Middagh and Henry Streets

mid-and-hen-1905

Brooklyn Heights was the first incorporated village in the original city of Brooklyn, and thus has some of the oldest (and many of our favorite!) wood frame houses in the borough. This corner may be unrecognizable to us today, but we know it as a site that held one of our most beloved periodicals.

brooklynheights

The new condo, developed by Fortis Property Group, replaced the 1963 building that housed the Brooklyn Daily Eagle. This site has received a lot of recent press and you can read more about it on Brownstoner. Wonder if anyone knew what beautiful wooden houses used to be right there?

Historic image courtesy of Brooklyn Public Library (photo is noted as being from 1905, but the presence of late-19th century brick buildings at the far left of the current scene lead us to believe it was taken earlier).