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STATUS Designated Exterior and Interior Landmark

128 Pierrepont Street

ARCHITECT: George B. Post

DATE: 1878-81

STYLE: Renaissance

Brooklyn Brooklyn Heights Renaissance

Modern techniques employed in conjunction with a stylistic unity produced the most striking internal feature of this building–a light-filled library with generous stack space. The north and south walls display windows with stained glass attributed to Charles Booth. Throughout the structure, black ash bookcases, tables, columns, and railings provide a subtle contrast to this bright and open space. Through a balance of texture and form, Post created a structure that reflects the prestige of cultural institutions at the turn of the century, and the consequent attention to detail displayed by these institutions.

STATUS Designated Exterior and Interior Landmark

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