Twelfth Street

Unknown

"Building Intelligence; Brooklyn," AABN vol. 14, no. 396 (Jul. 28, 1883): p. 47.

– "Twelfth St., e s, 75' s Fifth Ave., two-st’y and basement brick dwell., tin roof, iron cornice; cost, $5,700; owner, J. A. Backman, cor, Twelfth St. and Fifth Ave.; architect, Jno. Platte; builder, John Auer."

“Buildings. Projected, Brooklyn,” RERBG v. 17, n. 425 (May 6, 1876), p. 361:

Twelfth st, s s, bet. 5th and 6th avs, abt. 272.10 e.[sic] 6th av, one two-story frame building, 21x35; owner, John Muir, 23d st., bet. 4th and 5th avs.; architects and builders; Hermons & Gifford.

Fourth Avenue to Fifth Avenue

North Side

229-249 Twelfth Street

"Building Intelligence; Houses; Brooklyn, N. Y.," AABN vol. 32, no. 808 (Jun. 20, 1891): p. xvii.

– "Twelfth St., n s, 150' e Fourth Ave., 8 three-st’y brick dwells., tin roofs; cost, $4,000 each; owner, A. G. Calder, 420 Eighth St.; architect, W. H. Calder, 420 Eighth St."

"Building Intelligence; Houses; Brooklyn, N. Y.," AABN vol. 37, no. 863 (Jul. 9, 1892): p. xvi.

– "Twelfth St., n s, 80' e Fourth Ave., 3 three-st’y brick dwells., tin roofs; cost, $4,500 each; owner, A. G. Calder, 420 Eighth St.; architect, W. M. Calder, 420 Eighth St."

“Buildings Projected, Kings County,” RERBG v. 49, n. 1265 (June 11, 1892), p. 943:

1031- 12th st, n s, 80 e 4th av, three three-story brk tenem’ts, 19.4x45, tin roofs, wooden cornices; cost, $4,500 each; ow’r and c’r, A. G. Calder, 420 8th st; ar’t, W. M. Calder; m’n, not selected.

On Twelfth street, near Fourth avenue, eight three story brick dwellings, 20x45, for three families in each. A. G. Calder, owner; cost $32,000. -Brooklyn Eagle, May 16, 1891, p. 1 ("New Buildings").

Twelfth Street Reformed Church

An article about the church in the Brooklyn Eagle, April 17, 1890, p.1 ("Fed to Flames") has a history of the congregati

on and states that the cornerstone of the present building was laid on November 23, 1868.

Photo caption on BPL photograph: Caption: "The Twelfth Street Reformed Church, 12th Street between 4th and 5th Avenues. On January 28, 1850, the South Classis of Long Island granted permission for the organization of the church. It was then known as the 'North Reformed Protestant Dutch Church of Gowanus'. ..." Call no. CHUR 0221.

 

Identified on 1880 "Bromley" Brooklyn Atlas as "PRES. CH.".

257-261 Twelfth Street

These 3 houses appear on the 1880 "Bromley" Brooklyn Atlas.

263-275 Twelfth Street

“Buildings Projected - Kings County,” RERBG May 30, 1891, p. 889:

1052- 12th st, n s, 97.10 w 5th av, seven three-story brk tenem’ts, 20x45, tin roofs, wooden cornices; cost, $5,000 each; William Corrigan, 11th st and 8th av; b’rs, T. Corrigan Bros.

"Building Intelligence; Houses; Brooklyn, N. Y.," AABN vol. 32, no. 808 (Jun. 20, 1891): p. xvii.

– "Twelfth St., n s, 97' w Fifth Ave., 7 three-st’y brick dwells., tin roofs; cost, $5,000 each; owner, Wm. Corrigan, Eleventh St. and Fifth Ave."

On 12th Street, near 5th Ave., 7 3-story brick dwellings, 20x45, for 3 families in each.  William Corrigan, owner: cost $35,000.  -Brooklyn Eagle, May 30, 1891, p. 1 ("New Buildings").

277 Twelfth Street

“Buildings Projected - Kings County,” RERBG October 1, 1892, p. 429:

1727- 12st st, n s, 70 w 5th av, one one-story brk branch post-office, 27.10x100, gravel roof, wooden cornice; cost, 4,500; Thomas Bell, Parkville, L. I.; ar’t, H. McG. Davis.

South Side

226-236 Twelfth Street

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

238-240 Twelfth Street

"New Houses," BRERIP v. 1, n. 28 (June 7, 1884), p.9.

