Brooklyn in Kings County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
Brooklyn City Railroad Company Building
8 Old Fulton Street
Erected 2009 by New York Landmarks Preservation Foundation.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Notable Buildings • Railroads & Streetcars. A significant historical year for this entry is 1867.
Location. 40° 42.168′ N, 73° 59.684′ W. Marker is in Brooklyn, New York, in Kings County. Marker is on Furman St. when traveling south. Marker is on the side of an apartment building. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: 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. Brookland Ferry Landing (within shouting distance Fulton Street Pier (within shouting distance of this marker); No. 1 Front Street Conversion (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Eagle Warehouse (about 400 feet away); Walt Whitman (about 400 feet away); The Builders of the Bridge (about 500 feet away); 1883 New York Harbor (about 500 feet away); The Brooklyn Bridge (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brooklyn.
Regarding Brooklyn City Railroad Company Building. The Brooklyn Railroad Company (BRRC) was incorporated in 1853. This company brought to Brooklyn horse-drawn cars which ran on rails. Previously, horse-drawn "buses" provided most of the bumpy surface transportation. The new smooth transportation is credited with aiding in the development of Prospect Park and Park Slope
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