Eighth Street

Fourth Avenue to Fifth Avenue

North Side

Unknown

"New Houses," BRERIP v. 1, n. 25 (May 17, 1884), p.9.

-572- 8th st, n s, 336.9 e 4th av, one two-story brick stable, 2040, flat tin roof, wooden cornices, cost $1,800; owner John J Hickey 253 8th st, architect Francis Ryan, builder L Hickey.

St Thomas Aquinas School

“Out Among the Builders - Brooklyn,” RERBG September 24, 1892, p. 383:

The parish of St. Thomas Aquinas Church, corner of 4th avenue and 9th street, is soon to have a parochial school at a cost of $75,000.  The rector, the Rev. James Donohue, has purchased a site for the school in the rear of his church, and ground will be broken at once.

225-231 Eighth Street

“Buildings Projected - Kings County,” RERBG August 16, 1890, p. 230:

1680- 8th st, n s, 95.9 e 4th av, four three-story brk tenem’ts, 27.6x50, tin roofs, wooden cornices; total cost, $30,000; ow’rs and b’rs, Keenan & Sanderson, 586 Dean st; ar’t, W. M. Coots.

"Building Intelligence; Apartment-Houses; Brooklyn, N. Y.," AABN vol. 30, no. 774 (Oct. 25, 1890): p. xv.

– "Eighth St., n s, 95' 9" e Fourth Ave., 4 three-st’y brick apartment-houses, tin roofs; total cost, $30,000; owners, Keenan & Sanderson, 586 Dean St.; architect, W. M. Coots, 26 Court St."

On Eighth street, near Fourth avenue, four three story brick dwellings, 27.6x50, for six families in each.  Keenan & Sanderson, owners; cost $30,000. -Brooklyn Eagle, August 16, 1890, p. 1 ("New Buildings").

233-241 Eighth Street

4 of these 5 houses appear on the 1880 "Bromley" Brooklyn Atlas.

253 Eighth Street

“Plans Filed for New Construction Work, Brooklyn, Apartments, Flats, and Tenements,” RERBG April 6, 1912, p. 716:

8th st, n s, 296.6 w 5th av, 4-sty brick tenement, 20.11x86, tar and gravel roof, 8 families; cost, $12,000; owner, Wm. A. Nicolay, 357 3d st; architect, Jas. F. Bly, 422 St Marks av. Plan No. 1791.

“Contemplated Construction, Brooklyn, Apartments, Flats, and Tenements,” RERBG April 13, 1912, p. 763:

8th st – William H. Nicolay (electric contractor), 357 3d st, Brooklyn, owner, is taking bids on subs for the 4-sty tenement, 20x36 ft., to be erected on the north side of 8th st, 296 ft. west of 5th av. J. F. Bly, 422 St Marks av, architect. Cost, $12,000.

259-263 Eighth Street

These frame houses appear on the 1880 "Bromley" Brooklyn Atlas.

South Side

Unknown

"New Buildings," RERBG v. 57, no. 1469 (May 9, 1896): p. 828.

-745- 8th st, s s, 220.9 e 4th av, 4-sty brk tenem't, 25x63, galvanized iron cornice; cost, $7,000; L Squires, 221 9th st; ar't, A C Squires; b'r, E Nelson, 132 32d st.

234 Eighth Street

Building Intelligence; Houses; Brooklyn, N. Y.," AABN vol. 52, no. 1065 (May 23, 1896): p. xvi.

– "Eighth St., s s, 220' 9" e 4th Ave., four-st’y brick dwell., 25' x 63', tin roof; $7,000; own., L. Squires, 221 Ninth St.; arch., A. C. Squires, 221 Ninth St.; bld., E. Nelson, 132 Thirty-second St."

236-238 Eighth Street

"Building Intelligence; Houses; Brooklyn, N. Y.," AABN vol. 44, no. 963 (Jun. 9, 1894): p. xi.

– "Eighth St., s s, 400' w Fifth Ave., 2 four-st’y brick dwells., tin roofs, 25' x 62'; $7,000 each; own. and bid., A. G. Calder, 420 Eighth St.; arch. W. M. Calder, 371 Sixth Ave."

