Update: After Wall Collapse,Beautiful Old Carroll Gardens Brownstone At 241 Carroll Street Waiting For Demo
Demolition is imminent for the beautiful 4-family, 25-foot wide Brownstone, whose side wall collpased at 1:30 Am last night. Representatives from the Buildings Department, Fire Department and an ambulance are still on the scene.
Number 241 was once part of a row of brownstones between Smith and Court Streets, and was framed by two buildings. The houses closest to Smith Street were demolished a long time ago, when the subway was built and the rest was taken down to make room for Public School 58 in the late 1950's
Below are some last photos of the brownstone before it is forever gone.
Below is a photo of the houses that stood where PS 58 stands now as seen from Carroll Park in the late 1920's. Number 241 was once in the middle of that row of brownstones. (to the right)
And the same view today.
And here is a photo I took just two weeks ago of the owners' dog looking out of the window at 241 Carroll Street.
Thankfully, no one was hurt when the wall fell down.
To Howard and Sisi, I am so, so sorry and can only imagine what you are going through. How can we help you? I am sure the Carroll Gardens Community will want to do whatever we can.