A once-elaborate brownstone at 272 Jefferson Avenue will be auctioned off by New York State Aug. 21. It’s not a foreclosure auction; rather, the property has been owned by New York State since 1971, and now they’re getting rid of it. At one point, it was operated as an alternative school by the state, but has been empty for a few years, a tipster told us. The garden floor “is pretty much an industrial kitchen,” but the parlor floor and staircase are intact and in “beautiful condition,” she said. We’re not sure who designed this house, but it is across the street from the George P. Chappell corner house at 271 Jefferson Avenue. They’re not giving it away; the minimum bid is $770,000.
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