Day 159

Portal of the day

June 6th, 2012

This was once the Brooklyn headquarters of the ASPCA, which was founded in New York City in 1866. (Here's a great history of the organization.) The ASPCA owes its existence to the tireless efforts of a single man, Henry Bergh, who "alone, in the face of indifference, opposition, and ridicule," worked to bring an end to the many barbaric acts of animal cruelty once seen as acceptable. That's the organization's seal, featuring an angel preventing a man from beating a horse, perched atop the doorway; this is what it looks like up close.

One Comment

  1. tom says:

    I worked as a security guard one night ‘guarding’ this building, in the early 80’s. the place had been shut down and had no lights. stood on the sidewalk outside all night as the roaches came parading out like a stampeding army!

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