Sunday, March 15, 2009

John C. Kelly House 247 Hancock St.

Often called the Queen of Hancock Street this Montrose Morris house was built in the 1880s for water meter king John C. Kelly. This Romanesque and Queen Anne design house was model after the W. H. Vanderbilt house on fifth Ave. in Manhattan. This house is not on a landmarked blocked which is full of Montrose Morris designed homes. We hope that this wonderful Brooklyn block becomes part of the Bedford Historic District.

1 comment:

  1. I used to, and still do, intentionally walk down this block just to see this house. Thanks for providing this history!