Brooklyn City Railroad Company Building

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

8 Cadman Plaza West

ARCHITECT: Unknown

DATE: c. 1861

STYLE: French Second Empire

Brooklyn Brooklyn Heights French Second Empire

Erected in 1860-61, this handsome building is a dignified commercial example of the French Second Empire style of the Civil War period. It was built as an office for the Brooklyn City Railroad Company, which had been incorporated in 1853 and had replaced the old stage lines which once provided transportation to Fulton Ferry. This building, at the intersection of Fulton and Furman Streets, stands on the site of William Furman’s house, seen on a map of the Old Ferry District in 1816.

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

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