17 Menahan Street

17 Menahan Street

Between Bushwick Avenue & Evergreen Avenue
Block 3304, Lot 19

17 Menahan St (2011). Credit: Sarah Rosenblatt

Year Built: 1886-1899
Building Type: apartment
Architect: Unknown
Builder: Unknown
Original Owner: Unknown
Proposed District: Bushwick Avenue Historic District

History and Analysis

In 1920, the Brooklyn Corset Factory occupied the building, possibly owned/run by John Menahan, for whom the street was later renamed. In 1927, the manufacturing switched to furniture making. There was evidence of lofts in 1932, but in 1946, the building was once again light manufacturing, making sweaters- the occupying company was Fit Knitwear.[1]

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