The Real Deal New York

Inside a 19th-century Brooklyn brownstone

The photos of the Clinton Hill home are up for auction
November 30, 2014 04:00PM

Brooklyn brownstones are as popular as ever. But all too often, these historic homes are stripped of their period details. So here’s a look inside an archetypal fin de siècle home in Clinton Hill.

This particular home once stood at 353 Clinton Avenue in Clinton Hill and belonged to the industrialist William Henry Nichols, co-founder of G. H. Nichols and Company — a chemical company based on Newtown Creek — according to Hyperallergic.

This album of seven photos is by architectural photographer B.J. Smith from about 1876. The photos are up for auction next month at Swann Auction Galleries in New York, with a pre-sale estimate of $500–750.

Unfortunately, the home no longer stands.