Yes, I was back at the pier again today, at the end of the day.
This light source is doing double duty providing a “bird’s eye view”, yes, corny I know. LOL.
One of more than 40 done throughtout his life. Well, when you got a pretty face!!
The plaque at the Brooklyn Museum says this was discovered by xray- in 1995 under another portrait done by one of his many students. It’s been hidden for 3 centuries. Supposedly done in the1630s.
Wow! Would this make a good plot or what?
This is not necessarily a good shot because everything is under glass in subduded lighting. But what a story!
Freezing, windy day. I almost lost her head!
This one too, but his pose was so unflinching.
Group commune, everyone doing their thing.
This is a puddle on asphalt parking lot, the real water is off the pier!
Guess they were sea sick
They pretty much had the place to themselves. It was too nippy for humans!
I think they were catching some sun because as cold and windy as it was it was a brilliant day.
Close-up on details
I thought this was built as a fancy mansion
This was actually built as a bank, the Jamaica Savings Bank
Balcony up front
Below the balcony
The Jamaica Savings Bank, the oldest and most prestigious banking institution in Jamaica, Queens was incorporated on April 20, 1866, and operated out of the basement of the county clerk office. It came about in the period following the Civil War. Initial deposits were from 14 customers for a total $2,675.00. By 1874 the business of the Jamaica Savings Bank had grown significantly, with 630 accounts on the books and $177,465.00 in deposits. In that year the bank purchased for $12,000 a two-and-one-half story building and on this site the current building, was built in 1897-98. The cost of construction was $60,000.14, yes they actually quoted the 14 cents, it is a bank after all.
On Jamaica Avenue this was the third building that peaked my curiosity, and as I dig the same names keep popping up was John Alsop King (1788-1867). He is the eldest son of Rufus King (King Museum fame) one of the signers of the Declaration of Independence. Unfortunately, he died a year after the bank was started and did not live to see this building erected. That family was the money and influence of the day. King was one of 19 charter trustees.
Now it is for sale for $12, 000,000. Talk about appreciation!!!
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