“New Buildings,” RERBG v. 53, n. 1367 (May 26, 1894), p. 873:

663- 9th st, n s, 400 w 5th av, two 2-sty [sic] brk tenem’ts, 25x62, tin roofs, iron cornices; cost, $7,000 each; ow’r and b’r, A G Calder; ar’t, W M Calder.

664- 8th st, s s, 400 w 5th av, two 4-sty brk tenem’ts, 25x62, tin roofs, iron cornices; cost, $7,000 each; ow’r, ar’t and b’r, same as last.

Matching buildings through the block in Ninth Street.

240-242 Eighth Street (demolished)

“New Buildings,” RERBG v. 54, n. 1383 (September 15, 1894), p. 380:

1281- 8th st, Nos 240 and 242, s s, 295 e 4th av, two 4-sty brk tenem’ts, 25x62, tin roofs, iron cornices; cost, each, $7,000; Mary C Cone, 271 9th st; ar’t, G W Kenney.

[demolished:]

“Current Operations,” RERBG February 25, 1911, p. 168:

8th st – Michaels Bros., owners, 5th av and 9th st, will have a 4-sty brick stable and warehouse built in the south side of 8th st, 61 ft west of 5th av. Cost, $8,000. J. C. Wandell Co., architect, 502 39th st.

Fifth Avenue to Sixth Avenue

North Side

Unknown

“Projected Buildings – Borough of Brooklyn – Stables and Garages,” RERBG September 24, 1910, p. 303:

8th st, s s, 175 e 5th av, 1-sty iron garage, 75x20, tar and gravel roof; cost, $1,500; owner, John D. Books, on premises; builder, _____. Plan No. 6467.

291-301 Eighth Street

“Buildings Projected, Brooklyn, N.Y.,” RERBG v. 22, n. 547 (September 7, 1878), p. 746:

Eighth st, n s, 96 e 5th av, six two-story brown stone dwell’gs, 18.4x40; gravel roof and wood cornice; owner, Patrick Mullady, 576 Quincy st; architects, Parfitt Bros.; builder, T. Dunn.

North side of Eighth Street, 96.10 feet east of Fifth Avenue, six brick two story dwellings, one family, 18.4x40 feet, owner, P. Mullady; architect, Parfitt & Bros.; builder, Thos. Dunn. -Brooklyn Eagle, September 10, 1878, p. 4, "New Building Permits".

"Building Intelligence; Brooklyn," AABN vol. 4, no. 142 (Sept. 14, 1878): p. viii.

– "Eighth St., 6 two-story brown stone dwells., 18' 4" x 40'; owner, Patrick Mullady, 576 Quincy St.; architect, Parfitt Bros.; builder, T. Dunn ."

North side 8th st, 96 ft east 5th av, six 2-story brown stone dwellings; architect, Parfitt Bros.; builder, T. Dunn; M&B vol. 10, no 10 (Oct. 1878): p. 224 ("Building Intelligence; Brooklyn, N.Y.").

 

The row appears in the 1880 "Bromley" Brooklyn Atlas.

DOB files cite 1878 NB form in lot #71 (missing):

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303 Eighth Street

DOB file for lot #63 (303-07 8th St) cites a 1915 NB application:

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311 Eighth Street

“Current Operations,” RERBG June 10, 1911, p. 575:

8th st - Rogers Improvement Co., owner, 107 East 81st st, Manhattan, will build a 4-sty brick and stone apartment house in the north side of 8th st, 272.10 ft. east of 5th av; cost, $25,000. Shampan and Shampan, architects, 772 Broadway, Brooklyn.

“Current Operations,” RERBG June 24, 1911, p. 627:

[lengthy description of this apartment building]

“Projected Buildings, Brooklyn, Tenements.” RERBG July 8, 1911, p. 3:

8th st, n s, 272.10 e 5th av, 4-sty brick tenement, 50x88, slag roof, 16 families; cost, $25,000; owners, Rogers Impt. Co., 107 East 8th st, N.Y.; architects, Shampan & Shampan, 773 Broadway. Plan No. 4222.

DOB file for lot #60 (311-313 8th St) cites a 1911 NB plan (missing):

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315 Eighth Street

Building is identified as the “Red Men’s Club” in John D. Morrell’s 2/12/1960 photograph, now in the Brooklyn Historical Society; image id: V1974.4.1341.

DOB file for lot #59 (315) cites an 1874 NB form (missing):

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317-337 Eighth Street

"Buildings Projected - Kings County," RERBG v. 46, no. 1183 (November 15, 1890): p. 674.

