Tag Archives: Architecture

Church of the Saviour

Patricia had a great post recently discussing Brooklyn architecture and architects materials among the Historical Society’s collections. Brooklyn was once characterized as “the city of homes and churches” and while Patricia’s post certainly pointed out some examples of homes and … Continue reading

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Brooklyn Architecture and Architects

As part of the CLIR team surveying the archival, manuscript, and photography collections at BHS, we’ve come across several collections that document either iconic Brooklyn architecture or local Brooklyn architects. With the recent conclusion of the 8th annual Open House … Continue reading

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To Gravesend and Back

Last week’s guest post was so well received, we thought we’d try it again this week. Today’s post is from Joseph Ditta, BHS friend, Reference Librarian at the New-York Historical Society, and born-and-bred Brooklynite. Joseph has a great new book … Continue reading

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Old Ladies and Respectable but Indigent Females

A few weeks back, we got a reference question about  the Graham Home for Old Ladies, a charitable organization long gone, but whose building still stands at 320 Washington Ave. at Dekalb in Clinton Hill. Just a few days after … Continue reading

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Font of Knowledge

I just discovered this excellent article about lettering on Brooklyn architecture by Paul Shaw on the AIGA website. BHS’s original 1881 lettering spelling out “Long Island Historical Society” is included along with dozens of other great lettering in Shaw’s article. … Continue reading

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