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Address: 1001 Bushwick Avenue, corner of Grove Street
Name: Charles Lindemann House
Year Built: 1890
Architectural Style: Queen Anne
This large Queen Anne house was built for Charles Lindemann, a wealthy member of Bushwick’s large German community. I could not find out if he was a brewer, like many of the other members of Bushwick’s elite, or in some other business.
He was an officer in Brooklyn’s German Republican Club, as far back as 1878. The house was recently restored, and is in much better shape than before, although I have to quibble that the stucco was overlaid over the original brick and stone with a heavy hand, obscuring some of the original details.
Still, the overall beauty of the house is still intact, the turret and porch, and other architectural features still magnificent, and all around, a great job preserving one of the best mansions on this mansion laden stretch of Bushwick. I wonder what the inside looks like…
[Photos by Suzanne Spellen]