Technical Assistance

Work About to Begin at Erasmus Hall Academy

Work About to Begin at Erasmus Hall Academy
Work About to Begin at Erasmus Hall Academy
Work About to Begin at Erasmus Hall Academy
Work About to Begin at Erasmus Hall Academy
Work About to Begin at Erasmus Hall Academy
Work About to Begin at Erasmus Hall Academy
Work About to Begin at Erasmus Hall Academy
Work About to Begin at Erasmus Hall Academy

April, 2018

The Conservancy joined staff members from the Department of Education and the Landmarks Preservation Commission for a final walk-through of Erasmus Hall Academy prior to the commencement of roof replacement work. The finish roofing was selected from samples provided by the contractor, who also joined us. New brick for chimney repairs was also selected. Work is to commence within the next few weeks.

The $600,000 roof and dormer restoration project is being funded by Brooklyn Borough President Eric Adams. Phase 2, which will include repair and repainting of the four facades, porches and windows will be funded separately.

Erasmus Hall Academy was built in 1786 as a private school for boys. Founded with the assistance of Alexander Hamilton, Aaron Burr, John Jay and others, it was the first secondary school chartered by the New York State of Regents. It is a Federal-period wooden building situated largely out of the view of the public within the central courtyard of Erasmus Hall High School. It is significant both for its distinguished architecture and its associations with the Founding Fathers. The Conservancy has worked to restore and reuse this building for more than a decade.