Jamaica Office – Brooklyn Union Gas Company
Address: 89-67 162nd Street
Architect: Ryder, Alfred H. and Herbert W. Neumann
Current Status: Significantly Altered
Award: Bronze Plaque for Rehabilitations and Alterations
Typology: Office Building
The rehabilitation of this office building consisted of recladding the first floor in white granite and adding porcelain enamel panels of blue and white to the upper floors. The building also included newly designed stylized signage including the company’s blue gas flame, a projecting blue and white sign, and blue lettering above the new central entrance. Today the building has been completely stripped of all decorative elements and paneling, although the white granite at the base is still visible around the side entrances.