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GPT-011.jpg (42931 bytes) New York Architecture Images-  Greenpoint Brooklyn

The Astral Apartments

architect

Lamb & Rich.

location

184 Franklin St., bet. Java and India Sts. E side.

date

1885-1886. 

style

Apartment Building

type

Queen Anne  

 

 

images

 

Image: special thanks to Jolanta Zastocki.

notes

 Commissioned by Charles Pratt as housing for his kerosene refinery workers, by the same architects who created his Pratt Institute Main Building. This many-entried block was patterned after the Peabody Apartments in London. Alfred Tredway White had initiated such housing experiments in Brooklyn at Riverside in Brooklyn Heights and the Tower Home Apartments in Cobble Hill. Here we see patterned brickwork, rock-face brownstone arches and lintels, and structural steel storefronts with the rivets themselves as decoration.
Milton Street: This rich block between Franklin Street and Manhattan Avenue is crowned on axis by St. Anthony's Church. It sums up the finest urban values of Greenpoint, here reaching the urbane.
 

 

 

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  with thanks to "The AIA Guide to New York",