39-45 Cornelia Street

39-45 Cornelia Street

Between Bushwick Avenue and Broadway
Block 3373, Lot 40-43


39-45 Cornelia Street, 2011. Credit: Ogawa, Asuka
39-45 Cornelia Street, 2011. Credit: Ogawa, Asuka

Year Built: 1888
Building Type: Tenement
Architect: David Acker & Sons
Builder: R. B. Muller
Original Owner: R. B. Muller
Proposed District: n/a

History and Analysis

39-45 Cornelia Street is a row of four two-and-a-half story tenements built for $5,000 each in 1888, designed by David Acker & Sons. The original owner and builder, R. B. Muller who resided at 37 Cornelia Street also developed 39-45 Cornelia Street in 1888, 1099-1135 Jefferson Avenue in 1889, and 1137-47 Jefferson Avenue in 1890. All structures have been highly altered; none of them retains its original brick facade and cornice, and is completely covered in vinyl siding.