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Brooklyn City Railroad Company Building

8 Old Fulton Street

 
 
Brooklyn City Railroad Company Building 8 Old Fulton Street Marker image. Click for full size.
By Todd Florio, August 30, 2010
1. Brooklyn City Railroad Company Building 8 Old Fulton Street Marker
Inscription. This handsome red brick building was built in 1860-61 as offices for the city of Brooklyn Railroad Company, one of New York City's first large-scale transit operators. By 1867, the company served 22 million passengers annually, operating twelve lines radiating from the Fulton Ferry Terminal. Designed in the Italianate style, the building's distinctive facades incorporate granite quoins and cast-iron piers. The building served as a factory before its conversion to residential use in 1975 by architect David C. Morton. It was later encompassed within the Fulton Ferry Historic District.
 
Erected 2009 by New York Landmarks Preservation Foundation.
 
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. Touch for map. Marker is on the side of an apartment building. Marker is in this post office area: Brooklyn NY 11201, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Brookland Ferry Landing (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Brookland Ferry Landing (within shouting distance of this marker); Eagle Warehouse (about 400
Brooklyn City Railroad Company Building 8 Old Fulton Street Marker image. Click for full size.
By Todd Florio, August 30, 2010
2. Brooklyn City Railroad Company Building 8 Old Fulton Street Marker
feet away, measured in a direct line); Walt Whitman (about 400 feet away); 1883 New York Harbor (about 500 feet away); The Builders of the Bridge (about 500 feet away); Manhattan North of the Bridge to Canal Street (about 500 feet away); The Brooklyn Bridge (about 600 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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