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    Panorama view of Williamsburg Bridge Plaza, created from two ca. 1908 images from the Library of Congress. At the far left in the photo is the cast-iron building at 242 Broadway (Theobald Engelhardt, 1891). Immediately to the left of the bridge is the Williamsburgh Savings Bank building, and the the right of the bridge is the Williamsburgh Trust Company building, under construction.

  • Prominent ecclesiastical architect and author of "The What, How, and why of Church Building" (1897).

  • R. (Richard) Thomas Short was active in Brooklyn and Manhattan real estate. In the early 20th century, Short had a partnership Herbert Harde (Steinhardt), which resulted in the design of Red House (350 West 85th Street), 45 East 66th Street, 44 West 77th Street and Alwyn Court at 58th Street and Seventh Avenue as well as aabout a dozen other apartment houses in Manhattan. Harde & Short's best known work in Brooklyn is Kismet Temple (1910) at Nostrand and Herkimer. Harde & Short broke up their partnership aronud 1912.

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