First Street

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On First street, near Sixth avenue, Mr. S. B. Oulton will build three three story and basement brick residences, 18x45, for one family each, to cost $19,500. -Brooklyn Eagle, July 16, 1887, p. 1 ("Houses - Lots").

On First street, near Seventh avenue, six three story and basement brick dwellings, 90x47, for one family in each. John Magilligan, owner; cost $40,000. Brooklyn Eagle, April 18, 1891, p.1 ("Big Buildings").

Fourth Avenue to Fifth Avenue

North Side

279 First Street

"Building Intelligence; Houses; Brooklyn, N. Y.," AABN vol. 40, no. 906 (May 6, 1893): p. 5.

- First St., n s, 300' w Fifth Ave., four-st'y brick dwell, felt and gravel roof; cost, $7,900; owner and builder, G. R. Barteaux, 420 Fourth St.; architect, F. B. Langston, 1239 Bedford Ave.

“Buildings Projected,” RERBG v. 51, n. 1309 (April 15, 1893), p. 608:

572- 1st st, n s, 300 w 5th av, one 4-sty brk tenem’t, 31x73, gravel roof, wooden cornice; cost, $7,900; ow’r and c’r, Guildford R. Barteaux; ar’t, F. B. Langston; m’n, not selected.

281-289 First Street

“Buildings. Projected, Brooklyn,” RERBG v. 15, n. 377 (June 5, 1875), p. 402:

First st, n s, 200 w 5th av, five two-story brick dwellings, 20x40; owner, Wm. B. Cooper, Jr.

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

South Side

270-272 First Street

“Buildings Projected - Kings County,” RERBG April 18, 1891, p. 636:

694- 1st st, s s, 386 w 5th av, two four-story brk and brown stone tenem’ts, 27x65, tin roofs, iron cornices; cost, each, $8,000; F. A. Courtant, 314 12th st; ar’t, M. F. Walsh.

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

– "First St., s s, 386' w Fi fth Ave., 2 four-st’y brick flats, tin roofs; cost, $8,000 each; owner, F. A. Contant, 314 Twelfth St.; architect, M. F. Walsh, 371 Fulton St."

274 First Street

"Buildings Projected - Kings County," RERBG v. 45, no. 1144 (February 15, 1890): p. 246.

-221- 1st st, s s, 305 w 5th av, five four-story brick flats, 27x65, tin roofs, iron cornices; cost, each, $7,000; B. O'Grogan, on premises; ar't, R. Dixon.

290-296 First Street

“Buildings. Projected, Brooklyn,” RERBG v. 16, n. 394 (October 2, 1875), p. 652:

First st, s s, w 125 5th av, four two-story brown stone dwellings, 20x40; owner, E. H. Litchfield; architect, G. L. Morse; builder, Owen Nolan.

This row or a row preceding this one appears on the 1880 "Bromley" Brooklyn Atlas.

298 First Street

“Buildings Projected, Brooklyn, N.Y.,” RERBG August 29, 1886, p. 1069:

1176- 1st st, s s, 96.6 w 5th av, one four-story brown stone tenem't, 28x6x60, tin roof, wooden cornice; cost, $10,000; Hagedorn & Squance, 6th av and 11th st; ar't, F. T. Camp.

On First street, west of Fifth avenue, Messrs. Hagedon and Squance are about to build a four story brown stone front house, 28.6x80, to accomodate eight families, at a cost of $10,000.  -Brooklyn Eagle, August 19, 1886, p. 2 ("August Gains").

Fifth Avenue to Sixth Avenue

North Side

325 First Street

Apartment house, built 1926.  Architect: Abraham Farber, 1746 Pitkin Avenue, Brooklyn.  Contractor: Weblow Construction Co.  -"If Stoops Could Speak", published block history.

From DOB file (contradicts the above):

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333-341 First Street

"Buildings Projected - Kings County," RERBG vol. 44, no. 1128 (October 26, 1889): p. 1459.

- 2257 - 1st st, n s, 171 e 5th av, five two-and-a-half and basement brown stone dwell'gs, 18x45, tin roofs, iron cornices; cost, each, abt $7,500; Theodore P. Cooper, New York Hotel, New York; ar't, J. A. Smith; b'rs, W. L. Rosentree and Smith & Thompson.

On First street, near Fifth avenue, Mr. T. P. Cooper will build five two story and a half, with basement, brick dwellings, 18x45, for one family in each, to cost $37,500. -Brooklyn Eagle, October 26, 1889, p.1 ("A Larger List").

