Seventh Avenue

 9th Street to 15th Street

Unknown:

On Seventh avenue, near Tenth street, Mr. Charles Nickenig will build four four story brick stores and dwellings, 19.6x60, for three families each, to cost $32,000. -Brooklyn Eagle, June 11, 1887, p. 2 ("Up Again").

On Seventh avenue, at the corner of Tenth street, Mr. Charles Nickening is erecting three brown stone front buildings, the corner one 20x55, the others 20x48.  They will be four stories in height and will have shops below and residences above.  --Brooklyn Eagle, October 08, 1885, p. 2 ("Houses").

East Side

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

1248- 7th av, e s, 67 s 9th st, one two-story brick store and dwell’g, 36x20, tin roof; cost, $2,500; Eleanore Fuchs; ar’t and b’r, W. E. Cozzens.

Seventh Avenue and Tenth Street, NE corner.

See Tenth Street, Seventh Avenue to Eighth Avenue, North Side.

The following listing may be an unexecuted plan, or perhaps a typo for southeast corner?:

"Building Intelligence; Brooklyn," AABN vol. 18, no. 507 (Sept. 12, 1885): p. 131.

– "Seventh Ave., n e cor. Tenth St., 2 three-st’y brown-stone stores and dwells., tin roofs; cost, total, $12,000; owner, J. Nickenig; architect, R. Dixon; builder, L. Bonnard."[sic-Bonert].

349-367 Seventh Avenue (SE corner Tenth Street to NE corner Eleventh Street)

"Building Intelligence; Brooklyn," AABN vol. 16, no. 463 (Nov. 8, 1884): p. xiii.

– "Eleventh St., n e cor. Seventh Ave., 3 three-st’y brown-stone front stores and flats, flat tin roofs, wooden cornices; cost, $6,500 each; owner, Charles Nickenig, 368 Eleventh St.; architect, Robt. Dixon; builder, L. Bonnert." [sic - Bonert]

Buildings Projected, Kings County,” RERBG v. 34, n. 868 (November 1, 1884), p. 1120:

1421- 11th st, n e cor 7th av, three three-story brown stone front stores and flats, 19.9x50 each, flat tin roofs, wooden cornices; cost, $6,500 each; owner, Charles Nickenig, 368 11th st; architect, Robt. Dixon; builder, L. Bonnert.

"Among the Architects," BRERIP v. 1, n. 49 (Nov. 1, 1884), p. 2.

Robt. Nixon[sic] is arranging plans for Chas. Nickering, for three three-story brick dwellnigs and store, 19.9x50, to be situated on 7th avenue, corner 11th street. They will cost in the neighborhood of $20,000.

"NEW HOUSES," BRERIP v. 1, n. 49 (Nov. 1, 1884), p. 10.

-1421- 7th av, n e cor 11th st, three three-story brick dwellings and store, 19.9x50, flat tin roof, wooden cornices; owner Chas Nickenig; architect Robt Dixon; builder L Bonnert[sic].

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

– "Seventh Ave., e s, 60' n Eleventh St., 2 three-st’y brown-stone stores and flats, tin roofs; cost, each, $6,500; owner, Charles Nickenig, 308 Eleventh St.; builder, L. Bossert." [sic - Bonert]

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

1878- 7th av, e s, 60 n 11th st, two three-story brown stone store and flats, 19.11x52, tin roofs and wooden cornices; cost, each, $6,500; Charles Nickenig, 368 11th st; b’r, L. Bossert.

 

On 7th Ave., north of 11th St., by Mr. C. Nickening, two brown stone front buildings, 20x50, three stories, each for a store and two flats; to cost in the aggregate $13,000.  BE: Jan 12, 1886, p.1 ("Brisk Building").

 

7th Ave., 10th/11th, east side: On the east side of 7th Ave., north of 11th St., Mr. Charles Nickening has completed two brick brown stone front houses, 20x52, 3 stories, for a store and 2 families each, at a cost of $13,000. -Brooklyn Eagle, April 02, 1886, p. 1 ("City Growth").

 

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

– "Seventh Ave., s e cor. Tenth St., 5 three-st’y brown-stone stores and dwells., tin roofs; cost, each $6,000; owner, Charles Nickineg, Eleventh St."

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

1207- 7th av, s e cor 10th st, five three-story brown stone stores and dwell'gs, one 22x57 and four 19.9x52, tin roof, wooden cornice; cost, each, $6,000; Charles Nickenig, 11th st.

On Seventh avenue, north of Eleventh street, Mr. Louis Bonert is about to build two brown stone front houses, 19.6x52, and three stories, for a store and two families, to cost $12,000. Together with:

On the corner of Seventh avenue and Eleventh street, the same party is building a three story brown stone front house, 21?x58, and three stories, for a store and two families, to cost $7,000. -Brooklyn Eagle, October 22, 1886, p. 2 ("$154,933").

DOB file for 367 7th Avenue has an 1884 Detailed Specification for New Buildings listing Robert Dixon, 219 Montague St., architect; Charles Nickenig, owner.

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

568- 11th st, n s, 50 e 7th av, one one-story brick stable, 20x20, tin roof, wooden cornice; cost, $1,150; George Ebeling, 120 3d av; ar’t and c’r, Louis Bonert; b’r, John Rolle.

369-383 Seventh Avenue (SE corner Eleventh Street)

Seventh Avenue, east side, 61 feet north of Twelfth street, two 4 story brick stores and flats; cost $16,500.  William M. Calder, owner.  Together with:

Seventh Avenue, corner Eleventh street, four story brick store and flats; cost $17,000.  William M. Calder, owner. -Brooklyn Eagle, March 25, 1899, p. 14 ("Real Estate Market").

