Posts Tagged ‘the Alhambra’

The Dakota of Bedford-Stuyvesant

May 11, 2008

Built in 1889, the Alhambra—on Nostrand Avenue between Halsey and Macon—is a Romanesque Revival beauty: five stories, several turrets, a pointed roof, and 30 apartments (eight room each!). It was designed by Brooklyn’s own Montrose Morris, a starchitect in his day (he’s responsible for the equally stunning Renaissance Apartments and the Bedfordshire Apartments, among others).

This 1902 photo is from a Brooklyn Daily Eagle story, which reported that the building was sold to an investor for $300,000.


Here’s the Alhambra today. It’s still lovely, if a bit weathered, and it fits into a neighborhood loaded with so many other architectural gems.