Day 89

Another Bushwick Avenue beauty

March 28th, 2012

Around the middle of the nineteenth century, large numbers of German immigrants began settling in Bushwick. They started a flourishing brewery industry, with, by some accounts, fourteen breweries operating within fourteen blocks by the end of the century. All that beer made some men very wealthy, and the grand mansions of Bushwick Avenue (now being considered for landmark status) are a reminder of the well-to-do brewers and doctors who once called this area home.

One Comment

  1. tom says:

    those were the daze! a six pack in every school childs lunch box

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