196-198 Broadway Yorkton Sat, 09/17/2022 - 12:14

Pair of transitional Greek Revival/Italianate stores and residences, probably circa 1850.

St. Patrick R. C. Church, Brooklyn Yorkton Thu, 03/17/2022 - 08:50

The parish of St. Patrick was founded in the early 1840s, prior to the establishment of the Diocese of Brooklyn. The origins of the church are a bit obscure, but it appears to have been founded as a parish for Irish Catholics in East Brooklyn (now Clinton Hill/Bedford-Stuyvesant), with the first services held in private structures near Wallabout Street and Flushing Avenue. Early secondary-source references to the church call it the Wallabout Church. In 1843, Rev. Hugh Maguire was appointed as the first priest for the parish.

249-253 Hewes Street Yorkton Sat, 10/02/2021 - 20:40

One of a group of three buildings built by builder John Wilson. All three are described as "brown stone dwellings", although only basement is faced in brownstone. Real Estate Record & Builders' Guide (v. 15, no. 370, April 17, 1875), 271.