Hendrix Street
North of Atlantic

Originally part of the Schenck Farm. Formerly Smith Street, changed in 1887. I'm guessing it was named after Joseph C. Hendrix. Hendrix was a trustee for the Brooklyn Bridge association, was appointed Postmaster by then Governor Cleveland, was President of the Board of Education, the Kings County Trust Co., the American Bankers Association. He failed in a run for Mayor but became a Congressman.

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EAST NEW YORK, from Highland Boulevard
Dated:1900 Maker: P. Miller Status: Own(RG)
I've gone crazy trying to pinpoint this view and I think I finally have it. I have labelled 4 points on the postcard for reference. While investigating this, Jacqui Ascenzi passed me a great story about a house in the area, circled in the Live Local image-"The first house on the corner, at the the bottom left is a "mansion" that had a "dumb waiter" that I thought that was pretty cool. My friend was so tiny she would actually ride up and down in it...what fun ! It also had a beautiful mural on the wall of the grandstaircase..."
Some historical tidbits; in the 1930 census the house was valued at $60,000 and was owned by George S. Hice, President of the Roberts Numbering Co. on Jamaica Avenue and Richmond Street.
EAST NEW YORK, from Highland Boulevard
With a little eyestrain and these 2 shots from live local, I believe the intersection is Hendrix and Jamaica. I have marked 4 references to compare with the postcard; A) the house on the left, B) the house on the right, C) the back of the house facing Arlington, and D) The First ENY Baptist Church, between Arlington and Fulton. Also note the footpath leading up to the camera at the bottom of the card, and see the Hendrix postcards below.
Jamaica and Hendrix, Circa 1910
The first image was only labeled 'Jamaica Avenue' and I finally combined a few images to identify it. The small structure on the right was a sales building for the Frank Richards Realty Co.
Hendrix Street toward Highland Park, East New York
Maker: P. Miller Dated: 1913 Status:Own(BG)
This card was postmarked 1913 and the sales office is still visible. Also note in the background the footpath that leads up the hill, and note the postcard at the top of the page.
Hendrix Street, East New York, Brooklyn
Maker: Art Post Card and Novelty Co. Dated: 1917 Status: Own(BG)
The 1917 postcard shows the sales building gone and a building consistent with the development in its place. Historical note: sent in October 1917, the sender was marveling at a 5th Ave parade of 12000 Red Cross nurses and workers. Thanks to Neil for 2006 shot taken from across Jamaica Ave. looking north.
Candy Store, 1950
From Joann Montgomery, these shots were taken in a candy store on Jamaica Avenue between Hendrix and Schenck circa 1950. Known as "Anglemeiers", we are trying to identify the correct spelling. On the left , "Mary,Alice, Mrs Anglemier,Joan,Nancy, Josephine aka ' Bunny' ". On the right, Mr and Mrs. Anglemeier.Gerry Livreri reminisces; "I had gotten very close to Mr and Mrs A when I lived there (Hendrix Street). I delivered groceries for the deli that was next door and every Saturday morning me and Billy who worked for the butcher on the other side of A's would have breakfast with Mr A first thing in the morning."
74 Hendrix Street
Joann Montgomery also sent the 1941 tax photo of 74 Hendrix and even an update shot! Her grandparents bought the house in 1943 for $3,275
Southwest corner, Hendrix and Arlington
Neil Sullivan provided both the 1939 tax photo and the 2006 update.







First ENY Baptist Church Organized 1863, Hendrix Street by Fulton Street Brooklyn NY
Dated:1910 Maker:Wm. Fick Status: Own(RG)
I have pinpointed the construction date of this church to 1867, though not completed until 1871. In the interim worshippers used the structure which became Lang's Casino which can be seen on the Schenck Ave. page. Still standing, Karen (Baney) Pineda recalls in the 1960s they used to host puppet shows there for the neighborhood.
Two other local Baptist churches spun off from this congregation. In 1887 some members splintered off and founded East End Baptist Church. Some early Cypress Hills attendees eventually founded the Euclid Ave. Baptist Church which can be seen in Zone 6. I have additional history under the 'Stories' button. The back of the postcard reads:"Dear Henry- Would you like to (be) married here- Love Dorothea". Thanks to Neil for 2006 photo.
Jack Auld supplied these church-related images. By then, First Baptist had changed its name to Christ Baptist Church. On the left, the "Gally Group" pictured with the rear of the church in the background in 1946. On the right, church members marching in an Anniversary Day parade on Arlington Avenue in 1945, just off Hendrix.
Northwest corner, Hendrix and Fulton
Neil Sullivan provided both the 1939 tax photo and the 2006 update. Looks like its getting a makeover.
Hendrix and Fulton
The Baney family operated a grocery store on the southwest corner of Hendrix and Fulton in the 1960s. Kenneth Baney was a classmate of mine at P.S. 108 and I use to walk to the store from Ashford Street to play with Kenneth in the back of the store. His younger sister Karen sent these photos from 1965. The first is a view east down the south side of Fulton. The store is on the right, and you can see how Fulton curves past Schenck. The second shot is an interior shot, with her mother and an unidentified worker behind the counter.
Hendrix Street Democratic Club
Now we are on the south side of Fulton. While researching "Murder, Inc." I discovered the building at 179 Hendrix Street served as a Democratic Clubhouse as far back as 1905 (as well as a residence.) It first served as a residence to the Van Siclen family and was located further north before being moved to this location. Mario Zambrano confirmed to me that it remained a club into the 1970s before the building was sold and now serves as a church. This 2009 image is courtesy of Google maps.
St. Malachy's Parade, 1958
This great series of shots was sent in by Mario Zambrano. Mario lived at 198 Hendrix Street, which is the house on the left hand side with the large stoop and several spectators perched at the top. Mario shared a great tidbit; his neighbor's grandfather lived on the block at 184 Hendrix as far back as 1925, and he worked for Borden's Dairy as a deliveryman with his own horse and wagon which he kept behind the house! The parade was to commemorate the groundbreaking for the new school. The view is north towards Fulton Street and we would love to hear from anyone who recognizes themselves in these shots.
St. Malachy's Parade, 1958
A second set from the parade, can anyone identify the church leaders for us? On the right, notice the J train pulling into the Van Siclen station in the background. That triple garage as well as the buildings facing Fulton Street between Van Siclen and Hendrix are all gone. Mario had a neighbor whose family had lived on the block since the 1920s. That neighbor's grandfather worked for Borden Milk as a driver and kept the horse and wagon in his backyard!
Hendrix Street, 1963 and 1958
This shot, also from Mario, was not from the parade but was taken in 1963 after a blizzard. On the right, a shot across the yard with the church in the background on the day of the parade in 1958. Thanks again to Mario for these great shots.
St. Malachys R.C. School, Atlantic Ave. and Hendrix Street
Dated:1910 Maker:Wm. Fick Status: Own (BG)

We now have a St. Malachy's page. This version of the school was built in 1883 and destroyed in a fire in 1929. Neil Sullivan provided the 2006 shot.