Louis F. Schillinger in the New York Times

Louis F. Schillinger, my 2nd great grandfather, was an architect in New York City during the late 1800s and early 1900s.  He designed many of the buildings and residences that make up the East New York neighborhood of Brooklyn.  I happened to “Google” his name this morning trying to find more information about him, and I came across this article written in the New York Times on 6 Sep 1987.

New York Times – “Mixing Restoration and Homesteading”

The critical paragraph that mentions my ancestor reads:

At 306 Bradford Street, a three-family brownstone sits on a block of generally well-maintained buildings all designed by Louis F. Schillinger, one of the most active architects in East New York around the turn of the century.

Here’s a picture of the row of brownstones mentioned in that paragraph:

306 Bradford

306 Bradford

I’ve emailed the New York Landmarks Conservancy, which is the organization that worked on the projects mentioned in the article.  I’m hoping they will be able to tell me more about the projects, the buildings and potentially my great-great-grandfather’s legacy as an architect.


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  1. I’m interested in this posting and other ones that you have submitted. My father-in-law is a descendant of Xaver!!

    1. Hi David!

      Which of Xaver’s children does your father-in-law descend from? I have quite a bit of information about him and his wife Maria Katarina (Mary Catherine). I even have a couple of photos of them (if you don’t have those already). I’ll send you a private email so we can chat more.


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