592 Bushwick Avenue

592 Bushwick Avenue

Corner of Melrose Street
Block 3160, Lot 24

592 Bushwick Avenue (2011). Credit: Heather Hartshorn.

Year Built: between 1880 and 1886
Building Type: Tenement
Architect: Unknown
Builder: Unknown
Original Owner: Unknown
Proposed District: N/A

History and Analysis

This 3-story old law tenement was historically occupied by a store (first floor) and four families (two on second and two on third floor). Originally a 25′ x 56′ building on a 25′ x 105′ lot, it was built of stone and brick and was 36′ high with a a flat roof. A pre-1905 externsion measured 25′ x 35’9″, was 19′ high, made of stone and brick, and occupied as a sitting room.

Owned in 1905 by Leonard Epping Brewing Co., located at 193 Melrose St.

This brick building retains its original metal cornice and stone lintels; however, the original windows have been replaced.