Between Bushwick Avenue and Broadway
Block 3387, Lot 13
|1036 Jefferson Avenue (2011) Credit: Dianne Pierce O’Brien|
Year Built: 1886-1898
Building Type: Rowhouse
Original Owner: Unknown
1036 Jefferson Avenue is a two-and-a-half story, freestanding rowhouse located between Bushwick Avenue and Broadway. It is covered in vinyl siding, has a stoop on the right side of the front facade, and has had much of its original ornament removed. Since the structure is surrounded by empty lots, it can most likely be assumed that the building was originally part of a row of speculative development rowhouses spanning Jefferson Avenue, reflecting the typical development patterns of the area between 1886 and 1898.
According to the United States Census of 1900, there was one large and one smaller family living in the rowhouse, neither with servants. Both families were renters, and almost everyone in the rowhouse and their parents were born in the United States. The family heads were a policeman and a cloth salesman.
“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 35.