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Address: 21 7th Avenue at Sterling Place
Name: Former Lillian Ward House
Neighborhood: Park Slope
Year Built: 1887
Architectural Style: Queen Anne/Romanesque Revival
Architect: Lawrence P. Valk
The French oriel tower is the icing on the cake for this fabulous house, which is the corner anchor for the other three adjoining houses in this group on 7th Avenue, all in amazing shape.
The way light shines through the stained and curved glass must be amazing for the occupants of the tower. There is much to see in addition, including the entryway on Sterling Place and a large parlor floor bay.
Lillian Ward was a famous singer during the latter part of the 19th century.
[Photos by Suzanne Spellen]