Monday, December 31, 2012

The Heights Casino

The Heights Casino designed by William A. Boring c. 1905 at 75 Montague Street in Brooklyn, New York City.  The social club housed multiple indoor tennis and squash courts.  Click HERE for more on the Heights Casino on Brownstoner.  Click HERE to see the building on google street view.  Photo from The Brickbuilder, 1905.

8 comments:

The Down East Dilettante said...

I love these sentimental architectural gestures to New York's Dutch past. Another nifty pair on
William St. featured in this week's 'Streetscapes', designed by CPH Gilbert.

Zach said...

http://www.old-nyc.com/2009/01/13-15-south-william-street.html

The Down East Dilettante said...

yes, them. Delightful

Patricia said...

Does "casino" have an original meaning that goes beyond gambling? I've never seen it used this way to mean a social or athletic facility.

Patricia said...

Ok, I just answered my own question by using dictionary.com. The meaning of casino is any building which is a social gathering point, but especially if there is gambling. The word comes from the Italian for house (casa) and the diminutive ending (ino). Never knew this, but it is so obvious now.

The Down East Dilettante said...

Patricia---just to add a little---'Casino' was a word used for many sporting and gathering facilities in the gilded age summer resorts---the most famous of which is the wonderful Newport Casino. Definitely the definition of a hundred or more years ago was less specifically geared toward gambling

chauncy primm said...

I love what Gilbert did. Surprising to see him going Dutch

archibuff said...

Nice to see CPH Gilbert's landmark commercial buildings get some well deserved attention. The Brooklyn Heights structure looks to be remarkably intact. A great building in an equally great Brooklyn neighborhood.