Pratt Institute Main Building, including South Hall and Memorial Hall

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

215 Ryerson Street

ARCHITECT: Lamb & Rich; William B. Tubby; John Mead Howells

DATE: 1885-87; 1889-91; 1926-27

STYLE: Renaissance Revival

Brooklyn Clinton Hill Pratt Renaissance Revival

Pratt Institute was founded by industrialist Charles Pratt for the training of artisans and technicians, as an outgrowth of his interest in manual training and his belief in self-help. The Main Building, including the attached South Hall and Memorial Hall, is the focal point of campus. Built in three stages, the Main Building and its two wings were designed in two harmonious and interrelated styles: Romanesque Revival and Renaissance Revival. The six-story Romanesque Revival Main Building, designed by Lamb & Rich, has picturesque corner towers and a central clock tower. The attached Renaissance Revival South Hall, designed by William B. Tubby, is a three-story red-brick building with a sunken areaway enclosed by a railing. Memorial Hall, designed by John Mead Howells in a Romanesque Revival style, is linked to the Main Building by a one-story sandstone gabled entrance containing a recessed, round-arched entrance.

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

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