Brooklyn Lost Buildings 17x22" Art Print by Raymond Biesinger

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Handmade item


Epson Ultrachrome K3 ink, Epson Ultra Premium Matte paper


Height: 22 Inches; Width: 17 Inches

This is a 17-point chart showing Brooklyn buildings of architectural, cultural, or social importance, all of which were bulldozed or burned out of existence between 1936 and 2017. It was impossible to include every building I would've liked, but here's what it does include: names, facades, years standing, and dozens of hours of research and illustration. 

Printed in an open edition via Epson Stylus Pro 3880 at 17x22" on Epson Ultra Premium 192 GSM Enhanced Matte paper. Dimensions include a 0.5" margin. Signed and dated on reverse. This print is archival.

Included in the image: 

1. Joe's Restaurant (1909-1959, part of a local chain that spent fifty years at 330 Fulton Street in Brooklyn Heights, demolished for the Fulton Street courthouse expansion)

2. Brooklyn Heights Library (1962-2017, featured entrance-side reliefs by Clemente Spampinato representing literature, crafts, science, knowledge, art, industry, and business)

3. Half Moon Hotel (1927-1995, a Coney Island landmark hotel designed to compete with Atlantic City's attractions, spent much of its later life as a hospital)

4. Prospect Plaza (1974-2014, previously of the Brownsville section of Brooklyn)

5. Pier 1 (1956-2008, epicentre of Brooklyn's old industrial waterfront, currently Brooklyn Bridge Park)

6. Our Lady of Loreto Church (1908-2017, a beloved Ocean Hill church, demolished for social housing)

7. Slave Theater (1914-2016, an important black cultural landmark at 1215 Fulton Street, known as “the Regent” for most of its life)

8. Brooklyn Eagle Building (1892-1955, downtown headquarters of the now-defunct Brooklyn Daily Eagle newspaper)

9. Ebbets Field (1913-1960, home of the Brooklyn Dodgers from 1913 to 1957, stood at 55 Sullivan Place)

10. Tillary House (1813-1936, previously on the edge of Brooklyn Bridge Plaza)

11. Luna Park (1903-1944, one of the Coney Island “big three” amusement parks along with Steeplechase Park and Dreamland)

12. Thomas Jefferson Association Building (1890-1960, a Richardson Romanesque tower built for the Democratic party and designed by Brooklyn-based architect Frank Freeman)

13. Fox Theater (1928-1970, a centrepiece of downtown Brooklyn described as “opulent”, demolished for the current Con Edison building)

14. Kent Street Power Plant (1905-2009, a nine-storey power generating station at 500 Kent Ave., powered Brooklyn's trains and streetcars for almost a century)

15. Brooklyn Savings Bank (1894-1964, "the first and foremost example of neoclassic architecture in Brooklyn Heights” by Frank Freeman, often described as his finest work)

16. the Fuller Pavillion (1974-2016, a Long Island Colege Hospital structure formerly on the corner of Atlantic Ave. and Hicks Streets)

17. Flatbush District No. 1 School (1878-2016, constructed when Flatbush was its own independent village, stood at the corner of Church and Bedford Avenues)