Laboratory Administration Building, Brooklyn Botanic Garden

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

1000 Washington Avenue

ARCHITECT: McKim, Mead & White

DATE: 1912-17

STYLE: Tuscan Revival

Brooklyn Prospect Park Tuscan Revival

Designated March 13, 2007

The Laboratory Administration Building, designed by William Kendall of the renowned architectural firm, McKim, Mead & White, is located within the boundaries of and is an integral part of the Brooklyn Botanic Garden. The building is modeled after small churches in the Lombardy region of Italy and is constructed in a Greek cross design with a cupola at the center of a symmetrical form. This Tuscan Revival style building is made of concrete and brick, with stucco finish and terra-cotta detailing. The Laboratory/Administration Building originally housed a physiological laboratory, an elementary laboratory, a photographic operating room and dark room, research rooms, and an assembly room with a basement for storage of collections and publications.

*Excerpt from the Landmarks Preservation Commission designation report

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

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