New York and Long Island Coignet Stone Company Building

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

360 3rd Avenue

ARCHITECT: William Field and Son

DATE: 1872-73

STYLE: Concrete

Brooklyn Concrete Gowanus

Designated June 27, 2006

The New York and Long Island Coignet Stone Company Building is a pioneering example of concrete construction in the United States. Designed by William Field and Son in 1872, it was originally part of a five-acre factory complex that extended along the Gowanus Canal and the recently constructed 4th Street Basin, from 3rd to 6th Streets. The building was conceived to showcase Beton Coignet, a type of concrete that was patented in France by Francois Coignet during the 1850s and produced at this location. Two distinct types of cast stone remain visible: pre-cast details and blocks on the upper stories, and a monolithic poured-in-place foundation.

*Excerpt from the Landmarks Preservation Commission designation report

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

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