A Montague Gem Uncovered

This morning workers were taking down the scaffolding that has obscured the eye-catching facade of 185 Montague for several years. In his An Architectural Guidebook to Brooklyn, architecture critic and Park Slope resident Francis Morrone has this to say: 

This is one of the jazziest little Art Deco skyscrapers in town, its play of projecting piers and receding planes reminiscent of the punching horns of Count Basie's orchestra. Floral and mechanical motifs are mixed in the exuberant traceried relief work.

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