-708- 12th st, s s, 200 e [] av, three two-story and basement brick dwellings, 16.8x40 ea, flat tin roof, wooden cornices, cost $3,666 ea; owner Chas. Hagedorn, 13th st between 4th and 5th av, architect and builder Edwin C. Squance.

“Buildings Projected, Kings County,” RERBG v. 33, n. 847 (June 7, 1884), p. 638:

708- 12th st, s s, 200 e 4th av, three two-story and basement brick dwell’gs, 16.8x40, tin roofs, wooden cornices; cost, for all, $11,000; owner, Chas. Hagedorn, 13th st bet 4th and 5th avs; architect and builder, Edwin C. Squance.

242-248 Twelfth Street

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

252 Twelfth Street

“Contemplated Construction, Brooklyn, Apartments, Flats, and Tenements,” RERBG February 3, 1912, p. 244:

12th st – Shampan & Shampan, 772 Broadway, Brooklyn, are preparing plans for a 5-story apartment to be erected in the south side of 12th st, 347.10 ft east of 4th av, for the Rogers Improvement Co. of Manhattan.

“Plans Filed for New Construction Work, Brooklyn, Apartments, Flats, and Tenements,” RERBG March 9, 1912, p. 500:

12th st, s s, 347.10 e 4th av, 5-sty brick apartment house, 50x88, slag roof, 25 families; cost, $40,000; owner, Rogers Impt. Co., 107 East 81st st, New York; architects, Shampan & Shampan, 772 Broadway. Plan No. 900.

256-262 Twelfth Street

“New Buildings,” RERBG v. 55, no. 1403: February 2, 1895, p. 195.

101 - 12th st, s s, 197.10 w 5th av, four 4-sty brk dwell'gs, 25x62, tin roofs, iron cornices; cost $8,250 each; ow'r, ar't and b'r, W M Calder, 371 6th av.

"Building Intelligence; Houses; Brooklyn, N. Y.," AABN vol. 47, no. 999 (Feb. 16, 1895): p. xiv.

– "Twelfth St., s s, 197' 10½" w 5th Ave., 4 four-st’y brick dwells., 25' x 62', tin roofs; $8,250 each; own., arch. and bld., W. M. Calder, 371 Sixth Ave."

Thomas Rosencrans of 296 Seventh avenue has sold 258[?] Twelfth street, four story brick double apartment house, 25x65x100, for William M. Calder to Otto Steinweg for $12,000. -Brooklyn Eagle, February 03, 1896, p. 9 ("Real Esate Market").

264 Twelfth Street

This house appears on the 1880 "Bromley" Brooklyn Atlas.

272-274 Twelfth Street

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

274 Twelfth Street

Buildings Projected, Brooklyn, N. Y.,” RERBG March 17, 1877, p. 212:

Twelfth st, 80 from 5th av, one two-story brick dwelling, 18x40; owner, Martha Gough; architect, Wm. Norris.

Fifth Avenue to Sixth Avenue

North Side

Unknown

“New Buildings,” RERBG v. 55, no. 1414: April 20, 1895: p. 675.

521 - 12th st, n s, 123 w 6th av, two 4-sty brk apartment houses, 25x62; cost, $8,250 each; Lester & Ryerson, on premises; ar't, R Dixon; b'r, not selected.

“Projected Buildings, Borough of Brooklyn – Stables and Garages,” RERBG January 14, 1911:

12th st, n s, 122.10 e 5th av, 2-sty brick garage, 25x90, tar and gravel roof; cost, $8,400; owner, American Stamp Mfg. Co., 85 John st, N.Y.; architect, Benj F. Hudson, 319 9th st. Plan No. 62.

Most of the frame houses on this block appear on the 1880 "Bromley" Brooklyn Atlas.

307 Twelfth Street

“Contemplated Construction, Brooklyn, Apartments, Flats, and Tenements,” RERBG November 9, 1912, p. 874:

12th st – Shampan & Shampan, 772 Broadway, Brooklyn, are preparing plans for a 5-sty apartment to be erected on the north side of 12th st, 247 ft east of 5th av on plot 50x100 ft for the Seymour Rosenberg Construction Co., owners.