383 Seventh avenue, four story business property, 19.6x58x104, for William M. Calder to Henry Graeber, Jr.  (sale by Jones & Co. of 396 Seventh Avenue) -Brooklyn Eagle, November 24, 1899, p. 12 ("The Real Estate Market").

385 Seventh avenue, four story business property, 25x65x104, for William M. Calder to Hattie G. Sheffler  (sale by Jones & Co. of 396 Seventh Avenue) -Brooklyn Eagle, November 24, 1899, p. 12 ("The Real Estate Market").

DOB file for 369 7th Ave. contains a Detailed Statement of Specifications for Brick Buildings, dated March 22, 1899.  Location: South-East corner of 7th Ave + 11th Street.  Owner & Builder listed as William M. Calder, 478 13th St.

385-389 Seventh Avenue (NE corner Twelfth Street)

"Building Intelligence; Brooklyn," AABN vol. 18, no. 502 (Aug. 8, 1885): p. 71.

– "Seventh Ave., n e cor. Twelfth St., 3 two and three-st’y brick store and dwells., tin roofs; cost, $20,000; owner, T. Brown, 381 Eleventh St.; architect, I. D. Reynolds; builder, W. Brown."

Buildings Projected, Kings County,” RERBG v. 36, n. 907 (August 1, 1885), p. 876:

1116- 7th av, n e cor 12th st, three two and three story brick stores and dwell’gs, 19.6 and 21.3x50, tin roofs, wooden cornices; cost, $20,000; T. Brown, 381 11th st; ar’t, I. D. Reynolds; b’r, W. Brown.

On Seventh avenue, between Eleventh and Twelfth streets, Mr. John Brown is erecting three brick buildings, 20x55, three stories high, with shops below and residences above.  -Brooklyn Eagle, October 08, 1885, p. 2 ("Houses - Going Up in All Quarters").

#389, rear stable:

"Building Intelligence; Stables; Brooklyn, N. Y.," AABN vol. 21, no. 588 (Apr. 2, 1887): p. xiv.

– "Seventh Ave., No. 389., n e corner Twelfth St., one-st’y brick stable, tin roof; cost, $925; owner, Henry Meier, on premises; builders, R. Fincke and G. Wilders."

DOB files for these buildings begin in 1887 with plans by H. Meir[sic].

Ansonia Clock Factory (Twelfth to Thirteenth Streets)

Buildings Projected, Brooklyn, N. Y.,” RERBG February 8, 1879, p. 117:

Seventh av, e s, bet 12th and 13th sts, one five story brick clock factory, 200x200, tin roof and brick and iron cornice; owner, Ansonia Clock Co., 19 and 21 Cliff st, New York; architect, Wm. Field & Son; builders, Hogencamp & Snediker.

"Building Intelligence; Brooklyn," AABN vol. 4, no. 157 (Dec. 28, 1878): p. viii:

– "A LARGE CLOCK FACTORY. - A large tract of land on Seventh Avenue, extending from Twelfth to Thirteenth Street, and running back several hundred feet, was recently purchased by the Ansonia Clock Company, which has begun the erection of a large factory. Besides the factory at Ansonia, Conn., the company has one in Tenth Street, New York, and two smaller ones in this city. These last three will be consolidated in the new one now being constructed. It will be built of brick, and will be 200 feet square and five stories in height. It will contain a 250-horse power engine and new automatic machinery for the construction of fine clocks of every description. Many new principles in clock-making machinery, it is said, will be applied. Between seven and eight hundred workmen will be employed. The factory is expected to be in operati on by May, 1879. The situation of the new factory a most eligible one, as it is in a growing part of the city where rents , nevertheless, are moderate. It is within two blocks of Prospect Park, and commands a fine view of New York Bay. The land on which the factory is situated cost about $33,000."

Among the permits for new buildings granted by the Superintendent of Buildings during the past week was one for a structure to be erected by the Ansonia Clock Company on the Seventh avenue, between Twelfth and Thirteenth streets. It will be 200x20, five stories in height, and of brick with bluestone trimmings.  The company, which has a factory at Ansonia, Ct., and another at Harlem, proposes to concentrate the business in Brooklyn, and will employ five hundred hands in their new establishment. -Brooklyn Eagle, February 08, 1879, p. 4 ("Municipal").

"Building Intelligence; Brooklyn," AABN vol. 5, no. 164 (Feb. 15, 1879): p. viii:

– "Seventh Ave., 1 five-st’y brick clock factory, 200' x 200'; owner, Ansonia Clock Co., 19 and 21 Cliff St., New York; architect, Wm. Field & Son; builder, Hogancamp and Snediker."

"Building Intelligence; Brooklyn," AABN vol. 5, no. 165 (Feb. 22, 1879): p. vii:

– "Factory. - The Ansonia Clock Company has obtained a permit for bldg, on 7th Ave, btwn 12th and 13th Streets, a large factory which will cover a whole block. It is to be of brick, with bluestone finish, will be five stories in height, with four outside stairways and four patent fire-escapes, and will have iron doors arranged inside, so as to throw the building into sections in case of fire. It will cost about $100,000."

Buildings Projected, Brooklyn, N.Y.,” RERBG v. 24, n. 605 (October 18, 1879), p. 838:

Plan 841 – Twelfth to Thirteenth sts, at point 225 e 7th av, 25 from the clock factory, one two-and-one-story brick foundry, 50x200; tin roof and brick cornice; owner, Ansonia Clock Co.; architects, Wm. Field and Son; builder, Thos. B. Rutan.

