 Montague St."

Southeast corner of Sixth avenue and Second street, four four story brick apartment houses, one 25.3x82, three 23.6x70, tin roof, for four families each; cost $42,000.  Louis Bonert, owner and builder. -Brooklyn Eagle, May 01, 1896, p. 13 ("Real Estate Market").

315-317 Sixth Avenue

"New Buildings," RERBG v. 61, no. 1576 (May 28, 1898): p. 982.

-876- 6th av, e s, 30 n 3rd st, two 4-sty brk flats, 22x72, 4 families each; total cost, $20,000 each; Louis Bonert, on premises; ar't, Robert Dixon, 213 Montague st.

For Louis Bonert, four story limestone front apartment house, 317 Sixth avenue, for $19,000 (list of sales by Delack, Heyer & Co. of 315 Seventh avenue). -Brooklyn Eagle, February 27, 1899, p. 14 ("Real Estate Market").

319 Sixth Avenue (NE corner 3rd Street)

"New Buildings," RERBG v. 61, no. 1577 (June 4, 1898): p. 1022.

-879- 6th av, n? e cor 3rd st, 4-sty brk flat, 28x100, 8 families; cost, $25,000; ow'r and b'r, Louis Bonert, on premises; ar't, R Dixon, 213 Montague st.

West Side

214-218 Sixth Avenue (NW corner President Street)

“Buildings Projected - Kings County,” RERBG April 4, 1891, p. 542:

574- 6th av, n w cor President st, three four-story brk tenem’ts, 33.4x69, tin roofs, iron cornices; cost, $45,000; Edward Judson, 586 Dean st; ar’t, W. M. Coots; b’r, day’s work.

"Building Intelligence; Houses; Brooklyn, N. Y.," AABN vol. 32, no. 800 (Apr. 25, 1891): p. xx.

– "President St., n w cor. Sixth Ave., 3 four-st’y brick dwells., tin roofs; cost, $45,000; owner, Edward Hudson, 586 Dean St.; architect, W. M. Coots."

At the northwest corner of President street and Sixth avenue, three four story brick dwellings, 33.4x69, with four story extension, 14x20, for eight families in each. Edward Judson, owner; cost $45,000. -Brooklyn Eagle, April 04, 1891, p. 1 ("New Buildings").

C.N. Moody & Co. of 189 Montague street have [sold]: 214, 216, and 218 Sixth avenue, northwest corner of President street, three four story fancy brick double apartment houses, 33.4x90x100 each, for Frederick Jacobi for $80,000. -Brooklyn Eagle, April 19, 1901, p. 18 ("Real Estate Market").

Earlier, unexecuted plans:

W. J. Bungard, five four story brick, Sixth avenue and President street, cost $60,000. -Brooklyn Eagle, June 05, 1889, p.1 ("Building Permits").


“Buildings Projected - Kings County,”
RERBG June 8, 1889, p. 824:

1260- 6th av, n w cor President st, five four-story brick tenem’ts, 20x65, tin roofs, iron cornices; cost, $12,000 each; W. J. Bimgard, 239 Broadway, New York; ar’t, F. B. Langston.

At the northwest corner of Sixth avenue and President street Mr. W. J. Bungood is about to build five four story brick dwellings, with store in one, 20x65, for four families in each four of the buildings and and one family in the one that will contain a store, to cost $60,000. -Brooklyn Eagle, June 08, 1889, p. 1 ("Ninety-Eight").

220-226 Sixth Avenue (SW corner President Street)

Buildings Projected, Kings County,” RERBG v. 35, n. 894 (May2, 1885), p. 513:

583- 6th av, s w cor President st, six three-story and basement brown stone dwell’gs, 16.8x44, tin roofs, wooden cornices; cost, $40,000; ow’rs and b’rs, Assip & Buckley, 76 Waverly av; ar’t, W. M. Coots.

