A beautiful block in Clinton Hill

An old Brooklyn postcard dated August 17, 1908. “Love from cousin Emma” it reads, addressed to Miss Virginia Mollenhauer in the White Mountains of New Hampshire. The cross streets aren’t named. I hope these gorgeous homes still stand and are well cared for.

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4 Responses to “A beautiful block in Clinton Hill”

  1. Theresa Says:

    The white house in the middle is in beautiful condition, we call it the wedding-cake house. A few years ago the basement studio was for sale for around 200k, but I heard the upstairs neighbors bought it. I found this contemporary photo on flicker: http://www.flickr.com/photos/smartgrrrl/128372320/
    It looks like the house to the right lost its beautiful porch, but most of the houses on that block (between dekalb and lafayette) are in great shape.

  2. Theresa Says:

    By the way, the people in this house usually go all out on halloween:
    313 Clinton Ave.

  3. Dan cappiello Says:

    Postcard homes are all gone. Myrtle avenue is on the left end of Clinton Avenue. The Clinton hill apartment complex stands where these homes were…

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