Category Archives: Brooklyn

Second District Dental Society, Brooklyn, NYC

Located on a block of brownstones, the Second District Dental Society is a modest structure that fits in well with its neighbors. The building includes 5,000 square feet of space including an auditorium, dental office, laboratory, and administrative offices. The Society … Continue reading

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Firehouse-Engine Company 214

Firehouse Engine Company 214 is one of the many mid-century fire companies built throughout the city. Here on a residential street in Bedford-Stuyvesant, it most likely replaced an older firehouse or residential property. It was built in 1958 and is … Continue reading

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Jewish Center of Hyde Park, Brooklyn, NYC

This modest building is nowhere near Hyde Park, New York and it’s totally unclear where the name came from, although there are various stories. Instead of Hyde Park, it’s on a quiet residential block of East Flatbush.  The main building … Continue reading

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Salem Missionary Baptist Church, Brooklyn, NYC

The Salem Missionary Baptist Church is a popular venue on Sundays with people coming and going and numerous ushers waiting to greeting you at the entrance. The congregation takes wonderful care of the mid-century structure. What is even more interesting … Continue reading

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Glenwood Jewish Center, Brooklyn, NYC

The Glenwood Jewish Center exists in a neighborhood largely devoid of a Jewish population today. The original building from 1953 is an extremely plain, utilitarian design of brick and today houses a church. The neighboring addition however is both striking … Continue reading

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189 Montague Street, Brooklyn, NYC

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 … Continue reading

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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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