27 May 2012

Dennett Place, From the South

Because you can't have too many pictures of this curious, Carroll Gardens, one-block street of former workingman houses.


dmarks said...

How old are those?

Brooks of Sheffield said...

They date from the 1850s and are among the oldest structures in the area. They were built as workingman's cottages for a building project down by the Gowanus. The nature of the project is unclear. The street once had gates on either end and was locally known at Cat's Alley, because of the many cats. The origin of the name is in dispute. No one know who Dennett was, and one old map names it as Bennett Place.

Lisanne! said...

The Times did a piece on Dennett Place yesterday.