Brooklyn Public Library Retains Bellet Construction For Renovation of the Brooklyn Historical Society

Landmarks expert to repair water infiltration and other damage to the terracotta facade of the prestigious cultural center at 128 Pierpont Street in Brooklyn Heights

BROOKLYN, NY, UNITED STATES, Sept. 23, 2022 / — BROOKLYN (September 19, 2022) — Bellet Construction was hired by the Brooklyn Public Library System to perform repairs to the Brooklyn Historical Society’s terracotta facade at 128 Pierpont Street in Brooklyn Heights, New York. A Registered National Historic Landmark, the Romanesque Revival style building was designed by architect George B. Post, who also designed the New York Stock Exchange, and was completed in 1881. Located on the corner of Pierpont Street and Clinton Street, the five-story, 36,000-square-foot building has suffered damage from natural elements over the years, including extensive water infiltration.

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“There are many older and even historic buildings in the library system, so we need to make sure they remain in excellent condition,” says Patrick Valentine, operations manager for the Brooklyn Public Library. “Bellet Construction’s long history of restoring landmark facades gives us the confidence that this particular project is in good hands.”

Wayne Bellet, President of Bellet Construction, adds: “We are honored to have been selected to work on this iconic center and ensure it remains a bastion of culture for another 200 years and beyond. We have successfully restored many building facades made of highly porous terracotta over the years and understand that both skill and patience are required.”

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The Brooklyn Historical Society, also known as the Center for Brooklyn History, hosts exhibits and houses materials related to the history of the borough. More than 70,000 public school students visit the museum annually, which also has over 9,000 members.

About Bellet Construction

Founded in 1918, Bellet Construction is a third-generation, family-owned exterior restoration company known for its work on landmark and non-landmark buildings throughout the New York Metro area. Bellet Construction specializes in the restoration, maintenance and repair of residential, commercial and industrial properties and is a leader in FISP/Local Law 11 maintenance. Forging a unique blend of leading-edge technologies and customer-focused craftsmanship, Bellet Construction’s exterior works include roofing, waterproofing , concrete repairs and facade renovations. In addition, Bellet Construction is licensed by the New York City Landmarks Preservation Commission for landmark restoration and preservation.

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