"Building Intelligence; Brooklyn," AABN vol. 6, no. 200 (Oct. 25, 1879): p. vii:

– "Twelfth to Thirteenth Sts., 1 two-st’y brick foundry, 50' x 200'; owner, Ansonia Clock Co.; architect, Wm. Field & Son; builder, Thos. B. Rutan."

The clock factory just erected on Seventh avenue, between 12th and 13th streets, Brooklyn, N. Y., by the Ansonia Clock Company, is one of the most complete establishments in the country. Erected on high ground, near what is generally known as Prospect Hill, it fills, to the extent of 250 feet square, a vacant lot that could not have been appropriated to a better purpose. The building is five stories high, the front brick, being laid in red mortar and decorated with white brick. The center of the building is a court-yard 120 feet square, where four iron stairs lead to the various departments, to act as fire-escapes in case of danger, and all the various floors are constructed in a manner to suit the numerous minutiae belonging to the manufacture of clocks. No less than 1,500 hands are employed in this factory. Messrs. William Field & Son were the architects." -M&B vol. 12, no 1 (Jan. 1880): p. 8 ("Building Intelligence; Miscellaneous").

An extended article about the rebuilding of the Ansonia Clock Company is found in "Building Intelligence; Miscellaneous," M&B vol. 13, no 10 (Oct. 1880): pp. 224-225.

For information regarding the rebuilding the factory after it burned in the fall of 1880, see: "Building Intelligence; Miscellaneous," M&B vol. 12, no 12 (Dec. 1880): p. 272.

Buildings Projected, Kings County, N.Y.,” RERBG v. 26, n. 666 (December 18, 1880), p. 1127:

Plan 938 – Seventh av, 12th and 13th sts, one four-story brick building for factory, 200x200; tin roof, brick and iron cornice; cost, about $100,000; owner, The Ansonia Clock Co., 11 Cliff st, New York; architect, Samuel Curtiss; builder, W. Bulkley.

"Building Intelligence; Brooklyn, N.Y.," AABN vol. 8, no. 261 (Dec. 25, 1880): p. 312:

– "Seventh Ave., Twelfth and Thirteenth Sts., 4-st’y brick building for factory, 200' x 200'; cost, about $100,000; owner, Ansonia Clock Co., 11 Cliff St., New York; architect, Samuel Curtis; builder, W. Bulklev."

Buildings Projected, Kings County, N.Y.,” RERBG v. 27, n. 682 (April 9, 1881), p. 355:

Plan 205 – Twelfth and 13th sts, abt 385 e 7th av, one five-story brick shop, 50x200, tin roof, iron cornice; cost, $45,000; owners, The Ansonia Clock Co.; architect, S. Curtiss.

Plan 206 – Twelfth st, s s, 225 e 7th av, one one-story brick foundry, 50x109, slate peak roof, iron cornice; cost, $5,000; owners and architect, same as last.

Plan 207 – Thirteenth st, n s, 300 e 7th av, one two-story brick varnishing shop, 50x75.8, tin roof, iron cornice; cost, $7,500; owners and architect, same as last.

"Building Intelligence; Brooklyn, N.Y.," AABN vol. 9, no. 277 (Apr. 16, 1881): p. 191:

– "Twelfth and Thirteenth Sts., about 385' e Seventh Ave., five-st’y brick shop, 56' x 200'; cost, $45,000; owners, The Ansonia Clock Co.; architect S. Curtiss."

– "Twelfth St., s s, 225' e Seventh Ave., one-st’y brick foundry; cost, $5,000; owners, The Ansonia Clock Co.; architect S. Curtiss."

"Building Intelligence; Brooklyn, N.Y.," AABN vol. 9, no. 277 (Apr. 16, 1881): p. 191:

– "Thirteenth St., n s, 300' e Seventh Ave., two-st’y brick varnishing shop; cost, $7,500; owners, The Ansonia Clock Co.; architect S. Curtiss."

"New Houses," BRERIP v. 1, n. 29 (June 14, 1884), p.9.

-735- 12th st, s s 450 e 7th av, one one-story brick shop 25x100 iron truss roof, cost $300 owner and builder Ansonia Clock Co.

"Building Intelligence; Brooklyn," AABN vol. 15, no. 444 (Jun. 28, 1884): p. 312.

– "Twelfth St., s s, 450' e Seventh Ave., one-st’y brick electroplating establishment, iron roof; cost, about $3,000; owner, Ansonia Clock Co., Seventh Ave., cor. Twelfth st."

Buildings Projected, Kings County,” RERBG v. 33, n. 848 (June 14, 1884), p. 666:

735- 12th st, s s, 450 e 7th av, one one-story brick electroplating establishment, 25x100, iron roof; cost, $3,000; owner, &c., Ansonia Clock Co., 7th av and 12th st.

"Building Intelligence; Alterations; Brooklyn, N. Y.," AABN vol. 29, no. 759 (Jul. 12, 1890): p. xv.

– "Twelfth St., s s, 475' e Seventh Ave., one-st’y brick boiler-house for drying lumber and electroplating, corrugated galvanized iron, tin roof, raised two stories, and brick extension, tin roof added; cost, abt. $9,000; owner, Ansonia Clock Company, Seventh Ave. and Twelfth St."

 

"Alterations," RERBG v. 67, no. 1727 (April 20, 1901): p. 736.

-538- 7th av, e s, extending from 12th to 13th st, 4-sty brk extension, 25x65; cost, $1,500; Ansonia Clock Co., on premises; ar't, G W Kenney, 598 11th st.

