Building of the Day: 1309 Carroll Street


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Address: 1309 Carroll Street, between Brooklyn and Kingston Avenues
Name: Private House
Neighborhood: Crown Heights South
Year Built: 1913
Architectural Style: Federal Revival
Architects: Slee and Bryson
Landmarked: No

Why chosen: Crown Heights South is a potpourri of early 20th century row house styles. One side of a block can be a long row of Federal Revivals, like this one, the other side, Renaissance Revival brownstones and limestones. In fact, that is the case on this particular block. The architects, Slee and Bryson are familiar names in early 20th century Brooklyn. They are responsible for later row houses, free-standing homes and apartment buildings in PLG, Park Slope, Crown Heights North and South, Prospect Hts, and a bit of Bed Stuy. This row, which extends almost from one corner to the other, is their take on the Federal style. It’s not a slavish copy of that style, however, the mansard slate roofs, carved stone ornament over the door, and the bay window make it an eclectic and modern mix for the 20th century.

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