Since 1996 we’ve been using the ground floor of the old Hecla Iron Works building as our warehouse and our original office. Many of the stories you read about in Beer School took place here. I just lost a hand pump in there this week. This is where our pets live. This is the building’s origin story.
We are happy to invite you to our audiovisual lecture in Scandinavia House, 58 Park Avenue in New York, on Monday October 7 at 6.30 pm:
The discovery of a remarkable Danish-Norwegian contribution to New York´s modern architecture: Hecla Iron Works 1876-1913. Amongst the firm´s many architectural achievements is Hecla´s own factory headquarter on North 11th Street in Williamsburg in Brooklyn, built in 1897, designated as a landmark by New York City Landmarks Preservation Commision in 2004. The building´s thin and elegant cast-iron facade ”anticipates the decline of masonry fronts and the rise of the modern curtain wall”, writes the commission.
For more information about the lecture visit The American-Scandinavian Foundation`s web site.
Feel free to bring friends and colleagues with you to our show!
Free admission. Beer lovingly provided by Brooklyn Brewery.
Jan Carlsen, architect and writer
Are Carlsen, photographer
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- October 7, 2013 6:30 pm
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