Weir Greenhouse

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

750 5th Avenue

ARCHITECT: G. Curtis Gillespie

DATE: 1895

Brooklyn Greenhouse Park Slope

Designated April 13, 1982

*The Weir Greenhouse is among the rarest of nineteenth-century survivors; it is the only Victorian commercial greenhouse known to be extant in New York City. Although the forms and massing of the greenhouse are bold and impressive, the detailing is simple and straightforward. The greenhouse is a wood- frame structure enclosing glass panes, and has glass and galvanized-iron roof surfaces. The double-entry doors are flanked by wide window expanses with transoms. A frieze and cornice separate the transoms from a narrow clerestory. The sloping roof is capped by an octagonal cupola with a ball finial.

*excerpt from the  Landmarks Preservation Commission Weir Greenhouse designation report

~image credit – Green-Wood Historic Fund

STATUS Designated Individual Landmark

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