South 8th Street Post Office

218 South 8th Street
Brooklyn, NY 11211
United States

Year
1898
Building type
Material
Architect
Owner name
B. Peters
83 Lee Avenue
Builder
B Gallagher & Son

40.7091593, -73.9607017

Number of Buildings
1
Dimensions
48.6x50
stories
2
cost
$10,000
Status
Remodeled
Notes

NB information per Real Estate Record. Note that address description is incorrect - actual address is 218 South 8th Street, which has since been altered. 1 Address per Brooklyn Eagle. Station W had originally been near the corner of South 5th and Bedford. Relocated in 1898 to 218 - 220 South 8th Street. Construction "commenced" by James A. Sperry (owner of the building). The building is two stories tall with a rear extension. The lot measures 50x133; the extension measures 50x64 and contains the sorting room and a waiting room for the letter carriers. The upper story is divided into offices, "two of which have already been taken by Johnson & Helmle, architects of the building." 2

Building was remodeled in the 1920s or 1930s.

  • 1Real estate record and builders' guide: v. 61, no. 1559: January 29, 1898
  • 2"Changing Post Office Site", Brooklyn Daily Eagle; May 1, 1898 (page 36).