Monday, September 14, 2009
Something about this brick house with understated understated brownstone trim on Ten Broeck Street has always caught my attention.
I'm not sure why it's always been the one that stands out for me. It's not the most ornate building along that row of handsome 19th-century homes, nor is it the only one with boarded windows and look of neglect. And, so far, I haven't been able to find much about this house's history.
There's just something haunted and haunting about the place.
On a recent stroll over Ten Broeck Street, I caught an unexpected glimpse of bright sunlight shining through a gap near the padlocked door. I tried peeking through and, while I couldn't see much, I realized that this elegantly austere facade is just that...a facade. There is little or nothing behind those covered windows.
A second round of hasty research turned up a short history of the location here: