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Carroll Gardens 340 Court vs. Prague Bldg: Separated at Birth?

January 29th, 2008 · 7 Comments

Carroll Gardens-Prague

On the left is the former International Longshoreman’s Association Building at 340 Court Street in Carroll Gardens. On the right is a building in Prague. We would love to take full credit for juxtaposing these two structures cut from the same cloth, but it actually goes to our special Carroll Gardens-Cobble Hill Correspondent who writes:

I am actually going to miss that chunk of fifties modernism. Reminds me of this building in Prague I used to walk by. Very Funtionalist…the two buildings could be fraternal twins separated at birth!


Tags: Architecture · Carroll Gardens

7 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Anonymous // Jan 29, 2008 at 10:46 am

    Clarett should knock down the one in Prague too.

  • 2 BitchinPanda // Jan 29, 2008 at 10:47 am

    Wait! Is he moving or is the building coming down? I love that bulding!

  • 3 Gian // Jan 29, 2008 at 10:52 am

    Actually, I’ve been reminded of the soon-to-be-razed ILA building by one other edifice:

    1. Hempstead Town Hall, home of the D’Amato political machine before their excesses got them voted out:


  • 4 gary // Jan 29, 2008 at 1:15 pm

    Well, I guess that puts the “International” in ILA.

  • 5 Anonymous // Jan 29, 2008 at 3:37 pm

    I love that Prague building…

  • 6 Anonymous // Jan 29, 2008 at 3:53 pm

    People have been knocking down these modernism buildings because they are not old enough. In 50 years the future generations will see this as a huge shortsighted blunder.

  • 7 Anonymous // Jan 29, 2008 at 6:27 pm

    Shortsighted blunder, yes. I agree, but years from now, when Carroll Gardens is a pile of brick dust, who will cry for for a 1898 rowhouse while sitting in their glass towers? Hopefully..everyone.