Building of the Day: 19 Winthrop Street

Brooklyn, one building at a time. Name: Former Midwood Sanatorium, now CAMBA offices Address: 19 Winthrop Street Cross Streets: Flatbush and Bedford Avenues Neighborhood: Prospect Lefferts Gardens Year Built: 1928-1929 Architectural Style: Colonial Revival Architect: Philip M. Erickson Other Buildings by Architect: Mostly small projects, like garages, in Brooklyn Landmarked: No The story: The first Midwood Sanatorium was a four story wood-framed building built at this location, on Winthrop, near the corner of Flatbush Avenue. Like many small hospitals, the building was probably a private house, repurposed as a sanatorium. Period maps show the grounds of the hospital were quite large, as the buildings now on Flatbush weren’t there then. Northern Flatbush was just starting to see real urban style development, and only blocks away, the row houses of Lefferts Manor were being built. The neighborhood needed a private hospital, and Midwood opened its doors in 1907. The word “sanatorium”……


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