Corner of Melrose Street
Block 3160, Lot 24
|592 Bushwick Avenue (2011). Credit: Heather Hartshorn.|
Year Built: between 1880 and 1886
Building Type: Tenement
Original Owner: Unknown
Proposed District: N/A
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.
Block and Lot Folders (3160-24), Brooklyn Department of Buildings.
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)