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Item Details
Public
Available to everyone
Culture
American
Title
Main Building
view of the Main Building's facade
Work Type
university and college building
Date
1887 (creation); 1895 (alteration)
Image Date: 1940s or 1950s
Location
Pratt Institute (Brooklyn, New York, New York, United States)
Description
The Main Building is a designated New York City Landmark and part of the Pratt Institute Historic District. It was designed by Lamb and Rich, an architectural firm favored by the Pratt family, and was the first structure erected for Pratt Institute. It was soon joined by the Trade School Building (Student Union) and the Mechanic Arts Building (East Hall), the other two buildings of the original Pratt Institute complex. Constructed in red brick in the Romanesque Revival style, the building has a large central clock tower and a portico that was added in 1895. The building was damaged by fire in 1910 and again in 2013. The Main Building originally contained the library, a museum, the Women's Department, Art Department, and Cooking Department; today it houses administrative offices, classrooms, and studios.
Image Description: View with the Library gates in the foreground.
Repository
Pratt Institute Archives, Pratt Institute Library (Brooklyn, New York, United States)
Accession Number
MB-s198769
ID Number
198769
Image Work Type
color slide
Image Measurements
5 x 5 centimeters
Rights
For inquiries regarding permissions and use fees, please contact: archives.library@pratt.edu.
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File Properties
File Name
198769.tif
SSID
26225397

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