The Brooklyn Carnegie Libraries:Flatbush Branch-Photos


22 Linden Boulevard

Brooklyn, NY 11226

Block: 5086          Lot: 15

Year(s) built: 1905

Year opened: 1905

Architect(s): R.L. Daus, renovated by Jack C. Street and John R. Petter

Builder(s): John Thatcher & Son

Status:  Library, no designation

The Carnegie Library Flatbush Branch opened on October 7, 1905, in the Classical Revival style. It was altered in 1937 with the use of WPA funds.

The original two-story, three-bay Classical Revival library was completely altered to the WPA Moderne style in 1937 with flanking one-story wings added.  The building is light brick with stone trim and features a one-story projecting entrance.  Ornamental details in the window spandrel and door trim all express the simple, flat design of the Moderne style.  The building underwent more rehabilitations and repairs in 1953, 1957, 1966-69 and 1978.

1905 elements remain including round plaster columns and balcony above the first floor, wooden stairs with turned balusters, and a second floor with original oak sliding doors, woodwork and stacks.  The marble and nickel steel vestibule from the 1930’s has also been retained.

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