Between Bushwick Avenue and Broadway
Block 3394, Lot 39
|41-47 Weirfield Street (2011) Credit: Dianne Pierce O’Brien|
Year Built: 1888
Building Type: Tenement
Architect: H. Vollweiler
Builder: Duffy & Jackson
Original Owner: Duffy & Jackson
47 Weirfield Street is a free standing, three-and-a-half story tenement with a projecting bay extending the height of the right side of the front facade and a stoop on the right side, located between Bushwick Avenue and Broadway. It is covered in vinyl siding with most historic ornament removed. The wood framed, brick filled tenement with a tin roof was designed by H. Vollweiler. It was commissioned by Duffy and Jackson of 163 Powers Street in 1888 for $3,000 who also developed 1232-1242 Bushwick Avenue around the corner during the same year.
According to the United States Census of 1900, there were multiple, mid-sized families living in the tenement. Most were renters, none had servants. All were born in New York with parents also from New York. Occupations included a cooper, fish dealer, stenographer, and engineer.
Brooklyn Real Estate Record and Builders Guide, 1888.
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 520, Page 3.