Between Bushwick Avenue and Broadway
Block 3170, Lot 34, 35, 36, 37
|19-25 Troutman Street (2011). Credit: Heather Hartshorn.|
Year Built: 1885
Building Type: Rowhouses and Tenement
Architect: Frank Holmberg
Builder: John Reuger and Ernst Werch
Original Owner: Johann Lange
Proposed District: N/A
The three-story tenement at 25 Troutman Street was built along with the three family dwellings at 19-23 Troutman Street in 1885. Designed by Frank Holmberg and built by John Reuger (carpenter) and Ernst Werch (mason) for owner Johann Lange, the pine- and spruce-framed buildings with outer walls of pale brick and pine sheathing were built on a concrete base, with a brick foundation. It was also built with four brick chimneys and a flat tin roof at a cost of $5400 (cost only for 25 Troutman Street).
The original facade of these buildings has been greatly altered, including the application of a vinyl siding that mimics brick and the boarding up of windows. However, several original characteristics remain, including the wood cornice which spans all four buildings, the stoops of 19-23 Troutman Street, and the metal on the storefront of 25 Troutman Street.
Buildings Folder (Block 3170 Lot 34-37), Department of Buildings, Brooklyn, NY.
G.W. Bromley & Co., Atlas of the Entire City of Brooklyn, Complete in One Volume. Plate 29: Part of Wards 18, 21, 23 & 25. City of Brooklyn. (1880)
Robinson, Robinson’s Atlas of the City of Brooklyn, New York. Plate 18: Part of Wards 18 & 21. Brooklyn, N.Y. (1886)