"Projected Buildings," RERBG v. 69, no. 1786 (June 7, 1902): p. 1089.

-885- 13th st, n s, 223.7 e 7th av, 3-sty brick factory, 64.4x74.1, steam heat; cost, $8,000; cost, $8,000; Ansonia Clock Co, on premises; ar't, G W Kenny, 377 2nd st.

Thirteenth street, north side, 223 7/12 feet east of Seventh avenue, one three story brick, 64 1/2x74 1/2, factory, tin roof; cost $8,000. Ansonia Clock Company, owner. -Brooklyn Eagle, June 02, 1902, p. 20 ("The Real Estate Market").

Projected Buildings, Brooklyn, Factories and Warehouses.” RERBG June 17, 1911, p. 604:

12th st, n s, 205.4 e 7th av, 1-sty brick foundry, 36x36, tar and gravel roof; cost, $9,000; owner, Ansonia Clock Co., 99 John st, New York; architect, Howard Treganza, 503 10th st. Plan No. 3665.

407-413 Seventh Avenue (SE corner Thirteenth Street)

Buildings Projected, Kings County,” RERBG December 18, 1886, p. 1579:

1933- 7th av, s e cor 13th st, four four-story brick stores and tenem'ts, 25x66, tin roofs, wooden cornices; cost, total, $50,000; S. B. Oulton, 11th st and 5th av; ar't, W. F. Clayton; b'r, J. Wyeth.

On Seventh avenue and Thirteenth street, Mr. S. B. Oulton is building four brick dwellings, with two stores underneath, for thirteen families in one and fourteen in the other three. They are to be of four stories and 25x66, the whole to cost $50,000. -Brooklyn Eagle, December 18, 1886, p. 1 ("Records").

"1887" below cornice, center of row.

#411 7th Avenue is second known location for Congregation Tifereth Israel, which later became the Park Slope Jewish Center. Moved from here to 397-399 14th Street in 1915 (Source: PSJC history exhibit, 2010).

415-417A Seventh Avenue

See listing below under 419 Seventh Avenue.

419 Seventh Avenue (NE corner Fourteenth Street)

Originally a row of five, three appear to remain to the north, or perhaps two are heavily altered:

 

"Building Intelligence; Brooklyn," AABN vol. 15, no. 428 (Mar. 8, 1884): p. 119.

– "Seventh Ave., n e cor. Fourteenth St., three-st’y brick store and tenement, tin roof, wooden cornice; cost, $8,000; owner and builder, R. F. Clayton, 471 Fifth Ave.; architect, J. D. Hall."

– "Seventh Ave., e s, 20' n Fourteenth St., 4 three-st’y brick tenements, tin roofs; cost, $6,000 each; owner and builder, R. F. Clayton, 471 Fifth Ave.; architect, J. D. Hall."

Buildings Projected, Kings County,” RERBG v. 33, n. 833 (March 1, 1884), p. 226:

199- 7th av, n e cor 14th st, one three-story brick store and tenem’t, 20x55, tin roof, wooden cornice; cost, $8,000; owner and builder, R. F. Clayton, 471 5th av; architect, J. D. Hall.

201- 7th av, e s, 20 n 14th st, four three-story brick tenem’ts, 20x45, tin roofs, wooden cornices; cost, $6,000 each; owner and builder, R. F. Clayton, 471 5th av; architect, J. D. Hall.

"New Houses," BRERIP v. 1, n. 15 (Mar. 8, 1884), p. 8.

-199- 7th av, n e cor 14th st, one three-story brick store and dwelling, 20x55, flat tin roof, wooden cornices, cost, $8,000; owner and builder R. F. Clayton 471 5th av; architect J. D. Hall.

-201- 7th av e s, 20 n 14th st, four three-story brick dwellings, 20x45, with three-story extension, 10x14, flat tin roof, wooden cornices, cost $6,000 ea; owner and builder R F Clayton 471 5th av, architect J. D. Hall.

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

On the northeast corner of 7th ave and 14th st Mr Clayton is building five stores, with 2 story flats above. They are to be of Philadelphia brick; the dimensions are 20x45 feet. The stores are 20x55 feet, and extensions of 33 feet.

Buildings Projected, Kings County,” RERBG v. 37, n. 941 (March 27, 1886), p. 408:

411- 7th av, e s, 100 n 14th st, three three-story brick tenem’ts, 18x45, tin roof, wooden cornices; cost, $4,000; R. F. Clayton &         Son, 415 7th av; ar’t, W. F. Clayton; m’n, not         selected; c’r, J. R. Green.

"Building Intelligence; Alterations and Additions; Brooklyn, N. Y.," AABN vol. 48, no. 1013 (May 11, 1895): p. xiii.

– "Seventh Ave., n e cor. 14th St., three-st’y brick store and dwell., 20' x 55'; three-st’y brick extension, 20' x 23' 6" to be added and internal alterations made; $3,200; own., John Muller on premises; bld., L. Bollman."

DOB records list #419 as the Minerva Theater in the late 1930s.

 

419-421: Successively the Palace, Armory, and Minerva Theatres, according to Cezar Del Valle's Brooklyn Theatre Index.

423-425 Seventh Avenue (SE corner Fourteenth Street)

"Building Intelligence; Brooklyn," AABN vol. 16, no. 446 (Jul. 12, 1884): p. 23.

– "Seventh Ave., s e cor. Fourteenth St., 2 three-st’y brick stores and tenements, tin roofs, iron cornices; cost for both, $16,000; owner, Henry Hohn, 29 Coenties Slip, New York; architect, Adam Munch."

"New Buildings," BRERIP v. 1, n. 32 (July 5, 1884), p. 3.

