Between Broadway and Bushwick Avenue
Block 3150, Lot 35
|39 Melrose Street (2011). Credit: Heather Hartshorn.|
Year Built: 1882
Building Type: Tenement
Architect: George Hillenbrand
Original Owner: Leon. Eppig
Proposed District: N/A
The 3-story tenement at 39 Melrose Street was built as a stable for 30 horses in 1882 at a cost of $4000 and altered to a six family flat in 1900 with a rear extension at a cost of $300. Designed by George Hillenbrand for owner Leon. Eppig, the building was originally 32 feet wide by 100 feet deep and 32 feet high. This structure was built on a concrete base, with a bankstone and mortar foundation, hard brick basement, and bluestone walls with a brick front. It was also built with a brick cornice and peak tin roof. Although the building retains its massing, many of the original features have been lost and the brick facade has been covered in faux siding.
- ^ Buildings Folder (Block 3150 Lot 35), 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)