Corner of Bushwick Avenue and Hancock Street
Block 3388, Lot 1
|1209-1219 Bushwick Avenue (2011) Credit: Dianne Pierce O’Brien|
Year Built: 1923
Building Type: Apartment
Architect: Benjamin Cohn, Cohn Bros.
Original Owner: Bushwick Improvement Co. Inc.; Louis Sorkin, President
1209-1219 Bushwick Avenue is a four story apartment building on the corner of Bushwick Avenue and Hancock Street. The brick structure with a tar and gravel roof was designed by Benjamin Cohn of Cohn Brothers, and is one of the largest buildings in the area. It was commissioned by Louis Sorkin, president of the Bushwick Improvement Company, Inc. in 1923 for $160,000. The land on which 1209-1219 was constructed was one of the only remaining pieces of undeveloped property in the mostly built-up area.
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1923 New Building Permit, New York City Department of Buildings