Sheldon Keck, a pioneer in art restoration, lived with his wife Caroline and family in Brooklyn Heights from 1940 to 1963. The Brooklyn Eagle writes about the Kecks this week:
Brooklyn Eagle: In moving to the Heights, the Kecks first rented at 11 Cranberry Street, then became homeowners at 87 State Street. They made friends, raised two sons, and weathered the disruptions of World War II. At 11 Cranberry they became close friends with the artistic couple in the penthouse apartment, John O’Hara Cosgrave II and Esta Cosgrave. Mrs. Cosgrave painted the Keck family in 18th century dress, a reproduction of which adorned the Kecks’ 1948 Christmas card.