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Proposed Adaptive Reuse Of Crown Heights Landmark At 1375 Dean Street

Doesn’t Pass Muster With LPC

NY YIMBY | September 23, 2015

A Crown Heights landmark is still in danger of falling apart and a proposal to save it met with concern, but not approval, from the Landmarks Preservation Commission on Tuesday. The landmark in question is the George B. and Susan Elkins House at 1375 Dean Street.

George B. and Susan Elkins house landmarked --1375 Dean St.

Brooklynian | Oct 24th, 2006

House Is the Only Known Freestanding, Mid-19th Century Wooden Country House Remaining in the Northwestern Section of the Brooklyn Neighborhood The Landmarks Preservation Commission today unanimously approved the designation of the George B. and Susan Elkins House as an individual New York City landmark, preserving one of last vestiges of the suburban past in the northwestern section of Brooklyn’s Crown Heights neighborhood.

A Crown Heights North demolition, renovation and sale checklist

Brooklyn Daily Eagle | Nov 29, 2016

Gone Baby Gone. A Crown Heights North house was demolished recently in an area that has been calendared for consideration as a historic district, but not designated. It was part of the historic fabric of the neighborhood — and worth preserving.

Landmarks Preservation Commission says yes to Crown Heights 'country house' rescue plan

Brooklyn Daily Eagle | Dec 16, 2015

Finally! A historic Crown Heights house that came this close to being demolished a decade ago had its restoration plan greenlighted Tuesday by the city Landmarks Preservation Commission (LPC).

LPC Says No to Glass, Yes to Clapboard Side Extensions for Crown Heights’ Oldest Home

Brownstoner | Dec 15, 2015

In an unexpected turn of events, the Landmarks Preservation Commission has approved a new design for Crown Heights’ oldest house that will turn the freestanding building into an attached row house — but also save it.

Crown Heights' Oldest, Possibly Saddest, House Asks $1.1M

Curbed New York | Nov 8, 2013

The landmarked Susan B. Elkins House at 1375 Dean Street is the oldest house in Crown Heights, but over the years, the house has fallen into a terrible state of disrepair. It changed  hands in 2011 for a measly $194,000, and the buyer, Real Properties Group, pledged to restore the house.

Oldest House in Crown Heights North Now More Ruined and Expensive Than Ever

Brownstoner | Nov 8, 2013

The oldest house in Crown Heights North, the freestanding wood frame Susan B. Elkins house at 1375 Dean Street, built in the mid-19th century when the area was still mostly open  farmland, is back on the market. This time the ask is $1,100,000, and the building looks to be in worse condition than when it last changed hands in 2011 for $194,000, according to  PropertyShark.

Scofflaw Construction at Crown Heights Landmark

Brownstoner | Jun 29, 2011


The landmark George B. and Susan Elkins House at 1375 Dean Street, the oldest house in Crown Heights North, has seen some troubling construction activity of late, according to our own Montrose Morris

House of the Day: 1375 Dean Street

Brownstoner | Oct 30, 2007

Calling all history buffs! After narrowly escaping destruction when LPC designated it an individual landmark in record time last October, the Civil War-era woodframe house at 1375 Dean Street is in need of some serious love.

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