-828- Seventh av, and 14th st, s w [sic-s e] cor, two three-story brick store and flat, 25x65, flat tin roof, galvanized iron cornices, cost $16,000; owner Henry Hohn, 29 Cointis Slip, N Y; architect Adam Munch.

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

Morgan Bros. are building on the southeast corner of 14th st and 7th ave two Philadelphia brick stores. These are 25x65 feet, 3 stories high. Over the stores will be double flats.

Buildings Projected, Kings County,” RERBG v. 34, n. 851 (July 5, 1884), p. 737:

828- 7th av, s e cor 14th st, two three-story brick stores and tenem’ts, 25x65, tin roofs, iron cornices; cost, for both, $16,000; owner, Henry Hohn, 29 Coenties Slip, New York; architect, Adam Munch.

1948 view of these buildings in Brooklyn Collection of the BPL: call no. NEIG 1727.

427-429 Seventh Avenue

"Building Intelligence; Stores; Brooklyn, N. Y.," AABN vol. 44, no. 960 (May 19, 1894): p. xiv.

– "Seventh Ave., e s, 50' s Fourteenth St., 2 four-st’y brick stores and dwells., tin roofs; cost, $6,500 each; owner, architect and builder, W. M. Calder, 371 Sixth Ave."

New Buildings,” RERBG v. 53, n. 1364 (May 5, 1894), p. 743:

539- 7th av, e s, 50 s 14th st, two 4-sty brk stores and tenem’ts, 25x60, tin roofs, iron cornices; cost, $6,500 each; ow’r, ar’t and b’r, W M Calder, 371 6th av.

DOB file for 427 7th Ave. contains Application to Construct Building from 1894 listing William Calder as architect.

433-437 Seventh Avenue (NE corner Fifteenth Street)

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

– "Seventh Ave., e s, 25' n 15th St., 2 four-st’y brick stores and aparts., 25' x 60', tin roofs; $9,500 each; own., James Jack, 454 Ninth St.; arch., Robt. Dixon, 219 Montague St."

New Buildings,” RERBG v. 54, n. 1390 (November 3, 1894), p. 664:

1571- 7th av, e s, 25 n 15th st, two 4-sty brk stores and tenem’ts, 25x60, tin roofs, iron cornices; cost, $9,500 each; James Jack, 454 9th st; ar’t, R Dixon.

New Buildings,” RERBG v.54, n. 1396 (December 15, 1894), p. 914:

1896- 9th av[sic – 7th av?], n e cor 15th st, one 4-sty brk store and tenem’t, 24.6x87.10, tin roof, iron cornice; cost, $14,000; Jas Jack, 454 9th st; ar’t, W M Coots; b’r, not selected.

Seventh Avenue, east side, 25 feet north of Fifteenth Street, two four-story brick apartment houses, 25x60 each, $9,500 each; James Jack, owner.  -New York Times, October 28, 1894, p. 15 ("Brooklyn Realty Matters").

Seventh Avenue, east side, 25 feet north of Fifteenth street, two four-story brick apartment houses, 25x60, tin roof, for stores and six families each, cost $9,500 each.  James Jack, owner. -Brooklyn Eagle, October 31, 1894, p. 14 ("Real Estate Market").

Also for Mrs. Eliza Guier to James Jack, plot on east side of Seventh avenue, twenty-five feet north of Fifteenth street, 50x100, for $6,000. -Brooklyn Eagle, August 09, 1894, p. 7 ("Real Estate Market").

For Louis Bonert, to James Jack, [Mr. John Pullman] has sold, at $7,250, a lot at the northeast corner of Seventh Avenue and Fifteenth Street. -New York Times, December 1, 1894, p. 15 ("Brooklyn Realty Matters").

Northeast corner of Ninth [sic - Seventh?] avenue and Fifteenth street, one four story brick apartment house, 24.6x87.10 1/2, tin roof, for store and seven families, cost $14,000.  James Jack, owner.  -Brooklyn Eagle, December 17, 1894, p. 5 ("Real Estate Market").

A lot on the northeast corner of Seventh avenue and Fifteenth street, for Louis Bonert to James Jack, the builder, for $7,250, on which the latter is about to erect a handsome four story stone store and flat house. -Brooklyn Eagle, November 30, 1894, p. 9 ("Real Estate Market").

Mr.Robert Dixon has furnished James Jack of 454 Ninth avenue [sic - street] plans for two four story, brick double apartment houses which will be built on Seventh avenue, near Fifteenth street.  They will be arranged for stores and six families each and cost $20,000.  -Brooklyn Eagle, November 01, 1894, p. 9 ("Real Estate Market").

DOB file: Detailed Statement of Specifications for Brick Buildings - No. 628 Submitted 12/13/1894.  Location: N.E. Corner of 7th Ave. and 15th St.  Owner, Jas. Jack, Esq.  Architect, W. M. Coots.  Builder, owner.

DOB file: Detailed Statement of Specifications for Brick Buildings - No. 523 Submitted ? 26, 1894. Location: 7 Ave - E. side 25' north of 15th St. Owner, James Jack. Architect, Robt. Dixon.

SE corner 7th Avenue & 15th Street

New Buildings,” RERBG v. 53, n. 1351 (February 3, 1894), p. 204:

111- 7th av, s e cor 15th st, one 4-sty brk store and tenem’t, 23x97.10, tin roof, iron cornice; cost, $11,500; James Cochran, on premises; ar’t, R Dixon.

112- 7th av, e s, 23 s 15th st, two 4-sty brk stores and tenem’ts, 25.9 and 26.3x60, tin roofs, iron cornices; cost, $6,000; ow’r and ar’t, same as last.

