|Katie Honan/DNA Info|
An historic old house was gutted Tuesday morning by a two-alarm fire that is still under investigation, according to the fire department.
The fire was called in at 8:30 a.m., according to the FDNY. It tore through the second floor of the large green house at 90-11 56th Ave., ripping up the top floor's white mansard roof and dormer windows.
The property was sold Aug. 20 for $2 million to a company formed last October called 90-56 L&Z Realty LLC, city records show.
A filing for the LLC shows it was formed October 2014 by Kui Lin, of Sunset Park.
This is/was the Col. Bernardus Bloom farmhouse. The land was previously owned in 1700 by John Brinckerhoff. In 1742, Col. Bloom purchased it. The Suydam family owned it in 1852. Many applications for landmarking were submitted over the years, but the owners and LPC resisted and this is the end result. - QC
History and photo from NYPL.org
A recent photo before the fire can be seen on COMET's website.