Alfred Palmer was a unique individual who owned 135 Joralemon Street in Brooklyn Heights. He was by many accounts a “character” – a hoarder perhaps and someone who allowed 135 to tapdance on the edge of demolition by dereliction. After a fire nearly destroyed it, that home was rescued by contractor Howard Haimes in 2006.
A Brownstoner commenter said this last year:
Alfred Palmer was a very interesting man. He was born and lived his entire life in the Heights. He had a group of dedicated, wonderful friends who loved his company and were very much upset by his dying on May 11, 2008.
He lived an exciting, full life and did just what he pleased and was not bothered by all the silly rumors about his houses. The Heights would be a better place with more Alfred E. Palmers.
Palmer also owned the carriage house at 280 Hicks Street. It’s been unsuccessfully offered at auction a couple of times and on Tuesday (5/4), at 2pm at the Brookyn Supreme Court Building it’s up for bids again. This time the auction for the property starts at $1.8 million. An Open House for this and the other properties for the Public Auction will be held this weekend. PDF info here.
BHB’s Heather Quinlan got an exclusive sneak peek of the property yesterday and reports back with this video.