THE THEODORE ROOSEVELT
125 Eastern Parkway
This handsome six-story apartment house, 100 feet wide on Eastern Parkway, has a limestone base, with brick above. In the center bay, the limestone covers two stories, with a quartet of fluted Corinthian pilasters and a pedimented and canopied entrance. Noted residents include Brooklyn Daily Eagle cartoonist Max Fleischer, who later moved to animated films and hit it big with Betty Boop and Popeye. He and his family (including his son Richard, who would become the successful Hollywood director of ‘The Girl in the Red Velvet Swing’ and ‘Soylent Green’) moved into the Theodore Roosevelt around 1930. The building was built and named in the year in which the Theodore Roosevelt Birthplace opened to the public, amid great publicity, at 28 West 20th Street, in Manhattan.