President Street

Fourth Avenue to Fifth Avenue

Unknown

"Building Intelligence; Houses; Brooklyn, N. Y.," AABN vol. 23, no. 642 (Apr. 14, 1888): p. xv.

– "President St., n s, 150' w Fifth Ave., 2 three-st’y and basement dwells., tin roofs, iron cornices; cost, $15,500; owner and builder, J. S. Dowling, Fifth Ave. And Union St.; A. E. White."

North Side

593-599 President Street

"New Buildings," RERBG v. 62, no. 1581 (July 2, 1898): p. 46.

-1073- President st, n s, 91 e 4th av, four 4-sty brk tenem'ts, 25x55, 8 families each; total cost, $48,000; Wm Barnes, 11 W 8th st, Bayonne, N J; ar't, H G Miller, Bayonne, N J.

"New Buildings," RERBG v. 61, no. 1566 (March 19, 1898): p. 540.

- 398 - President st, n s, 91 e 4th av, four 4-sty brk tenem'ts, 25x55, 8 families; total cost, $48,000; ow'rs and b'rs, Ziccardy & Rubins, 219 23d st; ar't, C. Becker, 428 5th av.

"New Buildings," RERBG v. 60, no. 1550 (Nov. 27, 1897): p. 849.

- 1902 - President st, n s, 91.10 e 4th av, four 4-sty brk tenem'ts, 25x55, 8 families, G I cornice; total cost, $48,000; ow'r, ar't and b'r, C Becker, 428 5th av.

601-605 President Street

“Buildings Projected - Kings County,” RERBG October 20, 1888, p. 1269:

1908- President st, n s, 472 w 5th av, three two-story and basement brick dwell’gs, 15x40, tin roofs, wooden cornices; cost, each, $3,250; ow’r, ar’t and b’r, P. Donlon, 724 Sackett st.

"Building Intelligence; Houses; Brooklyn, N. Y.," AABN vol. 24, no. 671 (Nov. 3, 1888): p. xv.

– "President St., n s,472' w Fifth Ave., 3 two-st’y brick dwells., tin roofs; cost, each, $3,250; owner, architect and builder, P. Donlon, 724 Sackett St."

"Projected Buildings - Kings County," RERBG vol. 44 no. 1113 (July 13, 1889): p. 1006.

- 1547 - President st, n s, 472 w 5th av, three two-story and basement brick dwell'gs, 15x40, tin roofs, wooden cornices; cost, each, $3,200; ow'r, ar't, and b'r, B. O. Gronen, Fulton and Hemlock sts.

607-615 President Street

Out Among the Builders - Brooklyn,” RERBG October 2, 1886, p. 1205:

W. M. Coots is the architect for five two-story and basement brick dwellings, 16x40 each, to be erected on the north side of President street, 392 west of Fifth avenue, for M. D. Lyons, to cost $18,000.

Buildings Projected, Kings County,” RERBG October 2, 1886, p. 1222:

1475- President st, n s, 392 w 5th av, five two-story and basement brick dwell'gs, 16x40, tin roofs, brick cornices; cost, total, $18,000; N. B. Lyons, Flatbush, L. I.; ar't, W. M. Coots; b'r, day's work.

On President street, west of Fifth avenue, Mr. N. B. Lyons is about to build five two story and basement brick private residences, 16x29.8, to cost $18,000.  BE October 08, 1886, p. 2 ("Buildings").

617-627 President Street

Buildings Projected, Kings County,” RERBG v. 37, n. 938 (March 6, 1886), p. 308:

288- President st, n s, 292 w 5th av, six two story and basement brick dwell’gs, 16.8x40, tin roofs, wooden cornices; cost, $4,500; C. C. Donnellon, Union st cor 6th av; ar’t, R. Dixon.

On President Street, west of Fifth avenue, Mr. D. E. Donellon is about to build a row of six brick single residences. They will be 16.8x42, two stories and basement and will cost $4,500 each.  Mr. Robert Dixon is the architect.  [extensive interior description] -Brooklyn Eagle, March 12, 1886, p. 1 ("March").

629-637 President Street

“Buildings Projected, Kings County,” RERBG v. 31, n. 796 (June 16, 1883), p. 438:

644- Union st, s s, 190 w 5th av, and President st, n s, 190 w 5th av, twelve (six on each street) two-story brick dwell’gs, 16.8x45, tin roofs, wooden cornices; cost, each, $2,500; owner, E. C. Squance; 238 11th st.

639-647 President Street

“Buildings Projected,” RERBG December 2, 1893, p. 707:

1560- President st, n s, 92 w 5th av, four 5-sty brk tenem’ts, 25x56, gravel roofs, wooden or iron cornices; cost, $40,000; ow’r and b’r, William Assip, 224 6th av; ar’t, W M Coots.

"Building Intelligence; Houses; Brooklyn, N. Y.," AABN vol. 42, no. 938 (Dec. 16, 1893): p. xiv.

