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Montrose W. Morris

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009 Renaissance Apartments 010 Alhambra Apartments  013 232 Hancock St 014 236-244 Hancock St 015 246-252 Hancock St
Montrose W. Morris, the architect of the Renaissance, was active in Brooklyn's late 1800's real estate boom. When Morris opened his office in 1883, his advertising technique was to design and build his own residence in Brooklyn and open it to the public. One of the visitors was developer Louis F. Seitz who commissioned an apartment house on property Seitz owned on Nostrand Avenue. Known as the Alhambra, the new building so pleased Seitz that he commissioned Morris to design two additional apartment houses, the Renaissance and the Imperial. These three apartment buildings were among the most prestigious and impressive multiple-family residences in Brooklyn.

An architect, died April 14, 1916, at his home in the Borough of Brooklyn, New York, aged fifty-five. He was born at Hempstead, Long Island, New York. He designed the Brevoort Savings Bank in Brooklyn and many large apartment houses and residences in that borough.