35-37 Jefferson Street

35-37 Jefferson Street

Between Broadway and Bushwick Avenue
Block 3160, Lot 35

37 Jefferson Street (2011). Credit: Heather Hartshorn.
35 Jefferson Street (2011). Credit: Heather Hartshorn.

Year Built: 1889
Building Type: Tenement
Architect: Unknown
Builder: Unknown
Original Owner: S.J. Burrows
Proposed District: N/A

History and Analysis

The three-story tenements at 35-37 Jefferson Street were built as a group of three buildings (the third no longer extant at 31 Jefferson Street) to house three families each. Designed for owner S.J. Burrows, each building is 20 feet wide by 45 feet deep and 35 feet high. A building with brick and bluestone walls, each structure was built on a concrete base with a blue banking stone foundation and brick basement. They were also built with a wood cornice, galvanized iron skylights, spruce floors, and a flat tin roof at a cost of $3000.[1] Although the tenement at 37 Jefferson Streeethas lost many of its original facade features and is now covered in faux siding, the front facade of 35 Jefferson Street has been even more greatly altered with an addition that projects forward to the sidewalk.