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    NPR had a brief piece on the dispute over who deserves credit for inventing the air conditioner - Willis Carrier (who invented the air conditioner) or John Gorrie (who seems to have developed the concept of the refrigerator). What NPR doesn't mention is that the long, hot road to modern air conditioning passed right through Brooklyn.

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    Theobald Mark Engelhardt (1851-1935) was one of Brooklyn’s most prolific architects, designing thousands of structures that reflect a full range of building types, from factories and churches to commercial establishments and residences. Born in Brooklyn, his father was Philip Engelhardt, a political refugee from Baden who emigrated to the United States along with his wife, father, and sisters after the failed political revolutions of 1848-49 in Germany.

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    How Buildings are Moved
    The Strand

     

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    Havemeyer Sanitary Market
    Source: Brooklyn Public Library
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    Forgotten NY has an article today about Dunham Place, one of the two shortest streets in Williamsburg (Fillmore Place being the other). Dunham Place is the one-block street that runs between Broadway and South 5th Street, a block east of Kent Avenue. As Forgotten says, the street opened in 1850 and is home to a number of impressive late-19th century loft buildings. According to an 1827 map of the Village of Williamsburgh, a "Mr.

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