Borough apartment colony

Borough apartment colony
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Title: Borough apartment colony

View of apartment complex in Gravesend, showing adjacent highways and housing; subway rail yards at top. Caption on verso: "Borough Apartment Colony: Aerial view of the 1,860-family Beach Haven at Brighton rental development just completed by Fred Trump, builder, on a four-acre tract at Ocean and Belt Parkways . . . The colonly, designed as a self-contained community from plans by Seelig & Finkelstein, architects, features 31 six-story elevator structures occupying only 20 percent of the site, an air-conditioned shopping center and underground garage facilities for approximately 900 cars."

Date: 1951
Location: Brooklyn (New York, N.Y.)
Gravesend (New York, N.Y.)
Creator: Langley, J. Alex.
More Details: Title from caption on verso.
On verso: date stamped: Sep. 9, 1951; photographer's stamp; Brooklyn Eagle stamp.
Grease pencil cropping marks.
Collection: Housing
Subject: Public housing
Institution: Brooklyn Public Library, Brooklyn Collection.
Medium: Gelatin silver prints.
Photographic prints.
Aerial views.
Rights: Copyright restrictions apply to the use of this image. For more information or to obtain a photographic reproduction of this image, contact the Brooklyn Collection at Brooklyn Public Library.
ID: HOUS 0011