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Does anyone know how you find out the year a building was made?

Asked by tan235 (877points) November 27th, 2011

There is a school just down the road from us, I’d like to know when it was built – actually I have a bet going on the year it was built but can’t find anything about it online.
It’s a public school – beautiful old building in Brooklyn.
Anyone know how you find out when it was built.

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rebbel's avatar

You could try to get information from your local cadaster.

Lightlyseared's avatar

Look for the little stone above the door that says erected in the year of lord 1348 (or whatever).

jrpowell's avatar

Try calling the Department of Buildings on Monday. Here is the number for the Brooklyn office. (718) 802–3675

bkcunningham's avatar

Put the address in the query on the right side of the linked page and see it it helps.

stratman37's avatar

just pick it up and look – it’s usually on the bottom

Skaggfacemutt's avatar

The style of the building usually gives it away.

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