“Plans Filed for New Construction Work, Brooklyn, Apartments, Flats, and Tenements,” RERBG November 16, 1912, p. 930:

12th st, n s, 246.5 e 5th av, 5-sty brick tenement, 50x88, slag roof, 25 families; cost, $45,000; owner, Simon Rosenberg, 107 East 81st st, N.Y.; architect, Shampan & Shampan, 772 Broadway. Plan No. 6780.

311-313A Twelfth Street

"Building Intelligence; Brooklyn," AABN vol. 14, no. 417 (Dec. 22, 1883): p. 299.

– "Twelfth St., n s, 296' 6" e Fifth Ave., 3 two-st’y brownstone front dwells., tin or gravel roofs; cost, each, $7,000; owner, Jno. C. Bushfield, 64 Utica Ave.; architect, R. H. Heasman."

“Buildings Projected, Kings County,” RERBG v. 32, n. 822 (December 15, 1883), p. 1020:

1372- 12th st, n s, 296.5 e 5th av, three two and three story and basement brown stone dwell’gs, 16.8x45, tin or gravel roof; cost, each, $7,000; owner, John C. Bushfield, 64 Utica av; architect, R. H. Heasman; builder, not selected.

Conflicts with:

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

J Vanderwater, we are glad to see, is hard at work aiding in the improvement of one of the handsomest sections in the city. On the north side of 12th st, bet 5th and 6th aves, he is completing three very cozy 2 story and basement brown stone houses, which will be ready for occupancy about the middle of next month. They will contain improvements suitable to this style of house, including Baltimore header, range, wash-tubs, numerous closets, etc. This locality is excellent, both as regards health, convenience of access and prospective increase in value. What is most needed in this section is rapid transit.

315-321 Twelfth Street

Private communication with owner of #317 12th Street:

The house was built by one Edwin Squance (who emigrated from Wales) & sold in 1872. The house is on farmland originally owned by Cornelius Van Brunt in the C18.   A parcel that included our lot passed down to his son Adriance & then to Henry J. Clarke.  Then it bounced from Wrights to Squance, to Wrights, Bennetts, Groths, Thompsons, Olsons, Groths, Popps, Thompsons, Donnellys, McCormacks, then us.  We found 1871 coins & newspapers in the wall, & 1950s newspapers & parochial school workbooks by Joanna Popp stuffed up the chimney.

Edwin C. Squance biographical sketch here:

http://books.google.com/books?id=hNQWAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA356&lpg=PA356&dq=edwin+squance+brooklyn&source=bl&ots=ZfNgU8DFW1&sig=hdO9ViO4ehdI3jfRZhF0iO9-hL4&hl=en&sa=X&ei=ZFHBT6H_LKSI6QHD2PCpCg&sqi=2&ved=0CE0Q6AEwAw#v=onepage&q=edwin%20squance%20brooklyn&f=false

341-343 Twelfth Street

On Twelfth street, near Sixth avenue, Mr. T. S. Hasson will build two three story brick dwellings, 17x45, for three families in each, to cost $9,000. -Brooklyn Eagle, June 08, 1889, p. 1 ("Ninety-Eight"). [Width confirmed]

Possibly?:

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

1250- 12th st, s s [sic - ns], 45 e [sic - w] 6th av, two three-story brick dwell’gs, tin roofs, wooden cornices; cost, $4,500 each; ow’r and b’r, Wm. S. Hassen; ar’t, Wm. Calder; m’n, not selected.

345 Twelfth Street

“Buildings Projected - Kings County,” RERBG April 21, 1888, p. 516:

640- 12th st, n w s, 24.3 from 6th av, one three-story brick tenem’t, 20x52, tin roof, wooden cornice; cost, $3,500; John Heesch, 401 8th st; ar’t, W. H. Wirth; b’r, Heesch & Sibbert.

"Building Intelligence; Tenement-Houses; Brooklyn, N. Y.," AABN vol. 23, no. 646 (May 12, 1888): p. xviii.

– "Twelfth St., n s, 24' 3" w Sixth Ave., three-st’y brick tenement, tin roof; cost, $3,500; owner, John Heesch, 401 Eighth St.; architect, W. H. Wirth; builders, Heesch & Sibbert."

South Side

Unknown

“Current Operations,” RERBG December 17, 1910, p. 645:

12th st – American Stamp Mfg. Co., owner, 85 John st, Manhattan, will build a 2-story brick garage, 25x90, in the south side of 12th st, 176 ft. east of 5th av, South Brooklyn. Cost, $10,000. Benj. F. Hudson, architect, 319 9th st, Brooklyn.

