Photo of the Week: 24 Middagh Street

[24 Middagh Street], 1922, V1974.32.72; Eugene L. Armbruster photographs and scrapbooks, ARC.022; Brooklyn Historical Society.

[24 Middagh Street], 1922, V1974.32.72; Eugene L. Armbruster photographs and scrapbooks, ARC.022; Brooklyn Historical Society.

Housing research is one of the most popular topics at Brooklyn Historical Society. Last week, a researcher visited the Othmer Library in search of information related to 24 Middagh Street, a home in the Brooklyn Heights neighborhood of Brooklyn. We uncovered some fascinating photographs and resources pertaining to this historic property, including the photo of the week depicting the southeast corner of the home in 1922. It was built sometime around 1829 and is considered the oldest home in Brooklyn Heights. Clay Lancaster, author of Old Brooklyn Heights: New York’s First Suburb, says No. 24 is, “the handsomest and best preserved example” of wood frame houses built during the 1820s in Brooklyn.

The property has gone through several owners over the years, but has remained with the same family since 1958. The home is currently up for sale and you can take a peek at the interior by looking at the listing here. If you’re interested in doing your own house research, be sure to check out our House and Building Research guide to get started.

This photograph comes from the Eugene L. Armbruster photographs and scrapbooks collection comprised of seven bound scrapbooks and roughly 4,000 photographs of Kings County (and vicinity) taken by Armbruster in the early 20th century. The scrapbooks are fully digitized and available online here.

Interested in seeing more photos from BHS’s collection? Visit our online image gallery, which includes a selection of our images. Interested in seeing even more historic Brooklyn images? Visit our Brooklyn Visual Heritage website here. To search BHS’s entire collection of images, archives, maps, and special collections visit BHS’s Othmer Library Wed-Sat, 1:00-5:00 p.m. library@brooklynhistory.org

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