Endangered Buildings Initiative

432 Clermont Ave

432 Clermont Ave
432 Clermont Ave

432 Clermont Ave, Brooklyn


This Italianate rowhouse is on the southern edge of the Fort Greene Historic District, a few doors away from Fulton Street. This building and its neighbor at 434 Clermont were built as a pair around 1857 for developer John Halsey. Its first owner was James Cole, an auctioneer.

Unfortunately, 432 Clermont has lost some of the detailing that was intact at the time of designation, and it is sealed and vacant. The Department of Buildings cited the owner for ‘Failure to maintain’ in 2002 and declared the building to be in hazardous condition.

Neighborhood: Fort Greene
Building use type: Single Family
Condition: Poor
Architect/Builder:
Year built: 1857
Style: Italianate
Predominant materials: Masonry
NYC Designation Status: Historic District
National Designation Status:
Lot width: 21
Lot depth: 100
Building width: 21
Building depth: 42
Zoning: R6

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