Category Archives: Brooklyn

FDNY Engine 209, Brooklyn, NY

This former fire house (now owned by a private company) was built in 1965 and designed by Pedersen & Tilney. The firm was active from 1952-64 and based in New Haven, CT. They have a substantial body of work there including housing, … Continue reading

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B’nai Israel Jewish Center, Brooklyn, NYC

Quite a find in the neighborhood of East Flatbush is the former B’nai Israel Jewish Center from 1955. The building is now East Brooklyn Community High School. Although the use has changed, the original purpose is still clear especially from the … Continue reading

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Congregation Mt. Sinai Annex

The history of this building is definitely more interesting than the exterior design. This was built in the late 1960s (cornerstone 1966) for Congregation Mt. Sinai. They had purchased the former Odd Fellows Hall next door at 301-309 Schermerhorn Street … Continue reading

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141 Livingston Street, Brooklyn, NY

We are back for 2015 and kicking off with some new initiatives and new discoveries! First off we have this intriguing, but down-on-its-luck building at the corner of Livingston and Smith Streets in downtown Brooklyn. This was originally the American … Continue reading

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Salvation Army, Bedford-Stuyvesant, NYC

I came across this Salvation Army building in Brooklyn’s Bedford-Stuyvesant neighborhood recently. According to the cornerstone, it dates from 1965, but I don’t know much else. It is a multipurpose space with a utilitarian design. There is little exterior design … Continue reading

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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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