Posts Tagged ‘Queen Anne architecture’

Park Slope’s Milton Apartments

November 12, 2008

Sandwiched between so many other restored brownstones and townhouses on Sixth Avenue between 11th and 12th Streets are the lovely Milton Apartments. Built in 1890, these two four-story buildings (numbers 489 and 491) have pretty Queen Anne–style details.

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I don’t know who Milton was, but a Brooklyn Daily Eagle article from October 1890 records this real estate transfer:

“On Sixth Avenue, near Eleventh Street, two four story brick dwellings, 20 x 60, for six families and store in each. George O. Van Orden, owner; cost $32,000.”

Wonder what those two buildings that collectively make up the Milton Apartments costs today!

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Queen Anne beauty in the South Bronx

September 5, 2008

Venture to the Mott Haven section of the borough (it’s just one 6 train stop out of Manhattan), and an architectural treasure awaits: a row of 10 narrow townhouses featuring eclectic gables, cornices, warm brick, and tall chimneys.

Built in the 1890s by developer Edward Bertine, the row—spanning 136th Street from Willis Avenue to Brown Place—is known as the Bertine Block and, since 1994, was officially dubbed the Bertine Block Historic District. 

This one, number 422, has what may be original stained glass:

Mott Haven has more to offer, such as its own historic district and some gorgeous townhouse blocks along Alexander Avenue. Check them out here.