Photo: New York Landmarks Conservancy

135 Joralemon Street, Brooklyn Heights

135 Joralemon Street, located between Henry and Clinton streets in Brooklyn Heights, dates back to 1831. Historians praise the two-and-a-half story Federal-style wood-frame house with its pitched roof, dormer windows, and 1850s cast-iron porch, as a gem of the historic neighborhood. However, preservationists have long argued that it has not been maintained as needed.

On New Year’s Eve 2004, the building was seriously damaged in a fire, and it is currently boarded up.

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