Between Bushwick Avenue and Broadway
Block 3387, Lot 44
|1015-1021 Hancock Street (2011) Credit: Dianne Pierce O’Brien|
Year Built: 1886-1898
Building Type: Rowhouse
Original Owner: Unknown
1021 Hancock Street is a three story, three bay, free standing rowhouse between Bushwick Avenue and Broadway. It is covered in asphalt siding, but retains its original cornice and has a stoop on the left side of the front facade, hinting that it might have originally been a Neo-Grec building.
According to the United States Census of 1900, there was one large, multi-generational family living in the rowhouse. The residents had no servants and owned the structure. The family members were born in New York and descended from Ireland. The males were dry goods clerks and accountants.
“Plate 21, Part of Ward 18: Brooklyn 1886” by E. Robinson and R.H. Pidgeon.
“Plate 40, Part of Ward 28: Brooklyn 1898-1899” by Hugo Ullitz.
United States of America, Bureau of the Census. Twelfth Census of the United States, 1900. Washington, D.C.: National Archives and Records Administration, 1900. Brooklyn Ward 28, District 519, Page 41.