292 Twelfth Street

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

– "Twelfth St., s s, 75' e Fifth Ave., two-st’y brown-stone dwell., tin roof; cost, $4,500; owner, Mrs. Herle, on premises, architects, Platte & Acker."

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

1205- 12th st, s s, 75 e 5th av, one two-story brown stone dwell'g, 21x36, tin roof, iron cornice; cost, $4,500; Mrs. Herle, on premises; ar'ts, Platte & Acker.

296-298 Twelfth Street

"Building Intelligence; Houses; Brooklyn, N. Y.," AABN vol. 49, no. 1031 (Sept. 28, 1895): p. xv.

– "Twelfth St., s s, 121' 4½" e 5th Ave., 2 four-st’y brick dwells., 25' x 62'; tin roofs; $16,000; own . and bld., Lester & Ryerson, 487 Sixth Ave.; arch., R. Dixon, 219 Montague St."

“New Buildings,” RERBG v. 56, n. 1434 (September 7, 1895): p. 326.

1481- 12th st, s s, 121.4 ½ e 5th av, two 4-sty brk tenem’ts, 25x62; cost, $16,000; ow’rs and b’rs, Lester & Ryerson, 487 6th av; ar’t, R Dixon.

Twelfth street, south side, 121.4 1/2 feet east of Fifth avenue, two four story brick apartment houses, eight families each, tin roof, 25x62; cost $16,000, Lester & Ryerson, owners and builders. -Brooklyn Eagle, September 10, 1895, p. 10 ("New Buildings").

 

Robert Dixon has furnished plans after which, Lester & Ryerson of 487 Sixth avenue, will on Twelfth street, east of Fifth avenue, two four story brick apartment houses, to cost $16,000. -Brooklyn Eagle, September 16, 1895, p. 11 ("Real Estate Market").

300 Twelfth Street

“Contemplated Construction, Brooklyn, Apartments, Flats, and Tenements,” RERBG May 18, 1912, p. 1061:

12th st – Shampan & Shampan, 772 Broadway, Brooklyn, have prepared plans for a 4-story brick and limestone apartment, 50x100 feet, for Seymour Rosenberg, 107 East 81st st, owner, to be erected in the south side of 12th st, 172 ft east of 5th av. Cost, $40,000.

“Plans Filed for New Construction Work, Brooklyn, Apartments, Flats, and Tenements,” RERBG June 1, 1912, p. 1194:

12th st, s s, 172.10 e 5th av, 4-sty brick tenements, 50x80, slag roof, 20 families; owner, Seymour Rosenberg Const. Co., 107 East 81st st; architects, Shampan & Shampan, 772 Broadway. Plan No. 3337.

304 Twelfth Street

This frame building appears on the 1880 "Bromley" Brooklyn Atlas.

316-322 Twelfth Street

These 4 frame houses appear on the 1880 "Bromley" Brooklyn Atlas.

330-332 Twelfth Street

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

334 Twelfth Street

"Building Intelligence; Brooklyn," AABN vol. 16, no. 467 (Dec. 6, 1884): p. 276.– "Twelfth St., s s, 80' w Sixth Ave., three-st’y brick dwell., tin roof; cost, each, $4,000; owner, Edwin C. Squance, 238 Eleventh St."

"New Houses," BRERIP v. 1, n. 52 (November 22, 1884), p. 10.

-1514- 12th st, s s, 80 ft w of 6th av, one three-story brick dwelling, 18x45, flat tin roof, wooden cornices; owner Edwin C Squance, 238 11th st; architect and builder Edwin C Squance..... 4,000

“Buildings Projected, Kings County,” RERBG v. 34, n. 871 (November 23, 1884), p. 1193:

1513- 12th st, s s, 80 w 6th av, one three-story brick dwell’g, 18x45, tin roof, wooden cornice; cost, $4,000; owner, Edwin C. Squance, 238 11th st.

Sixth Avenue to Seventh Avenue

North Side

Unknown

"Building Intelligence; Brooklyn," AABN vol. 17, no. 494 (Jun. 13, 1885): p. 287.

– "Twelfth St., n s, 190' w Seventh Ave., 3 three-st’y brick dwells., tin roofs; cost, each, $4,000; owner, A. G. Calder, 312 Twelfth st.; architect, Wm. Calder; builders, Jno Wyeth and A. G. Calder."

