293 State Street House

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

293 State Street

ARCHITECT: Unknown

DATE: c. 1873

STYLE: Greek Revival, Italianate

Boerum Hill Brooklyn Greek Revival Italianate

No. 293 State Street was erected as part of a row of six houses (Nos. 289- 299), by Michael Murray, a local builder who lived at 240 DeKalb Avenue. The development of Boerum Hill as an urban community began in the 1840s and continued into the 1870s. Many of the houses which remain from this period incorporated Greek Revival and Italianate elements in the row house design. These houses were built for merchants and professional people, many of whom worked in the Wall Street area or in the vicinity of the Fulton Street ferry.

The north side of State Street was largely undeveloped when Murray began erecting Nos. 289-295 in 1872 (No. 289 has been demolished). Nos. 291-299 are five, almost identical, brownstone houses built in a late version of the popular Italianate style.

*Excerpt from the Landmarks Preservation Commission designation report

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

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