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Thursday, November 16, 2006

Eagle Warehouse

The Eagle Warehouse stands at 28 Old Fulton Street in the Fulton Ferry Landing area of Brooklyn (between Brooklyn Heights and DUMBO). The photo shows the Romanesque Revival arched entrance. This massive medieval structure was built in 1893 (as the Eagle Warehouse and Storage Company) by architect Frank Freeman on the site of the old Brooklyn Eagle building (in its construction, the old three-story Brooklyn Eagle pressroom building was kept.) The Brooklyn Eagle was a daily newspaper published in Brooklyn for 114 years (1841 to 1955). At one point, it was the most popular afternoon paper in the United States. Walt Whitman was its editor for two years; however, he was forced to leave when his antislavery views clashed with the paper's management. The Eagle Warehouse was converted to condominium lofts in 1980. There is a large clock at the top of the building - its glass face is the window of one of the lofts. The Eagle Warehouse is a prominent landmark - check out if you are in DUMBO ...

6 comments:

Kate said...

Great photo: composition, textures, colours, and very good info. I like the way you framed it. I checked the link, and thank you for letting me view that wonderful loft condo. It would be great to live there, wouldn't it??

Brian said...

These large industrial buildings, typical of areas like SOHO or DUMBO, have wonderful spaces ith many of the features we find in prewar high rises - larger spaces, higher ceilings, better sound insulation etc.
Brian

w said...

Such massive wall yet looks feather light because of the curves. Love the name of the company...bold, proud and no nonsense. Wonderful photo!

Eric said...

Love it! Absolutely love it! The colours, the architecture, the font of the text! LOL

Eric said...

I just came back to see this photo again and can't believe there aren't more comments on it. I still love it!

Anonymous said...

home sweet home!!
i grew up here, and it warms my heart to see it appreciated. when we moved in they still had holes in the ground and beams across the floors. They converted it into apartments in '79 and we moved in in '80. The ceilings were 13-15ft high and it was so large I used to ride my tricycle around the dining room table. Pretty dope. We were the second occupants.


by the way, that clock has to be hand wound. nice job on all your other research tho.

-a brooklyn native