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  • Listed in the Real Estate Record as 5 stories, built at 6.1 The building was sold by Thomas to Israel Rokeach in 1913. By 1917, the building was occupied by Israel Rokeach and the Progressive Knitting Mills. In that year, a catastrophic fire occurred that nearly destroyed the building.

  • Permits filed in 1885 for a three-story building1, this building has also been attributed to Theobald Engelhardt.

    • 1. Real Estate Record & Builders' Guide, 7 March 1885.
  • New law tenement, listed in DOB records as five stories1, the high stoop and basement arrangement for the stores (resulting in six usable stories) is more a more typical form of tenements on the Lower East Side of Manhattan.

  • Constructed as the Bedford Theater by circus promoter William Washington Cole. Cole quickly renamed the theater as the Empire Theater. The cornerstone for the building was laid on 20 June 1891, in a ceremony overseen by the Brooklyn Order of Elks.1

  • The Hotel Boswyck (later Hotel Andrews) was located at the northeast corner of Bedford Avenue and South 5th Street. The building was demolished as part of the construction of the Williamsburg Bridge and the site is now occupied by a smaller building, constructed circa 1910.

     

  • "Havemeyer & Elder, the sugar refiners, contemplate building a large apartment house on the southeast corner of Quincy Street and Nostrand Avenue. The plot is 100 x 125, and was purchased from Joseph Burr last week for $22,350."1

    Building does appear to have been constructed; does not appear in 1898 Hyde atlas. Existing buildings are a series of 25'-wide structures.

  • "Charles Engert, the builder, will erect 36 two-story frame dwellings with brick basements, all improvements, 18*50 each, on Humboldt Street, both sides, between Driggs and Nassau Avenues, F. J. Berlenbach, Jr., architect."1

    Reference is to buildings on both side of the street, 637 to 663 Humboldt Street and 654 to 692 Humboldt Street.

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