4th (Now 88th) Police Precinct Station House

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

298 Classon Avenue

ARCHITECT: George Ingram

DATE: 1889-90

STYLE: Romanesque Revival

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The former 4th (now 88th) Police Precinct Station House is an impressive example of Romanesque Revival style architecture. It replaced an earlier station house at Myrtle and Vanderbilt Avenues. Completed in November 1890, the 4th Police Precinct Station House was designed by George Ingram, a civil engineer who was associated with the Brooklyn Department of City Works in the 1880s. Faced with red pressed brick and sandstone, the fortress-like exterior is well-preserved, including a picturesque turret that rises asymmetrically above the entrance porch.

The 4th Police Precinct originally had a separate patrol-stable-and-cells building which was demolished in the mid-1920s. This structure was replaced by a three-story brick extension that was designed by architect Thomas E. O’Brien, a lieutenant in the police force, to create the impression it was constructed at the same time as the earlier building.

*Excerpt from the Landmarks Preservation Commission designation report

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

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