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Who's William Bunker Tubby, you may ask? An architect favored by the oil-rich, Institute-founding Pratt family?who also had a real estate side biz, natch?for almost three decades, from the 1880s till 1904. As a result, the Times' Streetscapes column explains, houses, schools, and factories designed by him remain dotted across Brooklyn. Red-brick gems with Queen Anne windows (pictured), a mansion with a "witch's hat tower" that's now the bishop of Brooklyn's house, stables, and even the Pratt family's Glen Cove, L.I., mosaic-filled tomb are all surviving pieces of Tubby's work. [NYT]