The stone masons on a Clinton Hill building

The Royal Castle Apartments have towered over the corner of Clinton and Gates Avenues since 1912.

And so have these serious-minded stone masons, carved into the facad—reminding passers-by that constructing gorgeous architecture takes skilled hands.

This corner is one of the loveliest in a neighborhood bursting with interesting, well-preserved mansions and brownstones.

But then, they didn’t call Clinton Avenue the Fifth Avenue of Brooklyn for nothing.

Brownstoner has a cool writeup with more photos and history of the Royal Castle Apartments here.

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  1. Quid plura? | “Und das zehnte Wunder zieht an dir vorbei…” Says:

    […] New York finds stonemason grotesques in Clinton Hill “reminding passers-by that constructing gorgeous architecture takes skilled […]

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