DeKalb Library-Bushwick Ave&DeKalb Ave.

DeKalb Library-Bushwick Ave&DeKalb Ave.

Pictures, photos and images from Brooklyn, NY

Upload a photo »

Showing photos 141 - 150 out of 395 in Brooklyn Photos

Brooklyn, NY - DeKalb Library-Bushwick Ave&DeKalb Ave.

Picture of DeKalb Library-Bushwick Ave&DeKalb Ave. posted in the Brooklyn, NY gallery

Picture posted by Jayar on Jul 11 '10

« Back to Brooklyn Forum


East Northport, NY

#1 Jul 11, 2010
The Brooklyn Public Library’s DeKalb Branch was constructed in 1904-05 as one of the first branch libraries built in the Borough of Brooklyn with the money provided by Andrew Carnegie’s multi-million dollar gift. The neighborhood’s tremendous population growth during the last decade of the nineteenth and first decade of the twentieth century necessitated a variety of civic services including a public library. The DeKalb Branch was the first of five library designs by noted architect William B. Tubby, who served on the Architects’ commission for the Brooklyn Carnegie branches. This building followed the stylistic guidelines agreed upon by that group: a free-standing, brick and limestone building in the Classical revival style.

United States

#2 Nov 9, 2012

Tell me when this thread is updated:

Subscribe Now Add to my Tracker

Add your comments about this photo

Characters left: 4000

Please note by submitting this form you acknowledge that you have read the Terms of Service and the comment you are posting is in compliance with such terms. Be polite. Inappropriate posts may be removed by the moderator. Send us your feedback.