Alhambra Apartments

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

500-518 Nostrand Avenue

ARCHITECT: Montrose W. Morris

DATE: 1889-90

STYLE: Romanesque Revival

Bedford-Stuyvesant Brooklyn Queen Anne Romanesque Revival

The Alhambra Apartments in the heart of Bedford-Stuyvesant is one of Brooklyn’s major apartment houses. Designed by Montrose W. Morris, it was built in 1889-90 by developer Louis F. Seitz and was one of a number of commissions Morris executed for Seitz, including two other exceptional apartment buildings, the Renaissance and the Imperial. Although the ground floor was converted into storefronts in 1923, the Alhambra is a distinguished design in a romantic combination of the Romanesque Revival and the Queen Anne styles.

*Excerpt from the Landmarks Preservation Commission designation report

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

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