The Brooklyn Carnegie Library: Washington Irving Branch-Photos

The Brooklyn Carnegie Library: Washington Irving Branch-Photos

360 Irving Avenue

Brooklyn, NY 11237

Year(s) built: 1923

Year opened: 1923

Architect(s): Edward L. Tilton

Builder(s): F.G. Fearon Company

Status: Library, no designation

The Washington Irving Branch, which replaced the Ridgewood Branch library, officially opened on May 16, 1923. Since its completion, the library underwent a rehabilitation in 1960-63.  The historic hanging incandescent lighting fixtures were replaced by suspended fluorescent lights.  Aside from the replacement entrance doors, most of the building’s features are still intact. The Washington Irving Branch continues to serve as a division of the Brooklyn Public Library.