Four Pairs of Pegasus Figures, 1934

Four Pairs of Pegasus Figures, 1934 (HM22J8)

Location: , NY 11238 Kings County
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N 40° 40.25', W 73° 57.835'

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Attributed to Harry Lowe

—(American, dates unknown) —

Attributed to Harry Lowe
(American, dates unknown)
Four Pairs of Pegasus Figures, 1934
From the New York City Fire Service Pumping Station, Neptune Avenue at West 23rd Street, Coney Island, Brooklyn, designed by Irwin. S. Chanin
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L2003.1-4, Lent by the City of New York
These sleek, modernistic versions of Pegasus, the flying horse of classical mythology, once flanked the entrances to the New York City Fire Pumping Station that still stands on Neptune Avenue between West Twenty-third and Twenty-fourth Streets. The station boosted water pressure for fire fighting in outlying areas of Brooklyn. These four pairs of winged horses arise from stylized curving forms that suggest waves or clouds. Their compact double profiles reflect the Art Deco style of industrial building whose entrances they once adorned. The streamlines design style was widely used in the 1920s and 1930s.
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HM NumberHM22J8
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Placed ByThe Brooklyn Museum
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Date Added Saturday, November 4th, 2017 at 7:02am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)18T E 587568 N 4502733
Decimal Degrees40.67083333, -73.96391667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 40° 40.25', W 73° 57.835'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds40° 40' 15" N, 73° 57' 50.1" W
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Area Code(s)718, 347, 917
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 186 Eastern Pkwy, NY 11238, US
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