Degraw Street

Fourth Avenue to Fifth Avenue

Unknown

On Degraw street, near Fifth avenue, Mr. Peter Kelley will build nine three story brick dwellings, 20x45, for three families in each, to cost $45,000. -Brooklyn Eagle, September 28, 1889, p. 1 ("Brisk Business").

North Side

643-659 Degraw Street

"Building Intelligence; Houses; Brooklyn, N. Y.," AABN vol. 19, no. 528 (Feb. 6, 1886): p. xiv.

– "Degraw St., n s, 75' e Fourth Ave., 10 two-st’y brick and brown-stone dwells., gravel roofs; cost, each, $2,400; owner, George R. Brown, 24 South Portland Ave.; builders, L. E. Brown and J. F. Rentana [sic - Kentana]."

Buildings Projected, Kings County,” RERBG v. 37, n. 933 (January 30, 1886), p. 149:

111- Degraw st, n s, 75 e 4th av, ten two-story and basement brick and brown stone dwell’gs, 16.4x38, gravel roofs, wooden cornices; cost, each, $2,400; Geo. R. Brown, 24 South Portland av; b’rs, L. E. Brown and J. F. Rentana.

The easternmost five buildings were changed from two to three stories over basement, and plans resubmitted:

"Building Intelligence; Houses; Brooklyn, N. Y.," AABN vol. 21, no. 593 (May 7, 1887): p. xii.

– "Degraw St., n s, 156' 8" e Fourth Ave., 5 three-st’y and basement brick dwells., gravel roofs; cost, each, $3,500; owner, Geo. R. Brown, 26 Court St.; builders, L. E. Brown and J. F. Rentana."

Buildings Projected, Kings County,” RERBG v. 39, n. 998 (April 30, 1887), p. 612:

715- Degraw st, n s, 156.8 e 4th av, five three-story and basement brown stone dwell’gs, 16.4x80, gravel roof, wooden cornice; cost, each, $3,500; Geo. R. Brown, 26 Court st; b’rs, L. E. Brown and J. F. Rentana.

On the north side of Degraw street, east of Fourth avenue, Mr. George R. Brown is about commencing the erection of a row of ten two story and basement brown stone front single residences.  Each house will be 16 feet 4 inches by 38, and they will have swell fronts.  In point of appearance they are likely to compare favorably with any houses in the city of the same class, and yet their cost is put down at only $2,400 each.  They are very well laid out.  In the basement will be a dining room 10 1/2 x 18, a kitchen 15x12 and pantries.  On the main floor the hall is five feet wide.  The front parlor is 10x15, exclusive of the space given by the swell front.  The back parlor is 16x10.  A space between these rooms four feet wide behind the sliding doors contains two closets.  There is also a hall room 6x12 in the rear.  The second story has a front alcove room, 15x14, with a closet and two back bedrooms, 9x15 and 5 1/2 x 11, beside a bathroom, 6x6, lighted from the roof.  This is a common sense house, and such residences can hardly be built in numbers too large for the demand.  If such houses can be built for $2,400 many thousands will soon be called for in this city.  Mr. L. E. Brown will do the mason work of these houses and Mr. J. F. Kentana the carpenter work.  -Brooklyn Eagle, January 31, 1886, p. 6 ("Four Weeks Comparison").

In article of November 21, 1885, 20 houses, by builder W. H. Brown.  "Lincoln Place between 4th & 5th Avenues".

661-669 Degraw Street

"Building Intelligence; Houses; Brooklyn, N. Y.," AABN vol. 46, no. 986 (Nov. 17, 1894): p. xiv.

– "Degraw St., n s, 150' e 4th Ave., 5 three-st’y brick flats, 20' x 45', tin roofs; $3,500 each; own., E. A. Wooley, on premises; arch., Robt. Dixon, 219 Montague St."

“New Buildings,” RERBG v. 54, n. 1389 (October 27, 1894), p. 619:

1564- Degraw st, n s, 150 e 4th av, finve 3-sty brk flats, 20x45, tin roofs and iron cornices; cost, each, $3,500; E A Woolley, on premises; ar’t, R Dixon.

