Category Archives: Downtown Brooklyn

Indecipherable Fading Ad – Flatbush Avenue Extension – Manhattan Bridge Entrance

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

© Frank H. Jump

Apartments to Let – Janitor On Premises – OR – Frank H. Tyler – Downtown Brooklyn

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Tel 44 - Bedford © Frank H. Jump

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© Frank H. Jump

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© Frank H. Jump

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© Frank H. Jump

This telephone exchange is before there were seven numbers. Now that this entire city block has been demolished, this is a new view of the Flatbush Extension.

Other Frank H. Tyler postings:

Downtown Brooklyn

Downtown Brooklyn
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Dime Savings Bank Neon – Downtown Brooklyn

Dime Savings Bank - Downtown Brooklyn
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Just In From Brit in Brooklyn – Kinloch & the Mystery Cat from Downtown Brooklyn

Adrian Kinloch

© Adrian Kinloch
© Adrian Kinloch – BIB

Hi Frank,

Was going through the archives and I found this shot I took in Downtown Brooklyn. Any idea what the cat is all about? Feel free to post to ask your readers. I’d love to know…

Hope you are well and enjoyed the sun today!

Adrian.

Let’s see what our resident urban archaeologists come up with! Thanks Adrian.

UPDATED: April 21, 2008

Robert Baptista’s comments are elucidating!

In 1928, Malkind & Weinstein had nine good-sized projects under way in Brooklyn, so they were able to give their headquarters any touches they wanted, like the intricate half timbering and brick infill on the upper floors, two prowling cat figures at the roof line and a coat of arms at the second floor with the letters M and W flanking a T-square and triangle. – NY Times