Why is this building significant?
As transportation improved at the end of the 19th century, Brooklyn’s Crown Heights neighborhood witnessed the widespread construction of elegant stone and brick row houses, as well as some freestanding mansions. The recent restoration of this three-story residence’s façade and ornamental details underscores how a single preservation effort can go a long way toward repairing and enhancing New York’s historic streetscapes.
What did the New York Landmarks Conservancy do?
We gave a $240,000 loan to restore the building’s original wood façade and stoop. The restoration process revealed a building full of surprises. Under the vinyl siding was not brownstone as historic images had led us to believe. Rather, it was flush wood siding with carved wood window surrounds painted to imitate brownstone.