148 Hicks Street: Front Room For $3.50 A Week (In 1902)

Earlier this month, we shared CWB Architects’ photos of its interior reno at 146 Hicks Street, after 2011′s Hurricane Irene hurled a mature elm from Mansion House into the two adjoining townhomes at 146 & 148 Hicks Street.

Now it’s time to give a little love to the equally lovely wood clapboard residence at 148 Hicks Street. Whiling away the hours on the Brooklyn Daily Eagle’s archives, we came across a classified ad from January 23, 1902 (111 years ago to the day) advertising a “large front room, new furniture, steam heat, fine location near Brooklyn Bridge and ferries.” The price: $3.50 a week.

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  • NorthHeights

    Cool find in the archives.
    But currently 148 Hicks is a 3-unit co-op, not single-family house.

  • DIBS

    Such a beautiful house!!!