203 7th Ave
Lewis Anderson

Originally owned by Gold, Nicoll, & Anderson, this five-story apartment building is part of a development that includes four brownstones on 3rd Street. Of these structures, only 509 3rd Street is included within the Park Slope Historic District.

With Romanesque Revival influences, the structure features light-colored brick with brownstone trim and corner quoins, and an archway at the entrance. Like many of the buildings on this stretch of 7th Avenue, the Annandale included commercial space on the first floor, with one shop on the corner of 7th and 3rd Street and another next to the main entrance. The latter was the first location of one of Park Slope’s oldest businesses, Tarzian Hardware. Opened in 1921 by the Tarzian brothers, Charlie and Marty, this store sold hardware, paint, and repaired small appliances. In 1936 it moved a few doors down to the current location at 193 7th Avenue.