Good Place for a Haunting

Update, 2007.11.27: The Landmarks Preservation Commission unanimously designated this building an individual landmark at their meeting on November 20.

2274 Church Avenue, former Public School 90
2274 Church Avenue

With all the big, spooky houses around here, you'd think it would be easy to find something to contribute to the Brooklyn bloggers' Halloween haunted house meme. Here's one from me.

According to the Department of Buildings Building Information System (BIS), this magnificent ruin at the corner of Church and Bedford Avenues has a range of addresses assigned to it: 2192-2210 Bedford Avenue, and 2274-2286 Church Avenue. The nominal address for their records is 2274 Church Avenue. The earliest DOB records date back to 1903.

It's next to Erasmus Hall High School on the Bedford Avenue side. The Department of Finance classification is W-8, an educational structure. The DOB listing also notes that it's calendared for landmark status. I found it as Item #1 for a September 18 LPC meeting [PDF], which solves part of the mystery: it was a public school:
FORMER PUBLIC SCHOOL 90, 2274 Church Avenue aka 2274-2286 Church
Avenue, 2192-2210 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn.
Landmark Site: Borough of Brooklyn Tax Map Block 5103, Lot 58
I can't find anything about what happened at that meeting, or anything else about its landmark status. I can't find anything about its use as a public school. Everything here is what I found from public records. Anyone know anything more about this?

2274 Church Avenue

2274 Church Avenue

2274 Church Avenue

2274 Church Avenue

2274 Church Avenue

2274 Church Avenue

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Good Place for a Haunting Landmarked, November 27
[where: 2274 Church Avenue, Brooklyn, NY]


lisa said...

That building is so damn spooky-cool, I hope they DO save it!

Xris (Flatbush Gardener) said...

I just learned that they landmarked it!

BeautifulBella said...

This article


says that the school was built in 1878 by John Yapp Culye. It gives me the heebie-jeebies everytime I walk past it. its an eyesore!!!! They should fix up the outside at least.

Xris (Flatbush Gardener) said...

Thanks for the tip, Bella!

malpoint said...

For few years it was a Jewish girl school for around 30years I learned there and my mom also did