Reckitt’s Blue In Hiding – 622 Washington Avenue – Brooklyn

Prospect Heights - © Frank H. Jump

Prospect Heights - © Frank H. Jump

Between this lovely late 19th-century Brooklyn building and this horrific modern architectural eyesore – an ultramarine gem is patiently waiting to be unobscured once again.

© Frank H. Jump 1997

© Frank H. Jump 1997

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One response to “Reckitt’s Blue In Hiding – 622 Washington Avenue – Brooklyn

  1. Well, at least it will be protected from the elements for another century or so.

    There’s been a faded ad discovery here in Joliet that I’m going to have to photograph and send to you one of these days. A local restaurateur bought three 19th century brick buildings and converted them into a single restaurant. They took down one of the interior brick walls to open up the space, and discovered a huge old tobacco ad on what was originally an exterior wall of the middle building. The owner had no idea that the ad was there, but liked it so much that he had it cleaned up and incorporated into the decor of the new dining room. The whole place has exposed brick walls anyway, so the ad fits in very nicely. I haven’t seen it up close yet, but Julie was there for dinner a few weeks ago and said it looks great.