Built 1889 to 1890.  Developer: Theodorus Polhemus Cooper, New York Hotel, NYC.  Architect & builder: J. A. Smith; office: 47 Park Place, Brooklyn; home: 610 Carroll Street, Brooklyn. -"If Stoops Could Speak", published block history.

DOB file for #333:

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343-357 First Street

"Building Intelligence; Tenement-Houses; Brooklyn, N. Y.," AABN vol. 21, no. 598 (Jun. 11, 1887): p. xi.

– "First St., n s, 275' w Sixth Ave., 8 two-st’y and basement brownstone dwells., tin roofs; cost, each, $5,000; owner and mason, P. Kelly, 359 Van Brunt St.; architect, Gilvarey; contractor, not selected."

Buildings Projected, Kings County,” RERBG v. 39, n. 1001 (May 21, 1887), p. 723:

878- 1st st, n s, 275 w 6th av, eight two-story and basement brown stone dwell’gs, 18.9x45, tin roofs, wooden cornices; cost, each, $5,000; P. Kelly, 359 Van Brunt st; ar’t, H. Gilvarey; m’n, P. Kelly; c’r, not selected.

Built in 1888.  Developer and builder: Peter Kelly; office: 369 Van Brunt Street, Brooklyn; home: 357 First Street, Brooklyn.  Architect: H. Gilvarry, Broadway, NYC. -"If Stoops Could Speak", published block history.

DOB file for #357:

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359-365 First Street

“Buildings Projected - Kings County,” RERBG April 25, 1891, p. 678:

756- 1st st, n s, 275 w 6th av, nine two-and-a-half story and basement brown stone dwell’gs, 19.6x45, tin roofs, iron cornices; cost, each, $6,000; Peter Larson, on premises; ar’t, R. Dixon.

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

– "First St., n s, 275' w Sixth Ave., 4 two-and-one-half-st’y brick dwells., tin roofs; cost, $6,000 each; owner, Peter Larson, on premises; architect, Robert Dixon, 219 Montague St."

Built in 1891.  Developer & builder: Peter Larsen; office: 39 Court Street, Brooklyn; home: 420 Second Street, Brooklyn.  Architect: Robert Dixon; office: 219 Montague Street, Brooklyn; home: 350 Union Street, Brooklyn.  --"If Stoops Could Speak", published block history.

367-375 First Street

Built in 1893.  Developer & builder: George Campbell, 779 Green Avenue, Brooklyn.  Architects: Stvn & Charles Dodge, 12 Chambers Street, Brooklyn.  --"If Stoops Could Speak", published block history.

Building Intelligence; Houses; Brooklyn, N.Y., AABN vol. 40, no. 905 (April 29, 1893): p. xvii.

- First St., n s, 100' w Sixth Ave., 5 two-and-one-half-st'y brick dwells., tin roofs; total cost, $30,000; owner, Geo. W. Campbell, 779 Greene Ave.; architects, S. W. & C. J. Dodge, 325 Grand Ave.

“Buildings Projected,” RERBG v. 51, n. 1309 (April 15, 1893), p. 608:

614- 1st st, n s, 100 w 6th av, five two-and-a-half story and basement brownstone dwell’gs, 19.6 and 19.8x45; tin roofs, wooden cornices; cost, $6,000 each; George W. Campbell, 779 Greene av; ar’t, S. W. and O. J. Dodge.

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377-383 First Street

Built in 1893-94.  Developer: Peter Larsen; office: 39 Court Street, Brooklyn; home: 420 Second Street, Brooklyn.  --"If Stoops Could Speak", published block history.

1st St., 5/6, north, #377: Mr. Joseph G. Huntington [broker] has sold the four story ornamental brick flat, 20x60x100, 377 First Street, for Peter Larsen, the builder, to John McAuliffe of New-York, for $13,000. -New York Times, February 25, 1894, p. 11 ("Brooklyn Realty Matters").

"Building Intelligence; Houses; Brooklyn, N.Y.," AABN vol. 40, no. 910 (June 3, 1893): p. xvi.

- Sixth Ave., n w cor. First Ave. [sic - St.], 5 four-st'y brick dwells., tin roofs; cost, $9,000 each; owner and builder, Peter Larsen, 410 Second St.; architect, J. Roth, 352 Sixth Ave.

385 First Street (NW corner Sixth Avenue) - "Olga"

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

– "Sixth Ave., n w cor. First St., four-st’y brick dwell., tin roof; cost, $14,000; owner and builder, Peter Larson, 410 Second St.; Jacob Roth, 352 Sixth Ave."

