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A Vanished Boathouse

Some people think the boathouse in Prospect Park is one of the coolest buildings in Brooklyn. It was designed by Helmle, Huberty, and Hudswell ("a trio that sounds like a receptionist's telephone greeting in a Marx Brothers movie") and built in 1905. Interestingly, it had a predecessor that was actually designed by Calvert Vaux in 1876, in the "rustic" style dear to him and Frederick Law Olmsted. Who knew? [A Year in the Park]