Stuyvesant Avenue Homes

391-399, 402-410, 411-419 Stuyvesant Avenue 
William Debus,1910

These homes were part of the final wave of rowhouse development in Bedford-Stuyvesant.  These elegant, neo-classical structures drastically compare with their brownstone and red-brick neighbors because of their limestone cladding. This shared materiality gives the impression of a single, large unit, a common aesthetic throughout this neighborhood. The choice of limestone as a material was indicative of the amassed wealth of the middle class that resided in this neighborhood in the early twentieth century.