-2295- 8th st, n s, 147.10 w 6th av, eleven two-story attic and basement brk dwell'gs, 18.2 and 18.4x45, tin roofs, wooden cornices; total cost, $50,000; ow'r and b'r, Wm. Brown, 380 7th av; ar't, W. M. Coots.

"Building Intelligence; Houses; Brooklyn, N. Y.," AABN vol. 30, no. 782 (Dec. 27, 1890): p. xviii.

– "Eighth St., n s, 147' 10 ½" w Sixth Ave., 11 t wo-st’y brick dwells., tin roofs; total cost, $50,000; owner, Wm. Brown, 380 Seventh Ave.; architect, W. M. Coots, 26 Court St."

On Eighth street, near Sixth avenue, eleven two story, attic and basement brick dwellings, 18.2x45, one family in each.  William Brown, owner; cost $50,000. -Brooklyn Eagle, November 15, 1890, p. 2 ("Still Booming").

DOB folders for these lots reference 1890 NB plan in folder for lot #48 (missing):

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339 Eighth Street - Sixth Avenue Methodist Church (original building)

"Building Intelligence; Brooklyn," AABN vol. 16, no. 453 (Aug. 30, 1884): p. 107.

– "Eighth St., n s, 901' 10" w Sixth Ave., one-st’y brick church, slate roof; cost, $10,000; owner, Hanson Pl. M. E. Church, cor. Hanson Pl. and St. Felix St.; architect, John Mumford; builders, J. Ashfield & Son and Morris & Selover."

"New Buildings," BRERIP v. 1, n. 38 (August 16, 1884), p. 3.

-1056- EIGHTH st, n s, 101.10 w 6th av, one one-story brick church, 50x70, peak slate roof, wooden cornices; owner, Hanson pl M. E. church; architect John Mumford; 10,000.

“Buildings Projected, Kings County,” RERBG v. 34, n. 857 (August 9, 1884), p. 871:

1056- 8th st, n s, 101.10 w 6th av, one one-story brick church, 40x70, slate roof, wooden cornice; cost, $10,000; owner, Hanson Place M. E. Church, cor Hanson pl and St. Felix st; architect, John Mumford; builders, J. Ashfield & Son and Morris & Selover.

"Building Notes," BRERIP v. 1, n. 45 (October 4, 1884), p. 2.

James Ashfield & Sons are building a chapel on 8th street about 100 feet west of 6th avenue. This will be a branch of the Hanson place M. E. Church, and is erected to accommodate the members in this section of the city. It will be of Philadelphia brick with brown stone trimmings; have a frontage of 40 feet by 70 feet deep; will be 24 feet from the floor to the ceiling, and 42 feet to the top of the peak. The building will be completed about December 1st, and accommodate 400 persons. This organization intends some time in the future to build a church on the corner. The present expenditure is $12,000. Morris & Selover, carpenters; Jno. Mumford, architect.

On June 29, 1884 a Board of Trustees composed of area Methodists purchased a 100 x 150 foot lot on the northwest corner of Sixth Avenue and Eighth Street for $7,000. The new church was named Sixth Avenue Methodist Church, occupying the present Camp Friendship building, and was an instant success. --Church website

Digital images from 1930 (as YMHA) & 1941 (boarded up): NYPL Image ID: 702465F.

South Side

290-298 Eighth Street

This row of 5 houses appears on the 1880 "Bromley" Brooklyn Atlas.  One has a modern plaque reading "1872".

Theater

Demolished:

“Buildings. Projected. Brooklyn,” RERBG v. 18, n. 452 (November 11, 1876), p. 847:

Eighth st, s s, 250 e 5th av, five two-story brick dwellings, 19x40; owner and builder, Eliphalet Dunn, 169 Macon st; architects, Parfitt Bros.

334 Eighth Street

“New Buildings,” RERBG v. 53, n. 1347 (January 6, 1894), p. 37:

10- 8th st, s s, 110.6 w 6th av, one 4-sty brk and limestone apartment house, 27.6 and 20.6x81.6, tin roof; cost, $20,000; ow’r and b’r, Chas H Denison; ar’t, W Higginson.

