Built for Catherine Lipsius, widow of Claus Lipsius ([ibib]856[/ibib] page#). The Claus-Lipsius Brewery, also designed by Engelhardt, was located at Forrest Street and Bushwick Avenue, with bottling facilities at Garden Street adn Bushwick Avenue. The Lipsius house is often (and incorrectly) described as the William Ulmer residence - Ulmer's residence (now demolished) was across the street at 680 Bushwick Avenue.
670 Bushwick Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11221
1411 - Bushwick av, n w cor Myrtle st, one three-story brick dwell'g, 40x39 and 41, mansard tin and slate roofs, iron cornice; cost, $35,000; Catharine Lipsius, Bushwick av and Forrest st; ar't, Th. Engelhardt; m'n, J. Rauth; c'r, not selected. 1
- 1. Real estate record and builders' guide: v. 43, no. 1110: June 22, 1889 (page 898)