– "President St., n s, 92' w Fifth Ave., 4 five-st’y brick dwells., cement and gravel roofs; cost, $40,000; owner and builder, Wm. Assip, 224 Sixth Ave.; architect, W. M. Coots, 189 Montague St."

Four brick apartment houses, north side of President Street, 92 feet west of Fifth Avenue, each 25x56 feet, five stories; William Assip, 225 Sixth Avenue, owner; $40,000. -New York Times, November 30, 1893, p. 3 ("Brooklyn Realty Matters").  Corresponding entry for Union St.; replaces old Fifth Avenue Casino site.

On President Street, near Fifth Avenue, four five story brick dwellings, 25x55, ten families in each.  William Assip, owner; cost $40,000. -Brooklyn Eagle, December 01, 1893, p. 7 ("New Buildings and Real Estate").

South Side

616-636 President Street

“Buildings Projected - Kings County,” RERBG July 7, 1888, p. 880:

1194- President st, s s, 314.8 w 5th av, six four-story brick flats, each 17x45, gravel roofs, wooden cornices; cost, each, $4,000; Geo. R. Brown, 26 Court st; m’n, L. E. Brown; c’r, J. F. Kentana.

"Building Intelligence; Apartment-Houses; Brooklyn, N. Y.," AABN vol. 24, no. 656 (Jul. 21, 1888): p. xiv.

– "President St., s s, 314' 8" w Fifth Ave., 6 four-st’y brick flats, gravel roofs; cost, each, $4,000; owner, George R. Brown, 26 Court St.; mason, L. E. Brown; contractor, R. F. Kentana."

Three new flats, completing a row of fourteen, are just finished on President street, between Fourth and Fifth avenues, south side.  They are built of Philadelphia brick, with stone trimmings, four stories in height, 18x40.  Each floor contains one suit, with two sleeping rooms on the first and three on the upper floors, with parlor, bathroom, diningroom, and kitchen.  The woodwork is of pine, with hard white walls and ceilings.  A stairway ascends from the hall.  The entrance is by low stoop, with double doors and tiled vestibule.  Owner, George W. Brown.  -Brooklyn Eagle, March 24, 1889, p. 12 ("Flats and Other Houses: New Homes for the People of Brooklyn").

Earlier plans:

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

– " President St., s s, 178' 8" w Fifth Ave., 8 four-st’y brick tenements, gravel roofs; cost, each, $4,000; owner, Geo. R. Brown, 26 Court St.; builders L. E. Brown and J. F. Reutana." [sic - Kentana]

Buildings Projected, Kings County,” RERBG v. 39, n. 1000 (May 14, 1887), p. 685:

822- President st, s s, 178.8 w 5th av, eight four-story brick tenem’ts, 17x45, gravel roofs, wooden cornices; cost, each, $4,000; Geo. R. Brown, 26 Court st; b’r, L. E. Brown and J. F. Reutana.

642-646 President Street

"Projected Buildings," RERBG v. 66, no. 1696 (September 15, 1900): p. 347.

-1264- President st, s s, 92 w 5th av, three 4-sty brk flats, 27x71.7, 8 families, gravel roofs; total cost, $27,000; Elizabeth Assip, 224 6th av.

"Building Intelligence; Apartment-Houses; Brooklyn, N. Y.," AABN vol. 70, no. 1293 (Oct. 6, 1900): p. xi.

– "President St., near 5th Ave., 3 four-st’y brick flats, 27' x 71' 7", gravel roofs; $27,000; own., Elizabeth Assip, 224 Sixth Ave."

President street, south side, 92 feet west of Fifth avenue, three four story brick, 27x71.7, eight families each, gravel roof; cost $27,000. Elizabeth Assip, owner. -Brooklyn Eagle, September 12, 1900, p. 12 ("The Real Estate Market").

Earlier unexecuted plan?:

"New Buildings," RERBG v. 61, no. 1580 (June 25, 1898): p. 1142.

-1033- President st, s s, 95 w 5th av, three 4-sty brk tenem'ts, 27x54, 8 families; total cost, $27,000; Laura E. Fuller, 362 12th st; ar't, G. C. Gillespie, 59th st and 5th av.

Fifth Avenue to Sixth Avenue

North Side

671-679 President Street

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

965- President st, n s, 102 e 5th av, five two-story and basement brown stone dwell’gs, 18.4x45, tin roofs, wooden cornices; cost, each, $5,000; Buckley & Hartung, 5th av, cor Union st; b’r, J. Donahue.

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

– "President St., n s, 102' e Fifth Ave., 5 two-st’y and basement brown-stone dwells., tin roofs; cost, each, $5,000; owners, Buckley & Hartung, Fifth Ave., cor. Union St.; builder, J. Donahue."

681-685 President Street

“Buildings Projected, Brooklyn, N.Y.”, RERBG v. 21, n. 535 (June 15, 1878), p. 530:

President st, n s, 192 e 5th av, three three-story brown stone dwellings, 16.8x40; gravel roof and iron cornice; owner and architect, S. W. Styles; builder, not selected.

