Title of Installation:
753-755 Flushing Avenue, tiled storefront facade. (This building also extends through the block to the building at 736-738 Broadway.)
Polychromed faience tiles.
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 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)
Additional Information, Websites, Citations:
Submitted by and Year:
Submitted by Michael Padwee (tileback101'at'collector.org) in April 2012.