This Spanish Mission style house faces Shore Road near 92nd Street in Bay Ridge. Shore Road, which twists and turns along the ridges overlooking the Narrows, was developed early on — by the mid-19th Century — and was at first home to huge estates along the water owned by the wealthy nabobs of Kings County. By the 1930s, many of the estates had been redeveloped as multi-unit high rise housing.
This is one of the few private mansions left. Another one, at 99th Street, became Fontbonne Hall, a Catholic girls’ high school.
See the sights of Bay Ridge on an upcoming Forgotten NY tour on Saturday, August 17th, 2013.