Historic Properties Fund

125 Vanderbilt Avenue, Wallabout Row House Façade Restoration Completed

125 Vanderbilt Avenue, Wallabout Row House Façade Restoration Completed
125 Vanderbilt Avenue, Wallabout Row House Façade Restoration Completed

2014

125 Vanderbilt Avenue is located in the New York City Wallabout Historic District, which was designated in July 2011, following its listing as a district in the National Register of Historic Places in March 2011. Wallabout is an area between the Brooklyn Navy Yard and the historic districts of Fort Greene and Clinton Hill. It is noted for its many pre-Civil War, Greek and Gothic Revival wood frame houses, as well as an eclectic array of many other styles of masonry row houses. Local residents and the Myrtle Avenue Revitalization Project campaigned hard to obtain the designations.

The building itself is an Italianate row house built in 1853 along with its twin at 123 Vanderbilt Avenue; it contains the owner’s triplex and a rental apartment on the ground floor. With a project cost of under $50,000, Cecil King Stone & Restoration performed an assortment of work, including the restoration of the stoop, fence, and gate, and cornice; the removal of aluminum panning on windows’surrounds; and the repair of the bluestone sidewalk. The project architect was gormanschweyer.