22 Melrose Street

22 Melrose Street

Between Broadway and Bushwick Avenue
Block 3160, Lot 15

22 Melrose Street (2011). Credit: Heather Hartshorn.

Year Built: 1885
Building Type: Tenement
Architect: Ernst Schrompf
Builder: John Schneider
Original Owner: Adam Loffler
Proposed District: N/A

History and Analysis

The three-story tenement at 22 Melrose Street was built in 1885. Designed by Ernst Schrompf and built by John Schneider for owner Adam Loffler, the building is 25 feet wide by 45 feet deep and 40 feet high. A spruce-framed building with outer walls of brick and pine siding, this structure was built on a concrete base, with a bluestone foundation. It was also built with four brick chimneys and a flat tin roof at a cost of $3400.[1] Although the structure retains its traditional massing, many of the original facade features have been lost and covered with faux siding.