Ironworker’s Cottage

Ironworker’s Cottage was designated an historic site on December 12, 1999.


1238 Lincoln Avenue


  • Construction Date: circa 1825-40
  • Style: Vernacular/Worker Housing
  • Number of Stories: 1.5
  • Foundation: poured concrete, 20th Century
  • Exterior Wall Fabric: asbestos siding
  • Fenestration: Chicago; 6 / 1 wood sash
  • Roof/Chimneys: side-gabled / brick chimney on south end

Additional Architectural Description

1238 Lincoln Avenue is one and a half stories in height, side-gabled with exposed rafter ends (possibly an early twentieth-century alteration) and a brick chimney at the south end that has been inset into the eaves. An addition in the rear of the house (west elevation), probably late 19th century, has a cat slide roof.  The house has been sided with asbestos siding, and a front porch with arched spandrels, wood posts, and concrete base added (20th century). A Chicago window (circa1950) has been added at the main elevation, and the presence of 6/1 wood sash at the side elevations would indicate the replacement of original windows in the early twentieth-century.

Boundary Description and Related Structures

1238 Lincoln Avenue stands on the west side of Lincoln Avenue close to the street.


1238 Lincoln Avenue appears to be the last remaining ironworker’s cottage associated with the nearby Pompton Furnace. According to historic maps, a number of ironworker’s cottages were located along Lincoln and Van Ness Avenues during the first decades of the nineteenth centuries, but all except 1238 Lincoln Avenue have given way to later development.
Although the house has undergone alteration, most notably a late 19th century addition to the rear elevation and the addition of a modest 20th century porch, the house retains its formal integrity.