Brooklyn, one building at a time.
Name: Row houses
Address: 363-364A 14th Street
Cross Streets: 6th and 7th avenues
Neighborhood: Park Slope
Year Built: 1886
Architectural Style: Queen Anne
Architect: Charles L. Lincoln
Other works by architect: Restrooms, potting sheds, boulder bridges and other structures in Prospect Park, as well as other projects in Brooklyn and Queens
The story: These are absolutely delightful houses. These modest Queen Anne cottages were the work of a Brooklyn architect who is little remembered today, built by a developer whose name has also disappeared. From this obscurity comes a great story.
This block of 14th Street is a great example of the middle-class building development that characterized this neighborhood during the latter part of the 19th century. Up on the hill near the park, the houses were taller, more elaborate, and more often than not designed by some of Brooklyn’s best known architects.
Here in the South Slope, this block was more the norm – smaller houses, more wood frames, and a simplicity that spoke of smaller budgets. And then you have this pair of double houses. (more…)