"Building Intelligence; Houses; Brooklyn, N. Y.," AABN vol. 46, no. 990 (Dec. 15, 1894): p. xvi.

– "Sixth Ave., n w cor. First St., four-st’y brick dwell., tin roof; cost, $14,000; owner, Pal Larson, 410 Second St.; architect, Jacob Roth, 352 Sixth Ave."

“Buildings Projected,” RERBG July 1, 1893, p. 27:

1025- 6th av, n w cor 1st st, one four-story brk tenem’t, 21x96, tin roof, wooden cornice; cost, $14,000; ow’r and b’r, Peter Larsen, 410 2d st; ar’t, J. Roth.

“Buildings Projected,” RERBG v. 51, n. 1314 (May 20, 1893), p. 819:

843- 1st st, n s, 21 w 6th av, four four-story brk tenem’ts, 19.9x60, tin roofs, wooden cornices; cost, $4,000 each; ow’r and b’r, Peter Larson, 410 2nd st; ar’t, J. Roth.

844- 6th av, n w cor 1st st, one four-story brk tenem’t, 21x65, tin roof, wooden cornice; cost, $9,000; ow’r, ar’t, and b’r, same as last.

DOB file:

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South Side

316-352 First Street

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

– "First St., s s, 280' w Sixth Ave., 18 two-st’y brown-stone dwells., tin roofs, two-st’y extension; total cost, $90,000; owner, architect and contractor, Edward H. Mowbray, 115 Garfield Pl.; mason not selected."

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

119- 1st st, s s, 280 w 6th av, eighteen two-story and basement brown stone dwell’gs, 18x45, tin roofs, wooden cornices, one two-story extension; total cost, $90,000; ow’r, ar’t and c’r, Edward H. Mowbray, 115 Garfield pl; m’n, not selected.

To Ed. H. Mowbray for eighteen two story and basement brown stone dwellings, 18x45 each, on First street, near Sixth avenue; cost $90,000. -Brooklyn Eagle, January 28, 1886, p.4 ("Municipal").

On the south side of First street, west of Sixth avenue, Mr. Edward H. Mowbray is about to build a row of eighteen brown stone front single residences. They will be 18x45, with a one story extension, 7x10. The row will reach the uncommon length of 324 feet, and as all the houses will be alike a man will have to look sharp to find his own house. -Brooklyn Eagle, January 31, 1886, p. 6 ("Four Weeks Comparison").

DOB file for lot #12 (316 1st St):

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354-370 First Street

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

– "First St., s s, 100' w Sixth Ave., 10 two-st’y brown-stone dwells., tin roofs; cost, each, $4,500; owners and contractors, Conway & Mowbray, s w cor. First St. and Sixth Ave; mason, not selected."

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

435- 1st st, s s, 100 w 6th av, ten two-story and basement brown stone dwell’gs, 18x45, tin roof, wooden cornice; cost, each, $4,500; ow’rs and c’rs, Conway & Mowbray, s w cor 1st st and 6th av; m’n, not selected.

On First street, south side, just below Sixth avenue, Messrs. Conway & Mowbray are erecting a row of ten two story and high basement residences from designs by Mr. Conway, who is a practical builder.  The houses are each 18x45 and present to the street an imposing front 180 feet in length and of peculiar design, something quite different from the usual orthodox pattern of brown stone buildings.  The material is brown stone in rock faced ashlar, with Ionic columns about the doors and windows of the first story.  The second story springs or projects from the line of the floor below and form a cornice, composed of small panels, finishing with a pediment.  The general effect of the front is very pleasing, but it requires to be seen to be fully appreciated.  The internal arrangements are also good.  [extensive interior description...]  The whole ten are nearly completed, and form a fine addition to the house accomodation of that part of the city.  -Brooklyn Eagle, October 08, 1885, p. 2 ("Houses - Going Up in All Quarters").

DOB file for lot #39 (370 1st St):

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Sixth Avenue to Seventh Avenue

North Side

397 First Street

"New Buildings," RERBG v. 60, no. 1537 (August 28, 1897): p. 315.

-1382- 1st st, n s, 130 e 6th av, 4-sty brk dwell'g, 28x62, 8 families, gravel roof; cost, $12,000; Mary E Buckley, 287 10th st; ar't, W M Coots, 32 St Mark's av; b'dr, J T Buckley, 287 10th st.