On Eighth Street, near Sixth Avenue, a four-story brick dwelling, 27.6x90, for eight families. C. H. Dennison, owner; cost $15,000. -New York Times, January 12, 1894, p. 12 ("Brooklyn Realty Matters"). Block/lot map confirms 8-family residence on a plot 27.58x90.

338-344 Eighth Street

New Buildings,” RERBG v. 53, n. 1360 (April 7, 1894), p. 567:

380- 8th st, s s, 30 w 6th av, four 4-sty brk apartment houses, 20x55.6, tin roofs, iron cornices; cost, $4,500 each; Thomas Corrigan, on premises; ar’t, R Dixon.

381- 6th av, s w cor 8th st, one 4-sty brk store and tenem’t, 30 and 26x90, tin roof, iron cornice; cost, $10,000; Thomas Corrigan, on premises; ar’t, R Dixon.

See also corner building on 6th Avenue.

Sixth Avenue to Seventh Avenue

North Side

367-373 Eighth Street

"Building Intelligence; Brooklyn," AABN vol. 17, no. 485 (Apr. 11, 1885): p. 180.

– "Eighth St., n s, about 150' e Sixth Ave., 4 three-st’y brick dwells., tin roofs, wooden cornices; cost, each, $4,500; owner and builder, C. B. Sheldon, 296 Ninth St."

Buildings Projected, Kings County,” RERBG v. 35, n. 890 (April 4, 1885), p. 382:

365- 8th st, n s, abt 150 e 6th av, four three-story and basement brick dwell’gs, 12.6x45, tin roofs, wooden cornices; cost, each, $4,500; ow’r and b’r, C. B. Sheldon, 296 9th st.

375-381 Eighth Street

“Buildings Projected, Kings County, N.Y.,” RERBG v. 27, n. 677 (March 5, 1881), p. 212:

Plan 64 – Eighth st, n s, 210 e 6th av, four two-story and basement brick dwell’gs, 18.9x42, tin roof, wooden cornice; owner, Mrs. Sarah J. Bergen, 201 Montague st; builder, John H. Gallaher.

"Building Intelligence; Brooklyn, N.Y.," AABN vol. 9, no. 272 (Mar. 12, 1881): p. 131. – "Eighth St., n s, 210' e Sixth Ave., 4 two-st’y and basement brick dwells., 18' 9" x 42'; owner, Mrs. Sarah J. Bergen, 201 Montegue St.; builder, John H. Gallaher."

385-393 Eighth Street

...five three story and basement dwellings in Eighth street, ...of Philadephia brick fronts and brown stone basements. -Brooklyn Eagle, August 24, 1872, p. 2 ("South Brooklyn").

 

This row of 5 houses appears on the 1880 "Bromley" Brooklyn Atlas.

395-401 Eighth Street

"New Houses," BRERIP v. 1, n. 47 (October 18, 1884), p. 10.

-1366- 8th st, n s, 222 ft 10 1/2 ins w from 7th av, four two-story and b. brown stone dwellings 18.9x42, flat tin roof, wooden cornices; owner Jno Heesch, 20 Webster pl; architect Mr Bremerhoff......... 16,000

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

1366- 8th st, n s, 222.10 w 7th av, four two-story and basement brown stone dwell’gs, 18.9x42, tin roofs, wooden cornices; cost, each, $4,000; owner and builder, John Heesch, 20 Webster pl; architect, Mr. Bremerhoff.

Eighth street, north side, 222.10 feet west of Seventh avenue, four 2 story and basement brown stone dwellings, 18.9x42.  Owner and builder, John Hirsch[?] -Brooklyn Eagle, October 18, 1884, p. 6 ("Growth of the City").

403-409 Eighth Street

“Buildings Projected - Kings County,” RERBG April 25, 1891, p. 677:

740- 8th st, n s, 147.10 w 7th av, four three-story brk flats, 18.9x45, tin roof; cost, each, $4,500; H. H. Woods, 526 Union st; ar’t, A. E. White.

"Building Intelligence; Apartment-Houses; Brooklyn, N. Y.," AABN vol. 32, no. 802 (May 9, 1891): p. xv.

– "Eighth St., n s, 147' 10" w Seventh Ave., 4 three-st’y brick flats, tin roofs; cost, $4,500 each; owner, H. H. Woods, 526 Union St.; architect, A. E. White, 79½ Third St."

