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Friday, November 23, 2012
Coal Bins at Gravesend and 16th Avenue Brooklyn
A reader was searching for coal bins at 16th Avenue and McDonald (Gravesend) Avenues in Brooklyn. In this 1924 Aerial, you can see the coal bins near the historic Kensington Junction circled in red. Also, the private right of way of the 16th Avenue Streetcar is also shown. The private right of way was also known as Lott Place. You can see Culver el swing to the left at 37th Street. This is before the Independent Subway ramp was built connecting to the Church Avenue Station. The Church Avenue station openned in the early 1930's. By the 1950's, this group of coal bins was gone but others remained along the Culver right of way along 37th Street and McDonald Avenue.