Today the Landmarks Preservation Commission will vote on two historic Brooklyn firehouses: Engine Company 28 (pictured left) at 436 39th Street and Engine Company 40 (pictured right) at 1307-1309 Prospect Avenue. Engine Company 28 is a Romanesque Revival-style firehouse built in Sunset Park in 1890; Engine Company 40 was constructed in 1895 during a campaign by the Brooklyn Fire Commissioner to replace the old firehouses with more modern buildings. You can read the full LPC writeup in this earlier post. The Daily News also wrote up a story today on all five NYC firehouses up for designation. The LPC held a public hearing on both buildings this December. Stay tuned for the result of today’s vote! Update: The LPC approved all five firehouses for designation. The designations bring the total number of FDNY landmarked firehouses to 37.
Looking to Landmark Two Brooklyn Firehouses [Brownstoner]
Brooklyn, one building at a time. Name: Row houses Address: 123-127 Lefferts Place Cross Streets: Classon and Grand Avenues (corner Classon) Neighborhood: Clinton Hill Year Built: 1882 Architectural Style: Neo-Grec Architect: Amzi Hill Other work by architect: Hundreds of houses and flats buildings in Clinton Hill, Bedford Stuyvesant, Stuyvesant Heights, Crown Heights North, Park Slope, […]
This long-shuttered commercial space on the corner of Saratoga and MacDonough was being renovated when we passed by recently. Through the window at 83 Saratoga we saw a big room with a sanded wood floor and doors to two bathrooms. In 2012, a permit was filed for minor alterations to the interior. The building, located […]
This mid-19th century Italianate in Prospect Heights makes up in width (24 feet across) what it lacks in depth (40 28 feet). The double duplex is nicely renovated and has lots of cute old details, including arched entry doors, floors, marble mantels, a wood burning fireplace, tin ceilings and wedding cake plaster decorations. We’re guessing […]
We’ve featured a number of units in the old school building at 44 Cheever Place in Cobble Hill over the years and this one has to be the most tricked out of them all. The two-bedroom condo has double-height ceilings in the living room and a sleek, modern kitchen that looks like it belongs in […]
We love this five-bedroom, two-bath triplex in Park Slope, which is both beautiful and expensive. There aren’t any kitchen or bathroom photos, but the listing says it has a “well-appointed galley kitchen.” The double parlor, formal dining room and kitchen are all on the same floor. There are tons of original details, including five decorative […]