The Arlington is the last and tallest of four ornate Romanesque Revival/Queen Anne style apartment buildings built on Montague Street; the others, designed by the Parfitt Bros. firm, are The Montague (105), and The Berkeley/The Grosvenor (111/115). The 10-story tower makes this one stand out.
Playwright Arthur Miller lived here, as well as artist/filmmaker Marie Menken and poet Willard Maas.
An Arlington resident – Chuck Taylor – seems to be the building’s self-appointed historian: He’s written four blog pieces about the structure. His Smoking Nun essay includes vintage photos of Montague Street when it was a trolley route, and before.
The Arlington Vital Statistics
- Location: 62 Montague Street between Hicks Street and Montague Terrace
- Year completed: 1887
- Architect: Montrose W. Morris
- Floors: 10
- Style: Romanesque Revival
- New York City Landmark: 1965
- National Register of Historic Places: 1962
The Arlington Recommended Reading
- NYC Landmarks Preservation Commission designation report (Brooklyn Heights Historic District)
- Chuck Taylor has written blog entries for Brooklyn Heights Blog (and here), The Smoking Nun, and The Brooklyn Bugle
- Brownstoner – Building of the Day blog
- Street Easy listing
- “An Architectural Guidebook to Brooklyn,” pg. 162 (in Google Books)