Buildings Projected, Kings County,” RERBG v. 35, n. 899 (June 6, 1885), p. 670:

811- 12th st, n s, 190 w 7th av, three three-story brick dwell’gs, 16.8x45, tin roofs, wooden cornices; cost, each, $4,000; A. G. Calder, 312 12th st; ar’t, Wm. M. Calder; b’rs, Jno. Wyeth and A. G. Calder.

347-361 Twelfth Street (NE corner Sixth Avenue)

“Buildings Projected - Kings County,” RERBG May 24, 1890, p. 800:

1030- 12th st, n s, 21 e 6th av, four four-story brick tenem’ts, 28x60, tin roofs, iron cornices; cost, $12,000 each; ow’r and b’r, George O. Van Orden, 418 17th st; ar’t, W. O. Tait.

1031- 12th st, n s, 133 e 6th av, one four-story brick tenem’t, 17.11 and 18.6x60, tin roof, iron cornice; cost, $10,000; ow’r, ar’t and b’r, same as last.

1032- 6th av, e s, 80 n 12th st, one four-story brick tenem’t, 20x60, tin roof, iron cornice; cost, $10,000; same as above.

1033- 6th av, n e cor 12th st, one four-story brick tenem’t, 21x80, tin roof, iron cornice; cost, $18,000; same as above.

"Building Intelligence; Apartment-Houses; Brooklyn, N. Y.," AABN vol. 28, no. 754 (Jun. 7, 1890): p. xv.

"Twelfth St., n s, 21' e Sixth Ave., 4 four-st’y brick flats, tin roofs; cost, $12,000; owner, George O. Van Orden, 418 Seventeenth St.; architect, W. O. Tait, 166 Montague St."

"Twelfth St., n s, 133' e Sixth Ave., four-st’y brick flat, tin roof; cost, $10,000; owner, George O. Van Orden, 418 Seventeenth St.; architect, W. O. Tait, 166 Montague St."

On Twelfth street, near Sixth avenue, four four story brick dwellings, 28x60, for eight families in each. George O. Van Orden, owner; cost $48,000. -Brooklyn Eagle, May 17, 1890, p. 1 ("New Buildings").  Together with:

On Twelfth street, near Sixth avenue, a four story brick dwelling, 17.11x60, for four families.  George O. Van Orden, owner; cost $10,000.

On Sixth avenue, near 12th street, a four story brick dwelling, 25x60, for three families and store...

At the northeast corner of 6th avenue and 12th street a four story brick dwelling, with store, 21x80, for six families.

363-379 Twelfth Street

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

363-369 Twelfth Street

“Buildings Projected, Brooklyn, N.Y.,” RERBG v. 20, n. 489 (July 28, 1877), p. 608:

Twelfth st, n s, 150 e 6th av, six three-story frame dwellings, 16.8x34; owner, Mary Jones, 236 11th st; architect, &c., W. Corrigan.

Twelfth st, n s, 150 e 6th av, six 3-story frame dwellings, 16.8x34. -Manufacturer & Builder, vol. 9, no 9 (Sept. 1877): p. 200 ("Building Intelligence").

385-395 Twelfth Street

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

– "Twelfth St., n s, 119' w Seventh Ave., 6 three-st’y brick and stone tenements, tin roofs; cost, each, $6,000; owner and contractor, Sampson B. Oulton, 188 Thirteenth St.; architect, W. M. Calder; mason J. Wyett."

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

1669- 12th st, n s, 119 w 7th av, six three-story brick and stone tenem’ts, 16.8x45, tin roofs, wooden cornices; cost, each, $5,000; ow’r and c’r, Sampson B. Oulton, 188 13th st; ar’t, W. M. Calder; m’n, J. Wyett.

North side of 12th St., west of 7th Ave., S. B. Oulton has completed 6 brick houses, 16.8x45 and 3 stories, for 3 families each, at a cost of $36,000. -Brooklyn Eagle, April 02, 1886, p.1 ("City Growth").

399-401 Twelfth Street

"Building Intelligence; Brooklyn," AABN vol. 15, no. 432 (Apr.=2 05, 1884): p. 167.

– "Twelfth St., n s, 40' w Seventh Ave., 2 three-st’y brick and brown-stone trimmed tenements, tin roofs; cost, each, $5,000; owner and architect, A. G. Calder, 302 Thirteenth St."

