31 January 2010

229 Dean Street in Happier Days

Came across a tax photo of old 229 Dean Street, former mystery house of Boerum Hill, now in the safe hands of a new owner. Rather looks like a lot's been lost. Cornice is gone. The cast-iron fence in front is different. Doors are different. And, of course, three holes were punched in the facade for air conditioners. Too bad that great lamppost is no longer there.


Jeff said...

due to window changes and cornice removal, the building to it's right now looks like it's been raised up higher than 229 compared to the old photo.

Blayze said...

Bits of the old fence appear to survive along the street. Nonetheless, it is a beautiful block.