3. The Grandest Colonial Revival, 1510 Albemarle Road

Mansion on Albemarle Road in Flatbush

The Landmarks Preservation Commission called 1510 Albemarle Road “the grandest of the Colonial Revival houses in Prospect Park South.” This historic home is another John J. Petit design. Built in 1900, the home originally belonged to Maurice and Maud Minton. In 1916 it was purchased by the McAllister family, owners of one of New York Harbor’s largest tugboat companies.

The McAllister family held onto ownership of the house until the 1980s. The home’s grandeur was created using an amalgamation of elements from American Georgian, Federal, and Greek Revival styles. Dean Alvord’s own house once stood next door to this temple-fronted home.