First street, north side, 130 feet east of Sixth avenue, four story brick apartment house, eight families, 28x62, gravel roof; cost $12,000.  Mary E. Buckley, owner. -Brooklyn Eagle, August 27, 1897, p. 3 ("Real Estate Market").

DOB NB permit:

399 First Street

"New Buildings," RERBG v. 63, no. 1612 (February 4, 1899): p. 234.

-144- 1st st, s s, 128 e 6th av, 3-sty brk flat, 14.9x80, three families, galvanized iron cornice; cost, $4,000; Gustave A. Wahlberg, 292 Prospect pl; at't, R. H. Bryson, Glenada pl.

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

-1903- 1st st, n s, 128 e 6th av, 3-sty brk flat, 14.9x80, three families, G I cornice; cost, $4,000; W H Jackson, 315 E 28th st, N Y; ar't, C Infanger, 2590 Atlantic av; b'r, not selected.

DOB NB permit:

401-405 First Street

"Building Intelligence; Houses; Brooklyn, N. Y.," AABN vol. 22, no. 604 (Jul. 23, 1887): p. xiii.

– "First St., n s, 142' 3" e Sixth Ave., 3 three-st’y and basement brown-stone dwells., tin roofs; cost, $6,500; owner, architect and builder, S. B. Oulton, 190 Eleventh St."

Buildings Projected, Kings County,” RERBG v. 37, n. 954 (June 26, 1886), p. 849:

880- 1st st, n s, 142.3 e 6th av, three three-story         and basement brown stone dwell’gs, each 18x45, tin roofs, wooden cornices; cost, each, $6,500; Joseph A. Sykes, 377 6th av; ar’t, C. W. Jamison.

DOB file for #401 contains 2 NB permits for 3 houses:

  1. 1886 permit listing owner Jamison, architect Sykes (see #407-411 below)
  2. 1887 permit listing S.B. Oulton as owner, architect, and builder.

Houses are identical to 407-411.  Oulton bought lots and plans and refiled for himself?

1886 permit:

1887 permit:

Buildings Projected, Kings County,” RERBG v. 40, n.         1009 (July 16, 1887), p. 974:

1278- 1st st, n s, 142.3 e 6th av, three three-story and basement brown stone dwell’gs, 18x45, tin roofs, iron         cornices; cost, $6,500; ow’r, ar’t and b’r, S. B. Oulton, 19? 11th st.        

407-411 First Street

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

121- 1st st, Nos. 407, 409 & 411, n s, 146 e 6th av, three three-story and basement brown stone dwell’gs, 18x45, tin roofs, wooden cornices; cost, each, $6,500; ow’rs, ar’ts and         c’rs, C. W. Jamison and J. A. Sykes, 377 6th av; m’ns, Buchanan & Riley.

To Jamieson & Sykes for three three story brown stone dwellings, 18x45 each, at 407, 409, 411 First street, near Sixth avenue; cost $19,500. -Brooklyn Eagle, January 28, 1886, p. 4 ("Municipal").

Mr. C. W. Jamison and J. A. Sykes are about to build three brick brown stone front private residences, 18x45, three story and basement. [Extensive exterior and interior description...] -Brooklyn Eagle, February 07, 1886, p. 6 ("The Work of Building").

At 407 to 411 First street, east of Sixth avenue, Messrs. C. W. Jamieson and J. A. Sykes have completed three brick private residences, 18x45, three stories and basement, at a cost of $19,500. -Brooklyn Eagle, May 14, 1886, p. 1 ("Buildings").

DOB file for #407 contains NB permit for 3 houses:

413-423A First Street

This row of 7 houses appears on the 1880 "Bromley" Brooklyn Atlas.  Matching houses through the block in Garfield Place.

425-435 First Street

"Building Intelligence; Houses; Brooklyn, N. Y.," AABN vol. 36, no. 861 (Jun. 25, 1892): p. xviii.

– "First St., n s, 212' w Seventh Ave., 6 three-st’y brick dwells., tin and slate roofs; cost, $6,000 each; owner and builder, James Mills, 1026 Bedford Ave.; architect, F. B. Langston, 1239 Bedford Ave."

“Buildings Projected, Kings County,” RERBG v. 49, n. 1264 (June 4, 1892), p. 908:

1000- 1st st, n s, 212 w 7th av, six three-story and basement brk and brownstone dwell’gs, 16.8x45, tin, slate, and mansard roofs and iron cornices; cost, each, $6,000; ow’r and c’r, James Mills, 1026 Bedford av; ar’t, F. B. Langston.

