Between Bushwick Avenue and Broadway
Block 3387, Lot 15
|1040 Jefferson Avenue (2011) Credit: Dianne Pierce O’Brien|
Year Built: 1886-1898
Building Type: Rowhouse
Original Owner: Unknown
1040 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 covered cornice, and has a stoop on the right side of the front facade. Surrounded by vacant lots, it can 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 were two large, multi-generational families living in the rowhouse, neither with servants. Most of the residents were born in New York with parents also born in the United States, while a few were of German descent. The women did not have professions listed, and the male occupations included a well driver, lead spinner, and bookkeeper. All the residents were renters.
“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, Pages 35-36.