The New York Times profile by Vivian Yee on woods recovered from historical structures in the city. Here, old lumber at 443 Greenwich St. in lower Manhattan. Story link. photo: Sam Appleton, NY Times
Drawing for the Brooklyn Bridge (John Roebling) in the Egyptian revival style were an influence for the exterior of the house, without departing from a restrained interpretation of the original house design. The 1887 house was built in the building boom that followed completion of the bridge (May, 1883).