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Four Pairs of Pegasus Figures, 1934

Attributed to Harry Lowe

 

(American, dates unknown)

 
Four pairs of Pegasus Figures, 1934 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, August 23, 2015
1. Four pairs of Pegasus Figures, 1934 Marker
Inscription. Attributed to Harry Lowe
(American, dates unknown)
Four Pairs of Pegasus Figures, 1934
From the New York City Fire Service Pumping Station, Neptune Avenue at West 23rd Street, Coney Island, Brooklyn, designed by Irwin. S. Chanin
Limestone
L2003.1-4, Lent by the City of New York

These sleek, modernistic versions of Pegasus, the flying horse of classical mythology, once flanked the entrances to the New York City Fire Pumping Station that still stands on Neptune Avenue between West Twenty-third and Twenty-fourth Streets. The station boosted water pressure for fire fighting in outlying areas of Brooklyn. These four pairs of winged horses arise from stylized curving forms that suggest waves or clouds. Their compact double profiles reflect the Art Deco style of industrial building whose entrances they once adorned. The streamlines design style was widely used in the 1920s and 1930s.
 
Erected by The Brooklyn Museum. (Marker Number L2003.1-4.)
 
Location. 40° 40.25′ N, 73° 57.835′ W. Marker is in Brooklyn, New York, in Kings County. Marker can be reached from Eastern Parkway. Touch for map. In the sculpture garden at the Brooklyn Museum. Marker is in this post office area: Brooklyn NY 11238, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
Four Pairs of Pegasus Figures image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, August 23, 2015
2. Four Pairs of Pegasus Figures
The marker is visible on the wall.
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Atlantes Figures, circa 1899 (here, next to this marker); Ionic Capital and Column Base, circa 1901 (here, next to this marker); Pilaster Capitals, 1898 (here, next to this marker); Nine Keystones, circa 1924/"Night", circa 1910 (here, next to this marker); Plaque, circa 1885 (here, next to this marker); Replica of the Statue of Liberty, circa 1900 (here, next to this marker); The Japanese Hill-and-Pond Garden (approx. 0.2 miles away); James T Stranahan (approx. 0.3 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Brooklyn.
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicCharity & Public Work
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 4, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 2, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 46 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 2, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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