Two buildings on Montague Street between Clinton and Court, 181-183 Montague and 185 Montague (left and right in the photo), have, the Eagle reports, been nominated for landmark status. Last November we reported that, during a discussion between preservationist Anthony Wood and architectural historian Francis Morrone at the Brooklyn Historical Society, it was mentioned that applications had been made to landmark these buildings. Now the matter is on the Landmarks Preservation Commission’s calendar and, according to the Eagle story, “[p]ublic hearings about the two properties will be held in the coming months.”
The two buildings are of different ages and styles. 181-183 Montague, designed by Mowbray & Uffinger and completed in 1903, is in the Neoclassical style, while 185 Montague, completed in 1930 and designed by Corbett, Harrison & MacMurray, a firm that was also involved in the design of Rockefeller Center, is a fine example of Art Deco. An addition to 181-183 Montague, which extends to Pierrepont Street, was completed in 1929 in the Art Deco style, designed by Shreve, Lamb & Harmon, who began their work on the Empire State Building the following year.