Brooklyn Landmarks-Eberhard Faber Pencil Factory

Eberhard Faber Pencil Factory

The Eberhard Faber Pencil Factory Historic District, located in Brooklyn’s Greenpoint neighborhood, consists of eight buildings and one freestanding wall. Most of the buildings in the historic district date from the mid-1880s to the 1910s. They were designed in the German Renaissance Revival style, and include segmental lintels,  detailed brickwork, corbels,and pedimented parapets that display Faber’s star and diamond motif. The most contempory building in the district is the largest at six stories tall and was constructed in 1923-24. The upper floors are embellished with gigantic glazed terra cotta reliefs of stars and pencils, that proudly advertised the company’s main product to all who view it. Designated October 30, 2007




Historic District: Eberhard Faber Pencil Factory

Keywords: Factory building, brick

Description: Eberhard Faber Pencil Factory building

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