Bay Ridge Conservancy sounds the alarm about Victorian house demolition threat
Fourth Avenue property was the Masonic Club, then a nursery school
The wrecking ball is headed for a beloved Bay Ridge Victorian house where a nursery school was located.
A grassroots preservation group wants to save vacant 7604 Fourth Ave., which was the Masonic Club before it became Grace Nursery School in the mid-1990s.
Bay Ridge Conservancy President Victoria Hofmo said the situation is dire for residents of the grand Victorian house’s block – for a reason beyond the threatened loss of a piece of Bay Ridge’s architectural and cultural history.
Next to the turreted wood-frame home there’s an enormous, boarded-up piece of land where a developer demolished Waldeck Funeral Home more than a decade ago.