Eberhard Pencil Factory Historic District

The Ebardhard Faber Pencil Company Historic District in Greenpoint, Brooklyn takes up a block, one of the city’s ten smallest historic districts. The historic district consists of 8 buildings and one free-standing wall that contains the facades of three, nearly demolished 19th century buildings.

Collectively, the buildings are examples of German Renaissance Revival architecture interpreted for American industrial buildings. Though all the buildings were at one point utilized and/or run by the Eberhard Faber company, the star of the buildings is of the 6-story building on Greenpoint Avenue with the yellow pencils visible on the decor near the top of the building. It was connected internally to the surrounding Eberhard buildings until the company sold the buildings in the 1950s.