Union st, s s, 192 e 5th av, three three-story brown stone dwellings, 16.8x40; gravel roof and iron cornice; owner and architect, S. W. Styles; builder, not selected.

"Building Intelligence; Brooklyn, N.Y.," M&B vol. 10, no 7 (July 1878): p. 152:

– "North side President st, 192 ft east 5th av, three 3-story brown stone dwellings; architect, S. W. Styles"

– "South side Union st, 192 ft east 5th av, three 3-story brown stone dwellings; architect, S. W. Styles"

Matching set through the block in Union Street.

 

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

687-699 President Street

The enterprising Corrigan Brothers have just added to their long list of elegant buildings seven two story and basement brown stone fronts on Union street, between Fifth and Sixth avenues, and seven more on President street. The latter are not yet finished, but those on Union street are ready for occupancy, and Mr. Thomas Corrigan has moved into one of them with his family.  These buildings were commenced last May, and are complete in all their appointments.  Each house contains ten rooms, and each room is fitted up with gas fixtures of neat and novel design.  Mr. Corrigan sold one of his houses in President street for $7,000... -Brooklyn Eagle, November 07, 1882, p. 1 ("Homes").

Matching row through the block on Union Street.

701-711 President Street

“Buildings. Projected. Brooklyn,” RERBG v. 17, n. 431 (June 17, 1876), p. 485:

President st, n s, 217 w 6th av, six four-story Ohio stone tenements, 20.10x60; owner and builder, J. W. Dearing, 434 Henry st.; architects, Parfitt Bros.

713-723 President Street

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

– "President St., n s 117' w Sixth Ave., 6 two-and-one-half-st’y brick dwells., tin roofs; cost, $5,800 each; owner, architect and builder, H. B. Lyons, 81 Fifth Ave."

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

243- President st, n s, 117 w 6th av, six two-and-one-half-story brown and red stone dwell’gs, 16.8x42, tin roofs and wooden cornices; cost, $5,800 each; ow’r, ar’t and b’r, H. B. Lyons, 81 5th av.

725-727 President Street

“Buildings Projected, Brooklyn, N.Y.,” RERBG v. 26, n. 647 (August 7, 1880), p. 715:

Plan 525 – President st, n s, 93 w 6th av, two three-story brown stone dwell’gs, 12.6x50, tin roof, wooden cornice; owner, Mrs. H. Mackemer; architect, R. G. Foster.

South Side

670 President Street

Buildings Projected, Kings County,” RERBG September 11, 1886, p. 1139:

1320- President st, s s, 82 e 5th av, one four-story and basement brown stone flat, 35x80, tin roof, iron cornice; cost, 30,000; James C. Jewett or Jewell, 42 7th av; ar't and b'r, T. Williams.

On President street, east of Fifth avenue, Mr. James C. Jewett is about to build a four story and basement apartment house, 35x80, for eight families, at a cost of $20,000. -Brooklyn Eagle, September 11, 1886, p. 4 ("Real Estate"). ACRIS lot size match.

DOB folder: NB app not found.

672-694 President Street

Buildings Projected, Kings County,” RERBG v. 37, n. 952 (June 12, 1886), p. 793:

806- President st, s s, 250 e 5th av, seven three-story and basement brown stone dwell’gs, each 17.6x45, tin roofs, wooden cornices; cost, each, $6,000; James C. Jewett, 42 7th av;         ar’t and b’r, Thomas Williams.

Buildings Projected, Kings County,” RERBG v. 40, n. 1014 (August 20, 1886), p. 1098:

1500- President st, s s, 240 e 5

Buildings Projected, Kings County,” RERBG v. 40, n.         1017 (September 10, 1887), p. 1167:

1629- President st, s s, 117 e 5th av, seven two-story and basement brick dwell’gs, 17.2x45, tin and slate mansard roofs, iron cornices; cost, each, $5,500; J. C. Jewett, 42 7th av; ar’t, J. W. Baley; b’r, T. Williams.

"Building Intelligence; Houses; Brooklyn, N. Y.," AABN vol. 22, no. 610 (Sept. 3, 1887): p. xi.

– "President St., s s, 240' e Fifth Ave., 5 two-st’y brick and stone dwells., tin roofs; cost, each, $5,500; owner, James C. Jewett, 42 Seventh Ave.; architect, J. W. Bailey, builder, T. Williams."

"Building Intelligence; Houses; Brooklyn, N. Y.," AABN vol. 22, no. 613 (Sept. 24, 1887): p. xiii.

– "President St., s s, 117' e Fifth Ave., 7 two-st’y brick dwells., tin and slate mansard roofs; cost, each $5,500; owner, J. C. Jewett, 42 Seventh Ave.; architect, J. W. Baley; builder, T. Williams."