On Sixth avenue, corner of President street, Messrs. Assip & Buckley are building six brown stone front three story and high basement residences, 18x78.  They have V fronts and contain eleven rooms and are handsome houses of a good class.  --Brooklyn Eagle, October 08, 1885, p. 2 ("Houses - Going Up in All Quarters").

Also in Brooklyn Eagle, November 21, 1885, p.1 ("More Houses").

DOB folders: no NB app found.

228-234 Sixth Avenue (NW corner Carroll Street)

"Building Intelligence; Brooklyn, N.Y.," AABN vol. 10, no. 302 (Oct. 8, 1881): p. 176. –"Sixth Ave., w s, cor. Carroll St., 5 four-st’y brownstone tenements; cost, $6,000 each; owner, etc., Geo. W. Brown, 728 Fulton St."

 

Plan 804 - Sixth av, w s, cor Carroll st, five four-story brown stone tenem'ts, 25x50, felt and gravel roof, wooden cornice; cost, $6,000 each; owner, &c., Geo. W. Brown, 728 Fulton st. -Real Estate Record and Builders Guide, October 1, 1881, p. 935.

DOB folder for lot 55 (234 6th Ave) contains the NB app #804(380), Sept. 23rd, 1881, for 5 flat houses; owner/architect/builder, Geo. Brown, Fulton st.

236 Sixth Avenue (SW corner Carroll Street)

Current Operations – Activity in Tenements,” RERBG August 21, 1909, p. 218:

6th av – a 4-sty brick and stone apartment house will be built on the southwest corner of 6th av and Carroll st, by Theodore P. Cooper, 32 Liberty st, Manhattan. Cost, $7,000, Philemon Tillion, architect, 44 Court st.

238-242 Sixth Avenue

"Building Intelligence; Brooklyn," AABN vol. 16, no. 460 (Oct. 18, 1884): p. 191.

– "Sixth Ave., w s, 24' w Carroll St., 3 two-st’y brown-stone dwells., tin roofs; cost, each, $6,000; owner and mason, Theodore P. Cooper, New York Hotel; architects and carpenters, Martin & Lee."

"New Houses," BRERIP v. 1, n. 45 (October 4, 1884), p. 10.

-1278- 6th av, w s, 24 ft, s of Carroll st, three 3-story, brown stone dwellings, 20x42, brick filled, flat tin roof, wooden cornices; owner Theo J Cooker, New York Hotel; architects Martin and Lee; builder Thos P Cooker.........................18,000

Buildings Projected, Kings County,” RERBG v. 34, n. 864 (October 4, 1884), p. 1016:

1278- 6th av, w s, 24 s Carroll st, three two-story basement and attic brown stone dwell’gs, 20x42, tin roofs, wooden cornices; cost, each, $6,000; owner and mason, Theodore P. Cooper, New York Hotel; architects and carpenters, Martin & Lee.

On Sixth avenue, at the corner of Carroll street, Mr. Theodore P. Cooper has just completed three very handsome houses which have many pleasing departures from the ordinary dwellings of their class.  They are 20x45 feet in area, have brown stone V shaped fronts and rise two stories, and a high Mansard above a high basement.  The main peculiarities of the design of these houses, so far as the interior is concerned, is to be found in the use of small panes of beveled plate glass in the upper part of the windows and small squares of the same glass in the upper part of the entrance doors, producing a very fine and unique effect. [...very extensive interior description]  These houses are as complete in all their appointments as any that have been erected this year, although not so large or so expensive as some.  They are offered at $12,500 which is about the price of a good uptown lot in New York.  --Brooklyn Eagle, October 08, 1885, p. 2 ("Houses - Going Up in All Quarters").

244-248 Sixth Avenue

“Buildings Projected - Kings County,” RERBG October 10, 1891, p. 455:

1830- 6th av, w s, 11[sic] s Carroll st, three three-story and basement brown stone dwell’gs, 19.4x45, tin roofs, wooden cornices; cost, each, $6,000; ow’rs and c’rs, P. F. Delancy and ___ Collins, 936 Pacific st and 67 Clermont av; ar’t, P. F. Delancy; m’n, not selected.