Robert Dixon has furnished plans to E. A. Wooley for five three story brick flat houses, for three families each, near Fourth avenue, to be erected on Degraw street, near Fourth avenue, to cost about $18,000.  -Brooklyn Eagle, November 01, 1894, p. 9 ("Real Estate Market").

Degraw street, north side, 150 feet east of Fourth avenue, five three story brick flats, 20x45, tin roof, for three families each. E. A. Wooley, owner. -Brooklyn Eagle, October 31, 1894, p. 14 ("Real Estate Market").

671-677 Degraw Street

"Building Intelligence; Houses; Brooklyn, N. Y.," AABN vol. 38, no. 876 (Oct. 8, 1892): p. xvii.

– "Degraw St., n s, 290' w Fifth Ave., 4 three-st’y brick dwells., tin roofs; cost, $5,000 each; owner, Peter Kelly, 357 First St."

“Buildings Projected - Kings County,” RERBG August 13, 1892, p. 228:

1463- Degraw st, n s, 290 w 7th av, five three-story brk tenem’ts, 20x45, tin roofs, iron cornices; cost, $5,000 each; Peter Kelly, 357 1st st.

“Buildings Projected - Kings County - Corrections,” RERBG August 20, 1892, p. 255:

Plan 1453- Degraw st, Nos. 669 and 677, n s, 290 w 7th av, four three-story brk tenem’ts, 20x45, tin roofs, iron cornices; cost, $5,000 each; Peter Kelly, 357 1st st.

679-687 Degraw Street

"Building Intelligence; Houses; Brooklyn, N. Y.," AABN vol. 36, no. 849 (Apr. 2, 1892): p. 7.

– "Degraw St., n s 190' w Fifth Ave., 5 three-st’y brick dwells., tin roofs; cost, $4,000 each; owner and builder, Peter Kelley, 357 First St.; architect, J. Roth, 693 Sackett St."

“Buildings Projected – Kings County,” RERBG v. 49, n. 1250 (February 27, 1892), p. 339:

242- Degraw st, n s, 190 w 5th av, five three-story brk tenem’ts, 20x45, tin roofs and iron cornices; cost, $4,000 each; ow’r and b’r, Peter Kelly, 357 1st st; ar’t, J. Roth.

689-697 Degraw Street

“Buildings Projected - Kings County,” RERBG May 23, 1891, p. 849:

1001- Degraw st, n s, 90 w 5th av, five three-story brk tenem’ts, 20x45, tin roofs, iron cornices; cost, $4,000 each; ow’r and b’r, Peter Kelly, 357 1st st; ar’t, J. Roth.

"Building Intelligence; Houses; Brooklyn, N. Y.," AABN vol. 32, no. 807 (Jun. 13, 1891): p. xx.

– "Degraw St., n s, 90' w Fifth Ave., 5 three-st’y brick dwells., tin roofs; cost, $4,000 each; owner, Peter Kelly, 357 First St.; architect, J. Roth, 690 Second St."

On Degraw street, near Fifth avenue, five three story brick dwellings, 20x45, for three families in each.  Peter Kelly, owner; cost $20,000. -Brooklyn Eagle, May 23, 1891, p. 1 ("New Buildings").

To Peter Kelley, for seven three story brick houses on Degraw street, near Fifth avenue.  Cost, $38,500. -Brooklyn Eagle, April 19, 1889, p. 6 ("The Building Boom Continues").

South Side

664-670 Degraw Street

"Building Intelligence; Houses; Brooklyn, N. Y.," AABN vol. 20, no. 558 (Sept. 4, 1886): p. xi.

– "Degraw St., s s, 75' e Fourth Ave., 5 two-st’y brown-stone dwells., gravel roofs; cost, each, $2,500; owner, George R. Brown, 34 South Portland Ave.; builders, L. E. Brown and J. F. Reutana." [sic – Kentana]

“Buildings Projected, Kings County,” RERBG August 28, 1886, p. 1091:

1228- Degraw st, s s, 75 e 4th av, five two-story and basement brown stone dwell'gs, 16.4x38, gravel roof, wooden cornices; cost, each, $2,500; George R. Brown, 34 South Portland av; br's, L. E. Brown and J. F. Reutana.