“Buildings Projected, Kings County,” RERBG v. 33, n. 836 (March 22, 1884), p. 309:

300- 12th st, n s, 40 w 7th av, two three-story brick and brown stone trimmed tenem’ts, tin roofs, wooden cornices; cost, each, $5,000; owner and architect, A. G. Calder, 312 123th st.

"New Houses," BRERIP v. 1, n. 17 (Mar. 22, 1884), p. 8.

-300- 12th st n s, 40 w, 7th ave, two three-story brick tenement, 25x50 ea, flat tin roofs wooden cornices, cost $5000 ea; owner, architect and builder A. G. Calder 312 12th st.

South Side

Unknown

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

– "Twelfth St., s s, 398' 10½" e Sixth Ave., three-st’y brick apartment-house, tin roof; cost, $5,500; owner and builder, Wm. Killey, 632 President St.; architect, W. M. Coots, 26 Court St."

"Building Intelligence; Apartment-Houses; Brooklyn, N. Y.," AABN vol. 34, no. 830 (Nov. 21, 1891): p. xv.

– "Twelfth St., s s, 322' 10½" e Sixth Ave., 3 three-st’y brick apartment-houses, tin roofs; total cost, $15,000; owner and builder, Wm. Killey, 632 President St.; architect, W. M. Coots, 26 Court St."

“Projected Buildings,” RERBG July 25, 1908, p. 96:

1478- 6th st, s s, 250 w 6th av, 4-sty brk tenement, 25x81, 8 families; cost, $10,000; Flatbush Const Co, 302 Broadway, N Y; ar'ts, Glucoft & Glucoft, 52 Graham av.

354 Twelfth Street

This frame dwelling appears on the 1880 "Bromley" Brooklyn Atlas.

364 Twelfth Street

This building appears on the 1880 "Bromley" Brooklyn Atlas.

374-376A Twelfth Street

“Buildings Projected - Kings County,” RERBG November 7, 1891, p. 600:

2017- 12th st, s s, 322.10 e 6th av, three three-story brk apartment houses, 17.8x45, tin roofs, wooden cornices; cost, total, $15,000; ow’r and b’r, William Killey, 632 President st; ar’t, W. M. Coots.

380 Twelfth Street

“Buildings Projected - Kings County,” RERBG October 31, 1891, p. 565:

1999- 12th st, s s, 398.10 e 6th av, one three-story brk apartment house, 22x48, tin roof, wooden cornice; cost, $5,500; ow’r and b’r, Wm. Killey, 632 President st; ar’t, W. M. Coots.

382-384 Twelfth Street

“Buildings Projected, Kings County, N.Y.,” RERBG v. 27, n. 690 (June 4, 1881), p. 592:

Plan 426 – Twelfth st, s s, 220.6 w 7th av, two three story brick dwell’gs, 23x27x48x54, extension 15x52, tin roof, wooden cornice; cost, total, $14,000; owner, architect and builder, J. H. O’Rourke, 78 Douglass st.

392 Twelfth Street

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

– "Twelfth St., s s, about 100' w Seventh Ave., three-st’y brick tenement, tin roof; cost, $6,100; owner, John Button, Blackrock, Conn.; architect, T. Goodwin; builder, John G. Porter."

"NEW HOUSES," BRERIP v. 1, n. 48 (October 25, 1884), p. 10.

-1403-TWELFTH st, s s 100 ft w of 7th av, one 3 story brick, flat tin roof, wooden cornices; owner John Buttin; architect T Goodwin, builder, Jno J Porter..... 6,100

“Buildings Projected, Kings County,” RERBG v. 34, n. 867 (October 25, 1884), p. 1097:

1403- 12th st, s s, 100 w 7th av, one three-story brick tenem’t, 25x50, tin roof, wooden cornice; cost, $6,100; owner, John Button, Blackrock, Conn.; architect T. Goodwin; builder, John G. Porter.

396-402 Twelfth Street (SW corner Seventh Avenue)

See Seventh Avenue listing.

Seventh Avenue to Eighth Avenue

North Side

Unknown

"Building Intelligence; Houses; Brooklyn, N. Y.," AABN vol. 28, no. 747 (Apr. 19, 1890): p. xv.

– "Twelfth St., n s, 115' 5" w Eighth Ave., 2 three-st’y frame dwells., tin roofs; total cost, $11,000; owner, Thos. Brown, 644 Tenth St.; architect, W. M. Coots, 26 Court St."

