New Illustrated Map Highlights the Endangered Historic Buildings of Gowanus

The R.G. Dun and Company Building. Drawing by Vivian Baumann via Gowanus Souvenir Shop


Think you know Gowanus? A new illustrated map can be your guide to the architectural and cultural heritage currently at risk in the neighborhood.

Produced by the Gowanus Souvenir Shop in collaboration with the Gowanus Landmarking Coalition, the map highlights historic structures from Butler to 16th streets. The map is part of the coalition’s efforts to protect more than a dozen properties as the rezoning process in Gowanus moves forward.

Illustrated with drawings by local artist Vivian Baumann, the Gowanus Landmarks Map can be used as a handy guide while wandering the neighborhood and is also available as a print for hanging. All proceeds from the map, which sells for $5.99 as a guide and $30 as a print, go to support the work of the Gowanus Landmarking Coalition.

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Gowanus Souvenir Shop, 2018. Photo by Susan De Vries

You can snap up a copy at the celebratory launch party on Wednesday, March 20 at 6:30 p.m. The party takes place at the Gowanus Souvenir Shop at 567 Union Street and more information about the event can be found here. While there, you can no doubt peruse the other Gowanus history focused items in the shop, including a Sludgie the Whale pin.

If you can’t make it to the party, the map is available for pre-order here.

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