4. Former Rome Brothers Printing Shop Site

Whitman would have walked frequently to the Rome Brothers printing shop in Brooklyn Heights where he had convinced them to print Leaves of Grass if he set the type himself. The Rome Brothers printing shop has been long demolished and has been replaced by the Whitman Close Co-Ops at 75 Henry Street . According to the author in this post, the gray bricks which surround the planter in the open space area of the housing development were salvaged from the original Rome Brothers building.