411-417 Eighth Street

“Buildings Projected, Brooklyn, N.Y.,” RERBG v. 25, n. 635 (May 15, 1880), p. 478:

Plan 286 – Eighth st, n s, 87.10 w 7th av, four two-story and basement brown stone dwellings, two 17x40 and two 13x45, gravel roof, wooden cornice; cost, each, $3,500; owner, &c., William Taylor, 83 3d pl.

South Side

356-370 Eighth Street

"Building Intelligence; Houses; Brooklyn, N. Y.," AABN vol. 36, no. 856 (May 21, 1892): p. xx.

– "Eighth St., s s, 87' 10½" e Sixth Ave., 8 three-st’y brick dwells., tin roofs; cost, $4,000; owner, Thos. Corrigan, Tenth St. and Fifth Ave."

“Buildings Projected – Kings County,” RERBG v. 49, n. 1257 (April 16, 1892), p. 626:

568- 8th st, s s, 87.10 e 6th av, eight three-story brk tenem’ts, 18.8x45, tin roof and wooden cornices; cost, $4,000; Thos. Corrigan, 10th st and 5th av.

372-374 Eighth Street

Projected Buildings,” RERBG December 30, 1905, p. 696:

4045- 8th av [sic – st], s s, 247.10 e 6th av, two 4-sty brk tenements, 19.6x83.10, 8 families, steam heat; total cost, $40,000; Walter Barstow, 6th av and 5th st; ar't, same as last [H. Pohlman, 6005 5th av].

4046- 8th av [sic – st], s s, 178.10 w 7th av, two similar tenements; total cost, $40,000; ow'r and ar't, same as last.

374A-378 Eighth Street

"Building Intelligence; Brooklyn," AABN vol. 18, no. 516 (Nov. 14, 1885): p. 239.

– "Eighth St., s s, 307' 10" e Sixth Ave., 3 two-st’y dwells., tin roofs; cost, each, $5,000; owner, I. Brown, 381 Eleventh St.; architect, I. D. Reynolds; builder, W. Brown."

“Buildings Projected, Kings County,” RERBG v. 36, n. 921 (November 7, 1885), p. 1242:

1668- 8th st, s s, 307.10 e 6th av, three two-story and basement dwell’gs, 20x42, tin roofs, wooden cornices; cost, each, $5,000; I. Brown, 381 11th st; ar’t, I. D. Reynolds; b’r, W. Brown.

On the south side of 8th St., east of 6th Ave., Mr. J. Brown has completed 3 brownstone front single residences (#374A-378), 20x42, 2 stories and basement, at a cost of $13,500 each.  -Brooklyn Eagle, April 02, 1886, p. 1 ("City Growth").

380-386 Eighth Street

“Buildings Projected, Kings County,” RERBG v. 31, n. 785 (March 31, 1883), p. 216:

271- 8th st, s s, 247.10 w 7th av, four two-story brick dwell’gs, 20x42, tin roofs and wooden cornices; cost each, $4,500; owners, E. M. Baker and S. H. Bortsly, 10th st near 6th av; architect and carpenter, Thomas Corrigan; mason, William Corrigan.

Eighth street, south side, 247.10 feet west of Seventh avenue, four 2 story and basement brick dwellings, 20x42. -Brooklyn Eagle, March 30, 1883, p. 4 ("Municipal").

388-392 Eighth Street

Projected Buildings,” RERBG December 30, 1905, p. 696:

4045- 8th av [sic – st], s s, 247.10 e 6th av, two 4-sty brk tenements, 19.6x83.10, 8 families, steam heat; total cost, $40,000; Walter Barstow, 6th av and 5th st; ar't, same as last [H. Pohlman, 6005 5th av].

4046- 8th av [sic – st], s s, 178.10 w 7th av, two similar tenements; total cost, $40,000; ow'r and ar't, same as last.

394-398 Eighth Street

"New Buildings," RERBG v. 63, no. 1626 (May 13, 1899): p. 924.

-838- 8th st, s s, 107 w 7th av, three 4-sty brk flats, 27x65, 8 families, steam heat, galvanized iron cornices; total cost, $31,500; Ryerson & Kenny, 315 11th st; ar't, G. W. Kenny, 598 11th st.

400 Eighth Street

"Building News - Brooklyn," RERBG v. 64, no. 1655 (December 2, 1899): p. 844.

