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Brooklyn House of Detention for Men

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Identification

Brooklyn House of Detention for Men
Brooklyn City Prison
139545

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Structure in General

high-rise building
existing [completed]
steel
early modernism

Usages

jail

Facts

  • Designed as a replacement jail in the late 1940s. High bids delayed breaking ground until 1953. When it finally opened in 1956, the decision was made to keep both jails and to use this facility to house adolescent prisoners.

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Location

261-291 Atlantic Avenue, 250-280 State Street, 74-88 Smith Street, 63-81 Boerum Place
275 Atlantic Avenue
11201
Boerum Hill
Brooklyn
New York City
New York
U.S.A.

Technical Data

206.00 ft
206.00 ft
206.00 ft
11
1
1953
1956
1999
$9,666,000

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