Constructed as the boiler house for J. Kayser & Co., manufacturer of silk goods and underwear. The building was a single story, but 85' tall. Kayser's factory was located on this block and on the block to the east. W.L. Fleisher & Co. were the engineers for the construction.1 The building has been converted to residential use, with windows introduced throughout the front facade.
Enlarged in 1928. Information from October, 2007 EAS prepared by Wall & Associates, Inc., 330 West 42nd Street.
HOPE ST, BROOKLYN. - W. A. Stoddard [sic], 31 Union sq, Manhattan, has completed plans for a 7-sty brick [sic] factory for J. Cavanagh. 616 Bedford av, to be situated on the north side of Hope st, 80 ft. east of Roebling st, Brooklyn, to cost $50,000. Slag roof, steam heat, etc. 1