Category Archives: Brooklyn

455 Franklin Avenue, Brooklyn, NY

This building, built between 1960 and 1964, stands out quite a bit on this corner of Brooklyn, otherwise surrounded by larger rowhouses and religious institutions. I imagine it continues to serve as a placeholder for future development. It was originally … Continue reading

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Dillon Child Study Center, St. Joseph’s College, Clinton Hill, NYC

Planned in 1966 and opened in 1970, the Dillon Child Study Center is on St. Joseph’s College campus in Clinton Hill, Brooklyn. The building is set back from Clinton Avenue behind a high, wrought-iron fence and facing a green open … Continue reading

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Lincoln Savings Bank, Gravesend, Brooklyn, NYC

This branch at Avenue X and West 2nd Street in Gravesend was built in 1965 by the Lincoln Savings Bank. It was constructed by Thompson Brinkworth Inc. and designed by Goldberg-Epstein Associates. According to Adolph Goldberg’s obituary in 1976, his … Continue reading

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Klitgord Building, NYC College of Technology, Downtown Brooklyn, NYC

This building at the corner of Jay and Tillary Streets is known as the Klitgord Building, after a former president of City Tech (as the school is informally known). It was built in 1962 and includes an auditorium, sporting and … Continue reading

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Brooklyn Heights Branch, Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn Heights, NYC

The Brooklyn Heights Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library also acts as the business library for the system. It was built on the edge of Cadman Plaza and was part of the Cadman Plaza redevelopment project. The architects were Keally … Continue reading

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Marcy Branch, Brooklyn Public Library, Bedford-Stuyvesant, NYC

This Marcy Branch on Dekalb Avenue replaced the original Victorian-era Marcy Branch in Tompkins Park just a few blocks away. It opened in 1969 and according to the Library’s website was designed by Carmine Dempster of the Department of Public … Continue reading

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356 Fulton Street, Fulton Mall, Brooklyn, NY

The final entry in our trio of banks is 356 Fulton Street directly across Red Hook Lane from One Boerum Place. It was built as the Equitable Federal Savings and Loan Association  in 1967-1968 by architects Goldberg-Epstein Associates. Goldberg designed … Continue reading

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395 Jay Street, Fulton Mall, Brooklyn, NY

This structure was originally built as a bank branch in 1954 for the Fulton Savings Bank. Fulton Savings was previously at 375 Fulton Street, which was demolished during redevelopment in the 1950s.  Few images exist of the original facade of … Continue reading

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One Boerum Place, Fulton Mall, Brooklyn, NYC

This former bank anchors one end of Fulton Mall. The building occupies a unique triangular lot created by the intersection of Boerum Place, Fulton Street and Red Hook Lane. The ground level was recently converted to retail, while the upper … Continue reading

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650 Fulton Street, Fort Greene, NYC

This building is at the intersection of Fulton Street, Lafayette Avenue and Fort Greene Place in Fort Greene, Brooklyn. It was originally built as a bank in 1959, at one point it was called Kings Lafayette Bank in the 1970s … Continue reading

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