63-65 South Elliott Place


59 South Elliott Place

I had every intention of doing a ForgottenTour in Fort Greene in June 2016, but a bad back got in the way and I never rescheduled it. Perhaps in 2018! Meanwhile, here’s some woodframe houses from the area. I’m thinking of acquiring the addresses of every remaining woodframe (that’s not unrecognizable under aluminum siding) in Brooklyn Heights, Fort Greene, Clinton Hill and Park Slope, and getting a photo of each since I’m such an aficionado of these.

Mixed among the brownstones in Fort Greene you will see some leftover wood frame buildings that date from the Civil War years or even earlier, such as 63 and 65 S. Elliott Place, #59, and #41.


41 South Elliott Place

#41 indeed dates back to the mid-19th Century, but it has been renovated in recent years and a porch added to “retrofit” it to look more its age. Previously it had been porch-free and covered with aluminum siding.


The very narrow #37 S. Elliott once had a twin at #39. It was constructed in 1873 and is just 13 feet wide. It too was covered under siding until recently but its board and batten exterior was discovered intact underneath.

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  1. Edward says:

    There are a number of wood frame houses on 12th, 13th and 14th Streets between 4th and Seventh Avenues in Park Slope. This was a community known as Temperanceville during the 1850s & 60s, and some of these structures likely date to that era.

  2. Anonymous says:

    More wooden houses here:


  3. EW3 says:

    The area didn’t look like that when I attended Brooklyn Tech 1966-1970 !!!

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