Apr 2, 2015

Salvaging the Rich History of 489 Washington Ave
in Brooklyn, New York

Yet again, Brooklyn is losing a piece of architectural history as another 19th century property is slated to be demolished. The rich and varied history of this particular building was provided by our friends at Brownstoner.com

Originally built as a private home for an affluent Brooklyn family, the house has been the post and museum for a Civil War veterans’ organization, a dance hall and ultimately a Pentecostal Church. The hope, according to Brownstoner, was that such a historic property would stand the test of time. Unfortunately this was not to be. However, Demolition Depot has saved many of the last remaining pieces representing the building’s fascinating history. From the magnificent stained glass ceiling with the Grand Army of the Republic insignia, to transom windows honoring the different branches of military service, to religious furniture from the properties’ last owners and a selection of stone fireplace mantels. If you wish to see all items we were able to salvage from 489 Washington Ave in Brooklyn, NY click on the image below.

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