ARE YOU ON THE EMAIL LIST of the Brooklyn Historical Society? It’s worth it for their “Photo of the Week,” a gem from their archives that never fails to get my attention. This morning came the ca. 1897 shot above, of three horses drinking from a fountain at the intersection of Fulton Street and Lafayette Avenue, a block from the Brooklyn Academy of Music.
The accompanying info, from the BHS’s 1897 and 1898 city directories, reveals that 63 Lafayette was occupied by Joseph Nadler, a ladies’ tailor; 65 Lafayette by William H. Fricke, a furrier, and August Kretzer, a grocer; and #67 by Theo. Eisenbiegler, a butcher.
Although some embellishments have been added, the buildings are still standing, as visible in the Google street view, below.
To see more online images from the Brooklyn Historical Society’s collection, pop on over here.