"Building Intelligence; Houses; Brooklyn, N. Y.," AABN vol. 34, no. 826 (Oct. 24, 1891): p. xvi.

– "Sixth Ave., w s, 11' [sic] s Carroll St., 3 three-st’y brick dwells., tin roofs; cost, $6,000 each; owners, Delancey & Collins, 936 Pacific St. and 67 Clermont Ave.; P. F. Delancey, 936 Pacific St."

250-258 Sixth Avenue (NW corner Garfield Place)

"Building Intelligence; Houses; Brooklyn, N. Y.," AABN vol. 44, no. 966 (Jun. 30, 1894): p. xi.

– "Sixth Ave., n w cor. Garfield Pl., four-st’y brick dwell., tin roof, 22' 6" x 90'; $14,000; own., arch. and bld., James Jack 45½ Ninth St."

– "Sixth Ave., w s 22' n Garfield Pl., 4 four-st’y brick dwells., tin roofs, 19' 6" x 63'; $7,000 each; own., arch. and bld., James Jack 45½ Ninth St."

"Building Intelligence; Houses; Brooklyn, N. Y.," AABN vol. 48, no. 1013 (May 25, 1895): p. xiv.

– "Sixth Ave., n w cor. Garfield Pl., four-st’y brick dwell., 22' 6" x 87', tin roof; $10,000; own., arch. and bld., James Jack, 454 Ninth St."

"Sixth         Ave., n w cor. Garfield Pl., 4 four-st’y brick dwells., 19' 6"         x 65', tin roof; $7,000 each; own., arch. and bld., James Jack, 454         Ninth St."

New Buildings,” RERBG v. 55,. no. 1417: May 11, 1895: p. 816.

755 - 6th av, w s, 22 n Garfield pl, four 4-sty brk tenem'ts, 19.6x65; cost, $7,000 each; ow'r, ar't, and b'r, James Jack, 454 9th st.

756 - 6th av, n w cor Garfield pl, one 4-sty brk tenem't, 22.6x87; cost, $10,000; ow'r, ar't, and b'r, same as last.

New Buildings,” RERBG v. 53, n. 1369 (June 9, 1894), p. 961:

722- 6th av, n w cor Garfield pl, one 4-sty brk tenem’t, 22.6x90, tin roof, wooden cornice; cost, $14,000; ow’r, ar’t and b’r, James Jack, 454 9th st.

723- 6th av, w s, 22 n Garfield pl, four 4-sty [***pages missing***]

James Jack of 454 Ninth street will build after his own plans on the northwest corner of Sixth avenue and Garfield place five four story fancy stone front apartment houses, to cost $38,000. -Brooklyn Eagle, May 10, 1895, p. 11 ("Real Estate Market").

Sixth avenue, west side, 22 feet north of Garfield place, four four story brick houses, 19.6x63, tin roofs; for four families in each; cost $7,000 each.  James Jack, owner and builder. -Brooklyn Eagle, May 13, 1895, p. 14 ("Real Estate Market").

Northwest corner of Sixth avenue and Garfield place, one four story brick double apartment house, 22.6x87, tin roof, for eight families; cost $10,000. James Jack, owner and builder. BE: May 16, 1895.

Northwest corner of Sixth avenue and Garfield place, a four story brick apartment house, 22.6x51.6, for eight families; cost $14,000.  James Jack, owner and builder. -Brooklyn Eagle, June 02, 1894, p. 4 ("Real Estate Market").

DOB folder for #256 6th Ave (no plans found):

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385 1st Street (NW corner First Street) (“The Olga”)

See 1st Street between 5th & 6th Aves, north side.

