Building of the Day: 262-270 Gates Avenue

Brooklyn, one building at a time. Name: Row houses Address: 262-270 Gates Avenue Cross Streets: Franklin and Bedford avenues Neighborhood: Bedford Stuyvesant Year Built: 1884 Architectural Style: Queen Anne Architect: Amzi Hill Other Buildings by Architect: A great many row houses, flats buildings, mansions in Bedford Stuyvesant, Stuyvesant Heights, especially, but also Crown Heights North, Clinton Hill and Park Slope Landmarked: No The story: I’ve always liked this group of houses. Back in the mid-’80s I used to take the Gates Avenue bus to work often, when I worked in Clinton Hill, and would pass these houses almost every day. The laundromat has been in No. 264 since those days. I always liked their appearance on the street, and was always intrigued by them. I wasn’t the only one; our editor Cate has always liked them as well, and took the more detailed photographs of the houses below in September….…


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