189 Montague Street, Brooklyn, NYC

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Soon to be demolished, 169 Montague Street is a through-block, nine-story commercial building. Walking down the Pierrepont Street side, passerby can see the original facade from the turn of the century which dates this building as one of the older structures remaining on the block between Court and Clinton.

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Starting in the 50s, the blocks closest to Cadman Plaza were altered to accommodate the civic center project, street widenings, and new facades. On the Montague Street side of 169, a mid-century facade was added in the late 60s. This gave the building more of a Manhattan office tower character with grey vertical lines. The base was most likely altered again in the 1980s or 90s.

Photos by Gabriella A.

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