On President street, near Fifth avenue, Mr. James C. Jewitt[Jewett] will build five two story, basement and mansard roof brick dwellings, 17.6x45, for one family each, to cost $27,500. -Brooklyn Eagle, August 20, 1887, p.1 ("Houses - Lots").

At the south side of President street, east of Fifth avenue, Mr. James C. Jewett is about to build seven brown stone front private residences, 17.6x45, three stories and basement, to cost $6,000 each.  These houses have V fronts.  In the basement is the diningroom, 11x21, and kitchen, 16x17.  The front parlor is 10x24, the back 16x19.  Upstairs is a front alcove bedroom, 16x20, a back bedroom, 11x15, and bathroom.  On the third floor are a large alcove bedroom in the front and two smaller bedrooms in the back. -Brooklyn Eagle, June 11, 1886, p. 1 ("Not Half").

DOB folders: no NB app found.

696-710 President Street

DOB folders: no NB app found.

712-716 President Street

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

740- President st, s s, 192 w 6th av, three two-story and basement (three-story on rear) brick dwell’gs, 16.8x45, tin roof, wooden cornices; cost, each, $4,500; ow’r and ar’t, W. Williamson, 703 Union st; m’n, not selected.

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

– "President St., s s, 192' w Sixth Ave., 3 two-st’y and basement (three-st’y on rear) brick dwells., tin roofs; cost, each, $4,500; owner and architect, W. Williamson, 703 Union St.; mason, not selected."

On President street, near Sixth avenue, Mr. William V. Williams will build three two story and basement brick residences, 16.8x45, for one family each, to cost $13,500. -Brooklyn Eagle, April 30, 1887, p.1 ("Permit Issues").

DOB folders contain NB app #740, April 28, 1887, for 3 1-family dwellings; owner/architect/carpenter, William V. Williamson, 739 Union St.; mason, not selected.

718-718A President Street

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

- 2436 - President st, s s, 192 w 6th av, two two-and-a-half-story and basement brick and brown stone dwell'gs, 12.6x45, tin roofs, wooden cornices; cost, each, $4,500; Moses I. Mills, 20 Bond st; ar't and b'r, W. V. Williamson.

DOB folders: no NB app found.

720-726 President Street

"Building Intelligence; Brooklyn," AABN vol. 13, no. 382 (Apr. 21, 1883): p. 192.

– "President St., s s, 80' w Sixth Ave., 4 three-st’y brick flats, gravel roofs; cost, each, $7,000; owner and builder, J. M. Brown; 525 Quincy St.; architect, C. B. Sheldon."

“Buildings Projected, Kings County,” RERBG v. 31, n. 787 (April 14, 1883), p. 260:

319- President st, s s, 80 w 6th av, four three-story brick flats, 20x55, extension, 15x15, gravel roof, wooden cornices; cost, each, $7,000; owner and builder, J. M. Brown, 525 Quincy st; architect, C. B. Sheldon.

DOB folder for lot 43 (726 President) contains NB app #319(93), April 7, 1883, for 4 3-family flat houses; owner/builder, J. M. Brown, 525 Quincy st; architect, C. B. Sheldon, 360 5th st.

J. M. Brown, who is putting up four brick buildings on the south side of President street, 80 feet west of Sixth avenue, ... were the others who were caught using pale brick, and were duly notified to cease. -Brooklyn Eagle, May 26, 1883, p. 4 ("Municipal").

Sixth Avenue to Seventh Avenue

North Side

739-747 President Street (NE corner Sixth Avenue)

“Buildings Projected - Kings County,” RERBG February 28, 1889, p. 265:

275- President st, n s, 22.6 e 6th av, four five-story[sic] and basement brick and brown stone dwell’gs, 17.6x45, tin roofs, iron cornices; cost, each, $6,000; James A. Bills, 299 Evergreen av; ar’t, F. B. Langston.

290- President st, n e cor 6th av, one four-story brick store and tenem’t, 22.6x60, gravel roof, iron cornice; cost, $10,000; James A. Bills, 299 Evergreen av; ar’t, F. B. Langston.

"Building Intelligence; Houses; Brooklyn, N. Y.," AABN vol. 25, no. 689 (Mar. 9, 1889): p. xvi.

– "President St., n s, 22' 6" e Sixth Ave., 4 five-st’y brick and brownstone dwells., tin roofs; cost, each, $6,000; owner, James A. Bills, 299 Evergreen Ave.; architect, F. B. Langston."

"Building Intelligence; Stores; Brooklyn, N. Y.," AABN vol. 25, no. 689 (Mar. 9, 1889): p. xviii.

– "President St., n e cor. Sixth Ave., four-st’y brick store and tenement, gravel roof; cost, $10,000; owner, James A. Bills, 299 Evergreen Ave.; architect, F. B. Langston."

At the northeast corner of President street and Sixth avenue Mr. James A. Bills will build a four story brick dwelling, with store, 22.6x60, for three families, to cost $10,000.  -Brooklyn Eagle, February 22, 1889, p. 3 ("Real Estate").

