It’s All Greek to Us

joralemon row 

NY Sun How the Row House Went Greek: Brooklyn, chartered as a city in 1834, was a beneficiary. Borough Hall (1845–48) is a temple-like building, as was a church Lafever designed on the present site of the Brooklyn Municipal Building. But the Grecian note is also evident in the row houses of Brooklyn Heights. An excellent example is the row at 29–75 Joralemon St., between Hicks and Furman Streets. Twenty-five houses step down the bluff of the Heights toward the river, creating the kind of tumbling skyline Italian hill towns are celebrated for. "Grecian" row houses, it seems, can be seen on every block on the Heights.

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  • eldy

    So glad there’s a BH blog – keep up the good work.

  • artmo

    Same here — you’ve made my bookmarked blogs, keep it up!