Public School 111

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

249 Sterling Place

ARCHITECT: Samuel B. Leonard

DATE: 1867-68

STYLE: Romanesque Revival

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Public School 111 has been a neighborhood institution in the Prospect Heights section of Brooklyn for 150 years. Prominently sited at the northwest corner of Sterling Place and Vanderbilt Avenue near Grand Army Plaza , it is a handsome brick school building in the early Romanesque Revival , or round-arched , style. When the building opened in 1868 it was known as Public School 9. The school building is a fine example of the early Romanesque Revival style, distinguished by round arches executed ln brick.

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

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The Prospect Heights Historic District includes approximately 850 buildings, predominately single-family row houses and apartment buildings, constructed mostly from the mid-19th to early 20th century. The oldest buildings in the district date from the 1850s. The district contains a variety of architectural styles common during...

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