Earlier unexecuted plan:

"Building Intelligence; Houses; Brooklyn, N. Y.," AABN vol. 36, no. 860 (Jun. 18, 1892): p. xx.

– "First St., n s, 212' 10" w Seventh Ave., 3 four-st’y brick dwells., gravel roofs; cost, $18,000 each; owner and builder, J. Mills, 1183 Fulton St.; architects, Langston & Dahlander, 1239 Bedford Ave."

“Buildings Projected – Kings County,” RERBG v.49, n.1261 (May 14, 1892), p.794:

834- 1st st, n s, 212.10 w 7th av, three four-story brk tenem’ts, 30x72, gravel roofs, iron cornices; total cost, each, $18,000; ow’r and c’r, J. Mills, 1183 Fulton st; ar’ts, Langston and Dahlander.

437-443 First Street

"Building Intelligence; Houses; Brooklyn, N. Y.," AABN vol. 58, no. 1141 (Nov. 6, 1897): p. xvii.

– "First St., n s, 100' w 7th Ave., 4 four-st’y brick dwells, 27' x 64'; total cost, $38,000; own., Kelty Bros., 186 Garfield Pl.; arch., George W. Bush."

North side of First street, 100 feet west of Seventh avenue, four four story brick, 27 1/2 x 64, eight families, gravel roof. Kelly Bros., owners; cost $38,000. -Brooklyn Eagle, October 23, 1897, p. 8 ("Real Estate Market").

445 First Street

“Buildings Projected - Kings County,” RERBG October 4, 1890, p. 450:

1971- 1st st, n s, 80 w 7th av, one four-story brk and brown stone flat, 20x52, tin roof and iron cornice; cost, $6,500; ow’r and ar’t, Albert E. White, 79 ½ 3d st; m’n, J. Wyeth; c’r not selected.

"Building Intelligence; Apartment-Houses; Brooklyn, N. Y.," AABN vol. 30, no. 775 (Nov. 1, 1890): p. 4.

– "First St., n s, 80' w Seventh Ave., four-st’y brick flat, tin roof; cost, $6,500; owner and architect, Albert E. White, 79 ½ Third St."

#445 cited (traded) in NY Times, June 8, 1894, p. 12 ("Brooklyn Realty Matters").

DOB file contains NB permit for one building:

South Side

390-394 First Street

"New Buildings," RERBG v. 63, no. 1623 (April 22, 1899): p. 755.

-646- 1st st, s s, 90 e 6th av, three 4-sty brk flats, 27x68, 8 families, gravel roof, steam heat, galvanized iron cornices; total cost, $30,000; ow'rs, ar'ts and b'rs, Kelly Bros., 443 1st st.

First street, south side, 90 feet east of Sixth avenue, three four story brick, 27x68, eight families each, gravel and tin roof; cost $30,000.  Kelly Bros., owners. -Brooklyn Eagle, April 19, 1899, p. 12 ("Real Estate Market").

DOB file for 390 First Street contains NB permit for 3 buildings:

396-398 First Street

DOB folder for #396 contains front elevation for both buildings.  Folder indicates NB permit (missing) was issued in 1899.

Demolished for P.S. 321:

“Buildings Projected - Kings County,” RERBG June 14, 1890, p. 907:

1225- 1st st, s s, 100 w 7th av, four two-and-a-half story and basement brick and brown stone dwell’gs, 20x45, mansard tin roofs and iron cornices; total cost, $20,000; John Kolle, on premises; ar’t, R. Dixon.

Seventh Avenue to Eighth Avenue

North Side

455-459 First Street (NE corner Seventh Avenue)

Buildings Projected, Kings County,” RERBG v. 35, n. 898 (May 30, 1885), p. 638:

765- First st, n e cor 7th av, six three-story and basement brown stone dwell’gs, 16.1x44, tin roofs, wooden cornices; cost, each, $8,000; ow’rs, &c., Martin & Lee, 440 Clermont av.

On the  north corner of Seventh avenue and First street Messrs. Martin & Lee have completed three brown stone front private residences, 16x44, three stories and basement, at a cost of $24,000.  -Brooklyn Eagle, April 02, 1886, p.1 ("City Growth").

"Alterations," RERBG v. 71, no. 1828 (March 28, 1903): p. 640.

-390- 7th av, n e cor 1st st, 1 and 2-sty brk extensions, 16.10x10 and 32.6x34.2; cost, $9,000; H Galitzka, 457 1st st; ar'ts, Parfitt Bros, 26 Court st.

See also Designation Report for the 1973 Park Slope Historic District.