Wednesday, May 9, 2007
From Forgotten-NY, ca 1999: "The only property fronting on Claremont Terrace is this dilapidated house. It's got possibilities, but let's say it's a fixer-upper handyman's special for now."
"According to Bob Singleton of the Greater Astoria Historical Society, Claremont Terrace...
...was a row of houses built by Samuel Lord (of Lord & Taylor) for his daughters. The last one left (1854) built closest to the train for his least favorite. If you saw the four buildings in their heyday you would weep.
Update: 2005 found this building just about demolished."
You can say that again. At left is the property today. And here is the list of complaints that 1 Claremont Terrace has managed to rack up over time. This ECB violation was for building what is seen at left under an 'alteration' permit. Well, they did leave the enclosed porch...(seen to the left of the tree)