West Side

340-348 Seventh Avenue (NW corner Tenth Street)

Buildings Projected, Kings County,” RERBG v. 39, n. 1004 (June 11, 1887), p. 823:

1042- 7th av, w s, 21.6 n 10th st, four four-story brick and brown stone stores and dwell’gs, 19.6x60, tin roofs, brick and stone cornices; cost, each, $8,000; Charles Nickenig, 368 11th         st; ar’t, W. H. Wirth.

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

1076- 7th av, n w cor 10th st, one four-story brick store and         tenem’t, 21.6x60, tin roof, brick cornice; cost, $10,000; Charles Nickenig, 368 11th st; ar’t, W. H. Wirth.

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

– "Seventh Ave., w s, 21' 6" n Tenth St., 4 four-st’y brick and brown-stone stores and dwells., tin roofs; cost, each $8,000; owner, Chas. Nickenig, 368 Eleventh St.; architect, W. H. Wirth."

On Seventh avenue, near Tenth street, Mr. Charles Nickenig will build four four story brick stores and dwellings, 19.6x60, for three families each, to cost $32,000. -Brooklyn Eagle, June 11, 1887, p. 2 ("Up Again").

"Building Intelligence; Tenement-Houses; Brooklyn, N. Y.," AABN vol. 22, no. 601 (Jul. 2, 1887): p. xii.

– "Seventh Ave., n w cor. Tenth St., four-st’y brick store and tenement, tin roof; cost, $10,000; owner, Charles Nickenig, 368 Eleventh St.; architect, W. H. Wirth."

DOB info for this row includes a new building plan filed June 9, 1887, for 4 buildings; Store + Dwelling, 3 families; location: 7th Ave. West Side 21'6" N. of 10th St.; owner: Charles Nickenig; Architect: W. H. Wirth.

350-354 Seventh Avenue

DOB files (plans dated Sept. 3, 1885):

Owner = J. Nickenig, 8th Ave.

Architect = R. Dixon, 219 Montague St.

Builder = L. Bonnard [sic - Bonert]

Plans were originally for two buildings on NE corner of 7th & 10th.  But penciled in atop the "Detailed Specifications", dated Sept. 12:

"It is now proposed to erect the below buildings on the S.W. cor 7th Ave + 10th St. - To front on 7th Ave.  Also to build 3 houses  Two to be 20 ft front Approved David Acker Depty Comm."

Elsewhere on the form, in the string "7th Ave. N.E. cor of 10th St", "N.E." is struck out in pencil.

Buildings Projected, Kings County,” RERBG v. 36, n. 912 (September 5, 1885), p. 989:

1293- 7th av, n e cor [sic – corrected on original to s w cor] 10th st, two three-story brown stone stores and dwell’gs, 22 and 20x57 and 52, tin roofs, wooden cornices; cost, total, $12,000; J. Nickenig; ar’t, R. Dixon; b’r, L. Bonnard.

354-356 Seventh Avenue

The following attribution is contradicted by DOB records:

"Building Intelligence; Brooklyn," AABN vol. 18, no. 517 (Nov. 21, 1885): p. 251.

– "Seventh Ave., w s, 40' s Tenth St., 2 three-st’y brown-stone stores and dwells., tin roofs; cost, $12,000; owner, Chas. G. Peterson, 174 Thirty-ninth St., South Brooklyn."

Buildings Projected, Kings County,” RERBG v. 36, n. 922 (November 14, 1885), p. 1273:

1690- 7th av, w s, 40 s 10th st, two three-story brown stone store and dwell’gs, 19.8x52, tin roofs, wooden cornices; cost, $12,000; Charles G. Peterson, 174 39th st, South Brooklyn.

360-362 Seventh Avenue

Buildings Projected, Kings County,” RERBG v. 37, n. 950 (May 29, 1886), p. 732:

769- 7th av, w s, 59.5 n 11th st, two three-story brown stone stores and dwell’gs, each 20.6x52, tin roofs, wooden cornices; cost, each, $5,500; ow’r, ar’t and b’r, Charles G. Peterson, 174 39th st.

368 Seventh Avenue (NW corner Eleventh Street)

Buildings Projected, Kings County,” RERBG October 23, 1886, p. 1316:

1618- 7th av, w s, 21 n 11th st, two three-story brown stone store and dwell'gs, 19.6x52, tin roofs, wooden cornices; cost, each, about $6,000; ow'r and b'r, Louis Bonert, 10th st, near 6th av; ar't, F. E. Lockwood.

1619- 7th av, n w cor 11th st, one three-story brown stone store and dwell'g, 21x58, tin roof, wooden cornice; cost, abt $7,000; ow'r, &c., same as last.

DOB file, #368, plans for a single structure; dated Oct. 19, 1886.

Owner: Louis Bonert, 10th St. near 6th Ave.

Architect: Fred. E. Lockwood, Brooklyn

Builder: Louis Bonert, 10th St. near 6th Ave.

370-384 Seventh Avenue (SW corner Eleventh Street)

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

633- 7th av, s w cor 11th st, five five-story[sic] brick stores and dwell’gs, 32, 20, and 22x44, tin roof and wooden cornice; total cost, $40,000; L. Brown, 312 12th st; ar’t, C. J. Jones; b’r, W. Brown.

At the southwest corner of Eleventh street and Seventh avenue Mr. J. Brown will build five four story brick stores and dwellings.  Three of them will be 32x44, one 20x44, and one 22x44, for six families in each double and three families in each of the other two, to cost $40,000. -Brooklyn Eagle, April 16, 1887, p.1 ("More Permits").

