Lipsius House

670 Bushwick Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11221
United States

Year
1889
Building type
Material
Owner name
Catherine Lipsius
Bushwick avenue and Forrest street
Builder
J. Rauth

40.6972249, -73.9321215

Number of Buildings
1
stories
3
cost
35,000

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.

Notes

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

  • 1Real estate record and builders' guide: v. 43, no. 1110: June 22, 1889 (page 898)