F.J. Berlenbach House

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

174 Meserole Street

ARCHITECT: F.J. Berlenbach

DATE: 1887

STYLE: Queen Anne

Brooklyn Queen Anne Williamsburg

Designated May 11, 2004

Located in the Williamsburg section of Brooklyn, the Berlenbach House is an extraordinary Queen Anne style survivor from the last decades of the nineteenth century. The three-story frame building was constructed in 1887 by local carpenter Franz J. Berlenbach, a German immigrant, from plans drawn by his son, F.J., Jr., a young architect who had recently opened a design office nearby. The house is distinguished by its densely textured carving, including an entrance hood, bands of foliate ornament, incised sun designs, and vertical and wavy half-timber forms.

*Excerpt from the Landmarks Preservation Commission designation report

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

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