Automotive High School – Brooklyn NY

Project type: Education and Health, Schools
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Description

Automotive High School in the Greenpoint section of Brooklyn, facing McCarren Park, was built during the 1930s with funds from the federal Public Works Administration (PWA).  The school was created to train students to be skilled auto repair technicians, to which have been added offerings in Software Engineering and Art and Media.

The building has a striking inscription over the main entrance: “Manhood Service Labor Citizenship”. Not surprisingly, it has few female students.

 The exterior and interior appear to be little changed over the years.

 

 

Source notes

https://www.remappingdebate.org/node/989

https://www.nytimes.com/2007/10/24/automobiles/autospecial/24school.html

Project originally submitted by Evan Kalish on March 5, 2018.
Additional contributions by Richard A Walker.

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Location Info


50 Bedford Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11222

Coordinates: 40.722009, -73.953891

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