A Gauntlet of Italianates From Fort Greene to Greenwood Heights to See, Starting at $1.8 Million

Mar 17, 2019 554

Let us now invite you to run a gauntlet of Brooklyn Italianates, that mid-to-late 19th century style of slightly cramped domesticity that brought ornate Italian palazzo-influenced details into residential design and construction somewhat tightened by greed and high demand.

By the late 1860s, developers increasingly tended to acquire 100-foot lots and subdivided them into five roughly 20-foot lots, rather than the previously common 25 feet, to take advantage of the growing demand from a rapidly expanding population during the start of the industrial age in the nation’s premier financial center and port — and the same thing was happening in Brooklyn.

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SOURCE: https://www.brownstoner.com

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