Day 1217

3480 Fulton Street

April 30th, 2015

Here at the very edge of Brooklyn (Street View) stands what was once a milk pasteurization plant owned by the W. M. Evans Dairy Company. When Evans took over the property around 1927, the three-story building in the lower photo above already existed; it had been erected in the mid-1910s for the Rusch family's Premium Dairy Company and was "the only milk plant that positively produced uniformly pasteurized milk without the process of baking the same, a condition sometimes occurring in other establishments using the old methods of pasteurizing milk", according to a rather glowing mini-biography of the building's architect, Theobald M. Engelhardt, in a 1917 book about prominent German-American families.

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