25 January 2008

Ghost Windows

The south wall of the three-story brick building at the northeast corner of Henry and Fourth Place in Carroll Gardens has an interesting visage.

Apparently, at some point in the past, the owner saw fit to brick up one side door and two side windows. But he left the lintels of all three former opening extant. The effect is rather eerie, as if there might be secrets passages in the building. Particularly ghostly are the abandoned window lintels, which were quite decorative, and now look like a couple of raised architectural eyebrows.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Could bricking up the windows have been a way of reducing the tax assessment? I've heard of such things, albeit not in New York.