Ruth Edebohls says that writer Pete Hamill's family lived at 378 7th Avenue, as recounted in his book, "A Drinking Life".

DOB files:

Owner = J. Brown, 312 Twelfth St., S. Brooklyn

Architect = Charles G. Jones, 280 Broadway, New York

Builder = Wm. Brown, 312 Twelfth St., S. Brooklyn

Date = 1887

386-390 Seventh Avenue (NW corner Twelfth Street)  

“Buildings Projected - Kings County,” RERBG June 28, 1890, p. 971:

1314- 7th av, n w cor 12th st, three four-story brown stone stores and apartment houses, 24 and 19x44.10, tin roofs and wooden cornices; cost, total, $23,000; J. H. Doherty & Bro., 286 Flatbush av; ar’t, W. M. Coots; b’r, days work.

"Building Intelligence; Stores; Brooklyn, N. Y.," AABN vol. 29, no. 759 (J ul. 12, 1890): p. xix.

– "Seventh Ave., n w cor. Twelfth St., 3 four-st’y brick stores and apartment-houses, tin roofs; total cost, $23,000; owners, J. H. Doherty & Bro., 286 Flatbush Ave.; architect, W. M. Coots, 26 Court St."

 

At the northwest corner of Seventh avenue and Twelfth street, three four story brick dwellings, one of which will be 24x44.10 and two 19x44.10, for three families and store in each.  J. H. Doherty and brother, owners; cost $23,000. -Brooklyn Eagle, June 21, 1890, p. 1 ("New Buildings").

DOB files confirm the AABN & Eagle attributions.

398-400 Seventh Avenue (SW corner Twelfth Street) and adjacent buildings in Twelfth Street

"Buildings Projected - Kings County," RERBG v. 45, no. 1145 (February 22, 1890): p. 282.

-294- 7th av, w s, 80 s 12th st, one four-story brick store and tenem't, 19.6x55, tin roof, iron cornice; cost, $5,000; L. Bonard, on premises; ar't, R. Dixon.

-295- 12th st, s s, 22 w 7th av, three four-story brick flats, 28 and 19.6x55, tin roofs, iron cornices; cost, $7,000 and $5,000 each; ow'r and ar't, same as last.

-296- 7th av, s w cor 12th st, one four-story brick store and tenem't, 22x80.6, tin roof, iron cornice; cost, $12,000; ow'r and ar't, same as last.

At the southwest corner of Seventh avenue and Twelfth street, a four story brick dwelling, with three stores, 22x80.6, for six families.  L. Bonard [sic - Louis Bonert], owner; cost $12,000. -Brooklyn Eagle, February 22, 1890, p. 2 ("New Buildings").

On Twelfth street, near Seventh avenue, three four story brick dwellings, 28 and 19.6x55, for four in one and eight families in each of the others.  L. Bonard, owner; cost $19,000. -Brooklyn Eagle, February 22, 1890, p. 2 ("New Buildings").

On Seventh avenue, near Twelfth street, a four story brick dwelling, with store, 19.6x55, for three families.  L. Bonard, owner; cost $5,000. -Brooklyn Eagle, February 22, 1890, p. 2 ("New Buildings").

Earliest DOB record for this row is for an 1892 alteration.

400-404 Seventh Avenue

“Buildings Projected,” RERBG July 15, 1893, p. 96:

1104- 7th av, w s, 25 n 13th st, three four-story brk stores and tenem’ts, 25x60, tin roofs, iron cornices; cost, $7,000 each; ow’r and c’r, A. G. Calder, 420 8th av; ar’t, W. M. Calder.

"Building Intelligence; Stores; Brooklyn, N. Y.," AABN vol. 41, no. 919 (Aug. 5, 1893): p. 6.

– "Seventh Ave., w s, 25' n Thirteenth St., 3 four-st’y brick stores and dwells., tin roofs; total cost, $7,000 each; owner and builder, A. G. Calder, 420 Eighth St.; architect, Wm. Calder, 371 Sixth St."

DOB file confirms Calder & Calder, 1893.

406 Seventh Avenue (NW corner Thirteenth Street)

Buildings Projected, Kings County, N.Y.,” RERBG v. 26, n. 658 (October 23, 1880), p. 934:

Plan 797 – Thirteenth st, cor 7th av, one three-story brick store and dwelling, 25x40, tin roof, wood cornice; cost, $3,000; owner, architect and builder, J. O. Thompson, 280 13th st.

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

– "Seventh Ave., n w cor. 13th St., three-st’y brick store and dwell., 25' x 40', one story to be added to main building, one and four-st’y brick extension, 25' x 25', to be added, and internal alterations made; $6,000; own., Catherine Walsh, 114 First Pl.; arch., F. De Garay, 40 Douglass St."

"Alterations," RERBG v. 57, no. 1454 (January 25, 1896): p. 166.

-86- 7th av, n w cor 13th st, cut out two windows and 1 sty to be added; cost, $2,000; Mrs C Walsh, 114 1st pl; ar't, G W Truman, 217 11th st.

"Alterations," RERBG v. 57, no. 1468 (May 6, 1896): p. 780.

-744- 7th av, n w cor 13th st, add 1 and 4-sty brk extension, interior alterations; cost, $6,000; Cath Walsh, 114 1st pl; ar't, F De Garay, 40 Douglass st.

DOB file begins with 1896 alteration.

408-412 Seventh Avenue (SW corner Thirteenth Street)

DOB file missing.

