132 Second Place as it looked back in 2008
In early 2011, after the stoop was removed
132 Second Place just last week with new cement scratch coat on façade
Extension on back of building
Construction at 132 Second Place, between Smith and Court Streets, has been going on for such a long time now, that it seemed it would go on forever. However, after a few months of steady work, it appears that sometimes soon, this condo conversion may finally be completed.It all started in 2005, when the home was sold for $1,850,000 to Mohegan Holdings, Co. LLC.
he building languished in limbo for the next few years.
ork finally resumed. But not for long.
It wasn't until the spring of 2011 that construction seemed to finally move along.
A fifth floor was added, the rear extension was completed, and a new cement scratch coat was applied to the façade (which hopefully, will be followed by a layer of brown cement shortly.)
Unfortunately, the old brownstone lost its stoop in the process and an unsightly cinderblock fence now replaces the original iron fence.
One can't argue that the original brownstone was one of Carroll Garden's grandest homes before this 'remuddle' started. It had lost its cornice long ago, but this hundred year old building still had some wonderful detail on its façade.
What replaces it is devoid of any character or charm. How very sad.
What's your opinion?