Brooklyn Landmarks-Vinegar Hill Historic District

Vinegar Hill Historic District

The Vinegar Hill Historic District is characterized by rows of early and mid-nineteenth century houses, a mid-nineteenth century firehouse and an early twentieth century industrial building. Many of the houses were built between 1801 and the 1830s. In the late 19th century Vinegar Hill was a dense residential and industrial neighborhood with a large Irish population and became known as “Irishtown”. The neighborhood has gone through many changes the area expanded in 1903 after the building of the Manhattan Bridge, houses were razed in the 1920s and 1930s for industrial facilities, parking lots and warehouses, a pattern which continued after World War II. What remains today is an interesting mix of buildings that directly represents the neighborhoods genesis. Designated January 14,1997

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Title: North Side of Albemarle TerraceBorough: Brooklyn

Historic District: Albemarle Kenmore Terrace

Keywords: Residential, row house, brick, bay window, dormer

Description: Front view of two row houses

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