8th st, south side, 100 feet west of 7th av, 4-sty brick and stone flat, 27x70; cost, $12,000; Charles Nickenig, 328 7th av, owner; Thomas Bennett, 198 53d st, architect.

"New Buildings," RERBG v. 64, no. 1659 (December 30, 1899): p. 1041.

-2402- 8th st, s s, 100 w 7th av, 4-sty brk flat, 27.10x65, 8 families, steam heat, galvanized iron cornice; cost, $8,000; C Nickenig, 7th av and 9th st; ar't, T Bennett, 198 53rd st.

Seventh Avenue to Eighth Avenue

North Side

427-501 Eighth Street (NE corner Seventh Avenue to NW corner Eighth Avenue)

“Buildings Projected, Kings County,” RERBG v. 34, n. 868 (November 1, 1884), p. 1121:

1433- 7th av, n e cor 8th st, four two-story and basement brown stone dwell’gs, 17x45, and one three-story and basement brown stone dwell’g, 19x45, tin and wood roofs and cornices; cost, four, $5,000 each, and one $8,000; owner, Charles Long, 45? 9th st; builder, J. F. Wood.

"Building Intelligence; Brooklyn," AABN vol. 15, no. 437 (May 10, 1884): p. 227.

– "Eighth St., n s, 87' 10" e Seventh Ave., 15 two-st’y brown-stone dwells., tin roofs; cost, each, $5,500; ow ner, Chas. Long, 367 Seventh St.; builder, J. F. Wood."

"New Houses," BRERIP v. 1, n. 22 (Apr. 26, 1884), p.11.

-480- 8th st, n s 87.6 e 7th av, fifteen two-sory and basement brown stone dwellings, 17.4x45, flat tin roofs, wooden cornices, cost $5500 ea; owner Charles Long, 37 7th st; builder, J. F. Wood.

“Buildings Projected, Kings County,” RERBG v. 33, n. 841 (April 26, 1884), p. 457:

480- 8th st, n s, 87.10 e 7th av, fifteen two-story and basement brown stone dwell’gs, 17.4x45, tin roofs, wooden and tin cornices; cost, each, $5,500; owner, Charles Long, 367 7th st; builder, J. F. Wood.

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

Chas. Long is having plans prepared for five brown stone houses, to be situated on 7th ave, cor of 8th st. One to be 3 story and basement, the remainder 2 story and basement, each 18x45, to cost about $28,000.

"Building Intelligence; Brooklyn," AABN vol. 16, no. 464 (Nov. 15, 1884): p. 239.

– "Seventh Ave., n e cor. Eighth St., 4 two-st’y and basement brown-stone dwells., and one three-st’y brown-stone dwell, tin and wood roofs; cost, four, $5,000 each and one $6,000; owner, Charles Long, 450 Ninth St.; builder, J. F. Wood."

"Building Notes," BRERIP v. 1, n. 45 (October 4, 1884), p. 2.

Charles Long has completed on Eighth Street, bet. Seventh and Eighth avenues, fifteen two-story basement and sub-cellar brown stone front houses, ten rooms, all the modern improvements. These are elegant houses, thoroughly well built, and will be sold for $6,500 each. Three of these have already been disposed of for that price.

"NEW HOUSES," BRERIP v. 1, n. 50 (November 8, 1884), p. 10.

-1433- 7th av, n e, cor 8th st, four two-story and basement, one three-story and basement, brown stone, one 19x45, four 17x45, brick filled, flat tin roof, wooden cornices; owner, architect and builder, Charles Long...... 28,000

"Building Intelligence; Brooklyn," AABN vol. 17, no. 483 (Mar. 28, 1885): p. 155.

– "Eighth St., n s, 350' e Seventh Ave., 8 two-st’y brown-stone dwells., tin and wooden roofs; cost, each, $5,000; owner, Chas. Long, 450 Ninth St.; builder, J. F. Wood."

“Buildings Projected, Kings County,” RERBG v. 36, n. 915 (September 26, 1885), p. 1063:

1420- 8th st, n s, 200 w 8th av, six two story and basement brick dwell’gs, 17x45, tin roofs, tin and wooden cornices; cost, each, $5,000; ow’r and b’r, same as last [Chas. Long, 299 7th av; b’r, J. F. Wood].

