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Preservation and Progress at the Brooklyn Collection

Sep 10, 2015 9:35 AM | 0 comments

Brooklyn is in constant flux. Every day, it seems, someone comments that “the neighborhood is changing so quickly” or “five years ago none of this was here!” The Brooklyn Collection’s new exhibit, Preservation and Progress, explores those very statements. 

Pacific and Atlantic Photos, Inc. Municipal Building Under Construction, 1925. 

In conjunction with the Brooklyn Connections program, the exhibition looks at buildings that are long gone and buildings that have been landmarked by the Landmarks Preservation Commission; buildings that aren’t going anywhere anytime soon. Two Brooklyn Connections interns, Sydney Fearon and Austin Nguyen, led the charge by identifying buildings of interest for their architectural or historical value.

Brooklyn Connections Interns Austin Nguyen and Sydney Fearon 

With some digging, the archive revealed a diverse set of primary sources to support their interests. We've got some cool stuff, friends. 

The exhibition will be on view from now until December 4th. Come visit!