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2286 Church Ave

2286 Church Ave
2286 Church Ave

2286 Church Ave, Brooklyn


This is one of many public schools built in the City of Brooklyn after the Civil War through the 1880s. It has been attributed to John Cuyler, the architect of the nearby Flatbush Town Hall, which is still in use as a community center. Cuyler was also one of the engineers of Prospect Park.

The building is designed in a spare early Romanesque Revival style. It was built in three stages, with the 1890 additions echoing the geometric simplicity of the original. It was in use as a public school until 1951, when it became Beth Rivka Yeshiva.

The building has been vacant for nearly two decades. It was heard but not designated by the Landmarks Commission, and has been determined eligible for the State and National Register.

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Neighborhood: Prospect-Lefferts Gardens
Building use type: Public/Government
Condition: Good
Architect/Builder: attr. John Culyer
Year built: 1878
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Predominant materials: Masonry
NYC Designation Status: Heard But Not Designated
National Designation Status: Eligible
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