"Building Intelligence; Brooklyn," AABN vol. 18, no. 511 (Oct. 10, 1885): p. 179.

– "Eighth St., n s, 200' w Eighth Ave., 6 two-st’y and basement brick dwells., tin roofs, tin and wooden cornices; cost, each, $5,000; owner, Chas. Long, 299 Seventh Ave; builder, J. F. Wood."

"Building Intelligence; Houses; Brooklyn, N. Y.," AABN vol. 19, no. 535 (Mar. 27, 1886): p. xiii.

– "Eighth St., n w, cor. Eighth Ave., 6 two and three-st’y brick dwells., tin roofs; cost, each, $5,500 f or four; $11,000 and $12,000 for others; owner, Chas. Long, 299 Seventh Ave.; builder, J. F. Wood."

Buildings Projected, Kings County,” RERBG v. 37, n. 939 (March 13, 1886), p. 341:

327- 8th st, n s, cor 8th av, six two and three-story and basement brick dwell’gs, 18.9x 20x45 and 48, tin roof, iron cornice; cost, each, $5,500 for four; $11,000 and $12,000 for others; Charles Long, 299 7th av; b’r, J. F. Wood.

“Building Intelligence; Houses; Brooklyn, N. Y.,” AABN vol. 19, no. 537 (Apr. 10, 1886): p. xv.

– “Eighth St., n s, 97' 10" w Eighth Ave., 18 three-st’y brown-stone dwells., tin roofs; cost, each, $6,000; owner, Chas. Long, 299 Seventh Ave.; builder, J. F. Wood.”

Buildings Projected, Kings County,” RERBG v. 37, n. 942 (April 3, 1886), p. 446:

474- 8th st, n s, 97.10 w 8th av, eighteen three-story and basement brown stone dwell’gs, 17x42 each, wooden         and tin roofs and cornices; cost, each, $6,000; Charles Long, 299         7th av; c’r, J. F. Wood.

...eight two story brown stone dwellings, 17x45, on Eighth street, near Seventh avenue;... -Brooklyn Eagle, March 13, 1885, p.4 ("Municipal").

On Eighth street, near the corner of Eighth avenue, Mr. Charles Levy [sic - Long?] is laying the foundations of six new houses.  They will be 17x40, two stories high, with high basements.  These houses will have plain brown stone fronts, and will contain eight rooms each.  They will be uniform with a row now built on the same street, which they will adjoin.  --Brooklyn Eagle, October 08, 1885, p. 2 ("Houses").

Building improvements: To Charles Long for eighteen three story brown stone front dwellings, 17x42 feet each on Eighth street, near Eighth avenue.  Cost, $108,000.  -Brooklyn Eagle, April 01, 1886, p. 4 ("Municipal").

On the north side of Eighth street west of Eighth avenue Mr. Charles Levy [sic - Long?] is about to build a row of eighteen brown stone front private residences 17x42, three stories and a basement, to cost $6,000 each.  Mr. J. F. Wood will be the carpenter.  In the basement will be a dining room, 10x20, and kitchen 15x14.  The front parlor is 9.6x22 and the back 15x18.  The front bedroom on the second floor is an alcove room 15x17 with dressing room, the back bedroom is 10x14 and there is a bathroom.  The third floor is a duplicate of the second.  --Brooklyn Eagle, April 07, 1886, p. 1 ("April Work").

Building improvements: To Charles Long for eighteen three story brown stone front dwellings, 17x42 feet each on Eighth street, near Eighth avenue. Cost, $108,000. -Brooklyn Eagle, April 01, 1886, p. 4 ("Municipal").

Old photo of this row, from 1949:

http://www.brooklynpubliclibrary.org/slideshows/park_slope/index.jsp?topicid=4

"Alterations," RERBG v. 71, no. 1841 (June 27, 1903): p. XI.

-1057- 7th av, n e cor 8th st, 4-sty brk extension, 19.6x8.6; cost, $875; Dr J D Shea, 427 8th av; ar't, C C Wagner, 415 45th st.

South Side

420-432 Eighth Street

"Buildings Projected - Kings County," RERBG v. 44, no. 1118 (August 17, 1889): p. 1148.

