Just a quickie today, while other pages are in the works…
You could do worse than be laid out at the F.G. Guido Funeral Home at #440 Clinton Street, at the corner of Carroll. The Greek Revival brick building went up in 1840, years before the brownstones surrounding it, built for wealthy merchant John Rankin, who wanted a mansion on high ground with a full view of the waterfront. Simplicity in design was the key here, and the building is evenly proportioned with very tall brick pilasters (attached columns) on each side of the Clinton Street facing. The entrance was designed with granite as were the fence pillars. It was designated a NYC Landmark in 1970.
I’ll be changing computers this week, or will try to, so pages may be a bit slower in coming while I master new editions of Photoshop and other software.