President Street, near Sixth avenue, Mr. James A. Bills will build four three story and basement brick dwellings, 17.6x45, for one family in each, to cost $24,000. -Brooklyn Eagle, February 22, 1889, p. 3 ("Real Estate").

A similar flat [to the SE corner of Union Street & Sixth Avenue, also by Bills], 22.6x60, with store, is being built on the lower or northeastern corner of Sixth Avenue and President Street.

Adjoining this, four colored stone houses are being built on President street.  They will each be in a different color, rock faced, four stories in height and varying design of carvings, with high stoops, railings, etc.  Owner, James A. Bills; architect, F. B. Langston.  -Brooklyn Eagle, March 24, 1889, p. 12 ("Flats and Other Houses: On New Homes for the People of Brooklyn").

Built with SE corner Union Street & Sixth Avenue.

Bills & Langston collaborated on a group at Sixth Avenue & Lincoln Place within the current Historic District.

“Alterations - Kings County,” RERBG April 11, 1891, p. 592:

274- 6th av, n e cor President st, av front alterations for two stores; cost, $200; Wm. Brown, 7th st, bet 6th and 7th avs.

749-753 President Street

“New Buildings,” RERBG v. 53, n. 1368 (June 2, 1894), p. 916:

709- Union st, s s, 92.6 e 6th av, three 4-sty brk and brownstone tenem’ts, 20.9x63, tin roofs, wooden cornices; cost, each, $8,000; ow’r, ar’t and b’r, Thos J Smith, 458 11th st.

710- President st, n s, 92.6 e 7th[sic] av, three 4-sty brk and brownstone dwell’gs, 20.9x63, tin roofs, wooden cornices; cost, each, $8,000; ow’r, ar’t, and b’r, same as last.

“Builders - Brooklyn,” RERBG June 9, 1894, p. 953:

Thomas J. Smith is making preparations to erect three four-story brick flats, 20.9x63 feet each, on the south side of Union street, 92 feet east of 6th avenue, and three four-story brick flats, 20.9x63 feet each, on the north side of President street, 92 feet east of 6th avenue.  They will contain all improvements, dumb-waiters, electric bells, tiled vestibules, etc., and cost $8,000 each.

"Building Intelligence; Houses; Brooklyn, N. Y.," AABN vol. 44, no. 965 (Jun. 23, 1894): p. xi.

– "President St., n s, 92' 6" e 6th Ave., 3 four-st’y brick dwells., tin roofs, 20' 9" x 63'; $8,000 each; own., arch. and bld., Thos. J. Smith, 458 Eleventh St."

President Street, north side, 92 feet east of Sixth Avenue, three four story brick apartment houses, 20.9x63, tin roof, for four families each; cost $8,000 each. Thomas J. Smith, owner and builder. --Brooklyn Eagle, June 02, 1894, p. 4 ("Real Estate Market").

Matching row through the block on Union Street.

Sanitarium

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

– "President St., n s, 154' 9" e Sixth Ave., three-st’y sanitarium, gravel roof; cost, $16,000, owner, Wm. M. Thalon, Henry St.; architect, R. B. Eastman; builders, T. B. Rutan and Hartt & Boyd."

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

473- President st, n s, 154.9 e 6th av, one three-story and basement sanitarium, 44x78.9, gravel roof, wooden cornice; cost, $16,000; owner, Wm. M. Thalon, Henry st; architect, R. B. Eastman; builders, T. B. Rutan and Hartt & Boyd.

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

-473- President st, n s, 1549[sic] e 6th av, one three-story and basement brick sanitarium, 44x73.9, flat gravel roof, wooden cornices, cost $16,000; owner W M Thalon Henry st, architect R B Eastman, builder Thos B Rutan.

"Busy Builders," BRERIP v. 1, n. 30 (June 21, 1884), p. 2.

Rutan, Thos. B., is building a small private sanitarium on President st, n s, near 6th av, and while it is hardly far enough advanced to show what it really is, we should judge that the building will be one of the finest in its class in the State. The great feature is direct light and pure air; the building is 44x74, and the cost will be about $16,000. It shows to advantage the fine work of R. B. Eastman, the architect; the owner is W. M. Thalon.

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

-489- President st, n s, 154.9 e Sixth av, one brick story added, cost $12,000; owners, Drs Skeene and Thallon, 167 Clinton st; architect R B Eastman; builder T B Rutan.

 

Park Slope Civic Council's "Civic News" of June, 2007 reproduces an early postcard of the hospital, identifying it as the "Skene Sanitarium":

http://72.51.38.241/~corecode/uploads/pressroom/uploaded_pdfs/corecode_parkslop/June%2007%20low%20res_117.pdf

Brownstoner “Building of the Day” feature, Dec. 12, 2014.

St. Francis Xavier's School

Original (west) building cornerstone: 1914.

Addition (east) cornerstone: 1926.

A photograph in the BPL Brooklyn Collection shows the 1926 extension with only two stories; call no. SCHL 0581.

