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Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Italianate in 7th Street

421-423-425-427-429 7th St. - unprotected

Park Slope's side streets are a veritable treasure trove of 19th-century building styles. Some of our recent posts have highlighted the Italianate style, characterized by a flat front, slightly rounded door and window embrasures, and parlor windows that drop all the way to the floor. This fine row of circa-1865 brick-front Italianate houses stands in 7th Street between 6th & 7th Avenues, outside the boundaries of the Park Slope Historic District. These are among the earliest houses in Park Slope.

The houses above face a nearly identical row across the street, below:

432-430-428-426-424 7th Street - unprotected

Many of these houses retain the original Italianate ironwork on areaways and stoops:

Italianate ironwork, 7th Street - unprotected

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