Archtober Building of the Day: Brooklyn Historical Society

Building of the Day at Brooklyn Historical Society marks the institution’s 150th Anniversary! Founded in 1863, the Brooklyn Historical Society’s four-story Queen Anne style building was completed in 1881 after a lively design competition. Winning architect George B. Post transformed the façade of the building with his bold extensive terra cotta ornamentation and utilized the innovative truss system to support the ceiling of the central library, which has long been revered by architectural historians. The building is one of the few examples of the 19th-century genre of a combined museum and library still in existence. The tour of this landmarked building will be co-lead by architects Robert Motzkin of Jan Hird Pokorny Associates and Martin Finio, AIA from Christoff:Finio who will discuss the extensive 1999 to 2003 restoration and the most recent renovation to transform the first floor into a more welcoming space for public forums.


Event Details:

  • When: 

    Tuesday, October 22, 2013
    12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

  • Where: 

    Brooklyn Historical Society
    128 Pierrepont Street
    Brooklyn, NY

  • More information: 

    Event website.

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