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1501 Albemarle Road, a Queen Anne-style Mansion
This exuberantly decorative architecture is typical of the Victorian homes in Prospect Park South, Brooklyn.
Photo © Ellen Freudenheim
This Queen Anne-style home was built by Elmer Sperry, of Sperry-Rand fame, in 1905. It's one of the area's architectural gems. Sperry was an extremely successful and talented entrepreneur. His obituary, printed in 1930 in The New York Times, notes that Sperry drove the first American-built car through Paris, in 1896. He is buried in Brooklyn's Greenwood Cemetery.
Note the leaded windows, large porches, and the Tudor and medieval style decorative flourishes.