Partially Lost

Title of Installation:

753-755 Flushing Avenue, tiled storefront facade. (This building also extends through the block to the building at 736-738 Broadway.)

Materials Used:

Polychromed faience tiles.

General Description:

The polychromed faience tiling rises from halfway up the inner doorposts (753 and 755 Flushing Avenue) and extends around the entryway arches. There is at least one course of tiling from the 755 entryway to the 753 entryway above the arches, but this is obscured by the signage. Originally there may have been additional faience on the upper floors of the building, but there is no proof of this at this time.

I have not been able to locate any history about this building except three Certificates of Occupancy from 1928, 1929 and 1951. (Register for free and search for the property at:  http://www.propertyshark.com/mason/Accounts/logon.html).

Technical Information (Size,mfg., etc.):

The manufacturer of these tiles is unknown.

Year Created:


Year Installed, if different:

Probably before 1931

Does Installation Still Exist?


If Not, What Happened?

It is not known how much of the facade was originally tiled, but renovations have been made since 1928.

Location of Installation:

753-755 Flushing Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 

(Across Flushing Avenue from Woodhull Hospital)

GPS Coordinates:

Additional Information, Websites, Citations:

Submitted by and Year:

Submitted by Michael Padwee (tileback101'at'collector.org) in April 2012.

Another view of the building

755 Flushing Avenue

753 Flushing Avenue

The entrance at 753 Flushing Avenue

The entrance at 755 Flushing Avenue

Most of the remaining faience is hidden under the pharmacy sign. This small section near the 755 entrance was visible.