Tuesday, April 28, 2009

318-310 Jefferson Ave

This row of six Neo-Grec brownstones was built by the developer James Steward. The architect Isaac Reynolds designed these three story houses set above high basements to have two sided brownstone masonry bays that rise full height. The doorways have grooved pilasters surmounted by brackets.

Brooklyn Daily Eagle article from March 6, 1886

Katherine Cark (Winkler) Jefferson Ave Brooklyn around 1898

A similar group of Neo-Grec brownstones on Hancock Street between Bedford and Nostrand Avenues, outside the current Stuyvesant Heights historic district. The houses are three floors over a basement floor. Several of the houses below retain the original, heavy, Neo-Grec cast-ironwork on the stoop. Both of these blocks are well preserved and in the proposed Bedford Historic District but none of these homes are protected.

1900 census of the 100 block at Hancock Street and 300 block of Jefferson


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  6. My home at 298 Van Buren Street between Stuyvesant and Lewis is the center house of 7 built by the same developer/architectural team as the James Steward/Isaac Reynolds team sited above. Our homes, dated at 1892 are not as grand as these homes on Jefferson, but they are remarkable on their own. Thank you for putting all this rich information together.