1914 building: Frank Helmle, architect. See BPL Brooklyn Collection photograph, call no. SCHL 1586.

799-803 President Street

"Building Intelligence; Houses; Brooklyn, N. Y.," AABN vol. 21, no. 587 (Mar. 26, 1887): p. xii.

– "President St., n s, 167' 6" w Seventh Ave., 6 three-st’y brown-stone dwells., tin roofs; cost, $7,000; owners, Martin & Lee, 440 Clermont Ave."

Buildings Projected, Kings County,” RERBG v. 39, n. 991 (March 12, 1887), p. 352:

329- President st, n s, 167.6 w 7th av, six three-story and basement brown stone dwell’gs, 16.8x46, tin roofs, wooden cornices; cost, $7,000; Martin & Lee, 440 Clermont av.

On President street, near Seventh avenue, Messrs. Martin & Lee are building six three story and basement brick residences, 16.8x46, for one family each, to cost $42,000. -Brooklyn Eagle, March 11, 1887, p. 1 ("Buildings").

An adjoining new row, comprising six swell fronts, stands complete at 793 to 803 President street.  They are three stories in height, and with the same interior finish [as the row at 805-813 President Street, described below].  Owners and builders, Martin & Lee. -Brooklyn Eagle, March 24, 1889, p. 12 ("Flats and Other Houses: New Homes for the People of Brooklyn").

Westernmost three (#793-797) later demolished to make way for St. Xavier's School extension.

805-813 President Street

“Buildings Projected - Kings County,” RERBG May 5, 1888, p. 592:

746- President st, n s, 90 w 7th av, five two-and-a-half story and basement brick dwell’gs, 17.6x45, tin roofs, wooden cornices; cost, each, $5,500; ow’rs, ar’ts and b’rs, Martin & Lee, 440 Clermont av.

"Building Intelligence; Houses; Brooklyn, N. Y.," AABN vol. 23, no. 649 (Jun. 2, 1888): p. xvii.

– "President St., n s, 90' w Seventh Ave., 5 two-and-one-half-st’y brick dwells., tin roofs; cost, each, $5,500; owners, architects and builders, Martin & Lee, 440 Clermont Ave."

On President street, near Seventh avenue, Messrs. Martin & Lee will build five two story and a half and basement brick dwellings, 17.6x45, for one family in each, to cost $27,500. -Brooklyn Eagle, May 05, 1888, p. 2 ("Houses - Lots").

A new row, comprising five brown and white-stone houses, stands complete at 805-813 President Street, between Sixth and Seventh avenues.  They are two and a half stories, 17.6x45, with high stoops and flat roofs.  The first floor contains parlors, separating by sliding doors, with mirror hood in the front and fireplace with mantel in the rear; closets, etc., are in cherry.  The second floor, in cherry, contains two sleeping rooms and bathroom in the rear.  There are small bedrooms on the third floor; the basement, in ash, contains the diningroom and the kitchen. -Brooklyn Eagle, March 24, 1889, p. 12 ("Flats and Other Houses").

South Side

782-788 President Street

"Building Intelligence; Houses; Brooklyn, N. Y.," AABN vol. 76, no. 1394 (Sept. 13, 1902): p. xii.

– "President St., near 7th Ave., 4 three-st’y brick dwells., 31' 9" x 83' 6"; $44,000; own., Louis Bonnert [sic - Bonert], 319 Sixth Ave., arch., Pohlman & Patrick, 322 Fifty-third St."

President Street, south side, 310 feet west of Seventh avenue, four three story brick.  34.9x83.6, six families, tin roof, cost $44,000.  Louis Bonnert [sic - Bonert], owner.  -Brooklyn Eagle, August 28, 1902, p. 16 ("Real Estate Market").

DOB folder for lot 25 (788 President Street) contains NB app #62, Aug. 23, 1902, for 4 3-story, 6-family dwellings; owner/builder, Louis Bonnert [sic], 319 6th Ave.; architect, [Henry] Pohlmann & Patrick, 322 53rd street.

?Earlier plan?:

"New Buildings," RERBG v. 64, no. 1658 (December 23, 1899): p. 1006.

-2328- President st, s s, 217.6 e 6th av, five 4-sty brk flats, 27.6x69, 8 families, steam heat, galvanized iron cornice; total cost, $60,000; Louis Bonet[sic], 487 4th st; ar't, T Bennett, 198 53rd st.

790-798 President Street

"New Buildings," RERBG v. 63, no. 1622 (April 15, 1899): p. 709.

-572- President st, s s, 167.6w 7th av, five 4-sty brk flats, 27x77, 8 families, steam heat, galvanized iron cornices; total cost, $55,000; Louis Bonert, 487 4th st; ar't, W. Higginson, 108 Fulton st, N. Y.

"Building Intelligence; Tenement-Houses; Brooklyn, N. Y.," AABN vol. 64, no. 1221 (May 20, 1899): p. xii.

