Demolition’s happening at the beautiful church building at 261 Skilllman Street, at Bedford. The structure sold to a developer back in 2008 for $4,100,000. Here are the plans, according to the Department of Buildings: “Interior demolition, partial demolition and build out of the uses.” According to permits filed back in 2008, 48 apartment units are proposed and the project architect is Karl Fischer. The demolition’s currently happening in the back of the building, so perhaps the front exterior will be preserved, although that’s not clear in any of the DOB records. The Bedford Stuyvesant Society for Historical Preservation expressed concern about this demolition but also isn’t sure what will happen to the front exterior. Very sad news if this ends up being a hack job and not a sensitive build out… see pictures of the backend demolition after the jump.
Bed-Stuy Church Sold to Developer [Brownstoner] GMAP
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Brooklyn, one building at a time. Name: Charles J. King Iron and Scrap, formerly Louis Bossert & Son Co. Address: 1301 Grand Street Cross Streets: Gardner Avenue and New Town Creek Neighborhood: Bushwick Year Built: Unknown Architectural Style: Eclectic factory Architect: Unknown Landmarked: No The story: Louis Bossert was a lumber man. He was one […]