514 Hart Street

514 Hart Street

South side of Hart Street, between Broadway and Bushwick Avenue
Block 3225, Lot 16

514 Hart Street, (2011) Credit: Kelly A. Carroll

Year Built: Between 1899-1909
Building Type: Townhouse
Architect: Unknown
Builder: Unknown
Original Owner: Unknown
Proposed District: N/A

History and Analysis

This two and a half story, raised basement townhouse is the only one of its type on this block. It features high architectural integrity such as an original stoop, masonry and limestone cladding, projecting two-story bay windows, terra-cotta lintels, and a swag-detailed, pressed metal cornice. The only observational alteration is the raised rafters on what was originally a mansard roof, as consistent with French Second Empire. This building’s age was determined by referencing historic maps of Brooklyn.