672-678 Degraw Street

Buildings Projected, Kings County,” RERBG November 6, 1886, p. 1376:

1736- Degraw st, s s, 156.8 e 4th av, five three-story and basement brown stone dwell'gs, 16.4x40, gravel roofs; cost, each, $3,500; George R. Brown, 34 South Portland av; b'rs, L. E. Brown and J. F. Kentana.

On Degraw street, east of Fourth avenue, Mr. L. E. Brown is building five three story and basement brown stone front private residences, 16.4x40, at a cost of $17,500.  -Brooklyn Eagle, November 06, 1886, p. 2 ("House and Lot").

On Degraw street, near Fourth avenue, Mr. George R. Brown will build five three story and basement brick dwellings, 16.4x40, for one family each, to cost $17,500. -Brooklyn Eagle, April 30, 1887, p.1 ("Permit Issues").

680-708 Degraw Street

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

– "Degraw St., s s, abt. 210' w Fifth Ave., 7 three-st’y brick tenements, tin roofs; cost, each, $5,500; owner and builder, Peter Kelly, 357 First St."

"Buildings Projected - Kings County," RERBG vol. 44, no. 1124 (September 28, 1889): p. 1316.

- 2057 - Degraw st, s s, 180 w 5th av, nine three-story brick dwell'gs, each 20x45, tin roof; cost, each, $5,000; ow'r and b'r, Peter Kelley, 357 1st st.

690-702 Degraw Street

(superceded by above plans?:)

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

827- Degraw st, s s, abt 240 w 5th av, seven three-story brick tenem’ts, 20x45, tin roofs, wooden cornices; cost, each, $5,500; ow’r and b’r, Peter Kelly, 357 1st st.

710 Degraw Street

Possibly; building fits description but is >90' west of Fifth Avenue.  Then again, the Fifth Avenue-facing lot is 93' deep?!

"Building Intelligence; Houses; Brooklyn, N. Y.," AABN vol. 21, no. 591 (Apr. 23, 1887): p. xii.

– "Degraw St., s s, 90' w Fifth Ave., three-st’y and basement brick dwell., tin roof; cost, $6,500; owner and mason, Charles Hart, 356 Tenth St.; architect, G. Hillenbrand; contractor, M. McCadden."

Buildings Projected, Kings County,” RERBG v. 39, n. 996 (April 16, 1887), p. 540:

617- Degraw st, s s, 90 w 5th av, one three-story and basement brick dwell’g, 20x50, tin roof, wooden cornice; cost, $6,500; ow’r and m’n, Charles Hart, 356 10th st; ar’t, G.         Hillenbrand; c’r, M. McCadden.

On Degraw street, near Fifth avenue, Mr. Charles Hart will build a three story and basement brick residence, 20x50, for one family, to cost $6,500. -Brooklyn Eagle, April 16, 1887, p. 1 ("More Permits").

712-716 Degraw Street

Buildings Projected, Kings County,” RERBG v. 40, n. 1032 (December 24, 1887), p. 1633:

2265- Degraw st, s s, 98 w 5th av, three two-story and basement brick and brown stone dwell'gs, 16.8x43, tin roofs, wooden cornices; cost, total, $13,500; ow'rs and b'rs, Assip & Buckley, 234 6th av; ar't, W. M. Coots.

"Building Intelligence; Houses; Brooklyn, N. Y.," AABN vol. 23, no. 628 (Jan. 7, 1888): p. xvi.

– "Degraw St., s s, 98' w Fifth Ave., 3 two-st’y and basement brick and brown-stone dwells., tin roofs, wooden cornices; total cost, $13,500; owners and builders, Assip & Buckley, 224 Sixth Ave.; architect, W. M. Coots."

On Degraw street, near Fifth avenue, Messrs. Assip & Buckley will build three two story and basement brick dwellings, 16.8x43, for one family each, to cost $13,500. -Brooklyn Eagle, December 18, 1887, p. 15 ("Work for the Builders").

On Degraw street, south side, eighty-five feet west of Fifth avenue, three two story basement houses with high stoops are built of Philadelphia brick, with brown stone trimmings. They contain all the modern improvements. The walls are hard white, with diningroom in the basement... Owner/builder, Assip & Buckley. -Brooklyn Eagle, May 08, 1888, p.1 ("The Court End").

