"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
The above describes just two buildings, but the entire blockfront from Heyward north to Rutledge Street is the same building design. 677 Bedford Avenue, the adjoining building mentioned in the article, has been altered with a contemporary brick facade. Similarly, 673 and 669 Bedford Avenue have also received the same treatment. But 665, 667, 671, 675 and 679 Bedford Avenue all remain largely intact.
- 1. "Out Among the Builders: Brooklyn", Real Estate Record & Builders’ Guide 45, no. 1153 (April 19, 1890): 566.
679 Bedford Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11211