Brooklyn Landmarks- Wallabout

Wallabout

Wallabout, a neighborhood in Northwestern Brooklyn near the former Brooklyn Naval Yards, is noted for having the largest concentration of pre-Civil War frame houses in New York City. In addition to Greek and Gothic Revival wood homes with original or early porches, cornices and other details, brick and stone row houses in Italianate and Neo-Grec styles along with masonry tenements line the streets between Myrtle and Park Avenues. James Marston Fitch, founder of Columbia University’s Historic Preservation Program, described the buildings in 1973 as an “outdoor architectural museum in themselves.” The homes were built as working-class and middle-class housing, and designation of this area would complement the Fort Greene and Clinton Historic Districts to the south built primarily for more affluent households. Designated July 12, 2011

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Title: 71 Vanderbilt Avenue

Borough: Brooklyn

Historic District: Wallabout

Keywords: row house, residential, stoop, cornice

Description: Row houses on Vanderbilt Avenue

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