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The History of King Cotton and the Red Hook Stores

A trip to the Red Hook Fairway may be your excuse to visit the iconic warehouses of Red Hook, but once you are here, stop for a moment and look around. You are looking at American and international history. It’s a story of how these Red Hook warehouses—or “stores,” as they used to be called—were the conduit …

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The Red Hook, Merchant, and Beard and Robinson Stores

The Red Hook Stores – 480-500 Van Brunt Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231 (GMAP) The 5-story Red Hook Stores, originally known as the New York Warehouse Co.’s Stores, was built by William Beard in the 1870s as part of the major expansion of storage and warehousing inside Erie Basin and along the Red Hook waterfront …

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