Avenue H Station House

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

802 East 16th Street

DATE: 1906

STYLE: Colonial Revival, Queen Anne

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The Avenue H station on the BMT line, originally the Brooklyn, Flatbush & Coney Island Railroad, built in 1906, is the city’s only shingled wooden cottage turned transit station house. Often compared to a country train stop, it originally served as a real estate sales office for developer Thomas Benton Ackerson to sell property in the adjacent neighborhood of Fiske Terrace, an early twentieth century example of planned suburban development. The structure, with a hipped and flared roof and wraparound porch, evokes in miniature the area’s Colonial Revival and Queen Anne houses.

*Excerpt from the Landmarks Preservation Commission designation report

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

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