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No. 1 Front Street Conversion

 
 
No. 1 Front Street Conversion plaque image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry Gertner, April 22, 2015
1. No. 1 Front Street Conversion plaque
Inscription.  
IN 1869.(sic) The building was constructed to be Brooklyn’s first safety deposit bank. The area’s only cast iron building was designed in a Palazzo style and erected in 1968-1869. One of the few remaining cast iron facades in term of detail, one of the first and rarest existing in the country.
The two story building was recently converted to a fashionable restaurant, bar and lounge. Hollywood movies, television programs and commercials have been filmed inside and outside this location. So feel free to enter and enjoy this historic fabulous restaurant and lounge.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureIndustry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1869.
 
Location. 40° 42.154′ N, 73° 59.595′ W. Marker is in Brooklyn, New York, in Kings County. Marker is at the intersection of Front Street and Old Fulton Street, on the right when traveling west on Front Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Front Street, Brooklyn NY 11201, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Eagle Warehouse (within shouting distance of this marker); Walt Whitman (within shouting distance
No. 1 Front Street (left) image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Larry Gertner, April 22, 2015
2. No. 1 Front Street (left)
The long-time home of Grimaldi's Pizzeria. The plaque is at the entrance.
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of this marker); History in the Park (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Brooklyn City Railroad Company Building (about 400 feet away); Brookland Ferry Landing (about 500 feet away); Fulton Street Pier (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named History in the Park (about 600 feet away); The Builders of the Bridge (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brooklyn.
 
Also see . . .  No. 1 Front Street - Grimaldi's. "Brooklyn Relics" entry (Submitted on December 2, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 2, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 78 times since then and 29 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 2, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.

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Aug. 19, 2022