Posts Tagged ‘Sixth Avenue in Brooklyn’

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.


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!