411 Twelfth Street

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

1604- 12th st, n s, 70 e 7th av, one three-story brick apartment home, 20x45, tin roof, wooden cornice; cost, $5,000; ow'r and b'r, Wm. Brown, 312 12th st; ar't, W. M. Coots.

On Twelfth street, east of Seventh avenue, Mr. William Brown is building a three story brick house, 20x45, for three families, at a cost of $5,000. -Brooklyn Eagle, October 22, 1886, p. 2 ("$154,933").

413-419 Twelfth Street

This row of 4 houses appears on the 1880 "Bromley" Brooklyn Atlas.

421-425 Twelfth Street

"Building Intelligence; Brooklyn," AABN vol. 17, no. 479 (Feb. 28, 1885): p. 107.

– "Twelfth St., n s, 155' 4" e Seventh Ave., 3 three-st’y brick dwells., tin roofs; cost, each, $4,000; owner, J. Brown, 381 Eleventh St.; architect, J. D. Reynolds; builder, W. Brown."

Buildings Projected, Kings County,” RERBG v. 35, n. 884 (February 21, 1885), p. 200:

160- 12th st, n s, 155.4 e 7th av, three three-story brick dwell’gs, 16.8x45, tin roofs, wooden cornices; cost, each, $4,000; owner, J. Brown, 381 11th st; architect, I. D. Reynolds; builder, W. Brown.

445 Twelfth Street

“Current Operations,” RERBG February 20, 1909, p. 194:

Subcontracts for warehouse - 12th st – The William Young Co., 550 West 41st st, Manhattan, general contractors for the 5-sty brick warehouse for the Ansonia Clock Co., to be built in the north side of 12th st, between 7th and 8th avs, will receive estimates on subcontracts next week. The building, 85x98 ft., will be thoroughly fireproof.

“Projected Buildings – Miscellaneous,” RERBG March 13, 1909, p. 282:

12th st, n s, 205.5 w 8th av, 5-sty brick storage warehouse, 85x96, slag roof; cost, $150,000; owner, Ansonia Clock Co., 99 John st, N.Y.; architects, Parish & Schroeder, 12 West 31st st, N.Y. Plan No. 1387.

449 Twelfth Street

"Projected Buildings," RERBG v. 71, no. 1824 (February 28, 1903): p. XI.

-253- 12th st, n s, 165.5 w 8th av, 4-sty brk stable, 40x94, gravel roof; cost, $1,000; H Cooper, 281 Bowery, N Y; ar't, G W Kenney, 377 2nd av.

"Projected Buildings," RERBG v. 65, no. 1670 (March 17, 1900): p. 492.

-283- 12th st, n s, 165.5 w 8th av, 3-sty brk tenem't, 40x51, 5 families, felt and gravel roof, galvanized iron cornice; cost, $9,000; C. Reimer, 542 11th st; b'r, P G Bolton, 250 Baltic st.

"Building Intelligence; Tenement-Houses; Brooklyn, N. Y.," AABN vol. 67, no. 1266 (Mar. 31, 1900): p. xiv.

– "Twelfth St., near 8th Ave., three-st’y brick tenement, 40' x 51', felt and gravel roof; $9,000; own., C. Reimer, 542 Eleventh St.; bld., P. G. Bolton, 259 Baltic St."

Twelfth street, north side, 165 3-12 feet west from Eighth avenue, one three story brick, 40x51, five families, felt and tar roof; cost $9,000. Charles Reimer, owner. -Brooklyn Eagle, March 15, 1900, p. 15 ("Real Estate Market").

455 Twelfth Street

"Buildings Projected - Kings County," RERBG v. 45, no. 1151 (April 5, 1890): p. 503.

-652- 12th st, n s, 115.5 w 8th av, two three-story brick dwell'gs, 25x58, tin roofs, iron cornices; total cost, $11,000; ow'r and b'r, Thomas Browne, 644 10th st; ar't, W. M. Coots.

457 Twelfth Street

This frame house appears on the 1880 "Bromley" Brooklyn Atlas.

459-461 Twelfth Street

A resident says that the 'A' on the cornice is for "Acme Adhesives" (not "Ansonia" as is frequently thought) and that the building was built in 1910.

South Side

“Buildings Projected - Kings County,” RERBG November 24, 1888, p. 1410:

2173- 12th st, s s, 197.10 w 8th av, one two-story brick shop and stable, 25x50, tin roof, wooden cornice; cost, $2,500; J. Brown, 518 10th st; ar’t, W. M. Coots; b’r, W. Brown.