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Pratt Townhouses
exterior view of the Faculty Houses
Work Type
faculty housing
1901-1910 (creation)
Image Date: n.d. [1910s]
Brooklyn, New York, New York, United States (site)
The Pratt Townhouses were constructed from 1901 through 1907, originally to serve as private homes for low-income workers. They were designed with the residents' comfort and health in mind; the units provide ample air and light, and each has space for a garden. During the 1920s, at least one was used as a "Homemaking House" to teach household science at Pratt. After World War II, they became rental housing for Pratt faculty and staff. The New York City Landmarks Commission calls these row houses "colonial revival" and landmarked them in 1986. Eleven of the thirty-eight townhouses built were demolished as part of the Pratt Institute area urban renewal project in the 1950s. The remaining houses are located at 220-234 Willoughby Avenue, 171-185 Steuben Street, and 172-186 Emerson Place. They were renovated in 2008-2016 and now serve as housing for undergraduate students.
Image Description: Pixelated photograph of a painting of Pratt Institute Faculty Rowhouses.
Pratt Institute Archives, Pratt Institute Library (Brooklyn, New York, United States)
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color print
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21 x 27 centimeters
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