– "President St., near 7th Ave., 5 four-st’y brick flats, 22' [sic] x 77', flat roof, steam; $55,000; own., Louis Bonnert; arch., Wm. Higginson, 108 Fulton St., New York City."

President street, south side, 167.? west of Seventh avenue, five four story brick tenements, eight families each; cost $?. Louis Bonnert [sic - Bonert], owner. -Brooklyn Eagle, April 11, 1899, p. 14 ("New Buildings").

"...taking in exchange from Mr. Bonert two four story stone and brick apartment houses, recently completed by him, on President street, near Seventh avenue, each building being 30x80x100 feet, at a valuation of $25,000 each..." -Brooklyn Eagle, June 16, 1900, p. 22 ("A Big Real Estate Deal").

DOB folder for lot 33 (798 President Street) contains NB app, April 7, 1899, for 5 8-family tenements; owner, Louis Bonnert [sic], 487 4th street; architect, William Higginson, 108 Fulton st. 3 to be 27', 2 to be 30' in width.

800-806 President Street

Buildings Projected, Kings County,” RERBG v. 40, n.         1007 (July 2, 1887), p. 914:

1173- President st, s s, 92 w 7th av, four three-story brick and stone dwell’gs, 18.9x45, tin roof, iron cornice; cost, total, $45,000; H. Lansdell, 7th av and 9th st.

"Building Intelligence; Houses; Brooklyn, N. Y.," AABN vol. 22, no. 603 (Jul. 16, 1887): p. xii.

– "President St., s s, 92' w Seventh Ave., 3 four-st’y [sic - four 3-story?] and basement brick and stone dwells., tin roofs; cost, total, $45,000; owners, W. Lansdell, Seventh Ave. and Ninth St."

On President street, near Seventh avenue, Mr. H. Sandell (sic, H. S. Lansdell?) will build four three story and basement brick residences, 18.9x45, for one family each, to cost $45,000. -Brooklyn Eagle, July 02, 1887, p. 1 ("Houses - Lots").

Four new brown stone, sharp front houses stand complete directly opposite on the same block.  They have the same interior finish.  The first floor is in mahogany, the second floor in cherry, the third floor in stained wood, and the basement, with diningroom, in ash.  Owner, H. S. Lansdell.  --Brooklyn Eagle, March 24, 1889, p. 12 ("Flats and Other Houses: New Homes for the People of Brooklyn").

Earlier plan:

Buildings Projected, Kings County,” RERBG November 20, 1886, p. 1448:

1796- President st, s s, 92 w 7th av, four three-story basement and cellar brown stone dwell'gs, 18.9x45, tin roofs, iron cornices; cost, total, abt $40,000; John Cassedy, Port Richmond, S.I.; ar't, F. A. Minuth, 822 Broadway, N.Y.

Out Among the Builders – Brooklyn,” RERBG November 13, 1886, p. 1389:

F. A. Minuth has completed plans for four private dwellings, to be erected on the south side of President street, 92 feet west of Seventh avenue. They will be 18.9x45 each, three-storied, with basement and cellar, brown stone fronted, interiors, trimmed with hardwood, and done by day's work. The cost is about $40,000. John Cassidy, of Port Richmond, Staten Island, is the owner and builder.

"Building Intelligence; Houses; Brooklyn, N. Y.," AABN vol. 20, no. 571 (Dec. 4, 1886): p. xi.

– "President St., s s, 92' w Seventh Ave., 4 three-st’y basement and cellar brown-stone dwells., tin roofs; cost, total, abt. $40,000; owner, John Cassady, Port Richmond, S. I.; architect, F. A. Minuth, 822 Broadway, N. Y."

DOB folders: NB app missing.

Seventh Avenue to Eighth Avenue

North Side

823-829 President Street (NE corner Seventh Avenue)

"Building Intelligence; Brooklyn," AABN vol. 17, no. 486 (Apr. 18, 1885): p. 191.

– "Union St., s e cor. Seventh Ave., and President St., n e cor. Seventh Ave., 8 three-st’y brown-stone dwells., metal roofs; cost, each, $10,000; owner, architect and builder, Wm. Flanagan, 46 Berkeley Pl."

“Buildings Projected, Kings County,” RERBG v. 35, n. 891 (April 11, 1885), p. 414:

436- Union st, s e cor 7th av and President st, n e cor 7th av, eight (four on each street) three-story and basement brown stone dwell’gs, metal roof, wooden cornice; cost, each, $10,000; ow’r, ar’t and b’r, William Flanagan, 46 Berkeley pl.

Mr. [William] Flanagan has also just completed, on President street, corner of Seventh avenue, four houses, precisely similar to those last described, one of which has been sold to Mr. John Thompson, formerly of Dubuque, Ia., and at one time Mayor of that city, but who has recently removed to New York.  -Brooklyn Eagle, October 01, 1885, p. 2 ("New Buildings").

