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St. Patrick R. C. Church, Brooklyn

The parish of St. Patrick was founded in the early 1840s, prior to the establishment of the Diocese of Brooklyn. The origins of the church are a bit obscure, but it appears to have been founded as a parish for Irish Catholics in East Brooklyn (now Clinton Hill/Bedford-Stuyvesant), with the first services held in private structures near Wallabout Street and Flushing Avenue. Early secondary-source references to the church call it the Wallabout Church. In 1843, Rev. Hugh Maguire was appointed as the first priest for the parish.

249-253 Hewes Street

One of a group of three buildings built by builder John Wilson. All three are described as "brown stone dwellings", although only basement is faced in brownstone. Real Estate Record & Builders' Guide (v. 15, no. 370, April 17, 1875), 271.

679 Bedford Avenue

"Th. Engelhardt is preparing plans for a four-story brick (stone front) store and flat, 22x90, to be erected on the northeast corner of Bedford avenue and Hayward [sic, Heyward] street, and a similar private flat, 28x65, adjoining, for Jacob Bossert, to cost $30,000..."1

339 Vernon Avenue

One of a row of eight buildings (337 through 351 Vernon Avenue) designed by Englehardt for Hallheimer in 1888 (note that Real Estate Record describes this as eight buildings, but eight were constructed; the eighth building (337 Vernon at the corner of Lewis) was demolished between 1940 and 1980.
Pacific Beef Co. Yorkton Mon, 09/05/2016 - 00:38

Constructed for the Hammond Beef Company of Fort Greene1 , the richly-decorated (and heavily-eroded) brownstone decoration includes a steer's head in the keystone of main arch. This building was one of many along North 6th Street that formed the nucleus of Williamsburg's meat packing district from the late-19th century forward.