Friday, January 28, 2011

595-605 Jefferson Avenue Stuyvesant North

In 1904 Willfur Burr had architect Benjamin Driesler design these handsome six two story and basement limestone on Jefferson Ave between Lewis and Stuyvesant. Benjamin Driesler was a Bavarian, German born architect that came to the US in 1881. According to the Prospect Heights designation report his office was located at Avenue C and Flatbush Avenue later moving to Avenue F. Driesler was marketing his designs for "modest, modern, model homes" to individuals and professional builders. Driesler designed 400 homes in New York in fifteen months. Many of homes are found in Kensington, Ditmas Park and Fiske Terrace-Midwood Park to name a few. These homes in what we are calling the Stuyvesant Heights North section which is not landmarked and protected.


  1. I actually found something different at the DOB archives: architect was Axel Hedman and that Theodore Swimm commissioned them (and then somehow they ended up with Burr). Where did you find your info?

    Also, how can we connect with the Stuy North movement?

  2. Please e-mail me here or about the North you guys really need someone up there fighting for you... Last night no one from the North showed up to the CB3 landmarks meeting... The building info came from the Real Estate Record.. Hedman homes all over Brooklyn do look like these houses... I think Benjamin Driesler and Hedman might have worked together or someone copied someones plans very well... E-mail me and I will e-mail you my source...