South Side

820 President Street (SE corner Seventh Avenue) - "The Verona"

“Buildings Projected - Kings County,” RERBG October 27, 1888, p. 1296:

2011- 7th av, s e cor President st, one six-story brick and brown stone stores and apartment houses, 38x75, gravel roof, iron cornice; cost, $50,000; ow’r and b’r, C. B. Sheldon, 158 7th av; ar’t, J. G. Glover.

"Building Intelligence; Apartment-Houses; Brooklyn, N. Y.," AABN vol. 24, no. 672 (Nov. 10, 1888): p. xiv.

– "Seventh Ave., s e cor. President St., six-st’y brick and brownstone apartment, gravel roofs; cost, $50,000; owner and builder, C. B. Sheldon; architect, J. G. Glover."

Earlier plan:

“Buildings Projected - Kings County,” RERBG October 13, 1888, p. 1241:

1855- President st, s e cor 7th av, one four-story brick and brown stone stores and tenem’ts, 38x75, iron cornices; cost, $25,000; ow’r and b’r, C. B. Sheldon, 158 7th av; ar’t, J. G. Glover.

On President street, near Seventh avenue, Mr. C. B. Sheldon will build a four story brick dwelling, with stores, 38x75, for six families, to cost $25,000. --Brooklyn Eagle, October 06, 1888, p.3 ("Wood or Brick").

At the southeast corner of Seventh avenue and President street Mr. C. B. Sheldon will build a six story brick dwelling, 38x75, for ten families and three stores, to cost $50,000.  -Brooklyn Eagle, October 27, 1888, p. 2 ("Wood or Brick").

An elegant, large apartment house is nearly complete on Seventh avenue, southeast corner of President street, extending 75 feet on Seventh avenue and 38 feet on President street.  It is six stories in height, of brown stone, rock faced on the first story and Philadelphia brick, heavily figured.  A row of bays extends to the roof on the President street side, beyond which is the main entrance in stone, beautifully carved and inscribed at the side, "The Sheldon".  The corner will contain two stores, with elevator entrance to the house in the center, on Seventh avenue.  There is also an apartment entrance on the extreme south side.  Each floor will contain two suits of four sleeping rooms, parlor, bathroom, diningroom and kitchen.  The wood is of cabinet trimming and the walls and ceilings are decorated and frescoed.  Lighted by windows, each room will have a mantel with beveled mirror, open tiled hearth, chandelier, electric service and steam heating.  There is also a private hall from servants' rooms and kitchen.  There is a drying room under the roof.  A wide stairway with posts of mahogany, carved, ascends from either entrance.  The owner is C. B. Sheldon and the architect J. G. Glover.  --Brooklyn Eagle, February 02, 1889, p. 4 ("New Flats: Increasing Demand for Apartment Houses.").

“Gossip of the Week - Brooklyn,” RERBG October 4, 1890, p. 431:

C. B. Sheldon has exchanged “The Sheldon” apartment house, 38x104, on the southeast corner of 7th avenue and President street, with the four story flat, 19.6x62x80, No. 166 7th avenue, for a stock farm of 1,700 acres in El Paso and Douglass Counties, Colorado, owned by Josiah H. Smith, and $20,000 in cash.

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822 President Street

"Buildings Projected - Kings County," RERBG vol. 44, no. 1131 (November 16, 1889): p. 1555.

- 2361 - President st, s s, 38 e 7th av, one four-story brick flat, 17.6x58.6, tin roof, wooden cornice; cost, $8,000; ow'r, ar't and b'r, C. B. Sheldon, 111 7th av.

On President street, near Seventh avenue, Mr. C. B. Sheldon will build a four story brick dwelling, 17.6x58.6, for four families, to cost $8,000. -Brooklyn Eagle, November 09, 1889, p. 1 ("A Long List").

824-826 President Street

“Buildings Projected, Brooklyn, N.Y.,” RERBG July 24, 1886, p. 965:

994- President st, s s, 56 e 7th av, two four-story and basement brick dwell'gs, 18x50, tin and tile roofs, iron cornices; cost, $10,200; A. E. Lamb and A. R. Johnson, 26 Court st; b'r, C. F. Burckett.

On the south side of President street, east of Seventh avenue, Messrs. A. E. Lamb and A. R. Johnson are about to build two brick private residences, to cost $10,200 each.  They will be 18x50, four stories and basement, with a two and a half story extension 9x7. [interior description] -Brooklyn Eagle, July 23, 1886, p. 1 ("Buildings").

8th Avenue to Prospect Park West

South Side

936-946 President Street

Buildings Projected, Kings County,” RERBG v. 37, n. 938 (March 6, 1886), p. 307:

277- President st, s s, 100 w 9th av, six three-story and         basement brick and terra cotta dwell’gs, 19x50x25, rear, flat, mansard, tin and slate roofs, galvanized iron and wooden cornices; cost, each, $15,200; Franklin P. Gordon, Jersey City, N.J.; ar’t, R. L. Daus; b’rs, not selected.