Brooklyn Borough Hall

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

225 Joralemon Street

ARCHITECT: Gamaliel King

DATE: 1846-1851

STYLE: Greek Revival

Brooklyn Brooklyn Heights Greek Revival

Brooklyn Borough Hall, a dignified civic structure of impressive scale, is one of the City’s finest Greek Revival buildings. This handsome all-masonry building consists of two high stories and a low attic story above a high basement. Historically, Brooklyn Borough Hall is important as a building which served for nearly fifty years as a City Hall and the seat of government, for the City of Brooklyn before its union with New York in 1898. The cornerstone was laid in 1836, and it is the oldest of Brooklyn’s public buildings.

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

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