Buildings Projected, Kings County,” RERBG v. 37, n. 953 (June 19, 1886), p. 821:

857- 7th av, s w cor 13th st, three four-story brick stores and dwell’gs, each 25x65, tin roofs, wooden cornices; cost, entire, $28,000; ow’r and b’r, Ada F. M. Gollner, 308 6th st; ar’t, E. G. Gollner.

414-420 Seventh Avenue

“Buildings Projected - Kings County,” RERBG May 3, 1890, p. 674:

886- 7th av, w s, 25 n 14th st, five four-story brick dwell’gs, 20x52, tin roofs, wooden cornices; cost, $3,500 each; ar’t, John Gallagher, 367 14th st; b’r, D. Ryan.

"Building Intelligence; Houses; Brooklyn, N. Y.," AABN vol. 28, no. 752 (May 24, 1890): p. xvi.

"Seventh Ave., w s, 25' n Fourteenth St., 5 four-st’y brick dwells. and stores, tin roofs; cost, $3,500 each; owner, John Gallagher, 367 Fourteenth St.; builder, Daniel Ryan, 723 Third Ave."

4124-420: On Seventh avenue, near Fourteenth street, five four story brick dwellings, with stores, 20x52, for three families in each.  John Gallagher, owner; cost $17,500.  -Brooklyn Eagle, May 03, 1890, p. 3 ("New Buildings").

DOB file confirms:

Owner: John Gallagher

Carpenter: Daniel Ryan

Date: 1890

422 Seventh Avenue (NW corner Fourteenth Street)

"Building Intelligence; Brooklyn," AABN vol. 18, no. 504 (Aug. 22, 1885): p. 95.

– "Seventh Ave., n w cor. Fourteenth St., four-st’y brick store and dwell., tin roofs; cost, $12,000; owner, John Gallagher; architect, F. Ryan; builders, Assip & Buckley and Daniel Ryan."

Buildings Projected, Kings County,” RERBG v. 36, n. 909 (August 15, 1885), p. 924:

1152- 7th av, n w cor 14th st, one four-story brick store and dwell’g, 25x60, tin roof, wooden cornice; cost, $12,000; John Gallagher; ar’t, F. Ryan; b’rs, Assip & Buckley and Daniel Ryan.

On the corner of Seventh avenue and Fourteenth street Mr. John Gallagher has erected a fine brick building, four stories high, 25x60, with a shop and dwelling below and three large flats for residences above.  Mr. Dan Ryan is the builder.  -Brooklyn Eagle, October 08, 1885, p. 2 ("Houses - Going Up in All Quarters").

DOB file confirms:

Owner: John Gallagher

Architect: Francis Ryan

Mason/Builder: Assip & Buckley

Carpenter: Daniel Ryan

Date: 1885

John Gallagher, builder, lived at 367 14th Street, just around the corner.

374 Fourteenth Street; 426-430 Seventh Avenue (SW corner Fourteenth Street)

Buildings Projected, Kings County,” RERBG v. 39, n.         1003 (June 4, 1887), p. 790:

971- 7th av, s w cor 14th st, one four-story brick and terra cotta stores and tenem’t, 20x60, tin roof, wooden cornice; cost, $12,000; Sampson B. Oulton, 188 11th st; ar’t, W. H. Wirth.

972- 7th av, w s, 20 s 14th st, four four-story brick and terra         cotta stores and tenem’ts, 20x55, tin roofs, wooden cornices; cost, each, $10,000; ow’r and ar’t, same as last.

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

– "Seventh Ave., s w cor. Fourteenth St., four-st’y brick and terra-cotta stores and tenement, tin roof; cost, $12,000; owner, Sampson B. Oulton, 188 Eleventh St.; architect, W. H. Wirth."

– "Seventh Ave., w s, 20' s Fourteenth St., 4 four-st’y brick and terra-cotta stores and tenements, tin roofs; cost, each, $10,000; owner, Sampson B. Oulton, 188 Eleventh St.; architect, W. H. Wirth."

Cf. 370 Fourteenth Street.

DOB file confirms owner, architect, & date.

432-440 Seventh Avenue (NW corner Fifteenth Street)

"Buildings Projected - Kings County," RERBG vol. 44, no. 1132 (November 23, 1889): p. 1591.

- 2443 - 7th av, n w cor 15th st, five four-story brick stores and flats, 21 and 19.9x60 and 54, tin roofs, wooden cornices; cost, cor $14,000, others $8,000 each; David Atkin, 483 7th av; ar't, R. Dixon.

On the northwest corner of Seventh avenue and Fifteenth street, Mr. D. Atkins will build five four story brick dwellings, 19.9x60 and 54, for stores, and four families in each, to cost $46,000. -Brooklyn Eagle, November 23, 1889, p.1 ("[title obscured]").

 

Cf. 339 15th Street.  Brooklyn Eagle cites David Atkins as builder of this visually-related building on an adjoining lot, also in 1889.

DOB file contains records of alterations only.

SW corner 15th st – NW corner 16th st

Buildings Projected, Kings County, N.Y.,” RERBG v. 26, n. 658 (October 23, 1880), p. 934:

Plan 788 – Seventh av, w s, 24 n 16th st, eight three-story brick tenements, each 19x45, asphalt roof, wood cornice; cost, $3,000 each; owner, Margaretta K. Welsh; architect, F. C. Merry; builder, P. J. Carlin.

Plan 790 – Seventh av, cor 16th st, one three-story brick store and dwelling, and 7th av, cor 15th st, one three-story brick store and dwelling, each 24x45, asphalt roof, wood cornice; cost, $4,000 each; owner, Margaretta K. Welsh; architect, F. C. Merry; builder, P. J. Carlin.