781-783 Bushwick Avenue

781-783 Bushwick Avenue

East side of street, between Cedar and DeKalb
Block 3231, Lots 47-48

781-783 Bushwick Avenue, (2011) Credit: Kelly Autumn Carroll

Year Built: Between 1880-1889
Building Type: Detached Single-Family House
Architect: Unknown
Builder: Unknown
Original Owner: Unknown
Proposed District: N/A

History and Analysis

781 and 783 Bushwick Avenue possess original wooden cornices and sandstone lintels, some of which have been sanded down. It appears that the front porch on 783 is original, as the porch cornice is identical to the roof cornice. 781’s porch detail are indiscernable because of the heavy awning addition. It is unlikely that the stoops are original because they are brick – they originally were probably sandstone. The dates of these buildings were determined from historic maps of Brooklyn.