Historic Queen Anne Home on Bushwick Avenue Will Face Wrecking Ball

The house at 1001 Bushwick Avenue in 2018. Photo by Susan De Vries

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One of Bushwick’s architectural gems will soon face the wrecking ball.

Demolition permits were spotted outside the Charles Lindemann House, located at 1001 Bushwick Avenue, a large Queen Anne home at the corner of Grove Street. Bushwick Daily was the first to report the news.

The house was featured as a Building of the Day by Brownstoner columnist Suzanne Spellen in 2010.

Permits filed in 2019 show plans for a six-story residential building with 24 apartments to be built on the property. An LLC bought the house in early March for $3.6 million.

house at 1001 bushwick avenue

The house in 2017. Photo by Susan De Vries

The building stands on what was once one of two proposed historic districts being considered by local residents for landmark status as part of the Bushwick Community Plan, a neighborhood-led action to rezone Bushwick: Bushwick Avenue between Kossuth Place and Hancock Street, including some side streets directly to the north and south, and the section of northeast Bushwick between Woodbine Street and Halsey Street, Wyckoff Avenue and Knickerbocker Avenue.

But after plans to rezone Bushwick fell apart at the beginning of this year, it is unclear where things currently stand for the historic homes in the neighborhood.

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