1044-1048 Jefferson Avenue
Between Bushwick Avenue and Broadway
Block 3387, Lot 17-19
|1044-1048 Jefferson Avenue (2011) Credit: Dianne Pierce O’Brien|
Year Built: 1886-1898
Building Type: Rowhouses
Original Owner: Unknown
1044-1048 Jefferson Avenue is a row of three two-and-a-half-story rowhouses with stoops on the right side of their front facades, located between Bushwick Avenue and Broadway. All are covered in vinyl siding with most front facade ornament removed. Because of the similarity of the row and the typical development patterns of the area between 1886 and 1898, one can assume that these structures were probably built concurrently as a speculative development venture.
According to the United States Census of 1900, there were multiple small families living in each rowhouse. Most were renters and none had servants. Almost all of the residents were of German or Russian descent. Most were employed in the clothing industry, with occupations such as corset fitters, dressmakers, cloth merchants, and cloth cutters.
“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 36.