The Brooklyn Carnegie Libraries:Brownsville-Photos

The Brooklyn Carnegie Libraries:Brownsville-Photos

61 Glenmore Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11212

Year(s) built: 1908

Year opened: 1908

Architect(s): Lord & Hewlett

Builder(s): John T. Brady & Company

Status:  Library, no designation

The Brownsville Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library was designed by Lord & Hewlett, Architects, who were also responsible for the following Carnegie Libraries: Far Rockaway (1904, burned down 1966), Bedford (1905), South (1905, demolished 1970), Elmhurst (1906), Flushing (1906, demolished mid-1950s), and Fort Hamilton (1907).

James Monroe Hewlett graduated from Columbia University in 1890, after which he joined the architecture firm McKim, Mead & White, and studied in Paris.  In 1894, Hewlett came back to New York to help found an architecture firm with James Brown Lord.[ii]