- 1777 - 8th st, s s, 90 e 7th av, one three-story and basement brown stone dwell'g, 20.4x53 and 49, tin roof, wooden cornice; cost $7,000; ow'r and c'r, A. G. Calder, 312 13th st; ar't, W. H. or M. Calder; m'n, J. Turner.

- 1785 - 8th st, s s, 111.4 e 7th av, three two-and-a-half story and basement brown stone dwell'g, 20x45, tin roof, wooden cornice; cost, each, $5,800; ow'r and c'r, A. G. Calder, 312 13th st; ar't, W. H. or M. Calder; m'n, J. Turner.

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

826- 8th st, s s, 90 e 7th av, seven two-story and basement brown stone dwell’gs, 20x45, tin roofs, wooden cornices; cost, each, $5,000; ow’r and b’r, A. G. Calder, 312 13th st; ar’t, W. M. Calder.

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

– "Eighth St., s s, 90' e Seventh Ave., 7 two-st’y brownstone dwells., tin roofs; cost, each, $5,000; owner and builder, A. G. Calder, 312 Thirteenth St.; architect, W. M. Calder."

On Eighth street, near Seventh avenue, Mr. F.G.Calder will build seven two story and basement brick dwellings, 20x45, for one family in each, to cost $35,000. -Brooklyn Eagle, April 21, 1889, p.13 ("The Work of Building").

#420 8th Street was the residence of A. G. Calder at the time of his death, age 85, in 1927. (NY Times obit, March 6, 1927, p. 20)  He was the father of W. M. Calder.

434-438 Eighth Street

“Buildings Projected - Kings County,” RERBG February 16, 1889, p. 231:

223- 8th st, s s, 230.10 e 7th av, three two-story and basement brick and brown stone dwell’gs, 20.2x43, tin roofs, wooden cornices; cost, each, $4,800; ow’r, ar’t and b’r, Wm. Hawkins, 358A 14th st.

"Building Intelligence; Houses; Brooklyn, N. Y.," AABN vol. 25, no. 687 (Feb. 23, 1889): p. xvii.

– "Eighth St., s s, 230' 10" e Seventh Ave., 3 two-st’y brick and brownstone dwells., tin roofs; cost, each, $4,000; owner, architect and builder, Wm. Hawkins, 358a Fourteenth St."

On 8th St., near 7th Ave., Mr. William Hawkins will build three two story and basement brick dwellings, 20.2x43, for one family in each, to cost $14,400.  -Brooklyn Eagle, February 16, 1889, p. 2 ("Two Lists").

440-468 Eighth Street

Brooklyn Eagle, July 02, 1875, p. 3, "Real Estate Transfers":

Eighth st, s w s 397.10 s e Seventh av, 200x100, Jane A Parks to Samuel W. Dunscomb, Tarrytown... 25,000

Real Estate Record and Builder's Guide, July 16, 1881, p. 738:

8th st, s s, 97.10 w 8th av, 100x100.  Calvin Burr agt Samuel W. Dunscomb; att'y, H. Y. Cummins

8th st, s s, 197.10 w 8th av, 100x100.  Calvin Burr agt Samuel W. Dunscomb; att'y, H. Y. Cummins

Legal notice: Calvin Burr, plaintiff, against Samuel W. Dunscomb and others, defendants.  8th St., s s, 197'10.5" west of 8th Ave., 100' to be sold at auction.  100x100' square parcel.  Burr probably bought it himself?  -Brooklyn Eagle, September 19, 1881, p. 4 ("Legal notices").

Auction notice: Tuesday, February 12, 1889, at 12 o'clock, in the Brooklyn Real Estate Exchange, No. 393 Fulton street, Brooklyn.

Twelve brown stone houses, Nos. 440-458, inclusive, Eighth street, between Seventh and Eighth avs., also twenty valuable lots on Eighth and Ninth streets, between Seventh and Eighth avs, to close the estate of Calvin Burr, deceased.  --Brooklyn Eagle, January 27, 1889, p. 12 ("Jere Johnson, Jr., Auctioneer").

NY Times obituary for the Rev. Samuel W. Dunscomb, April 3, 1902, p. 9:

"...He thereupon engaged in the real estate business with the late Aaron M. Burr, and they built up the Beekman Hill district, and donated to the city the land from which Beekman Place was formed, and a portion of the district is still known as Dunscomb Place.  For a long time he and his family occupied the Beekman Hill mansion of revolutionary origin."