Lincoln Place

Fifth Avenue to Sixth Avenue

North Side

11-15 Lincoln Place

“Buildings Projected - Kings County,” RERBG October 10, 1891, p. 456:

1862- Lincoln pl, n s, 100 e 5th av, one three-brk[sic] apartment house, 26 and 21.6x70, tin roof, wooden cornice; cost, $10,000; ow’r and b’r, H. B. Lyons, Flatbush; ar’t, W. M. Coots.

1863- Lincoln pl, n s, 126 e 5th av, one three-story brk apartment house, 18x45, tin roof, wooden cornice; cost, $6,000; ow’r, ar’t and b’r, same as last.

"Building Intelligence; Apartment-Houses; Brooklyn, N. Y.," AABN vol. 34, no. 829 (Nov. 14, 1891): p. xv.

– "Lincoln Pl., n s, 126' e Fifth Ave., three-st’y brick apartment-house, tin roof; cost, $6,000; owner and builder, H. B. Lyons, Flatbush, L. I.; architect, W. M. Coots, 26 Court St."

– "Lincoln Pl., n s, 100' e Fifth Ave., three-st’y brick apartment-house, tin roof; cost, $10,000; owner and builder, H. B. Lyons, Flatbush, L. I.; architect, W. M. Coots, 26 Court St."

21 Lincoln Place

"New Buildings," RERBG v. 57, no. 1467 (April 25, 1896): p. 732.

-580- Lincoln pl, n s, 164 e 5th av, 4-sty brk flat, 20.2x65, galvanized iron cornice; cost, $8,000; Wm B Voughty [sic], 97 Charlton St, New York; b'r, Seth W Howard, 275 10th st.

Building Intelligence; Houses; Brooklyn, N. Y.," AABN vol. 52, no. 1062 (May 2, 1896): p. xx.

– "Lincoln Pl., n s, 164' e 5th Ave., four-st’y brick dwell., 20' 2" x 65', tin roof; $8,000; own., Wm. B. Doughty, 97 Charlton St., New York City; bld., Seth W. Howard, 275 Tenth St."

23-41 Lincoln Place

This row of 9 houses appears on the 1880 "Bromley" Brooklyn Atlas.

NYC tax photo from the 1930s shows no 3rd story at #41 (I.e. modern addition).

47-49 Lincoln Place

“Buildings Projected - Kings County,” RERBG September 8, 1888, p. 1102:

1637- Lincoln pl, n s, 300 w 6th av, one three-story brick stable, 50x100, tin roof, brick cornice; cost, $11,000; John W. Stout, 96 Barclay st, New York; ar’t, D. C. E. Laub; b’r, J. D. Anderson.

"Building Intelligence; Stables; Brooklyn, N. Y.," AABN vol. 24, no. 665 (Sept. 22, 1888): p. xix.

– "Lincoln Pl., n s, 300' w Sixth Ave., three-st’y brick stable, tin roof; cost, $11,000; owner, John W. Stout, 96 Barclay St., New York; architect, D. E. C. Laub; builder, J. D. Anderson."

1930s city tax photo shows a sign for the “Pilgrim Garage” at this location.

55-59 Lincoln Place

This row of 3 houses appears on the 1880 "Bromley" Brooklyn Atlas.

South Side

12 Lincoln Place

“Projected Buildings – Borough of Brooklyn – Tenements,” RERBG May 21, 1910, p. 642:

Lincoln pl, s s, 90 e 5th av, 4-sty brick tenement, 19.3x80.6, gravel roof, 8 families; cost, $15,000; owner, Wm. J. Danaher, 125 5th av; architect, Thos. Bennett, 3d av and 52d st. Plan No. 3313.

14-22 Lincoln Place

"Projected Buildings," RERBG v. 73, no. 1889 (May 28, 1904): p. 1301.

-1092- Lincoln pl, s s, 109.5 e 5th av, five 4-sty brk tenements, 19.4x80.10, 8 families, steam heat; total cost, $80,000; W Calder, 551 1st st; ar't T Bennett, 3d av and 52d st.