278-296 Sixth Avenue (SW corner First Street to NW corner Second Street)

Buildings Projected, Kings County,” RERBG v. 39, n. 1005 (June 18, 1887), p. 857:

1095- 6th av, s w cor 1st st, and 6th av, n w cor 2d st, two three-story and basement brown stone dwell’gs, 20x50, tin roofs, wooden cornices; cost, each, $5,000; ow’r, ar’t and b’r,         C. P. Skelton.

1096- 6th av, w s, 20 s 1st st, eight two-and-a-half story and basement brown stone dwell’gs, each 20x45, tin roofs, wooden cornices; cost, each, $5,000; ow’r, ar’t and b’r, same as         last.

"Building Intelligence; Houses; Brooklyn, N. Y.," AABN vol. 21, no. 600 (Jun. 25, 1887): p. xiii.

– "Sixth Ave., s w cor. First St., three-st’y and basement brown-stone dwell., tin roof; cost, $5,000; owner, architect and builder, C. P. Skelton."

– "Sixth Ave., n w cor. Second St., three-st’y and basement brown-stone dwell., tin roof; cost, $5,000; owner, architect and builder, C. P. Skelton."

– "Sixth Ave., w s 20' s First St., 8 two-and-a-half-st’y and basement brown-stone dwells., tin roofs; cost, each, $5,000; owner, architect and builder, C. P. Skelton.

DOB file for lot #41 (278 6th Ave):

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DOB file for lot #42 (280 6th Ave):

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DOB folder for lot 50 (296 6th Ave) cites an additional NB plan from 1919 (missing), presumably for the rear garage in 2nd Street.

St. Matthew's English Lutheran Church (SW corner Second Street)

New Buildings,” RERBG vol. 55, no. 1419 (May 25, 1895): p. 906.

-932- 6th av, s w cor 2nd st, one 2-sty brick church, 90x80, slate roof; cost, $40,000; St Matthews Lutheran Church, Chas A Scheiren; ar't, L B Valk.

"Building Intelligence; Churches; Brooklyn, N. Y.," AABN vol. 48, no. 1017 (Jun. 22, 1895): p. xiv.

– "Sixth Ave., s w cor. 2nd St., two-st’y brick church, 90' x 80'; slate roof; $40,000; St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church, Hon. Chas. A. Schieren, Mayor of Brooklyn, City Hall; arch., L. B. Valk, Johnson Building."

The St. Matthew's English Lutheran Church has obtained permission to sell its edifice and five lots at the northeast corner of Clinton and Amity Streets to Frank Bailey at $28,000. -New York Times, June 27, 1894, p. 10 ("Brooklyn Realty Matters").

The Trustees of St. Matthew's English Lutheran Church society have purchased a plot of ground from Louis Bonert... previously located at Clinton and Amity streets...Mayor Schieren is one of the trustees of the church...the removal of the society to the Park Slope marks the tide that is setting in toward that locality. -Brooklyn Eagle, January 14, 1895, p. 9 ("Real Estate Market").

Sixth Avenue, southwest corner of Second Street, two-story brick church, 90x80, $40,000; St. Matthews Lutheran Church, Charles A. Schieren, trustee, owner. -New York Times, May 25, 1895, p. 15 ("Brooklyn Realty Matters").

An image from 1951 in the Brooklyn Public Library's online collection calls this the "Marantha Temple".

A photo in the BPL's Brooklyn Collection shows the original appearance of the steeple: call no. CHUR 0429.

A.k.a. St. Matthews Evangelical Lutheran Church.

Valk also designed the 6th Avenue Baptist Church at the corner of Lincoln Place, within the Park Slope Historic District.  More on Valk here:

http://nycnpc.org/db/bb_files/1998NewUtrechtExpanded.pdf

 

Charles A. Schieren lived in an imposing Clinton Hill mansion designed by William Tubby:

http://www.brownstoner.com/brownstoner/archives/2010/05/walkabout_willi_2.php

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